Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow – Stonehill College

Position Summary:
The environmental program is growing rapidly and currently serves appx. 80 majors & minors. We are particularly committed to experiential learning, including undergraduate research and community-based learning, and to fostering diversity among faculty and students. We collaborate closely with our campus farm that grows organic produce for local donation, and regularly offer travel & field courses. Class sizes are small, routinely capped at 24 students per class. In addition to serving our majors and minors, we contribute significantly to the general education curriculum.

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Working Group Opportunity – Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS)

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) are looking for an early career scientist to join the SOOS Amundsen/Bellinghausen Sector Regional Working Group (Amundsen RWG).

The successful applicant will have working knowledge of observational research of the Southern Ocean with a particular interest in the Amundsen/Bellingshausen Sea areas. The Amundsen RWG APECS representative will attend RWG meetings, and be responsible for assisting with data collection, curation, and reportage, and will be an important link is liaising between APECS and SOOS. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from countries not yet represented by the working group steering committee. For specific questions on this position, please contact Anna Wåhlin (, Tae-Wan Kim (, Bastien Queste (, Povl Abrahamsen ( or Louise Newman (

The position will be for 2 years and non-salaried, but there will be travel reimbursement for attending one meeting if the working group holds a meeting during your term, and potential for co-authorship of publications.

To apply, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • early career researcher (up to 5 years past PhD)
  • Have a research background that fits the focus of the group
  • Country restrictions: We welcome applications from early career researchers worldwide and especially from countries not yet well represented the two groups.

How to apply?

Please send the following information to by no later than 21 January 2019 at 23:59 GMT

  • your CV
  • Statement of Interest (max one page), including your research background, your motivation in joining the working group, and your thoughts on how you can contribute to the group and how this would benefit your career

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Assistant or Associate Professor – University of Hawai’i

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor (Oceanography)
Position Number: 0086000
Hiring Unit: Department of Oceanography, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Location: Manoa Campus
Date Posted: December 27, 2018
Closing Date: Continuous  – application review begins February 15, 2019
Salary Information:  I3M11/I4M11, competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Other Conditions: Nine-month equivalent (.82 FTE) funds provided. The selectee is expected to fund the remainder through extramural funds. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2019, subject to position clearance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) was established at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa to promote excellence in interdisciplinary research and undergraduate/graduate education in marine, atmospheric, and geological sciences.  The Department of Oceanography within SOEST is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in climate dynamics in relation to ocean physics.
  2. We seek applicants at the assistant/associate professor level with expertise and research experience in climate dynamics and ocean physics.  Areas of interest include, but not limited to:  The role of the ocean in past, present and future climate; coupled ocean-atmosphere system; and climate dynamics, with focus on observations and/or numerical modeling.
  3. The successful candidate will excel in research, teaching, and their integration, develop extramurally funded research programs, interact with colleagues in Atmospheric Sciences, the International Pacific Research Center and across the Department of Oceanography and SOEST, and teach mentor and supervisor students in the undergraduate Global Environmental Science and graduate Oceanography programs.

Assistant Professor Minimum Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. (at the time of appointment) in oceanography, climate sciences, or another relevant discipline.
  2. Expertise and research experience in climate dynamics and ocean physics.
  3. Excellent communication skills.
  4. Demonstrated capability for creative, high-quality research.
  5. Ability and interest to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Associate Professor Minimum Qualifications

  1. In addition to the previously stated minimum qualifications for the Assistant level, at least four years of college/university teaching at the rank of assistant professor or equivalent, with increasing professional maturity.

To Apply:
Submit electronic versions of three representative publications and a single electronic file (in pdf format) containing: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research and teaching interests; and (4) names and contact information for five references. Send to:

Professor Bo Qiu, Search Committee Chair;

More information about the department can be found at

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Meeting Mentoring Needs in Physical Oceanography: An Evaluation of the Impact of MPOWIR, published in Oceanography

Over the past year, MPOWIR set out to assess the impact of its programs 10 years after their implementation.  To the extent possible, we looked for quantitative, statistically significant measures of MPOWIR’s effectiveness. In working with sociologist, Jean Stockard, our analysis looks at MPOWIR’s course and impact thus far. Our analysis was recently published in the December issues of Oceanography. We are pleased to share the results and impact with the broader community.


After a decade of program offerings, the Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention (MPOWIR) program initiated a community-wide survey to (1) assess the impact MPOWIR has had on retention of women in the field of physical oceanography, and (2) gauge where needs are being met and where gaps still exist. To investigate the impact of MPOWIR, we compare MPOWIR participants with male and female cohorts that did not participate in MPOWIR but were at a similar career stage. The survey results indicate MPOWIR has had a substantial impact by aiding individuals in finding and developing mentoring relationships. MPOWIR women are far more likely to have a mentor, and they report having mentors in addition to their advisors, indicating proactive seeking of mentoring relationships. Survey results identify many unmet mentoring needs for both men and women, but MPOWIR participants appear to be receiving more from their mentoring relationships than their non-MPOWIR cohorts. The majority of survey respondents reported there were challenges to achieving career goals, but MPOWIR participants were significantly more likely to have attained their career goals, even though they had received their PhDs more recently. Eighty-eight percent of survey respondents with PhDs were employed in oceanography, irrespective of participation in MPOWIR. MPOWIR women indicate the program has had a large impact on their lives, with the greatest effect being expansion of professional networks and exposure to professional development skills. Senior participants in the program (who serve as mentors to junior scientists) also reported significant professional and personal growth from being involved. Data obtained independently of the survey show that, of the 173 women who have participated in MPOWIR, the recent PhDs are predominantly in postdoctoral positions as expected, but for participants receiving their PhDs prior to 2012, an impressive 80% are in faculty or university/government/nonprofit research positions. Thus, MPOWIR appears to have had an important impact on retention and career satisfaction of its participants.

