Faculty Positions – The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The University is a world-class research institution with over 600 faculty members whose research ranges from science to engineering, business and social sciences. It is ranked No. 1 in Asia by QS World University ranking in 2011-2013. Located in the Clear Water Bay area, HKUST’s campus has a magnificent ocean view and is widely known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. The city of Hong Kong ranks among the most international and dynamic cities.

The University has set up Department of Ocean Science under the School of Science in February 2018. The new department will primarily focus on marine ecology (existing strength), oceanography, and ocean technology covering coastal region to deep-sea. The Department is seeking applications for tenure-track positions at the ranks of Assistant Professor or above in physical, chemical, biological oceanography, ocean sensor and sensing technology and ocean data science.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in any of the above fields, preferably with at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Successful candidates should have strong research track records. They are expected to establish an independent research program and contribute to the missions in undergraduate and postgraduate education of the newly established Department of Ocean Science. The medium of instruction is English.

HKUST offers internationally competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits. Housing benefits will also be provided where applicable. Initial appointment for Assistant Professor/Associate Professor will normally be on a three-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.


Physics of the Ocean – Bad Honnef Physics School

Scientific organizers:
Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel) & Prof. Dr. Sabrina Speich (Ecole Normale Supérieure – PSL) & Prof. Dr. David Marshall (Oxford University)

This Summer School aims at

  • providing a broader view of the ocean system from a physical perspective, encompassing a large range of scales and their interactions.
  • introducing the observations and models, theory and statistical methods used by environmental and ocean physicists and to their present understanding of the physical ocean system.

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Postdoc, coastal hydrodynamics – NIOZ

Postdoc position in coastal hydrodynamics: “The Dutch Wadden Sea as an event-driven system”.

The Department Estuarine and Delta Systems (EDS, Royal NIOZ, Yerseke) is looking for a highly motivated Postdoc with expertise and a keen interest in coastal hydrodynamics to work on our NWO/ENW project “The Dutch Wadden Sea as an event-driven system: long-term consequences for exchange (LOCO-EX)”. In this project, we analyze results of new long-term numerical simulations of the hydrodynamics to unravel the effects of the variability in the forcing on the exchange and transport in the Dutch Wadden Sea.


VACANCY ID:         2019 – 087

CLOSING DATE:    January 12, 2020

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Operational Ocean Modeller, National Research Foundation – Cape Town SA

The South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) is a research platform funded by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF) since 2002. SAEON is mandated to observe and research ecosystems on land, in coastal regions and the oceans to understand how those systems function and might change over time and space when influenced by socio-economic driving forces including climate change. We deliver our data online and offer tools, services and advice for informed environmental policy-making.
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Tenure-track assistant professor – Coastal Carolina University

This position is for a 9 month tenure-track assistant professor in the Marine Science department. Applicants with expertise in physical oceanography are invited to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory level marine science courses, an upper division course in physical oceanography, and elective courses within the applicant’s area of expertise. The applicant is expected to have field experience in the coastal environment. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to be involved in the Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies Master of Science program. The applicant is expected to develop a viable externally funded research program in their specialty actively involving undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in marine science or related field and post-doctoral experience is preferred. Read more ›

NextProf Science workshop

How to Apply

Applications to the NextProf Science workshop must be submitted online.

Application link:  NextProf Science Application 
Apply now for the 2020 program!
Deadline: January 19, 2020


  • Interest in faculty careers in science or mathematics at an exceptional research or teaching institution
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • U.S. citizenship,  permanent resident, or DACA recipient
  • Especially encouraged to apply are people  from underrepresented groups in the STEM fields.

