PhD Opportunity, Specialization in Physical Oceanography/Ocean Atmospheric Dynamics/Satellite Oceanography – University of South Carolina

PhD Research Assistantship in Marine Science (Specialization in Physical Oceanography/Ocean Atmospheric Dynamics/Satellite Oceanography)  in  the School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

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Research Associate – Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Hobart

The Opportunity

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) hosts world-leading research strengths in Oceanography, Fisheries Sciences, Marine and Freshwater Biology, and Southern Ocean and Antarctic sciences.  The research associate position will undertake active research in the Oceans and Cryosphere centre at IMAS, contributing substantively towards the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project ‘The Role of Eastern Antarctic Polynyas in Global Ocean Circulation’. Read more ›

AGU Congressional Science Fellowship

The AGU Congressional Science Fellowship program places highly qualified and accomplished scientists, engineers, and other professionals in the office of an individual member of Congress or on a committee for a one-year assignment.

The program allows our federal government to more effectively use scientific knowledge and provides scientists with the opportunity to make significant contributions to public policy during their time on Capitol Hill.

For four decades, AGU Congressional Science Fellows (CSFs) have been directly involved in water policy, climate research, energy conservation, and a range of other science-based issues. AGU CSFs have gone on to pursue a wide range of careers from positions in government, both in Congress and at federal agencies, to research positions at academic institutions

Assistant Professor – University of Connecticut

The Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the area of physical oceanography. We seek candidates with physical oceanographic expertise which can include turbulence, waves, air-sea interaction, and physical ocean dynamics. Applicants who apply observations to studying processes controlling mass, momentum, and energy transfer across boundaries (e.g. atmosphere/ocean, land/ocean, benthic, density fronts) are encouraged. Competitive candidates should have experience in the development and use of modern measurement technologies, data analysis, and in the advancement of theory.

The Department of Marine Sciences ( has 18 tenure-track faculty members, 14 joint and in-residence faculty, 5 research professors, and an average enrollment of 45 graduate students and 70 undergraduate majors. A new faculty member will be joining the physical oceanography group as part of an ongoing strategic plan to build the program. The department and its faculty have state of the art research facilities including the R/V Connecticut, smaller vessels, other field instrumentation systems (buoys, gliders, ROVs), computational resources, analytical instrumentation facilities, and research laboratories which support a strong record of research excellence. The department is centered at the Avery Point campus, located on the coast in southeastern Connecticut. There will be opportunities for collaboration exist with faculty in marine sciences and in other departments throughout the university.


The successful candidate is expected to grow a nationally-recognized extramurally-funded research program and a scholarly publication record that contributes to the department’s research mission in marine sciences. Teaching duties include existing core courses in the undergraduate marine sciences and graduate oceanography interdisciplinary curricula, as well as specialized courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Advising undergraduate and graduate students is required. Professional service to the department, the university, and the scientific community is expected.


  • Ph.D. (or equivalent) in oceanography or a related field
  • Postdoctoral experience relevant to the position
  • Evidence of strong research and publication records, commensurate with time since Ph.D., that demonstrates a competitive research agenda
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Capacity to teach undergraduate/graduate courses in marine sciences and ability to supervise graduate students in oceanography


  • Evidence of capability to generate and grow an innovative research program
  • Experience in teaching, training, and/or supervision of students
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity of the learning experience


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Avery Point Campus.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research and scholarship statement, commitment to diversity statement, and the names and contact information for three references. Evaluation of applicants will begin on December 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information regarding the Department of Marine Sciences please visit our website at

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2020219)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Commitment to diversity statement
  • Research and Scholarship Statement
  • Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses )

NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Climate & Global Change Recruitment Announcement

Application Deadline: January 10, 2020

The UCAR Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) is pleased to announce that the NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is seeking applications for the 2020 appointments. The fellowship program has an outstanding reputation for attracting the best and the brightest PhDs in the sciences relevant to the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program.

This prestigious NOAA-sponsored program appoints fellows that are hosted by a mentoring scientist at a U.S. university or research institution to work in an area of mutual interest.

