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Industry jobs: WHOI tenure-track position in Ocean Acoustics (USA)

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28 November, 2022

Tenure Track Scientist - Ocean Acoustics -

The Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering (AOPE) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in the United States, is seeking to grow its scientific, tenure-track staff with up to 3 new hires in the Ocean Acoustics and Signals Laboratory. They are seeking candidates at all ranks with potential to complement or diversify existing strengths and become the next wave of ocean acoustic leaders.

Of interest are all aspects of fundamental and applied ocean acoustics. Candidates with strong experience in signal processing, inverse problems, wireless communication, and wave physics, and interested in ocean applications are encouraged to apply.

About WHOI

WHOI is located on Cape Cod in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science. Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society. WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000. Together with an additional ~500 affiliated personnel associated with their scientific endeavors, WHOI is home to a vibrant scientific community that has a strong international component.

Essential Functions

WHOI Scientific Staff members develop externally-funded, and internationally recognized research programs. They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering. Throughout their career, Scientific Staff also have access to significant internal funding opportunities and mentoring, including exciting new directions through WHOI’s Vision 2030 Initiative. Early career Scientific Staff receive compensation support and start up packages as they develop their independent research portfolios. Scientific Staff are encouraged (although not required) to embark on interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial ventures and to develop collaborations within the Institution, its various centers, and the Woods Hole community.

Education & Experience

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Oceanography, Physics, Engineering, Math, Computer Science, or a related field, and a record of scholarly contributions (publications and/or other products) commensurate with their career stage. The candidate must have a commitment to developing and applying acoustic methods in the ocean. Applications from members of underrepresented groups and non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged. The Institution is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to providing leadership, in scholarship or service, toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Application Requirements

For further information and to view a full copy of a position description, please visit here.

Applications will begin to be reviewed on January 13, 2023.

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