Assistant Professor, Marine chemist; University of Rhode Island

Job Title: 
Assistant Professor, Marine chemist
Job Location: 
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Full-Time / Permanent
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 31, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by February 28, 2019. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (February 28, 2019) may not be given full consideration.

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 marine chemistry. The position will be an academic year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2019. We seek applications from researchers who specialize in any aspect of marine chemistry or chemical oceanography. The new hire will enter the vibrant research community at URI and the many neighboring academic institutions within New England. Opportunities exist to participate in the active sea-going community of GSO, the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium, and the Ocean Exploration Trust, to utilize platforms such as R/V Endeavor, E/V Nautilus and the newly awarded Regional-Class Research Vessel. Physical facilities include the Marine Science Research Facility, Brown Center for Computation and Visualization, Rhode Island Genomics & Sequencing Center, and the NSF Coastal Ecology Assessment Innovation and Modeling Program for Narragansett Bay. In general, we invite individuals with a strong commitment to research, to excellent teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Job Summary/Basic Function:

The successful applicant is expected to develop an externally funded research program. The candidate will contribute to teach graduate and undergraduate classes, to contribute to the graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) through advising and research committee participation.



(1) Ph.D. or equivalent by the time of position hire appointment September 1, 2019) in oceanography, geochemistry, chemistry, biology, engineering, or related field.

(2) Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement as shown by publications, presentations at scientific meetings, honors, patents, and/or awards.

(3) Demonstrated potential for the development of an independently funded research program as shown by research statement or previously funded grants and/or awards.

(4) Research strengths and teaching potential that complement existing programs and foci at GSO and in affiliated departments.

(5) Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

(6) Demonstrated proficiency in interpersonal and oral communication skills.

(7) Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.


Preference may be given to applicants that meet one or more of the following criteria;
We encourage applicants with a seagoing component to their research, as well as applicants working in high latitudes.

(1) Interest and experience in field and particularly seagoing research.

(2) Research and scholarly activity in high latitude regions.

(3) Potential for interdisciplinary collaborations.

(4) Teaching and/or mentoring experience.

(5) Post PhD research experience.

(6) Previous success with research funding.


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