Assistant Professor positions – UNCW

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is hiring faculty for multiple interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission in coastal and marine sciences. In support of this effort, we seek faculty in the area of Coastal and Ocean Observations and Modelling. The goal of these efforts is to bring together a core group of faculty who work across traditional curricular and research boundaries to strengthen UNCW’s established excellence in coastal and marine sciences. We invite applications from individuals in the fields of 1) coastal hazards, 2) ocean modelling, and 3) ocean observations. These three hires will join almost 70 current coastal and marine science affiliated faculty, in addition to four hires for two other clusters (biotechnology and coastal resource and energy systems) at UNCW.

Specifically, for the observation and modelling cluster, we seek a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences with expertise in coastal hazards. We seek a physical scientist with expertise in modelling, forecasting, and data visualization of hazards specific to low-relief coastal systems.

Follow the links posted above for further details about each position.

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.

Research position – Norwegian Meteorological Institute

2-year research position with the possibility for extension in coupling numerical prediction systems for the Arctic

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET Norway) opens a 2-year research position for the development of an operational coupled Arctic regional weather forecast system. The position is affiliated to the Development Center for Weather Forecasting, a department at MET Norway. The vacant position is related to the Norwegian project «Nansen Legacy” The work will take place in an international context and the successful candidate will play an important role in developing the coupling between the numerical atmosphere, ocean-ice, and wave forecasting systems at MET Norway.

The Development Centre for Weather Forecasting has more than 40 researchers and development meteorologists. The Centre has end-to-end responsibility for MET Norway’s novel NWP value chain for operational automated weather prediction. The Centre performs research and development on numerical weather prediction (NWP); is responsible for development and operations of the NWP value chain (from observations to users); develops internal services; contributes to the development of MET Norway’s other value chains, as well as its open data and software policy; is responsible for the development of MET Norway’s external Application Programming Interface (; is responsible for the development of the world-leading weather service; and develop and provide data, products and services (including frontend and human to human) in co-production with and for other public sector bodies.

Generally, the work is organized in projects, often multidisciplinary involving meteorologists, IT and communication experts, and carried out in collaboration with national and international partners and is largely funded externally. The latter ensures that project results have high quality and relevance, and are competitive.

Both the project and position are at the heart of MET Norway’s goal to develop world leading capacity for the delivery of reliable and accurate Arctic weather forecasts and warnings for the benefit of maritime operations, business and society.

Areas of work 

The main area of work will be to establish and implement a coupling framework for MET Norway’s Arctic atmosphere, wave, ocean and sea-ice numerical prediction systems. The work is funded by the Nansen Legacy work package “The future Barents Sea”, where improving the representation of physical processes in Arctic prediction systems is a fundamental aim. It will include modelling studies in combination with observations taken as part of the Nansen Legacy field work and other international initiatives. The main focus will be on physical processes in the coupled atmosphere, ocean, waves and sea ice system with the ultimate goal to improve the predictability of Arctic extreme weather, waves and sea-ice edge. The convection-permitting atmospheric model (Harmonie-AROME, a part of the joint ALADIN-HIRLAM system) will be coupled to the spectral wave model (WAM) and sea-ice – ocean model system (METROMS). The coupling development will be based on the OASIS-MCT coupler.

The successful candidate will collaborate with development teams and projects working on the different forecast system components, with national partners from the Nansen Legacy project and international collaborators.

The working language at MET Norway is Norwegian. For all applicants fluency in written and spoken English is required, and for foreign applicants a willingness to learn Norwegian.

The position is located at MET Norway’s regional office in Tromsø.

The candidate should 

  • Take a leading role in the development of a coupled atmosphere – wave – ocean-ice prediction system for the European Arctic, based on the existing forecast systems at MET Norway
  • Interact and align with the development within the HIRLAM project ( and other related projects
  • Develop the OASIS-MCT coupling interface between the numerical prediction systems
  • Develop and evaluate efficient and scalable coupling strategies for operational weather prediction
  • Contribute to the evaluation and analysis of the physical interactive processes in between the model systems
  • Enable and accelerate transitions of research to operations (R2O) for the benefit of improved Arctic forecast capabilities
  • Together with the operational group at MET Norway, configure the pre- and operational run setup and monitoring of the coupled model system on the High Performance Computer (HPC), including scheduling, error handling and data archiving, possibly porting to new HPC infrastructure.
  • Contribute to scientific publications
  • Attend collaborative national and international meetings


  • Master or PhD degree in meteorology, atmospheric or oceanographic sciences, geophysics, computational physics, applied mathematics or equivalent
  • Experience and proven knowledge in scientific programming within the Linux environment are required
  • Experience in optimisation and scalability of atmosphere, wave or ocean models on HPC
  • Experience in use and development of model couplers
  • Experience and interest in polar meteorology, oceanography and/or climate is an advantage
  • Solution and result oriented
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently
  • Experience from project work
  • Good communication skills

Working conditions 

  • good working environment
  • professional challenges in a modern, technological environment
  • salary as scientist on the governmental salary scales dependent on qualifications and experience
  • 6 month probationary period
  • Membership of the Government Pension Fund

It is a human relations objective that the staff should reflect the population composition of Norway in general, both with regard to gender and cultural diversity.

