Tenure track position – San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University’s (SF State) Department of Geosciences (http://tornado.sfsu.edu/) seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Physical Oceanography at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2013. A Ph.D. in Oceanography is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. We seek a scientist committed to furthering the understanding of physical processes in the ocean and/or nearshore environment. The ideal candidate will have interdisciplinary research interests and experience in areas such as coastal and estuarine circulation, air-sea interaction, or largescale phenomena such as global climate change. Salary for this position is to be negotiated and will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop an outstanding, externally-funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate must have a commitment to excellence in teaching—with teaching interests or experience in the areas of physical oceanography, estuarine processes, and/or ocean related climate studies—and will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Opportunities for collaboration exist at a variety of marine stations associated with SF State (e.g., Romberg Tiburon Center—http://rtc.sfsu.edu) and the larger community.

SF State, a member of the California State University system, serves a diverse student body of >30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom, and human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SF State faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, and names and addresses of three references to: Dr. Karen Grove, Chair, Dept. of Geosciences, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to kgrove@sfsu.edu.

Dr. Grove can be contacted by phone at 415-338-2061. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 16, 2012. A short list of candidates to be invited to campus will be selected by January 25, 2013. San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans, and people with disabilities.


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