Assistant Professor of Tectonics
University of California San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography
United States

Tectonics - Assistant Professor

Job #JPF02286
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography - SIO DEPARTMENT

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 16th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Dec 20, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Dec 20, 2019 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.


Assistant Professor position in Tectonics

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a target start date of summer 2020.

We seek an outstanding individual who will establish an innovative, world-class, externally funded research program in the field of tectonics. The candidate would employ observational, laboratory, experimental and/or numerical techniques to investigate tectonic processes related to the generation, evolution, and deformation of Earth’s crust and lithosphere, in the oceans or continents. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research programs include sea-going components.

SIO is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and we are interested in applicants who will expand our current research programs and have the potential to build new connections between areas of current research expertise in the department and across the UCSD campus. The department’s current research programs and experimental, analytical and computational facilities are described at

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in geoscience or a relevant field by the time of appointment.

The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the UCSD Earth Science program. Supervision of graduate students and service to the department, university, and broader disciplines are expected. Evidence of service and broader contributions to diversity, leadership activities, and other items that will contribute positively to departmental welfare are preferred. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Candidates are required to submit a 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) statements of research plans, teaching interests, and contributions to diversity, and 4) contact information for three references.

For full consideration, please apply by December 20, 2019 at:

UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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