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Assistant or Associate Professor – Estuarine & Ocean Sciences, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


The Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences (DEOS) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology in New Bedford, MA, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Marine Science at the Assistant/Associate Professor level beginning in September 2024.

Research areas of particular interest include:

  • Ocean and Climate Observations
  • Ocean and Climate Large Data Set Analysis and Modelling
  • Marine / Coastal Biogeochemistry
  • Oceanographic Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as mentoring students. They will also be expected to secure and maintain a robust extramurally funded research program. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in departmental and university service.

Faculty in the Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences pursue state-of-the-art basic and applied marine science research as well as quality graduate education, with strong interdisciplinary emphasis and high priority placed on the development of innovative approaches and technologies, and the training of the next generation of marine scientists for academia, government, and the private sector. The present hire is part of a new phase of growth for DEOS and SMAST overall. The Department offers MS and PhD degrees in Marine Science including a Dual-Degree PhD program with University of Sao Paulo, Brazil as well as a Professional Science Master. Current faculty and student research spans a range of disciplines, with funding from a variety of federal, state, municipal and private sources. For more departmental faculty and laboratory details, please visit

The School of Marine Science and Technology is the lead marine campus in the University of Massachusetts System with over 100 faculty, staff, and students. Situated in southeastern coastal Massachusetts, SMAST hosts nearly 100,000 square feet of marine facilities in the South End of New Bedford, MA including a marine pier with observing assets, a more than 6,000 sq. ft. seawater laboratory, a 96,000-gallon acoustic-optic test tank, a marine biodegradability laboratory, and state-of-art conference facilities.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is an hour south of Boston, half-hour east of Providence, and half-hour west of Cape Cod. It offers a world-class education to more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year in over 50 undergraduate and 50 graduate programs offered across seven schools and colleges within the University. UMass Dartmouth has transformed the lives of over 50,000 alumni and distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research. It is the only Massachusetts national research university south of Boston and serves as a catalyst for the development of marine science and technology industries along the south coast of Massachusetts.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program in an area of strategic interest to DEOS; teach and advise undergraduate and graduate (MS & PhD) students; contribute to university and professional service; and foster interdisciplinary collaborations.

Application Process

For more information about this position, qualifications, and how to apply, please navigate to our website at UMass Careers. Qualified applicants are invited to submit electronically a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three professional references, and concise statements on research plans and teaching philosophy. Employment is contingent upon verification of background/credentials and work authorization.

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

  • 75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • State Pension Retirement Plan
  • Optional Retirement Savings Plans
  • Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Paid personal, vacation, and sick time.
  • And more!

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To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will be ongoing.

  • Job Type: Faculty
  • Organization: University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
  • Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Candidates must hold at the time of appointment an earned Ph.D. in a Marine Science, Oceanography, or a closely related field. EXPERIENCE: Candidates must have a record of research accomplishment through publication in peer reviewed journals and participation in externally funded research projects commensurate with years since PhD. The level of appointment (Assistant or Associate Professor) will be determined at the time of hire based on the candidate's teaching experience as well as research accomplishments as compared with the tenure and promotion criteria in the area of Scholarship and Professional Development for DEOS. OTHER: Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, mentorship, and scholarly accomplishments, as well as a capability to build a strong research program with extramural support. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Background and experience in a marine-related research area of strategic interest to the DEOS. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A track record of successful grant proposal submission and funding as a principal investigator. A track record of course development and student mentorship. Strong written and oral communication skills. A demonstrated ability to be a productive member of a research collaboration.
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  • Location: New Bedford, MA
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