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Assistant Professor (Marine Science/Physical Oceanographer) (#73348) Position Description

The application collection portion of the recruitment for this position vacancy has concluded.

UH Hilo, College of Arts & Sciences, tenure-track, full-time, general funds, nine-month appointment to begin approximately August 2014, pending position clearance and availability of funding.


Teach undergraduate and MS level graduate courses on campus and on board the department’s research vessels, including: undergraduate Oceanography lecture and laboratory, Global Change, Coastal and/or Pelagic Methods and Analyses, Physical Oceanography, Senior Thesis, and undergraduate and graduate courses in the applicant's specialty (9 credits/semester with potential for buyouts); conduct research and publish results on physical oceanography; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; engage in scholarly activities; participate in departmental, community, and university service; possibly participate in summer courses for additional compensation.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Physics or Oceanography or closely related discipline with successful comparable experience and/or scholarship in the area of physical oceanography; Ph.D. must be completed prior to the start of employment; relevant publications; demonstrated expertise in teaching at the university level; and experience mentoring student research.

Desirable Qualifications

Post-doctoral experience; field research experience; demonstrated ability to acquire external research funding; the ability and a plan to develop 1) coastal oceanography research, 2) research in Hawaiʻi and the insular Pacific region, 3) collaboration with colleagues on integrated research, and 4) incorporating undergraduates in research.

Pay Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications (How to Apply)

Submit a cover letter indicating the position title and position number and how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, a curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Please note that copies of transcripts are acceptable for application; however, original documents issued by a university registrar are required upon hire. Electronic submissions will be accepted. Mail Application To: Dr. Steven Colbert, Marine Science, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, 200 W. Kāwili St., Hilo, Hawaiʻi 96720-4091, or electronically to

Inquiries (General)

Dr. Steven Colbert, (808) 932-7596,

Please refer to position #73348 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on March 6, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at NEOGOV.

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