Canada Research Chair in Physical Oceanography – Dalhousie University

The Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University is seeking applicants for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Physical Oceanography. Applicants must hold a PhD in Physical  Oceanography or a closely related discipline, and have a strong record of research excellence. The applicants’ research should address ocean dynamics on a range of temporal and spatial  scales, and it should complement the existing research activities by physical oceanography  faculty in the Department, e.g., ocean models and observational analyses, shelf and deep ocean circulation, nearshore processes, air-sea interactions, climate variability, ocean acoustics, and mixing. Interests in cross-disciplinary oceanographic research are an asset.

The successful applicant may find research support from existing centres of excellence at Dalhousie (e.g., MEOPAR) and from the newly created Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI). OFI brings together elite researchers and institutes from across the globe to understand our changing oceans and create safe, sustainable solutions for ocean development. Including a $93.7M award through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund program (CFREF), government, private and partner contributions, the OFI is a $220M enterprise.

The successful applicant will be appointed to a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The anticipated start date is 1 July 2019, or as negotiated. The application should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a two- to three-page statement of research interests, three representative publications, the names and contact information of three references, and a completed Self-ID questionnaire ( Review of applications will begin on 4 June 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send the complete application as a single pdf to the address below:

Dr. Katja Fennel
Search Committee Chair, Tier 2 CRC in Physical Oceanography

The Canada Research Chair (CRC) program was established by the Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. the candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the research grants office and see the CRC website ( for more information on eligibility. Dalhousie recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur. Applicants are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

Dalhousie University is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2018. The student body comprises 18,000 students from around the world who are here to access world-class academic programmes and leading edge research. It is located in the port city of Halifax on Canada’s east coast, which is renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, friendly people, and natural beauty.Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a
disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

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