Assistant Professor – University of Washington

The University of Washington School of Oceanography invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. In particular we seek a physical oceanographer with strong observational interests. Research methods can include sea-going work, instrument development, autonomous platforms, observatories, or remote sensing, and are not limited to these. The applicant’s research focus may be at any scale, from coastal to global, from mixing to climate. Applicants should demonstrate interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, and complement the research of our current faculty. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the department at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The University of Washington promotes diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public; we seek applicants who are committed to these principles.

Questions pertaining to this search can be addressed to Dr. Parker MacCready, Search Committee Chair ( More information on the School of Oceanography can be found at

This position is full-time and multi-year. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent is required on the date of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with publication list, statements of research and teaching interests with reference to diversity/inclusivity, and the names and contact information of four references. Electronic materials are preferred; send to with Assistant Professor Position in the subject line. Hard copies can be sent to Ms. Su Tipple, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Box 357940, Seattle, WA, 98195. Applications should be received prior to January 15, 2015, to ensure full consideration.

University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. The University of Washington is recognized for supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

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