Deep-Sea Oceanographer: Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Deep-Sea Oceanographer: Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Department of Oceanography University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month faculty position in Deep-Sea Biological Oceanography at the rank of assistant professor.

We seek a candidate who will expand the expertise of our department and integrate undergraduate and graduate education with cutting-edge research. Since its founding over half a century ago, the department has been a world leader in interdisciplinary oceanographic research and education, and we are excited to grow our dynamic, vibrant community with new colleagues to carry this legacy into the future. UH 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 Oceanography is committed to serving and affirming our unique community and culture in the center of the Pacific Ocean and to continued support of research excellence.

The successful candidate will have research experience in metazoans ranging from the individual to the system level. Research areas include, but are not limited to: population to community dynamics, food web structure and function, reproductive ecology, pelagic-benthic coupling, ecosystem function/services, or anthropogenic influences on these processes.

Position duties include: developing and sustaining a vigorous extramurally supported, collaborative research program that complements existing expertise in the department; conducting outstanding classroom teaching (including Benthic Biological Oceanography, a graduate course required in our core curriculum) and mentoring of students in both the graduate Oceanography and undergraduate Global Environmental Science programs; and, providing service to the department, school, university, and larger scientific community.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in a relevant field; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; demonstrated capability for creative, high-quality research; the ability to effectively teach and mentor a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students; and commitment to support our shared values of inclusion, mutual respect, collaboration and equity, so that people from every background feel welcome and can thrive. Research that involves sea-going data collection.

Desirable qualifications: Research that contributes to interdisciplinary collaboration, utilizes the oceanographic setting of Hawaiʻi, or the UHM research vessel is preferable. The University of Hawai‘i Marine Center is home to the RV Kilo Moana and the 6000m-rated ROV Lu‘ukai:

For the complete job announcement and to apply online see If this is your first time using NEOGOV you will need to create an account. Applicants must upload the following: (1) a cover letter in which you identify the position to which you are applying, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statements of (3a) research interests, (3b) teaching interests, and (3c) your commitment to and/or experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, (4) three representative publications, and (5) the names and contact information of five references (in order of preference). Topics for statements in (3) may include, but are not limited to: scientific leadership, research methodologies, how you will strengthen and compliment the mission of the Department of Oceanography and the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, mentoring, innovative pedagogy, service and outreach, or strategies for engaging a wide variety of learners and stakeholders.

Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Jeff Drazen ( More information about the Department of Oceanography can be found at Review of applications will begin on February 3rd, 2023, and will continue until the position has been filled, subject to position clearance.

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