Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track) position, Polar climate modeling – University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking to fill one position for an assistant or associate professor (tenure-track) position in polar climate modeling. This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative to add to the vibrant community focused on “The Emerging Polar Regions” that would work at the intersections among earth system components (cryosphere, atmosphere/ocean, and biosphere). The cluster joins a landscape of existing–and historical–strengths in diverse aspects of polar research at UW-Madison. Units participating in the cluster hire include: the Departments of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Botany, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Geography, Geosciences, and Integrative Biology. Tenure home will be determined at the time of hire based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and interests. Further Information regarding this initiative can be found at: Read more ›

Professor of Oceanography – University of Rhode Island

The Graduate School of Oceanography seeks a scientist for the position of tenured Professor of Oceanography. A primary focus of the successful candidate will be ocean exploration that integrates ship-based field programs, innovative technology development (with emphasis on autonomous systems), and broad-based educational outreach activities. The individual will assume a leadership role as co-P.I. in the recently-funded, 5 year NOAA Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute (OECI) led by the Graduate School of Oceanography (URI) and its institutional partners, University of New Hampshire, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Southern Mississippi. Preference will be given to applicants with a distinguished record of planning and executing oceanographic research cruises that utilize remotely operated and autonomous vehicles (ROV/AUVs). This hire will develop broad linkages within GSO, as well as with URI’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) and the College of Engineering, and will play a significant role with GSO’s Center for Ocean Exploration. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop an externally funded research program and is encouraged to assist in leading exploration and research cruises onboard the E/V Nautilus and other oceanographic vessels, including the R/V Resolution. Teaching will include new or existing Grand Challenge or general education undergraduate classes, as well as relevant graduate classes. Read more ›

Postdoctoral position – IFREMER

Applications for an 18-month postdoctoral position are invited from candidates with a recent PhD in physical oceanography or similar. The successful candidate will be based in IFREMER, Brest (France), and will join the“Ocean and Climate” team of the Laboratory of Physical and Spatial Oceanography (LOPS).

Assistant Professor – Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Open date: October 21st, 2019
Next review date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego invites applications for the faculty position described below. We seek an outstanding scientist/educator to establish a vigorous research program and provide intellectual leadership in their field while complementing existing expertise at SIO and other UC San Diego departments. SIO is a world-renowned center of oceanographic, atmospheric, biological, and solid earth research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs. SIO is part of the University of California, San Diego, which is one of the top research universities in the world. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to inclusive excellence by providing leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.
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Full-time, Temporary Faculty – Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Position Summary & Description

The Geoscience Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applicants for an anticipated full-time temporary faculty position beginning in January 2020. The appointment is expected to be renewed on a semester by semester basis through at least May 2021 and possibly longer.


  • Teaching major and non-major lectures and labs in oceanography, meteorology, and geology.
  • Attending monthly faculty meetings.
  • Assisting with departmental service work, and mentoring undergraduate students in research and professional activities.
  • The successful candidate may be assigned to perform work at off-campus sites and/or provide instruction through distance education.

Position Qualifications


  • PhD or Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the area of teaching: Introductory Geology and Oceanography.
  • Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview(s) and possible teaching demonstration(s).


  • Applicants who have previous teaching experience at the college-level.
  • Applicants interested in mentoring undergraduate research projects.

Essential Functions

Academic faculty must have, and maintain the physical and mental abilities, communicative skills, and stamina necessary to carry out the essential functions of their positions in teaching, research, scholarship, and service.  Work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve  standing to a significant degree, walking for brief periods of time and may include driving requirements.

Faculty must be able to:

  • Teach courses assigned by the departmental chair on a schedule made of a combination of standard class-meeting times as determined to meet instructional needs and adhere to the requirements of the department’s curriculum.
  • Teach courses for a mandated number of contact hours per week over a full semester and meet university expectations for final exams.
  • Present course material in a clear and organized manner using methodologies appropriate to the discipline.
  • Evaluate student work fairly and promptly.
  • Perform the physical requirements of laboratory, field work, studio work, or other activities outside typical classroom instruction if applicable.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the discipline through continued scholarly activity and research.
  • Participate actively in assignments necessary to advance the service and/or outreach of the department, college, and university.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for this position, please submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three references* via our online application system:  Applicants may also choose to submit teaching evaluations, publications, and/or other materials for review.

Applications must be received no later than December 1, 2019 by 11:59 p.m.

Automated reference requests and a confirmation email will be generated upon submission of your application.  Candidates who fail to submit all of the aforementioned materials will not be considered.

If the degree listed as required for this position was earned at IUP – no official transcripts are required to be submitted as part of this employment application.  IUP HR will verify IUP obtained degrees and only request official transcripts from candidates if needed.  Official transcripts will be required prior to hire date for applicants who did not earn the required degrees at IUP.

Committed to excellence through diversity, IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V and is a proud member of the State System of Higher Education.

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Postdoctoral research positions – UNSW-ANU-GFDL ARC Discovery Project 

There are currently 2 x postdoctoral research appointments under a joint UNSW-ANU-GFDL ARC Discovery Project aiming to understand the processes driving warm water intrusions onto the Antarctic continental shelf.
One position will be located at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia; the other at the Australian National  University In Canberra, Australia.  Both appointments are funded initially for two years, with strong potential for an extension into a third year.
The successful candidates will work with the project team including Prof. Matthew England (UNSW), Prof Andy Hogg (ANU), Dr Paul Spence (UNSW), Dr Adele Morrison (ANU) and Dr Stephen Griffies (GFDL).

For further information, including selection criteria and details on how to apply, please refer to the advertisement links below:

UNSW position:  

Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars

Through a nationally competitive application and review process, we seek to bring excellent scholars to our campus who have a passion for teaching, research, and public engagement within the context of a research (R1) university that values its commitment to the public good.

The program is a high-profile initiative designed to increase the diversity of UNH’s faculty, which is inextricably linked to academic excellence and student success. Read more ›

Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of Southern Mississippi

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Physical Oceanography

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate – Physical Oceanography.

 Please contact Dr. Maarten Buijsman for more information or questions by email:

 You can apply for the position here:

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position in physical oceanography is available in the Division of Marine Science at The University of Southern Mississippi. The successful candidate will work on the Task Force Ocean (TFO) project “Modeling, characterizing, and predicting effects of internal gravity waves on acoustic propagation on basin to global scales”, which is supported by a grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). This three-year project is a cross-disciplinary effort between physical oceanographers, ocean-acoustic and sonar-performance-prediction modelers, and specialists in machine learning to model, characterize, and predict the acoustic effects of internal gravity waves.  The main goal of this sub-project is to advance our understanding of internal gravity waves in global HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) simulations: i.e., their generation, dissipation, and their interactions with the mean flow. Ultimately, a better understanding of internal gravity waves may aid the development of mixing parameterizations used in climate model simulations.
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Assistant Professor – Purdue University

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), within the College of Science at Purdue University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in large-scale geophysical fluid dynamics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the 2020-21 academic year.

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Postdoctoral researchers – France’s ministries of Europe and foreign affairs

France’s ministries of Europe and foreign affairs (MEAE) and of higher education, research, and innovation (MESRI) have implemented a program of support for foreign postdoctoral researchers wishing to conduct further research in France on a topic related to earth systems, climate change and sustainability, or the energy transition. Read more ›