Faculty Position in Crust/Lithosphere Evolution

UC Davis
Davis, California
Aug 27, 2019
Oct 26, 2019
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Tenure Track
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Open date: August 23, 2019

Next review date: October 20, 2019Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: December 31, 2019Applications 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, Davis seeks a geologist who investigates the generation, evolution, and deformation of Earth’s crust and lithosphere. For this tenure-track faculty position, we seek candidates whose research is anchored in the rock record and addresses fundamental problems related to the Earth’s physical and chemical evolution over geologic time.

The ideal candidate will employ creative, interdisciplinary, and process-focused research that integrates observations with laboratory or computational methods, and/or integrates two or more sub-disciplines within Earth science, such as petrology, rock mechanics, seismology, geochemistry, geochronology, structural geology, or tectonics. We are particularly interested in applicants who will expand our current research programs and have the potential to build new connections between areas of current research expertise in the department and across the UC Davis campus. The department’s current research programs and experimental, analytical and computational facilities are described at geology.ucdavis.edu/research. See ucdavis.edu/academics/colleges-schools for more information about UC Davis.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in geoscience or a related field by the time of appointment. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Supervision of graduate students and service to the department, university, and broader discipline are expected. The average teaching load is 3 quarter-length courses per year.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, statements of research plans, teaching interests, and contributions to diversity, and contact information of four references by October 20, 2019 to ensure full consideration by the committee. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified or the final search date of December 31, 2019 is reached. Guidance for diversity statements may be found at academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion. Applications should be submitted online via the job listing #JPF03025 at recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03025. Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair at eps-search@ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. The campus sponsors a Work Life Program that supports faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community. For more information see https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life.