What the application calls for:

  • Upload a CV with information on your education, research experience, publications, awards and so forth.
  • Answer with brief statements (less than 500 words each) 3 different questions:
    1. Describe your research and teaching experiences.
    2. What in your background and experience has led you to consider a career at an academic research institution?
    3. Describe your contributions to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.
  • Contact information for a faculty advisor who will provide a letter of recommendation. The letter will be submitted by email to  NextProf Science
    • Note: the application calls for contact info but it is up to you to ask the reference to send the letter to this email address:  um-nextprofsci-rec@umich.edu 

Selection of Participants

Applications will be reviewed by the departments. You may select up to three departments to consider your application. Faculty reviewers will evaluate candidates according to academic accomplishments and potential for faculty careers that will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity through their teaching, research, and service.

Points to address in the application

When answering these questions, consider how your background and experience have contributed to your career interests.


  • In addition to your primary field of interest in math and science, recount any ways that your research may contribute to understanding the barriers facing members of groups who have been historically under-represented in science and math in higher education. For example,
    • studying patterns of participation and advancement of women, racial minorities and other groups in academic fields where they are underrepresented;
    • evaluating research programs, curricula and teaching strategies designed to enhance participation of students from groups under-served by higher education.
  • Your potential to bring to your academic research the critical perspective that comes from your understanding of the experiences of groups historically under-represented in higher education or under-served by academic research generally;
  • Articulate how your research has the potential to serve the needs of groups that have been historically under-served by academic research.

Education, Teaching, Service
The selection committees will be evaluating your potential to contribute to higher education through your understanding of the barriers facing groups under-represented in science and math in higher education. You will want to include in your statement life experiences and educational background that relate to your understanding of this issue.

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • attendance at a minority serving institution;
  • participation in higher education pipeline programs such as Summer Research Opportunity Programs or McNair Scholars.
  • Academic service to advance equitable access to higher education for women, racial minorities and other groups in fields where they are under-represented
  • Leadership or significant experience teaching and mentoring students from groups that have been historically under-represented in higher education
  • Demonstrated significant academic achievement by overcoming barriers such as economic, social or educational disadvantage
  • Leadership or significant experience performing public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society.

Letter of Recommendation
Ideally, this letter will be submitted by a faculty member with whom you have done research. It is your responsibility to be sure the faculty member submits this letter to NextProf Sciencebefore the deadline. The letter should be submitted by email to this particular email address:  um-nextprofsci-rec@umich.edu.

You may address questions about the application to:  um-nextprof-science@umich.edu

Applicants selected to participate in the NextProf Science workshop will be contacted by late February.

How to Apply

2020 JISAO Postdoctoral Program

Postdoc Program

Initiated in 1977, JISAO’s founding director, John M. Wallace, committed a major share of JISAO’s program budget to support postdoctoral research fellows. The program has been highly successful because postdocs are given the opportunity to conduct their own research project, think broadly, and to work with the distinguished scientists at the UW and the NOAA laboratories. The list of former JISAO postdocs is impressive and their current positions indicate the quality of scientists attracted to the program.JISAO postdocs are appointed for one year with a second-year appointment assuming available funding and reasonable progress. The appointment supports salary, moving expenses, and provides a modest research/travel budget. The program wants to attract postdocs whose research interests align with at least one of the seven JISAO research themes. These research themes span atmospheric science, oceanography, climate, and fisheries science. Each postdoc works with a mentor located at the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, the Marine Mammal Laboratory, the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, or on the UW campus.For more information on JISAO’s postdoc program, contact John Horne, Director, at jhorne@uw.edu.
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Professor of Ocean Engineering – University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Asst. or Assoc. Professor of Ocean Engineering.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications must be submitted through the jobs.usm.edu candidate portal.  For full consideration, send by 1/15/2020: 1) letter of interest, 2) vitae, 3) statement of research interests and plans, 4) statement of teaching accomplishments, plans and philosophy, 5) names and contact information of three references.  All attachments must be uploaded at the time of submission. For questions regarding this position, please contact the chair of the search committee Dr. Maarten Buijsman by email: maarten.buijsman@usm.edu

Job Summary

The Division of Marine Science in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Ocean Engineering at the assistant or associate professor level to begin in Fall 2020. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development of the undergraduate Ocean Engineering program, which started in 2017, and lead its ABET accreditation. Moreover, the candidate is expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, publish in peer-reviewed literature, mentor students, participate in undergraduate instruction and develop courses in their area of study. The candidate should demonstrate the potential to contribute across disciplines and promote the continued interdisciplinary growth of the academic and research programs within the SOSE.
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Associate Director, Global Change Program – Georgia Institute of Technology

Multidisciplinary Faculty Position
Associate Director – Global Change Program

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a multidisciplinary non-tenure-track faculty position to serve as Associate Director of the Global Change Program.

