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Weather and Climate Extreme Events - Full Professor

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
La Jolla, California
Closing date
Jun 19, 2024

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Weather and Climate Extreme Events - Full Professor

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Position overview
Position title: Professor - Academic Year Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $134,300-$223,100. ​​
The posted UC Academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position:
The base salary range, from the salary table(s), for this position is $108,300-$197,100.
“Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. ​
​Additional UCSD salary information can be found here:

Application Window

Open date: May 17, 2024

Next review date: Friday, Jul 26, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, May 16, 2025 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

Weather and Climate Extreme Events - Full Professor

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego invites applications for the faculty position described below. We seek a motivated, broad-thinking scientist/educator to establish a vigorous research program and provide intellectual leadership in their field while complementing existing expertise at SIO and other UC San Diego departments. 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 have demonstrated a commitment to inclusive excellence by providing leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

We seek outstanding candidates for a position to be filled at the Full Professor level. We seek applicants pursuing innovative research activities in weather and climate extreme events, with a preference for applicants whose research focus includes atmospheric extreme events in the Western US. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong extramurally supported research program that complements existing atmosphere, ocean, and climate science research at SIO. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to teaching the Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences curriculum for undergraduate students and the Climate Sciences curriculum for graduate students.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • PhD in atmospheric science, climate science, or related field
  • Excellence and innovation in research and scholarship
  • Commitment to teaching, mentoring and research training at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Commitment to building equitable and diverse scholarly environment

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

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