Further information can be obtained from Director of Development Center for Weather Forecasting Dr. Jørn Kristiansen (+47 46420054;

Deadline for application: 19.12.17

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Principle Research Scientist – NOC

Marine Physics and Ocean Climate (MPOC), National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

We are seeking a principal research scientist to joint the RAPID team on an open-ended appointment in the MPOC group at the NOC in Southampton.

About the role:

The successful candidate will undertake and lead research on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and its role in the global climate system, and will contribute to delivering the RAPID programme’s goals of observing and quantifying the AMOC.

In addition, the successful candidate will lead a five-yearly repeat of the GO-SHIP section across the Atlantic at 26°N, co-located with RAPID. The candidate will also lead and contribute to research proposals that build on and add value to the RAPID and repeat hydrography observations. The post holder will lead both on the evaluation of the existing array measurements and technology, and also particularly on the evolution of observing the AMOC with alternate data sources and developing technologies. We expect the post holder to grow into the future leader of the RAPID team here at NOC.

This is an Open Ended appointment, offered on NERC terms and conditions and open to internal and external candidates. We welcome applications for full- and part-time working.


This is a Principal Research Scientist (Band 4) position and the salary band will be £45,271 to £51,667 per annum.

For part-time posts, the salary will be calculated on a pro rata basis and all part-time employees will have full access to NERC benefits.

Hours of Work: 

The hours of working are 37 hours per week for a full-time post and reduced pro-rata for a part-time post.

About you:

The successful applicant will be an innovative and original thinker on the ocean’s role in the climate system, and will be a highly-motivated and productive scientific leader, with strong records of leading and collaborating on research programmes, publications and competitive income generation, who will join a network of international researchers involved as project partners, investigators, postdoctoral researchers and students. The ability to work as part of such a team is essential.

What we can offer you:

In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and free car-parking.  Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

About us:

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean, and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world.

With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.  Working closely with its partners and associates, it provides capability to meet needs across the UK marine science community (

If you have any questions about these posts please contact the Head of the Marine Physics and Ocean Climate Research Group, Professor Sheldon Bacon (

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation and is working towards achieving Bronze status for Athena SWAN – a scheme that recognizes excellence in women’s employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

The NOC is committed to making the NOC ‘a great place to be, where our people succeed and deliver great work’. The NOC is committed to being recognised as a flexible employer to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible and the NOC’s Flexible Working Policy gives all employees the right to request flexible working.

How to apply:

All internal and external applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS). For further information about the role and to apply, please visit our website at quoting reference number IRC243506  To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV (including covering letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role). If you are unable to apply online, please contact us by telephone on 00 44 (0) 1793 867003.

Closing date: 4 January 2018

Interview date: It is proposed that interviews will take place on 24, 25 and 26 January 2018.

