Assistant Professor of Oceanography, Autonomous Systems and Data Processing

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Search will be open until filled: First consideration will be given to applications received by January 8, 2018. Second consideration may be given to applications received by January 29, 2018. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (January 29, 2018) may not be given full consideration.
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The position will be an academic year appointment with an expected start date of September, 2018.

The Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. We seek applicants addressing high impact topics across the spectrum of oceanographic disciplines and research topics. Preference will be given to researchers intending to utilize or develop novel platforms, sensors and algorithms in observational field programs in their research area. Potential areas of specialization include but are not limited to marine robotics, autonomous platforms, in-situ sensor development and applications of real-
time data processing such as adaptive sampling, path planning, pattern recognition and automated classification.
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 have the opportunity to interact with the Ocean Engineering Department and the College of Engineering which has recently developed a Robotic Engineering Minor..
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. 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.

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 oceanography, engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or related fields in chemistry, biology, geology or physics.

2. Demonstrated record of using or developing novel instrument platforms, sensors, or software for 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 strong oral communication skills.

5. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

6. Demonstrated research strengths and teaching ability that complement existing programs and foci at GSO and in related colleges such as Engineering and Environmental Life Sciences.

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

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
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(Please note: Applications must be submitted directly online only at: https://jobs.uri.edu)

Contact Email
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 online Faculty Employment Application:

(1) Letter of Application

(2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names , email addresses and phone numbers of at least 3 professional references

(3) “Other” statement of teaching experiences and future plans (as one complete document)

(4) Statement of research interests and future plans (as one complete document)

Each PDF doc limited to 9MB

Please note: other relevant material in support of your application, such as: (PDF reprints of up to 3 publications or technical reports) must be emailed directly to: gsopdf@gmail.com

Posting Information

Position Number 108069
Posting Number F00065
Posting Date 11/14/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2897

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document
  4. Research
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 oceanography, engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or related fields in chemistry, biology, geology or physics?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have demonstrated record of using or developing novel instrument platforms, sensors, or software for marine observations as shown by publications, presentations at scientific meetings, honors, patents, and/or awards?
    • 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 awards?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated strong oral communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrated research strengths and teaching ability that complement existing programs and foci at GSO and in related colleges such as Engineering and Environmental Life Sciences?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
    • 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