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Trace Gases in the Atmosphere - Assistant Professor

Position overview

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

Application Window

Open date: October 31, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jan 10, 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


Trace Gases in the Atmosphere
We seek outstanding candidates for a faculty position (research and teaching) to be filled at the Assistant level. We seek applicants with interests in using in situ atmospheric measurements to quantify sources and sinks of atmospheric trace gases on global and regional scales and associated impacts on stratospheric ozone depletion, anthropogenic climate change, and other large-scale environmental issues. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: innovative methods for measuring a broad range of greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances in the regional and global atmosphere; large-scale studies of industrial and biogenic emissions and atmospheric chemistries of these gases; and/or inverse modeling of their regional source and sink distributions based on atmospheric observations. Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) is home to the central laboratory for the international Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE). The ideal candidate should have the potential to leverage and help shape the capabilities and pursuits of this program.

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in relevant fields (examples include atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric physics, environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, and chemical oceanography) is required at the time of application.

SIO is a world-renowned center of oceanographic, atmospheric, biological, and solid earth research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to inclusive excellence by providing leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Applications will be evaluated on the stated vision and plans for i.) a vigorous, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program and associated scholarly impact; ii.) teaching, mentoring, and advising within the SIO undergraduate and graduate programs; iii.) service and broader contributions to diversity, noting explicit examples of success; iv.) leadership activities, and v.) other activities or facilities that might contribute positively to departmental welfare.

We intend to fill one position, at either the Assistant (tenure track) or Associate/Full (tenured) level. Applications at all levels will be given full consideration. Institutional procedures require separate applications for untenured and tenured levels. Candidates who are unsure of their appropriate level are encouraged to apply at both levels. The Associate/Full position is found at:


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in relevant fields (examples include atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric physics, environmental chemistry, and chemical oceanography) is required at the time of application.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • 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 required (contact information only)
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