JOB OPPORTUNITY: Faculty positions in Earth and Planetary Sciences at SIO-UC San Diego

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego ( invites faculty applications for the position listed below. We seek up to two motivated, broad-thinking scientist-educators to establish vigorous research programs and provide intellectual leadership in their field while complementing existing expertise at Scripps, other UCSD departments, and nearby institutions. SIO is a world renowned center of marine research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean, biological and atmospheric sciences. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Earth and Planetary Sciences: We seek outstanding candidates for up to two positions from a broad range of disciplines within the Earth and Planetary Sciences, including geochemistry, tectonic processes, theoretical and computational geophysics, seismology, and marine and terrestrial geodesy. SIO also has faculty openings in Observational Physical Oceanography, Marine Physiology/Cell Biology and Polar Sciences at: https://apol-

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to teach classes, supervise research at both the graduate and undergraduate level and contribute to leadership on issues of equity and diversity. The position requires a PhD degree in a relevant field and a competitive record of publication, as well as evidence of the ability to conduct and fund an active research program consistent with the opportunity to have done so at this career level. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, or for junior scholars to have the potential thereof. Our strong preference is for hiring at the level of Assistant Professor, but appointments at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, including Acting titles) may also be considered. Salary will depend on the experience of the successful applicant and will be based on the UCSD pay scales.

Information about research and teaching at Scripps can be found at the Earth Section Annual Report ( and the SIO Annual Report (

To apply by September 15, 2015 deadline, go to:
Assistant Professor at:
Associate/Full Professor at:
Current Assistant level candidates with a strong record of research and teaching are encouraged to submit materials through both links.

The University of California San Diego 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. For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please also see for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.