Tenure Track Scientist

Woods Hole, Massachusetts
October 25 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist

Tenure Track Scientist

The Marine Policy Center at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites exceptional candidates to apply for up to two full-time tenure-track positions.  The staff at the Policy Center conducts social scientific research that integrates economics, policy analysis, and law with the Institution’s basic research in ocean sciences. The successful candidate will have research interests that complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths in marine resource economics.  We welcome applications from scientists—including social scientists and others who focus on quantitative policy analysis—who use either empirical or theoretical approaches to address questions in any area of marine policy. Candidates whose research lies at the intersection of marine science and the economics of public health; food, water, and energy; or ecosystem management are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree and a record of research publications in scholarly journals. Scientific staff members are expected to develop independent, externally-funded, and internationally-recognized research programs. They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering.

Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the  other science departments, centers, and labs as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community. WHOI’s Scientific Staff are expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts. The Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available, as well as significant internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed.

WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000. Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society. The Institution is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science. An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from the international community.

WHOI supports a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage women, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply. WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days. WHOI also provides dual career services for assisting your spouse or partner should they be impacted by your career decision. We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI or the community.


Please visit http://jobs.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 18-10-02. Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three-page research statement, names and contact information of four references, and copies of up to three relevant publications.

The package should also be sent separately to Michael Neubert, Director of the Marine Policy Center at mpc_director@whoi.edu with the subject line “MPC Application.” Review of applications will begin on 12/17/2018.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit HERC for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.