The Global Change Program was established in 2018 to build Georgia Tech’s capacity to address global challenges, including climate change, through innovative education and research initiatives. Reporting to the Director of the Global Change Program, the Associate Director provides executive-level support for the research and academic missions of the Program. Working collaboratively with the Director and the rest of the Global Change Program staff, as well as faculty, students, and staff from across Georgia Tech, the Associate Director will help shape the strategic direction of the Global Change Program. The Associate Director will also interface with external partners across Atlanta and beyond. Key assets for the position are strong interpersonal skills, willingness to facilitate the work of collaborators and like-minded organizations, and readiness to take initiative when required. This Academic Professional position is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.
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Postdoc Research in Climate Modeling – Los Alamos National Laboratory

Job Title: Postdoc Research in Climate Modeling
Organization Name: CCS-2/Computational Physics and Methods, LANL, NM, USA

What You Will Do

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. The climate modeling effort at LANL, in part, develops and uses advanced multi-scale models for the study of Earth system processes. This two year position is available immediately.

The postdoc researcher will work in a Department of Energy (DOE) program that supports fundamental, interdisciplinary research to achieve an improved understanding of climate processes and to leverage such understanding to improve predictive skill of models. Exploiting the capabilities of DOE’s High Performance Computing (HPC) systems in order to accelerate advances in climate science is a priority.

Sophisticated, architecture-aware, variable-resolution dynamical cores developed under this project permit direct numerical studies of phenomena that are poorly resolved in the current generation of climate models. For example, in the atmosphere, such processes include effects due to steep topography, convection and cloud processes, gravity waves, frontogenesis, and others, and in the ocean they include interaction of submesoscale eddies and internal waves with larger scale circulation and topography. While applicants can propose their own research ideas, general research themes include investigating and characterizing linkages between such processes and larger scale dynamics and biases, developing alternative approaches to parameterizing the effects of unresolved dynamics and physics by leveraging recent developments in statistical and machine learning and model reduction techniques, characterizing and understanding model uncertainties, etc.

What You Need

The successful candidate will

  • have advanced knowledge of geophysical fluid dynamics or atmospheric dynamics or climate dynamics,
  • have an understanding of statistical and machine learning techniques
  • have demonstrated scientific excellence as evidenced by publications in refereed journals.
  • be proficient in High Performance Computing

Education: PhD in a related field completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.

Notes to Applicants: Your application must include a detailed cover letter that explains how you meet the required skills and describes your qualifications and research interests. In addition to including this cover letter in your online application (IRC 77337 at jobs.lanl.gov), please send this cover letter along with your Curriculum Vitae to balu@lanl.gov. Also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the same email address.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos Naonal Laboratory (LANL) is a muldisciplinary research instuon engaged in strategic science on behalf of naonal security. LANL enhances naonal security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destrucon, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Additional Details:

Posion does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug tesng and other pre-employment background checks.

Candidates may be considered for a Director’s Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the presgious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships.

For general informaon go to Postdoc Program.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug tesng.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos Naonal Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment pracces are based on qualificaon and merit, without regards to race, color, naonal origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identy, sexual orientaon or preference, marital status or spousal affiliaon, physical or mental disability, medical condions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genec informaon, or cizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulaons. The Laboratory is also commied to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilies and will provide reasonable accommodaons, upon request, for individuals to parcipate in the applicaon and hiring process. To request such an accommodaon, please send an email toapplyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 opon 1.