The objective of the program is to help create the next generation of leaders in climate research. It endeavors to attract recent PhDs in sciences that address studies with relevance to the NOAA climate research goals.

Desired research areas focus on observing, understanding, modeling, and predicting climate variability and change on seasonal and longer time scales. This includes the documentation and analysis of past, current, or possible future climate variability and change as well as the study of the underlying physical, chemical, and biological processes.

Preference is given to new graduates who are seeking their first fellowship and who have held a PhD for no more than three years. Awardees must change institutions, in the absence of compelling circumstances, and identify a host at a U.S. institution. A clearly articulated research proposal is particularly important. A steering committee, broadly representing the areas covered by this program, makes recommendations to CPAESS for appointments. The selection criteria used by the steering committee in making the awards may be found at Selection Criteria & Program Policies.

How Postdoctorates Apply

  • 2020 Postdoctoral applicants must apply online at the UCAR Career Opportunities Page. (Advanced contact with a potential host is required.)

How Hosting Institutions Apply

  • Potential host scientists are required to submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, mentoring plan, and a list of current and pending research support as part of the selection process. Hosts are expected to mentor the fellow, provide a reasonable office environment, a computer workstation, and any other unique research costs.

CPAESS manages this program for NOAA. Appointed fellows become UCAR employees and receive a fixed annual salary plus UCAR’s employment benefits (health, vision and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, TIAA retirement fund, and life insurance). A lump sum relocation allowance and an allowance for travel and publications during the appointment are provided.

Application Deadline: January 10, 2020

Appointed fellows are expected to attend and participate in a biennial Summer Institute to share results of their diverse research, develop a sense of community, and discuss the future directions of climate science. Fellows are also invited to attend a lunch gathering at the annual AGU meetings.

For further information please call 303-497-1605 or send an e-mail to:

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Physical Oceanography, Climate Science or Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) is a multi-disciplinary research group comprising one of the largest university research facilities of its kind in Australia. CCRC houses research expertise in the key project areas of atmospheric convection and global climate modelling. The centre also houses expertise in global climate change and extremes of weather and climate. Our oceans program focuses on global ocean thermohaline circulation, water-mass formation, the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, western boundary currents, and the ocean carbon cycle. On the land surface we focus on modelling terrestrial processes in climate models, to develop our understanding of the effects of carbon dynamics, hydrology and vegetation processes on climate. Read more ›

Assistant Professor – UC San Diego


The at UC San Diego invites applications for the faculty position described below. We seek an outstanding scientist/educator to establish a vigorous research program and provide intellectual leadership in their field while complementing existing expertise at SIO and other UC San Diego departments. SIO is a world-renowned center of oceanographic, atmospheric, biological, and solid earth research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs. SIO is part of the University of California, San Diego, which is one of the top research universities in the world. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to inclusive excellence by providing leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.
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Postdoctoral Scholar position – University of California, Irvine



The Coastal Dynamics Lab at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position with an interest in physical and biogeochemical modeling to take part in an NSF-funded project intended to advance our understanding of the physical drivers of hypoxia in tropical bays. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of physical oceanography/estuarine physics, ocean biogeochemistry, expertise in computational methods, and model evaluation. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS). The position will be located at UC Irvine working with Dr. Kristen Davis (, with opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate students and to travel to Panama to participate in field observations and work with colleagues there as well as to work with co-PIs/ collaborators at UC San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate – Princeton University, GFDL

In collaboration with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University solicits applications to its Postdoctoral Research Scientist Program funded by the Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES). Read more ›

Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track) position, Polar climate modeling – University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking to fill one position for an assistant or associate professor (tenure-track) position in polar climate modeling. This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative to add to the vibrant community focused on “The Emerging Polar Regions” that would work at the intersections among earth system components (cryosphere, atmosphere/ocean, and biosphere). The cluster joins a landscape of existing–and historical–strengths in diverse aspects of polar research at UW-Madison. Units participating in the cluster hire include: the Departments of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Botany, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Geography, Geosciences, and Integrative Biology. Tenure home will be determined at the time of hire based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and interests. Further Information regarding this initiative can be found at: Read more ›