Assistant Professor in Paleoclimate



The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis, seeks an outstanding scholar in paleoclimate science, with preference for those whose research examines interconnections among processes in an Earth systems framework. Candidates are encouraged to describe how their scholarly activities may address modern climate change, potential mitigation strategies, or other societal implications of their work. The successful candidate will have opportunities for expanding interdisciplinary links within the department as well as across campus. See for more information about the department, our strong commitment to diversity, and our interdisciplinary research programs, including collaborations with the Institute of the Environment, Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute, DataLab, and Department of Land, Air and Water Resources

The successful candidate will be appointed as an academic year (9 month) tenure track Assistant Professor and must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Earth sciences or a related field by the time of appointment. They will be expected to maintain an active research program and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The teaching load will average 3 quarter-long courses per year.  

For full consideration, applications must be completed by September 1, 2022, with a negotiable appointment start date. Application packages must be submitted online through UC Recruit via the job listing and must include the following documents: 

• Cover Letter 

• Curriculum Vitae 

• Publication List with a 1-2 sentence statement describing their contributions to each publication 

• Statement of Research Interests, Accomplishments and Future Directions 

• Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

• Statement of Teaching Interests, Philosophy and Experience 

• Contact information of 3-4 individuals who can be asked to provide a letter of reference 

• Authorization to Release Information form for an academic misconduct reference check (available on the Recruit web site) 

Example descriptions of contributions to publications can be found here. Questions concerning the submission of application materials should be directed to the search committee chair at  


Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence 

UC Davis hosts a Work Life Program that supports faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home, and community. Policies include covered travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is the primary caregiver of a breast- or bottle-fed child who is less than two years of age. A confidential advisor will be available to answer short-list candidate questions about all Work Life Program policies. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Please review the full Job Posting to learn about the initiatives that keep UC Davis an inclusive and safe campus for our incredibly diverse students, staff, academic appointees, and faculty. 

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: (pdf).


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