Assistant Professor (Fresh Water - Earth and Planetary Sciences)

University of California-Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, US

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 23rd, 2016
Next review date: November 23rd, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 30th, 2017
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 and Planetary Sciences (EPS) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Fresh Water at or near Earth’s surface. We are especially interested in applicants who will develop a world class research program involving the physics and/or chemistry of hydrologic systems and processes and will complement and potentially collaborate in areas such as hydrogeology, geomorphology, atmospheric science, climate dynamics, glaciology, and/or biogeochemistry. We welcome applicants who conduct research using laboratory, field, remote sensing, and/or modeling tools. The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including supervision and mentoring of graduate students. We are especially interested in applicants who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the UCSC academic community through research, teaching, and/or service. This position is part of a cluster hire in support of the new Environmental Sciences undergraduate program at UCSC.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, academic year (9-month) basis

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Earth Science, Environmental Science, Hydrology, or an allied discipline

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A demonstrated record of research excellence and outstanding promise as a teacher and mentor

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017, with academic year beginning September 2017

TO APPLY: Applications are to be submitted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: a curriculum vitae, a statement of planned research activities, a statement of teaching interests, a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity (through research, teaching, and/or service); the names and contact information (including email address) of four (4) references; and three (3) examples of published materials. All documents must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00396-17 in all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 23, 2016.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2017.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.
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Job location

Santa Cruz, CA

Learn More

More information about this recruitment:



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

  • Statement of Planned Research Activities

  • Statement of Teaching Interests

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

  • Example of Published Material

  • Example of Published Material

  • Example of Published Material


4 references required (contact information only)