Assistant Professor – URI

Assistant Professor of Oceanography, Autonomous Systems and Data Processing

The position will be an academic year appointment with an expected start date of September, 2018.

The Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. We seek applicants addressing high impact topics across the spectrum of oceanographic disciplines and research topics. Preference will be given to researchers intending to utilize or develop novel platforms, sensors and algorithms in observational field programs in their research area. Potential areas of specialization include but are not limited to marine robotics, autonomous platforms, in-situ sensor development and applications of real-time data processing such as adaptive sampling, path planning, pattern recognition and automated classification.

The new hire will have the unique opportunity to participate in the active sea-going community of GSO and the Ocean Exploration Trust utilizing platforms such as R/V Endeavor and E/V Nautilus for research and technical development. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with the Ocean Engineering Department and the College of Engineering which has recently developed a Robotic Engineering Minor..

In general, we invite individuals with a strong commitment to research, teaching, and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to outreach activities through the URI Inner Space Center and ship-to-shore telepresence. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) by advising students specializing in his/her area of study.

Develop an externally funded research program, teach graduate and undergraduate classes and support public engagement.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply directly online and view complete details for posting (F00065).   Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:  (1) Letter of Application,  (2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names , email addresses and phone numbers of at least 3 professional references,
(3) “Other” statement of teaching experiences and future plans (as one complete document), (4) Statement of research interests and future plans (as one complete document)

Each PDF doc limited to 9MB

Please note: other relevant material in support of your application, such as: (PDF reprints of up to 3 publications or technical reports) must be emailed directly to:

Application Deadline: Search will be open until filled: First consideration will be given to applications received by January 8, 2018. Second consideration may be given to applications received by January 29, 2018. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (January 29, 2018) may not be given full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities,
and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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