Tenure Track Scientist - Geology & Geophysics
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the world’s leading, independent non-profit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education. Our scientists and engineers push the boundaries of knowledge about the ocean to reveal its impacts on our planet and our lives.
Ocean Sciences (OS)
The Geology & Geophysics Department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites exceptional candidates to apply to one or more of our full-time exempt tenure track positions on our scientific staff. We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level; however, extraordinary candidates may be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels.
The successful candidate would ideally have expertise in Seismology or Geodesy (marine or terrestrial), and an interest in the use and/or development of marine instrumentation and novel techniques for analyzing seafloor data. WHOI currently houses the Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) (https://obsic.whoi.edu/) which provides seafloor instrumentation for the US seismic community. Individuals who are able to develop synergies and collaborations with OBSIC would be desirable.
However, candidates from other geophysical fields, whose expertise complements and strengthens that of the department may also be considered and are encouraged to apply. Existing departmental strengths and interests include geophysics (active and passive seismology, electromagnetic methods, and magnetics), tectonics, ice-sheet dynamics, volcanology and fluid dynamics, geochemistry, coastal processes, past and present climate dynamics and biogeochemistry.
WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff, postdocs, and graduate 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 is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. WHOI believes diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components that support our academic excellence. We strive for a diverse and inclusive workforce, and encourage women, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply.
WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance programs, medical and dependent care pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts in addition to our own child care subsidy reimbursement program, paid parental leave, a generous employer contribution retirement plan, vacation, occasional illness, and family illness time as well as flexible work arrangements. 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 broader community.
Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist and are highly encouraged, through collaborations with colleagues in our other science departments, centers, and labs as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community. WHOI’s Scientific Staff members are expected to provide for their salaries and those staff members who work in support of their research from grants and contracts that they have been awarded. The Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available. There are also opportunities for significant internal funding to develop innovative research projects. Candidates hired at the junior non-tenure level will receive an initial appointment for four years.
Education & Experience
Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific 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.
Applicants should upload, in the designated areas of the application, the following documents. Please include the title of the position that you are applying for in the name of your files: A cover letter; curriculum vitae (CV); three-page research statement; names of four references; and copies of up to three relevant publications. . In addition to the online application, please email the documents directly to the chair of the Geology & Geophysics Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Geology & Geophysics Scientist Application”. Interviews will be conducted virtually.
Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.
Please visit our website to apply – https://careers.whoi.edu/