Research professor and postdoctoral researcher – Naval Postgraduate School

The Oceanography Department at the Naval Postgraduate School invites applications for the positions of research professor and postdoctoral researcher from individuals who have demonstrated an exceptional record of scholarship in any aspect of physical oceanography. The research faculty appointment could be at the level of research assistant, associate, or full professor. 

The Oceanography (OC) Department is part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. We are seeking a colleague to join our vibrant OC Department, which has a long history of excellence in physical oceanography, ocean acoustics, high latitude and global ocean dynamics, ocean / sea ice analysis and prediction, ocean waves and turbulence, and nearshore processes. The OC Department has strong research infrastructure, such as facilities and vessels located in close proximity to the Monterey Bay, an experienced group of technical staff, access to on-campus and DOD high performance computational (HPC) resources, and a motivated student body. The OC department promotes basic and applied research as well as interdisciplinary activities, and encourages research collaborations with industry, academia, and ocean science institutions located around the bay, and around the world.

Research professor position currently assumes that the salary of the candidate will be generated from reimbursable research.  However, opportunities exist within the department to join in the ongoing research projects.  Successful performance at the post-doctoral level may provide grounds for the promotion to the research professor level.  In the future, we anticipate the department to grow, including the expansion of tenure-track teaching appointments.  Research faculty are encouraged and eligible to apply for such teaching positons.

NPS is a federal institution within the U.S. Department of Defense that awards MS and PhD degrees. The student body is composed of U.S. and international military officers from all services, as well as federal employees.  Minimum qualifications:

  • A doctorate degree in an oceanography, engineering or related field;
  • Demonstrated publication record, commensurable to the applied position;
  • U.S. citizenship required.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis.  The application should include a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, and names of three references and should be sent to:

Dr. John Colosi

Department of Oceanography

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, CA 93943


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