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Faculty Positions – Scripps

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego ( invites applications for four professorial positions listed below. We seek motivated, broad-thinking scientist/educators to establish vigorous research programs and provide intellectual leadership in their fields while complementing existing expertise at Scripps and other UCSD departments. SIO is a world-renowned center of solid earth, oceanographic, biological, and atmospheric research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs. 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.
  • Marine Biogeochemistry: We seek outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in marine biogeochemistry. The potential for academic and research excellence (rather than specific research focus) will be the principal criterion for selection. In particular, we seek candidates using innovative and interdisciplinary analytical, field, and/or modeling approaches that will strengthen collaborations across disciplines at Scripps Oceanography. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: radio- and stable-isotope chemistry, regional and/or global biogeochemical cycles (e.g., C, N, P, S), the deep biosphere and/or hydrothermal systems, sedimentary biogeochemistry, diagenesis, and cycling of contaminants. For full consideration, please apply by January 8, 2018. Assistant Professor:
  • Trace Gases in the Atmosphere: We seek outstanding candidates for a position to be filled at the Associate or Full Professor level, although Assistant level appointment may also be considered. We seek applicants with interests in quantifying sources and sinks of atmospheric trace gases on global and regional scales as they particularly affect anthropogenic climate change and other large-scale environmental issues. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: inverse modeling of source and sink distributions based on atmospheric observations, innovative methods for measuring greenhouse gases and stratospheric ozone depleting substances in the regional and global atmosphere, and large-scale studies of industrial and biogenic gases based on atmospheric observations. Candidates will be evaluated in part on the basis of their potential to assume leadership of the Scripps component of the international Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE). For full consideration, please apply by January 8, 2018. Assistant Professor: Associate and/or Full Professor:
  • Low-Temperature Geochemistry: We seek outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in low-temperature geochemistry. We are interested in candidates who will build a program of laboratory and field studies of international standing in low-temperature geochemical applications which strengthen the research portfolio of SIO and UC San Diego. The potential for academic excellence, rather than research area, will be the principal criterion for selection. Appropriate areas for specialization could span a wide range of surficial processes in the marine and terrestrial environments. The candidate’s area of research could include but is not limited to: sediment geochemistry, fluid geochemistry, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, geochronology, fluid-rock interaction, low-temperature geochemical cycles, trace-element geochemistry, geochemical proxy development, or surficial inorganic geochemical process in the cryosphere, weathering systems, anthropological contexts, and the fossil record. For full consideration, please apply by January 31, 2018. Assistant Professor:
  • Human Health and the Oceans: We seek outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position with a history of novel research activities at the intersection of ocean sciences and human health. Research into Human Health and the Oceans (HHO) is inherently multidisciplinary, and we will consider applicants from a broad range of fields including but not limited to: natural products drug discovery, genomics, microbiome, biosynthesis, chemical ecology, biogeography, marine model organisms, biomaterials, and environmental toxicology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong extramurally supported research program that integrates with and aids the growth of existing HHO research at SIO and UC San Diego, in particular at the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine. (Documentation of strong interest and any history of achievement in mentoring undergraduate, graduate, or postdocs is required, commensurate with rank and experience.) Joint appointments with other UCSD departments may be possible for appropriate candidates. For full consideration, please apply by January 8, 2018.  Assistant Professor: Associate Professor:
Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in a relevant field is required at the time of application. Depending on 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 teaching, mentoring, and advising within the SIO undergraduate and graduate programs, evidence of service and broader contributions to diversity, leadership activities, and other items that will contribute positively to departmental welfare are preferred.
Each position requires a separate application submission. Current Assistant level candidates with strong academic and research profiles are also encouraged to apply separately at the Associate level, if available.
The University of California San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please also see: for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.

US CLIVAR Panel Member Nominations

The US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary Panels:

These Panels formulate science goals and implementation strategies, catalyze and coordinate activities, and work with agencies and international partners to advance the progress of the climate research community. It is a particularly exciting time to join the US CLIVAR Panels, as they embark on planning activities to address the goals and research challenges articulated in the US CLIVAR Science Plan (released December 2013).  During the next fifteen years, the program will foster understanding and prediction of climate variability and change on intraseasonal-to-centennial timescales through observations and modeling with emphasis on the role of the ocean and its interaction with other elements of the Earth system, and to serve the climate community and society through the coordination and facilitation of research on outstanding climate questions.  Key research challenges include decadal variability and predictability, climate and extreme events, polar climate changes, and climate and marine carbon/biogeochemistry.

Each Panel is seeking members to enhance current strengths while adding expertise in new areas. Qualified nominees are expected to represent the broader interests of the research community, be willing and able to engage in scientific as well as programmatic discussions to advance Panel activities, and work with other members of the US and international CLIVAR communities.

The US CLIVAR POS Panel seeks new panelists with expertise in one or more of the following areas: (a) operational ocean or coupled ocean-atmosphere data assimilation or forecasting; (b) large-scale and/or regional-scale (e.g., coastal) ocean operational networks and their design; (c) uncertainty estimation in observations and/or models of the ocean, atmosphere, and/or cryosphere; (d) theoretician with interest in observation-model syntheses; (e) biogeochemistry, carbon cycle, and/or tracers; or (f) remote sensing of ocean, land, and atmosphere.

The US CLIVAR PSMI Panel seeks new panelists with expertise in field/process studies or model development in one or more of the following areas: (a) coupled atmosphere-ocean interactions, (b) climate variability on interannual and longer timescales, or (c) high-latitude processes and modeling (e.g., sea ice modeling).

The US CLIVAR PPAI Panel seeks new panelists with expertise in one or more of the following areas: (a) ocean dynamics, ocean circulation, or land-ocean-atmosphere interaction; (b) climate analysis, prediction (subseasonal to decadal), and projection; (c) associated linkages and applications in stakeholder and user communities across multiple sectors (e.g, energy, agriculture, ecosystems, water, transportation, national security); or (d) short- and long-term weather and climate extremes and event attribution, with emphasis on drought.

