Earth and Planetary Sciences: Assistant Professor in Geophysics

University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California
Nov 02, 2018
Dec 02, 2018
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Earth and Planetary Sciences: Assistant Professor in Geophysics (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 11/29/18)


Recruitment Period

Open date: September 28th, 2018 Next review date: November 29th, 2018

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: November 30th, 2018

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.




The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in solid Earth geophysics. We are especially interested in applicants who utilize modern data collection and analysis tools theory and/or numerical modeling to investigate crustal or deep Earth processes. Fields of interest include, but are not limited to, geodesy, geodynamics, physical volcanology, and structural seismology.


The successful candidate will develop a leading edge, externally funded research program, have a strong commitment to mentoring and teaching graduate and undergraduate students, and interact with a diverse UCSC community of Earth, Atmospheric, Planetary, and Ocean scientists. This position will complement existing expertise in earthquake physics, seismology, mineral physics, surface processes, glaciology, geochemistry, planetary sciences, and hydrogeology. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.



Assistant Professor



Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).



Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Geosciences or a related field. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by June 30, 2019.



July 1, 2019, with academic year beginning September 2019. Degree requirements must be completed by June 30, 2019 for employment beyond that date.



Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.



Please refer to Position # JPF00655-19 in all correspondence.




• Cover Letter

• A Curriculum Vitae including a complete publication list

• Statement describing past research accomplishments and future plans

• Statement of teaching interests

• Three (3) examples of published materials

• Statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (required). Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at


Reference Requirement

Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references (a minimum of 4 are required and a maximum of 4 will be accepted). The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.


*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at



Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 29, 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.


UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.


Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.


UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.


If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.




Job location

Santa Cruz, CA



Document requirements


• Cover Letter

• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. including a complete publication list

• Statement describing past research accomplishments and future plans

• Statement of teaching interests

• Example of published material

• Example of published material

• Example of published material

• Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.


Reference requirements


• 4 required (contact information only)


How to apply


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• Provide required information and documents

• If any, provide required reference information Get started: press Apply Now


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