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Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Ft.
Pierce, FL is inviting applications at all professorial levels in ocean
engineering and technology. The successful applicant will develop and manage a
research program concentrating on prototype development, testing, and
scientific application in the field of marine optics. Competitive
candidates may have expertise in one or more of the following areas :
Developing optical sensing approaches for biogeochemical, optical, and
physical oceanic properties, including nonlinear optics for environmental
Developing active and passive remote imaging systems in the marine
environment, including thermal imaging, hyperspectral imaging systems to
support satellite and aerial remote sensing.
Developing underwater LiDAR or other laser-based imaging approaches as
well as underwater optical communications.
Other applications related to marine optics.
Responsibilities will include developing, enhancing and maintaining test
equipment and facilities as necessary. Interest in these areas follows from
the FAU strategic plan “Race to Excellence” and a new associated initiative on
persistent surveillance in the marine environment.
Successful candidates at the Assistant Professor level are expected to
establish a strong independent research program while successful candidates at
the Associate or Full Professor level are expected to have a strong on-going
record of scholarly research activity. All candidates are expected to
demonstrate commitment to collaboration with the research groups within HBOI.
Although the position has a core focus on research, formal teaching
opportunities are also available. This position includes a start-up package
and lab and office space.
FAU HBOI is one of the nation's premier oceanographic centers, integrating all
research at FAU that focuses on the research and management of ocean,
estuaries and freshwater bodies. It is home to a research community of
approximately 200 ocean scientists, staff and students that drive innovation
in marine science and engineering, ocean optics, ocean dynamics and modeling,
conservation of coral reefs, marine drug discovery, and studies of marine
mammals and fisheries. More about FAU Harbor Branch and the institute can
found at https:// www. fau.edu/hboi/.
PhD from an accredited institution in Ocean Engineering, Physical Optics, or
closely related field required at time of application.
Knowledge and experience in optical modeling and optical laboratory setup are
Experience in developing and managing a successful research program is
necessary for consideration at the Associate and Full Professor levels,
nominally over time periods of 5 and 10 years of experience, respectively.
Strong public presentation and communication skills are required.
Must be motivated to work on highly interdisciplinary project teams.
Experience in optical payload development for autonomous deployments is
Commensurate with Experience
College or Department:
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Harbor Branch (HBOI)
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Special Instructions to Applicant:
This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.
All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on
the Office of Human Resources' job website (https: // fau.edu/jobs) by
completing the required employment application for this recruitment and
submitting the related documents.
The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In
addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a
cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research Interest, name and
contact information for at least three references, including email address
and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.
PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your
application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission,
please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the
Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization
belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service
(NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared
from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The
evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application
as with other US-based transcripts.
Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts
from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not
a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable.
Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the
A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this
position. This position is subject to funding.
Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711