Assistant Professor of Coastal / Physical Oceanography; Florida Institute of Technology

Job Title: 
Assistant Professor of Coastal / Physical Oceanography
Job Location: 
Melbourne, Florida
Full Time
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology invites applications for tenure- or teaching-track faculty positions in Physical/Coastal Oceanography with an expected starting date in August 2020. The position is posted at the assistant-professor level, but exceptional candidates with appropriate levels of experience may be considered for  appointment at the associate level. 

The successful candidate for the Physical/Coastal Oceanography tenure track should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: coupled land-air-sea modeling, air-sea interactions and ocean-atmosphere boundary layer, coastal oceanography and meteorology, observations using satellite data, and data assimilation. Skillsets such as coupled-WRF modeling or COAWST will be a plus. 

The successful candidates will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses; conduct and maintain active, externally funded research programs; publish scholarly work; mentor graduate students; and engage in service activities. Each successful applicant must have earned doctorate in a relevant field, and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, as well as an interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative research. Postdoctoral experience will be considered an asset. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

The successful candidates for the teaching track should have expertise in one or more of the aforementioned areas. However, the primary effort of a non-tenure-track faculty member will be undergraduate and graduate teaching, with an expected load of up to 4 courses per semester. 

Florida Tech is a major, private, engineering-focused research university providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs. Ranked as a Tier 1 university by U.S. News and World Report, Florida Tech is situated on the east-central coast of Florida in the city of Melbourne in Brevard County, approximately 60 miles east of Orlando and 30 miles south of the Kennedy Space Center. The Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences (OEMS) has 26 faculty members. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs include atmospheric, ocean, and life sciences, as well as ocean engineering. OEMS has approximately 270 undergraduate students, and 90 MS and PhD students.

Applications should be sent to oemsocn [at] Please upload a single pdf document that contains the following items in the order listed: cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three (3) professional references, a statement of research interests (for a tenure-track appointment), and a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy. Applicants should clearly state whether they are applying for the tenure or the teaching track in the cover letter. Applications are due no later than COB on 9 November 2019.

Florida Tech actively supports an educational environment that fosters diversity and inclusion for all and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the cultural and intellectual diversity of its faculty.

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