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Assistant Professor, Chemical Oceanography



Assistant Professor, Chemical Oceanography

The Ocean Sciences Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in Chemical Oceanography, at the Assistant Professor (tenure track) level.

The Department of Ocean Sciences seeks an innovative inorganic chemist who applies cutting-edge field and/or laboratory analytical approaches to fundamental oceanographic problems. We invite applications from outstanding candidates within a diverse range of chemical expertise and focus areas. These could include, for example, basin-scale geochemical processes, coastal ocean environmental change, and/or aspects of inorganic ocean chemistry relevant to fundamental biological oceanographic questions. The successful candidate should have a strong interest in interdisciplinary research, and complement existing faculty within the Ocean Sciences department and affiliated programs at UCSC.

UCSC provides state-of-the-art analytical facilities to leverage development of a dynamic research program. These include both clean-lab facilities and a number of shared instrumental centers, such as a suite of plasma instruments (including the Keck Neptune multi-collector facility) for trace element and isotopic analysis, the Light Stable Isotope Lab, and the Marine Analytical Lab. Together these facilities provide a world-class research center attracting national and international collaborations. The ideal candidate will interact with a broad community of faculty around campus, and potentially also with regional partner institutions such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Moss Landing Marine Labs, USGS, the National Marine Fisheries Lab, and the rapidly developing Coastal Ocean Observing System.

The successful candidate is expected to teach at all levels, with expertise appropriate to teach chemical oceanography and aquatic inorganic chemistry courses at the graduate-level, instrumental analysis at the upper division undergraduate level, and introductory ocean sciences courses for non-majors.

The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Step and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience (9 month basis)

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent degree, in oceanography or related discipline in hand at time of appointment; demonstrated research and teaching record.


TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests; and the names and contact information for three to four referees. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at http://apptrkr.com/398068

Refer to Position #JPF00062-14 in all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013

To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2014.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

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