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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Sedimentary Geology

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 20th, 2019
Next review date: Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 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.


The Department of Earth Science at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The Department seeks an innovative individual in the area of Sedimentary Geology. The ideal candidate will employ a combination of field, laboratory, and numerical techniques to investigate ancient and/or modern sedimentary systems and will complement departmental strengths in Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Paleobiology, Paleoclimate, Geochemistry, or Tectonics.

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. At a minimum, applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application, with the PhD conferred by the anticipated appointment start date. A demonstrated record of research excellence and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. Successful candidates will have demonstrated collaborative research and the ability to leverage synergies within the Department of Earth Science and Division. The University is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and encourage applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for past outreach activities, mentorship of underrepresented minorities or underrepresented groups or students, and activities that contribute to diversity.

Applications should be submitted electronically and must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and contact information for three referees who will provide letters.

Applications received by October 20, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit

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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Letter of Application

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)