Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Ocean Acoustics

La Jolla
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November 08 2021
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego ( invites applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor position with a research focus on observational ocean acoustics. Of interest are all aspects of acoustics in the ocean including but not limited to: marine physics and the theory/modeling of sound propagation underwater including interaction with the boundaries, computational ocean acoustics, the sources and spatial/temporal structure of ambient sound, the application of innovative signal processing and machine learning approaches to acoustic data collected at-sea, and acoustic sensing technology development. The successful candidate also will be expected to contribute to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in the SIO Department. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated the potential capacity (Asst. rank) or capacity (Assoc./Full rank) to develop/maintain an innovative sea-going research program. Candidates should also have potential for (or demonstrated record of) mentorship of both graduate and undergraduate students, teaching excellence, and/or leadership.

We seek a motivated, broad-thinking scientist-educator to establish a vigorous research program and provide intellectual leadership in their field while complementing existing expertise at Scripps and other UCSD departments. SIO is a world-renowned center of marine research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean, biological and atmospheric sciences. SIO is part of the University of California, San Diego, which is one of the top research universities in the world. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

The position requires a PhD in Oceanography, Physics, Engineering or a related field. Rank and salary will be consistent with the applicant's qualifications and experience and with University of California pay scales.

For full consideration, please apply by the January 10, 2022 deadline at: (Assistant Professor) (Associate/Full Professor)
Each position requires a separate application submission. Applicants who are competitive at both ranks are encouraged to apply at both the Assistant and Associate/Full level.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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