Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Doherty Professorship in Ocean and Climate Science)

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Job posting number: #7234556

Posted: April 4, 2024

Application Deadline: May 15, 2024

Job Description

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Doherty Professorship in Ocean and Climate Science)

Oregon State University

Job Summary: The College of Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a part-time (.75FTE), 12-month, tenure track (annual), Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Doherty Professorship in Ocean and Climate Science) position.

The incumbent will maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program in Ocean and Climate Science; they may be, for example, an ocean scientist who studies climate, or a climate scientist who studies the ocean. Potential areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, Ocean and Climate Science research that pushes boundaries in methodologies that leverage recent advances in GPU or hybrid GPU/CPU computing (e.g., emerging approaches in high-resolution and/or multi-scale modeling, analysis of big data with advanced analytics, development of prediction systems powered by AI); engaged or use-inspired ocean and climate research (e.g., solutions-oriented climate impacts research); and ocean and climate research that fosters principles of inclusivity (e.g., focus on the global south, climate impacts on underrepresented populations).

The incumbent will demonstrate capabilities and/or high potential for research and teaching excellence that will inspire the next generation of Ocean and Climate Science students and early career researchers. This includes 1) creatively contributing to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, 2) building an international reputation in research in Ocean and Climate Science and a strong externally funded research program, and 3) contributing to on-going college- and university-wide efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.

OSU and CEOAS are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity, and equal opportunity. CEOAS faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, including efforts promoting equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity. Faculty are also expected to contribute efforts to improve access to experiential learning opportunities. OSU and CEOAS strive to build and sustain a welcoming, collegial and inclusive campus environment.

CEOAS has approximately 100 faculty, 150 graduate students, and over 1000 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography, and an M.S. degree in Marine Resource Management.

OSU has just launched its new strategic plan - Prosperity Widely Shared. Central to this strategic plan is to significantly expand its research enterprise and broaden its ‘distinction in collaborative, team-based and solutions-oriented work.' Important components of OSU's strategic plan and its capabilities are cutting-edge research, innovation, and facilities. For example, OSU is currently constructing the Jen-Hsun and Lori Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex (HCIC), a state-of-the-art, team-based transdisciplinary research and teaching center. As part of the HCIC, OSU will also soon take ownership of a $25M NVIDIA super-computer, which will be a university-wide resource for computational research.

OSU is in Corvallis, OR with approximately 35,000 students enrolled. OSU is situated on a beautiful 400-acre campus. Corvallis is a community of 60,000 people in the Willamette Valley about 90 miles from Portland and 45 miles from Newport and OSU's coastal campus. Corvallis is an idyllic college town and has been rated one of America's most livable small cities for its classic structures, tree-lined streets, and Willamette River frontage. Corvallis has been recognized as one of the best college towns, one of the top ten places to live, having the highest Peace Corps volunteers per capita, the most green buildings per capita, and was ranked #1 in patents per capita. Corvallis sits in the middle of Oregon's finest recreational and scenic areas; ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the rugged Cascade and Coast Mountain ranges are all within a short driving distance.

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.

• Top 1.4% university in the world
• More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
• 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
• 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

What You Will Need
1. Ph.D. or equivalent in a field relevant to Ocean and Climate Science by the start of employment.
2. A commitment to educational equity in a multicultural setting, to advancing the participation of diverse groups and to supporting diverse perspectives.
3. Potential for or record of high-quality, independent scientific research in Ocean and Climate Science commensurate with career stage.
4. Potential for or record of teaching excellence and commitment to student success that benefits the graduate and undergraduate programs of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, commensurate with career stage.
5. Potential for or record of mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in Ocean and Climate Science commensurate with career stage.
6. Potential to establish or record of an externally funded research program of high impact and longevity in Ocean and Climate Science.
7. Proficiency in oral and written English.
8. For the ranks of Associate Professor or Full Professor, applicants must also show evidence of effectiveness and distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service commensurate with career stage.

What We Would Like You to Have
• Potential for or record of experience and technical skills in GPU-based methods for Ocean and Climate Science.
• Potential for or record of experience developing a solutions-oriented, engaged, and/or use-inspired research program.
• Demonstrated leadership experience in developing and maintaining a collaborative research and education team to address topical scientific problems and broader impact topics in Ocean and Climate Science.
• Demonstrated experience advancing educational equity in a multicultural setting, enhancing the participation of diverse groups, and supporting diverse perspectives.
• Potential for or record of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 25, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) Statement of Research

4) Statement of Teaching

5) Publications

You will also be required to answer a diversity statement as part of the application.

Letters of Reference will be requested on finalists only. When applying, you will be asked to provide the email address and telephone number for 3 referees who will be sent a secure quicklink that will allow them to upload the requested letters of reference on your behalf.

For additional information please contact: Peter Ruggiero at [email protected]

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