The University of Washington School of Oceanography seeks
applications for a full time, 9-month faculty position at the level
of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the broad theme of the
Changing Ocean. The anticipated start date of the position is
September 16, 2022. Review of applications will begin on March 15,
2022. Applications will be considered until the position is
Oceans and coastlines change over diurnal-to-million-year
timescales and across the full range of spatial scales.
Understanding linkages between the past, present, and future states
of the oceans relies on knowledge of underlying mechanisms of
natural and human-forced ocean and ecosystem change. Our ability to
detect and predict these changes hinges on our understanding of the
links between the physics, geology, chemistry, and biology of the
ocean. The successful applicant will be expected to expand the
school’s research and teaching efforts related to ocean change.
Research and teaching could fall within a wide range of coastal or
open ocean topics, including but not limited to biogeochemistry,
ecology, ocean climate interaction, paleoceanography, geobiology or
sedimentology. We welcome the full range of approaches in applied
and/or basic science, from field observations and data analysis to
laboratory or numerical simulations and theoretical modeling.
Our academic unit is highly multidisciplinary and promotes a
collegial culture with broad interdisciplinary research ties
throughout the School and across the UW campus. UW faculty are
expected to engage in research, teaching, and service. The
successful candidate for this position will develop new or expanded
areas of expertise within the School of Oceanography and
collaborate with colleagues within the School and College of the
Environment, and across the University. The candidate will be
expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the School,
including teaching across interdisciplinary topics, at the graduate
and undergraduate levels, and mentoring of graduate students. In
all aspects of this position, the candidate will be expected to
promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for
students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree in Oceanography or a
related field, or foreign equivalent, by the start date of the
Applicants are asked to describe plans for innovative and
high-quality research, teaching, and mentoring programs. We are
committed to a holistic review of applicants, recognizing that
applicants have varying life circumstances, pandemic experiences,
and access to resources. Broad categories to be considered during
the reviewing process include an applicant’s research creativity
and accomplishments, research vision, teaching, mentoring,
commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), potential to
succeed at the UW, and leadership capabilities. To apply,
applicants should upload the following materials to Interfolio (a
cover letter is not requested and will not be included in the
(1) a curriculum vitae that includes educational background,
positions held, and a list of publications, including those under
review, and other relevant activities such as fieldwork, teaching
and mentoring experiences, leadership experience, service, outreach
and participation in conferences.
(2) a research statement (maximum 1000 words). This statement is
an opportunity for the applicant to outline the strength and
creativity of their past and ongoing research; their broad vision
for future research; their potential to contribute to and lead
research collaborations at the School of Oceanography and the UW,
leveraging existing expertise and facilities; their potential for
strengthening ties within the College of the Environment as well as
those across campus; and their experience and commitment to
mentoring and inclusive research practices.
(3) a teaching statement (maximum 1000 words). This statement is
an opportunity for the applicant to summarize their formal and
informal teaching experiences, their educational mentoring
experiences, their approach to interdisciplinary and inclusive
teaching, and their strategies and plans for how they might
contribute at the introductory and advanced level to the graduate
and undergraduate curricula in Oceanography and, if appropriate,
the undergraduate curricula in Marine Biology. More information
about teaching in the School can be found at
(4) a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement (maximum
1000 words). This statement is an opportunity for the applicant to
highlight experiences with enhancing community engagement and
equity through working with indigenous and underserved communities,
and contributing to a diverse and inclusive work environment. This
statement is also an opportunity to describe future goals and
specific ways the applicant might help or lead efforts to advance
the School’s commitments to DEI.
(5) the names, affiliations, and contact information for four
Our School strives to create an inclusive and welcoming
environment where people of all backgrounds, who bring a range of
perspectives and life experiences, are welcomed, heard and
supported. We seek candidates who will contribute substantially to
these efforts and encourage applications from underrepresented
Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2022.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the application process or any potential
disability accommodations during the application and interview
process can be directed to email@example.com or the Search
Committee Chair: Prof. Andrea Ogston, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,
pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age,
disability, or protected veteran status.
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity
among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and
articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).
Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty
efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity
and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty
member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and
Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation
21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a
UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will
be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For
more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.