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Assistant Professor of Oceanography, Autonomous Systems and Data Processing

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your Faculty Profile Employment Application: (#1) Letter of Application (#2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least 3 references; (#3) "Other Document" is a statement of teaching experiences and future plans; (#4)“Other” to include a statement of research interests and future plans. Additionally: other relevant material in support of your application (PDF reprints of up to 3 publications or technical reports) should be sent by email to gsopdf@gmail.com

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of Oceanography, Autonomous Systems and Data Processing
Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications

Search will remain open until filled.
Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (February 3, 2017) will be fully reviewed and evaluated.
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The Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in the design, development and use of autonomous systems and associated data processing in the field of ocean observation. The position will be an academic year appointment with an expected start date of September, 2017.

We seek researchers who will contribute to the development of vehicle platforms, sensors, or software for automated data acquisition and intelligent processing, sampling and sensing. Potential application areas may include, but are not limited to, adaptive seafloor classification and mapping, water column sampling strategies, collaborative vehicle exploration, novel platform or sensor development, situational awareness in complex environments, real time processing and planning with visual or acoustic data. The new hire will have the unique opportunity to participate in the active sea-going community of GSO and the Ocean Exploration Trust utilizing platforms such as R/V Endeavor and E/V Nautilus for research and technical development. The successful candidate will develop interdisciplinary courses of interest to students at GSO and within the Ocean Engineering Department (OCE). In particular, the individual will play an important role in a newly developed Robotic Engineering Minor in the College of Engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) by advising students specializing in his/her area of study.

In general, we invite individuals with a strong commitment to research, teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to outreach activities through the URI Inner Space Center and ship-to-shore telepresence.

Basic Function:

Develop an externally funded research program, teach graduate and undergraduate classes and support public engagement.

Qualifications

Required:

1) A Ph.D. or equivalent by the time of appointment date in either engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, oceanography or related field.

2) Demonstrated record of instrument, platform or software development for autonomous marine observations as shown by publications, presentations at scientific meetings, honors, patents, and/or awards.

3) Demonstrated ability to develop an independently funded research program as shown by research statement or previously funded grants and/or awards.

4) Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication skills.

5) Demonstrated research strengths that complement existing programs and foci at GSO and in affiliated departments.

6) Demonstrated strengths in teaching ability that complement existing programs and foci at GSO and in affiliated departments.

7) Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups.

Preferred:

1) Demonstrated interest and experience in field research.

2) Demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary collaborations.

3) Demonstrated teaching and/or mentoring experience.

4) Demonstrated post PhD academic or industry research experience.

5) Demonstrated previous success with research funding.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

Union AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors
Status Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent
End Date of Restriction or Limitation

Department Information

Department GSO Faculty
Contact(s)

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
URI

Contact Email ghenriques@uri.edu
Campus Location Narragansett Bay Campus
Grant Funded
Extension Contingent on Funding Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your Faculty Profile Employment Application:

(#1) Letter of Application

(#2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least 3 references;

(#3) “Other Document” is a statement of teaching experiences and future plans;

(#4)“Other” to include a statement of research interests and future plans.

Additionally: other relevant material in support of your application (PDF reprints of up to 3 publications or technical reports) should be sent by email to gsopdf@gmail.com

Posting Information

Position Number 108069
Posting Number F00010
Posting Date 11/18/2016
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/1919

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Ph.D. or equivalent by the time of appointment date in either engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, oceanography or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have demonstrated record of instrument, platform or software development for autonomous marine observations as shown by publications, presentations at scientific meetings, honors, patents, and/or award?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated ability to develop an independently funded research program as shown by research statement or previously funded grants and/or award?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated research strengths that complement existing programs and foci at GSO and in affiliated departments?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrated strengths in teaching ability that complement existing programs and foci at GSO and in affiliated departments?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other