Tenure-track position – California Polytechnic State University

Coastal Physical Oceanographer, Tenure Track Faculty Position

The Physics Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, invites applications for a full-time, academic year, tenure-track position beginning 9/16/2013. Primary duties and responsibilities are to teach undergraduate physics and physical oceanography, and to maintain an active professional development program that provides research experiences for undergraduate students. Research expertise and interest in nearshore coastal circulation and hydrodynamics of bays and estuaries is desirable. In addition to being a member of the Physics Department, the successful candidate will also be a member of a multidisciplinary team of faculty as part of Cal Poly’s Center for Coastal Marine Sciences which is a member of the Central and Northern California Coastal Ocean Observing System and the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System consortia. These consortia offer extensive oceanographic data sets and they provide opportunities for collaboration to enhance student-centered research programs at Cal Poly.

A Ph.D. in physics, oceanography, or related field is required by time of appointment (all requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed prior to 9/16/2013). Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Must provide evidence of (or potential for) high quality teaching. To apply, please visit www.calpolyjobs.org, complete a required online faculty application, and apply to requisition #102636. Attach:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and interests
  • Statement of professional goals.

Be sure to submit your online application specifically to the Physics Department requisition #102636. Please see online posting instructions for having three letters of recommendation sent directly by references. Review of applications will begin December 3, 2012. Applications received after that date may be considered.

On-campus interviews with finalists are expected to commence in mid-January 2013. For more information about the Physics Department please visit http://physics.calpoly.edu/. Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals. EEO.

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