Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Chemical Oceanography

University of New Hampshire

The Department of Earth Sciences (ESCI) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) seeks applications for a nine-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Chemical Oceanography. This position will be a full-time academic year appointment.  We invite applicants from all fields of chemical oceanography, especially those that complement existing research strengths in oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, geology, hydrology, geochemistry and biogeochemistry. The Department of Earth Sciences ( conducts research into the oceans, atmosphere and solid earth, and offers Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Oceanographic, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations across campus include a joint appointment within the School of Marine Sciences and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE; which, along with the Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory and Earth Systems Research Center, is housed within the Institute for the Study of Earth Oceans and Space (EOS).  The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program while contributing to departmental teaching needs in oceanography, chemical oceanography, and geochemistry courses, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and participating in service activities.  Candidates should have completed a PhD at the time of appointment.  To apply send a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests (2 pages maximum each), and names and addresses of at least three references to  Computer access/assistance is available at the Human Resources Office at 603-862-0501. (TTY users 603-862-3227).  Questions should be addressed to: Ruth Varner, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences and Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824 (  Review of applications begins on 1 December 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  Appointments will start in August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.  

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.