Assistant Professor, Sea Level Science – Old Dominion University

The Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University (ODU) seeks candidates with research interests in sea level change for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position having an anticipated start date of Fall 2019. Research interests can include any of the following: sea level change, ocean dynamics associated with sea level variability, analysis of global earth system models, and remote and local influences on sea level variability.  The successful candidate will have expertise in analysis of global and local observations of sea level change and its causes, understanding of quantitative tools used to retrieve and analyze observations, ability to analyze Earth System model solutions and compare them to observations, and the skills to convey this understanding to non-specialists. Excellence in oral and written communication is required. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ocean science or a related field as well as one or more years of postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an independent and externally funded research program, contribute to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level, mentor graduate students, and contribute to ODU’s Resilience Collaborative and other interdisciplinary research activities focused on climate change and sea level rise. Exceptional candidates will be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level.

The Department ( has 25 faculty members with strengths in physical, geological, chemical, and biological oceanography, as well as terrestrial geosciences.

Old Dominion University is a metropolitan, research- intensive public institution with an enrollment of 24,000+ students, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and a full-time equivalent faculty of over 850 of which 40% are women. The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia. Additional information may be found at:

ODU and the College of Sciences are committed to inclusive excellence, recognizing that diversity enhances and enriches our educational mission, employment experience, and community engagement. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Applications must be submitted online at and include: a cover letter describing the individual’s qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcript, statements of teaching and research interests, names and contact information of at least three references. When called for, the system will solicit letters from your references. Review of applications will begin on 1 December 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  Our intent is to hire the successful candidate before Fall 2019.  All materials will be held in confidence.

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