Tenure-track Research Scientist - Geology & Geophysics

The Geology and Geophysics Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites outstanding candidates to apply for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of High-temperature Geochemistry/Petrology with an emphasis on metamorphic and/or igneous processes. We are seeking candidates whose research has broad applications to global geochemical cycles at convergent and divergent margins, and complements existing strengths in isotope geochemistry, experimental petrology, geophysics, and marine geology. Candidates whose research interests involve development of and/or innovative use of our existing analytical strengths in mass spectrometry (such as SIMS and MC-ICPMS) and/or field-based research are especially encouraged to apply. We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level but exceptional candidates will be considered for appointment at more senior levels.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. WHOI scientific staff members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. They have the opportunity to advise graduate students and teach courses in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering (www.whoi.edu/jointprogram ). Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaboration with the other science departments (Applied Ocean Science and Engineering, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Biology, and Physical Oceanography; www.whoi.edu/main/departments-centers-labs) and WHOI's Marine Policy Center (www.whoi.edu/main/mpc), as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community. Members of the WHOI's Scientific Staff are expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts, but the Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available as well as significant internal funding for developing innovative research. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed. Female and minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. WHOI is sensitive to the issues of dual career scientists and will work with applicants to identify and explore available options. WHOI's benefits package includes vacation time, an employer contribution retirement plan, medical and dental plans, child-care subsidy, flexible scheduling, and family illness days.


Apply online; please visit http://jobs.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 16-11-09. Applications should include, as a single pdf document, a CV, a 3-page research statement that clearly describes your research interests, names and contact information of four references, and copies of up to three relevant publications.

Review of applications will begin on 1 February 2017.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. 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.

posted: 02 December 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.