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Geology and Geophysics - Assistant Professor

Position overview

Salary range: Salary will be based on University of California pay scales.

Application Window

Open date: November 7, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jan 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Faculty Position at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego - Geology and Geophysics

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego invites applications for a full-time 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek outstanding candidates who integrate observations and methodologies from both geology and geophysics to address Earth science questions in marine and/or terrestrial environments. We have a particular interest in building on our current expertise in using observations and quantitative analysis to advance the fields of neotectonics, structural geology, paleoclimate, paleomagnetism, thermochronology, hydrogeology, geomorphology, and margin and basin evolution. We are also interested in research that contributes to a better understanding of the impacts of geological and geophysical processes—including those linked to weather and climate extremes—on understudied people, communities, and nations. While we will consider candidates working anywhere at the interface between geology and geophysics, preference will be given to candidates whose research complements the marine and sea-going strengths of Scripps. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to teach in one or more of the following areas: geochronology, geomorphology, marine geology, sedimentology, and stratigraphy.

Scripps is dedicated to advancing belonging, equity, justice, and accessibility for all who are or wish to be members of our community. We welcome candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., caring for children, the disabled, or the elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia (e.g., in professional or industry service). Information about Scripps' ongoing diversity efforts may be found here: Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to promoting belonging, accessibility, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (BAJEDI) and a willingness to contribute to BAJEDI in Scripps’ educational, research, and work environments.

The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the UC San Diego Earth Science program. Supervision of graduate students and service to the department, university, and broader discipline are expected.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Candidates must possess a minimum of ABD (all but dissertation) or equivalent in the geosciences or a related field at time of application.

Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in the geosciences or a related field by March 31, 2023.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching - Up to two (2) pages describing teaching experience, philosophy and plans.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - In up to two (2) pages, describe your past and planned contributions to diversity in research, teaching and service. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Statement of Research - Up to three (3) pages describing past research and future research plans.

  • Optional Covid-19 pandemic statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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