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Mouw, C.B., S. Clem, S. Legg, and J. Stockard. 2018. Meeting mentoring needs in physical oceanography: An evaluation of the impact of MPOWIR. Oceanography 31(4):171–179,

Tech Staff – MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Date: Dec 15, 2018

Location: MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Advanced Undersea Systems and Technology Group develops innovative undersea and undersea-enabled capabilities for transition to operational systems of the US Navy and other Department of Defense (DoD) sponsors. Focus areas include acoustic and non-acoustic sensors, undersea networks, autonomous systems, and advanced signal processing algorithms. The group performs rigorous systems analyses, develops system architectures, and builds prototypes to demonstrate the viability and effectiveness of new concepts, capabilities, and processing techniques.  In addition, the group provides undersea domain and technology expertise to inform and motivate novel cross-domain concept development.
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Postdoctoral Associates – Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

The Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) invites applications for its 2019-2020 Institute Postdoctoral Program.

EOAS is seeking two Institute Postdoctoral Associates to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research in Earth system science. EOAS Institute Postdoctoral Associates are appointed for one year starting on September 1, and may be re-appointed for one additional year contingent upon sufficient funding and satisfactory performance. Read more ›

Postdoctoral Fellow Position, Tropical Climate Research – IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), Pusan National University, South Korea

We are planning to fill a postdoctoral position in the newly established research team “Tropical climate dynamics: past, present, future” led by Dr. Malte Stuecker at the IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), Pusan National University, South Korea.

The IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), directed by Dr. Axel Timmermann, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of natural climate variability, man-made climate change and their impacts on the hydrological cycle, regional processes, ice-sheets, and sea level. The ICCP is generously funded through the Institute for Basic Science (IBS). Read more ›

Associate Senior Lecturer, Physical Oceanography – University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programs attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future. The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity. Read more ›

Fellowships in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Fellowships in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

June 17 to August 22, 2019

Since 1959 the GFD program has promoted an exchange of ideas among researchers in the many distinct fields that share a common interest in the nonlinear dynamics of fluid flows in oceanography, meteorology, geophysics, astrophysics, applied mathematics, engineering and physics. Each year, the program is organized around a ten-week course of study and research for a small group of competitively selected graduate-student fellows. The overall philosophy is to bring together researchers from a variety of backgrounds to provide a vigorous discussion of concepts that span different disciplines, and thereby to create an intense research experience. For the student fellows, the centerpiece of the program is a research project, pursued under the supervision of the staff. At the end of the program, each fellow presents a lecture and a written report for the GFD proceedings volume. Over its history, the GFD Program has produced numerous alumni, many of whom are prominent scientists at universities throughout the world. The interdisciplinary atmosphere of the Program is the ideal place for young scientists to learn the habits of broad inquiry, of speaking to others with very different backgrounds and viewpoints, and of seeking answers in unfamiliar places.

The Program commences with two weeks of Principal Lectures focusing on a particular theme in GFD. For 2019, the theme is “Stratified Turbulence and Oceanic Mixing Processes” and the lecturers will be Colm-cille Caulfield (University of Cambridge), who will concentrate on recent theoretical developments in the fluid dynamical description of turbulent stratified mixing, andStephanie Waterman (University of British Columbia), who will concentrate on the observational evidence of such mixing in the world’s oceans.

Up to ten competitive fellowships are available for graduate students. Successful applicants will receive stipends of $7,205 and an allowance for travel expenses within the United States. A small number of unpaid fellowships may also be available for strongly qualified students who can support themselves financially. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the full ten weeks of the program. The application deadline is February 15, 2019. Awards will be announced by April 1, 2019. We seek applicants from all areas of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, and particularly encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Further information and application forms may be obtained at, or by writing to:

Prospective visitors should contact Claudia Cenedese at, Karl Helfrich at or Bruce Sutherland at

WHOI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Organization
The GFD Program is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research

Faculty position – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Climate Change and the Hydrological Cycle

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) 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 her/his field while complementing existing expertise at SIO and other UC San Diego departments. SIO is a world-renowned center of solid earth, oceanographic, biological, and atmospheric 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.

Climate Change and the Hydrological Cycle: We seek outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor position with a history of innovative research activities in the broad area of climate change and the atmospheric hydrological cycle. We encourage applicants who use theory, modeling, or observations, including paleoclimate studies, to advance understanding of the changing hydrological cycle and climate. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, mesoscale to global-scale atmospheric dynamics, climate dynamics, coupled atmosphere-ocean/hydroclimate variability and predictability, extreme events including atmospheric rivers, climate sensitivity, and cloud physics. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong extramurally supported research program that complements existing climate and atmospheric research at SIO and UC San Diego. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to teaching the Climate Sciences core curricula for graduate and undergraduate students. For full consideration, please apply by January 31, 2019.

Assistant Professor:
Associate Professor:

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field is required at the time of application. Depending on the level of appointment, strong potential for or previous development of a vigorous, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program and associated scholarly impact, together with evidence of service and broader contributions to diversity, leadership activities, and other items that will contribute positively to departmental welfare are preferred. In addition, documentation of strong interest and any history of achievement in mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs is requested, commensurate with rank and experience.

Each position requires a separate application submission. Applicants who are competitive at both ranks are encouraged to apply at both the Assistant and Associate level.

UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (