Assistant Professor of Oceanography, Ecosystem Modeler

Job description

The Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor within the broad specialization of ecosystem modeling.  The position will be an academic year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2020. We seek applications from researchers who specialize in modeling the ecology and/or biogeochemistry of marine ecosystems to understand ecosystem response to both natural and anthropogenic stressors, including climate change. We seek applicants who strive to understand the mechanisms governing ecosystem function using a variety of modeling approaches. The successful candidate will be an active theoretical and/or numerical model builder and user.  The new hire will enter a vibrant research community that includes the broader URI community as well as state and federal institutions such as NOAA and EPA. Opportunities exist to utilize the Brown University Center for Computation and Visualization and to participate in the NSF-funded Coastal Ecology Assessment, Innovation, and Modeling Program for Narragansett Bay.  The Graduate School of Oceanography has a broad range of observational capabilities and a strong culture of interdisciplinary collaboration. We invite individuals with strong commitments to research, teaching, and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

As one of the nation’s premier academic oceanographic institutions, the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) has become recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in oceanography and education necessary to address present and future marine challenges. This mission is accomplished through an integrated program of research, education and public outreach. Field and ship-based observations, including time-series studies coupled with laboratory work and modeling, provide a comprehensive approach to studying coastal and blue water oceans throughout the world. GSO is home to world class research facilities, a new Regional Class  Research Vessel R/V Resolution and the Inner Space Center, a one-of-a-kind national facility that supports live ocean exploration via telepresence. GSO leads the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium in partnership with the University of New Hampshire, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and 13 additional institutions to promote collaboration in oceanographic science and education.

The University of Rhode Island is committed to promoting a climate and culture aligned with URI’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice strategic goals.  The University is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents and has recently been awarded a Work-Life seal of distinction.  As an institution, the University embraces all forms of diversity, including, but not limited to, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identification or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, and veteran status.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00165).  Please attach the following 6 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:  (#1) Letter of application (as one complete pdf document), (#2) Curriculum vitae that includes the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references (as one complete pdf document), (#3) Statement of research interests and future plans (as one complete pdf document), (#4) Statement of teaching experiences and future plans (as one complete pdf document), (#5) “Other Document” – Statement of experience working with diverse audiences (as one complete pdf document), and (#6) "Other"- PDF reprints of up to three publications or technical reports (as one complete pdf document).


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Job No: F00165
Posted: 10/8/2019
Application Due: 12/7/2019
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