Assistant Professor of Oceanographic Engineering

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Oceanographic Engineering
Department of Ocean and Resource Engineering
University of Hawai'i at Manoa

The Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering (ORE) in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month faculty position in Oceanographic Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Hawaii’s unique location, climate, and marine-oriented activities make UHM an ideal place for education and research in ocean and resources engineering. Educational and research emphasis in ORE includes coastal, offshore, ocean resources, and oceanographic engineering. With this position, we are excited to grow our expertise in oceanographic engineering, which involves the design, operation, and maintenance of the mechanical, electrical, and computing technology and instrumentation that supports oceanographic and marine operations.

The successful candidate will have research and field experience related to oceanographic engineering. We welcome applicants with strong backgrounds in the classical engineering disciplines (mechanical, electrical, civil, computer, acoustical, chemical, etc.) that are coupled with an understanding of application to the ocean environment. Research areas include sensor and instrument development, fixed and mobile sensor network infrastructure, marine technology, algorithms/methods for use in ocean environments, and other related topics.

UHM is the only recognized Native Hawaiian-serving R1 university and draws students from a diverse population including Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian ethnicities. The Department of Ocean and Resource Engineering is committed to serving and affirming our unique community and culture in the center of the Pacific Ocean and to continued support of research and teaching excellence.

Position duties:

  • Develop and sustain an extramurally funded research program
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses
  • Mentor and support students and postdoctoral researchers
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals and in other fora as appropriate
  • Serve the department, school, university, and scientific and professional communities

Required qualifications:

  • A doctorate (at the time of appointment) from a college or university of recognized standing and in a field relevant to the position
  • Demonstrated ability as a teacher
  • Demonstrated scholarly achievement
  • Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated capacity for creative, high-quality research
  • Experience with the development and/or use of oceanographic instrumentation, integration of instruments onto vehicle platforms, fixed and mobile sensor network infrastructure, ocean/marine technology, or related topics

Desirable qualifications:

  • Established extramurally funded projects and/or prior success in securing extramural funding
  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer
  • Practical and/or professional experience related to ocean/marine technology and engineering
  • Experience collecting oceanographic data in the field or on research vessel cruises
  • Demonstrated action aimed at fostering an inclusive, respectful, equitable, inclusive and welcoming work environment

Applications must be filed online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu. Search for position number 85926, click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the screen, and attach the required documents, described below. Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NeoGov, you will need to create an account.

Submit a single pdf file that includes: (1) Cover letter; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) External citation report (preferably via Web of Science); (4) Statements about your past work and future plans in (4a) research, (4b) teaching and mentorship, and (4c) diversity, equity, and inclusion; (5) Transcripts (copies acceptable with application, official documents required upon hire); (6) Three representative publications; (7) The names and contact information including email addresses of at least three professional references. Topics for statements in (4) may include, but are not limited to: scientific leadership, research methodologies, mentoring, innovative pedagogy, service and outreach, strategies for engaging a wide variety of learners and stakeholders, how you will strengthen and complement the mission of the Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering and the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

Inquiries: Dr. Eva-Marie Nosal, ORE Search Committee Chair, via orejob@hawaii.edu.

Review of applications will begin on 08 January 2024 and will continue until the position has been filled, subject to position clearance.

The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity / affirmative action institution.

posted: 08 December 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.