Data Science in Oceanography spans disciplines from climate science to molecular biology. Its integration into Oceanography has the potential to change conventional research approaches by combining emerging data analytics technology with high-resolution and multidisciplinary ocean-related datasets. We seek an interdisciplinary early career scholar with a record of active research and publication in the area of Ocean Data Science to join the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. We expect this individual to play an active role in strengthening our existing interdisciplinary research programs by nucleating new research initiatives that utilize data analytics, information processing, and/or high performance computing to address problems in Oceanographic research. In addition to collaborations within the Department of Oceanography, the newly established Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) (https://tamids.tamu.edu) provides an excellent platform to launch new Data Science related research collaborations. We welcome applicants with any disciplinary specialty in Ocean Data Science application and technology, including biological oceanography, ocean remote sensing, ocean and climate modeling, and others.
The Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University, located in College Station, Texas is part of an alliance of Ocean Sciences that includes the Marine Biology and Marine Sciences Departments at TAMU Galveston, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, the International Ocean Discovery Program, and Texas Sea Grant. This alliance of Ocean Sciences represents a unique concentration of educational and research resources. The capacity is greatly enhanced by close ties to the College of Geosciences Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Geology & Geophysics, as well as the Berg Hughes Center, the Texas Center for Climate Studies and the International Laboratory for High-Resolution Earth System Prediction. The Department web site http://ocean.tamu.edu contains a full description of our program.
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Questions regarding this position should be directed to the committee chair: Dr. Ping Chang at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and at least 5 years of research experience in Ocean Data Science application and technology.
Candidates for this position should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three confidential references.
Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.