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Tenure track faculty position in Polar Oceanography
Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Dartmouth Engineering Thayer School
  • Faculty/Lecturer

Thayer-Cluster hire, Polar Oceanographer

Seeking an outstanding candidate to join Dartmouth Academic Cluster: Arctic Engineering in a Period of Climate Change.

Dartmouth Engineering seeks to fill a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level in the field of polar physical oceanography. This position is part of a thriving multidisciplinary academic cluster in Arctic Engineering in a period of Climate Change, and will promote convergent science within Dartmouth, including the Thayer School of Engineering, Earth Sciences, Geography, the Institute for Arctic Studies and Dartmouth’s Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in engineering or a related science field and demonstrated potential to lead an externally funded research program pursuing transformational advances in our understanding of the effect of climate change on ocean interactions with sea ice and land ice. Candidates with fieldwork experience are particularly encouraged to apply. The candidate will be a gifted teacher with motivation and expertise that complements the Thayer School’s interdisciplinary approach to engineering education.

Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering is a dynamic community of scholars and teachers committed to addressing critical societal needs and solving the world's most pressing challenges through ground-breaking research, technology innovation, and cultivating future generations of engineers and leaders via educational excellence in the classroom and the laboratory. As Dartmouth's Engineering school, Thayer School is responsible for undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees. Our engineering sciences major is distinguished by the close integration of diverse engineering sub-disciplines and the liberal arts, emphasizing hands-on experiential learning, and a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a professional school of engineering, Thayer also offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree, master's degrees in engineering and engineering management and PhD degrees centered on impact-focused research.

Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s great academic institutions. Home to a celebrated liberal arts curriculum and pioneering professional schools, Dartmouth has shaped the education landscape and prepared leaders through its inspirational learning experience. The College has forged a singular identity, combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts and Sciences and its three leading professional schools — Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business. For more information see

Dartmouth is located in Hanover in the picturesque Upper Connecticut River Valley on the New Hampshire/Vermont border. Dartmouth is surrounded by a vibrant academic and professional community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful, rural setting. We are only a few hours drive to Boston MA, Burlington VT, and Montreal, QC.

Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In addition to the cover letter, applicants should submit a complete CV, research statement, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and contact information for three references. Please submit applications via Interfolio: The application portal will close on 01/14/2021. Inquiries about the position should be directed to search Co-Chairs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. We are actively seeking applicants from underrepresented groups as part of our mission to build the future of higher education.


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