Review of applications will begin Monday, 5 January 2009

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Dave Christie
Phone: 907-474-7836

The School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (SFOS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time, Assistant Professor in Geological Oceanography, with a
primary interest in sediment dynamics. The position is based in Fairbanks, Alaska. Review of applications will begin Monday, 5 January 2009.

Alaska's marine regions and ecosystems offer phenomenal opportunities for research. The applicant should be interested in collaborative, interdisciplinary marine research with a regional focus in the northern North Pacific, Bering Sea, and/or Arctic Ocean regions.

Applications are encouraged from creative individuals with strong scientific and academic expertise who will complement the existing faculty at SFOS. The successful candidate will be expected to build an
externally-funded, field-oriented research program. Candidates should be enthusiastic about teaching, and will be expected to teach core and specialty oceanography courses and to mentor graduate students. SFOS faculty are expected to provide public service to the nation, state, and
local communities by serving on advisory committees and participating in other university and community activities.

UAF is Alaska's research university. Campus facilities provide state-of-the-art instrumentation in support of research (e.g., Alaska Stable Isotope Facility,; and Advanced
Instrumentation Lab,; Core Facility for Nucleic Acid Analysis, SFOS expects to begin operating the new Alaska Region Research Vessel ( in 2011. SFOS has over 60 faculty at various locations across Alaska and over 125 graduate students engaged in thesis research in Alaska waters and throughout the world ( This hire is part of an ongoing initiative to strengthen the fisheries and marine science programs in Fairbanks. The department added seven new faculty in 2008 and expects to add several additional faculty in the coming years.

Qualified applicants must possess a PhD in geological oceanography, or related field, from an accredited university by the time of hire; s/he must be proficient in English, have university-level teaching ability,
and have a strong research and publication record appropriate to his/her experience and date of degree. Additional information about the position can be found on the SFOS website:

To apply, please go to and click on the "Create Application" link to select a username and password. Once you have completed this step, click on "Job P