New panelists will serve for a term of four years and must have a US affiliation. Panel members should expect to attend annual meetings of the Panel typically held in the summer. Every other year, the Panel meeting is held as part of a US CLIVAR Summit, which assembles the SSC, the Panels, the Project Office, funding agency managers, and other US and international program representatives to review progress, explore science needs, and plan future activities. Travel to attend the annual meeting is arranged and funded by the US CLIVAR Project Office. In the interval between annual meetings, Panel activities are carried out through email and teleconferences.

Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. To nominate yourself or a colleague, please submit the following via the Panel Nominations Page on the US CLIVAR site:

  • Statement of interest identifying a Panel which you want to serve and describing qualifications and research interests, particularly as they apply to the Panel focus and needs (less than 500 words)
  • A two-page vitae noting relevant publications
  • Note: please do not solicit or send letters of recommendation.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The US CLIVAR SSC will review applications and nominees will be notified of decisions in February 2018.

Assistant or Associate Professor – University of Alaska

Position Summary:

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) seeks exceptional candidates for at least two tenure-track faculty positions to complement CFOS’ breadth of expertise in fisheries and ocean sciences. We invite applicants with sea-going programs in chemical, geological, physical, biological, or fisheries oceanography, whose research plans include use of the ice-capable, Global Class R/V Sikuliaq, and who will further the mission and strengths of the College.


Provide research, education and service that support Alaska”s ocean resources and the communities that rely upon them. The successful candidate will teach core courses and/or develop specialty oceanography and/or marine science courses for the graduate and undergraduate academic programs, develop a vigorous externally funded sea-going research program, and mentor graduate students. Faculty members will hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught, and continue to develop and modify course curriculum. Faculty are expected to provide public service to the nation, state, and local communities by serving on advisory committees and participating in other professional, university, and community activities.
Review date: February 28, 2018

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Assistant Professor – University of Washington

Position Details

The University of Washington (UW) School of Oceanography invites applications for a full-time, 9-month (100% FTE), tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in dynamical physical oceanography to begin as soon as autumn quarter 2018.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate’s areas of research may include, but will not necessarily be limited to, the effect of mixing on large-scale circulations, interactions across scales, and the role of ocean circulation in decadal climate prediction or paleoclimate. The method of study can include modeling, theoretical, or observational approaches. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach geophysical fluid dynamics, among other courses at graduate and undergraduate levels.

The School of Oceanography resides in the College of the Environment, which fosters collaborations among the faculty, staff, and students engaged in the study of environmental sciences, engineering, and the human dimensions of environmental challenges. This position will offer opportunities for interaction with researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including oceanography, atmospheric science, biology, geology, hydrology, economics, and environmental policy. All UW faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service. This position will collaborate with faculty and mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, economic means, and academic backgrounds. A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in oceanography or a related field and a record of oceanography-related research are required.

Tenure-track faculty positions – Peking University

The Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences of Peking University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in atmospheric and oceanic sciences. Two positions are available in physical oceanography, particularly in the areas of ocean general circulation and dynamics, air-sea interaction and climate, ocean biogeochemical cycle, ocean model development, and satellite oceanography. Four positions are available in atmospheric sciences, particularly in the areas of climate dynamics and modeling, synoptic and meso-scale meteorology, radiation and remote sensing, atmospheric chemistry, cloud physics, atmospheric boundary layer, land-air interaction, and planetary atmospheres. All positions are at the tenure-track assistant professor level under the “Young Qianren” or “Bairen” programs. For exceptional cases, a more senior starting position may be considered. Recruiting is conducted semi-annually (in spring and fall), until all positions are filled. The deadline for this round of recruiting is February 28, 2018. For application qualifications, benefits, required materials, and contact information, visit

Meanwhile, all disciplines of our department are hiring postdocs with different application deadlines and compensation packages; see

Early Career Leadership Academy – AMS

What is the Early Career Leadership Academy?

With support provided by IBM, the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Early Career Leadership Academy (ECLA) aims to build and sustain a diverse network of early career leaders in weather, water, and climate science. ECLA will bring together a select group of early career individuals, in particular, women and underrepresented minorities, for an immersion experience in leadership, such as creative problem-solving; conflict resolution; building trust and enhancing communication skills. We seek early career individuals from a wide range of professions, interests, perspectives, cultures, and experiences.

Who is eligible to apply?

AMS defines early career scientists as, “scientists who are within ten years of having earned their highest degree or are under 40 year of age. Consideration will also be given, however, to those who are still in the early stage of their careers but have seen these interrupted for up to 5-10 years by family leaves, military service, and the like.”

Up to thirty applicants will be selected to participate. All eligible applicants must:

  • Qualify as “early career” as defined by the AMS;
  • Be a member of the AMS;
  • Work in the weather, water, or climate science enterprise, including education and policy.

Consideration will be given to applicants who have volunteered their time and service to any AMS board, committee or panel.

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