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Ocean Sciences: Geological Oceanographer (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 01/29/18)

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The Ocean Sciences Department ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an early to mid-career (tenure track or tenured) professorial position in Geological Oceanography. We seek applicants whose research and teaching focuses on geological processes that are an integral part of the ocean environment. Preferred areas of interest include leading-edge research directions in paleoceanography, such as new approaches to reconstructing sea level rise, the relationships between biogeochemical cycles and climate, regional impacts of global climate change, or novel paleoproxy development in marine sediments or other paleoarchives. The preferred candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research program that complements existing departmental strengths in paleoceanography and biological, chemical and physical oceanography. We seek scholars who are seriously committed to teaching undergraduate courses in general oceanography and Marine Geology, a graduate level course in Marine Geology, and speciality courses in their field of expertise. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop course materials for a new Environmental Sciences undergraduate major (expected to start in Fall 2018) for both upper division and capstone/senior thesis requirements. These teaching responsibilities will require this individual to have considerable breadth in Geological Oceanography. The successful candidate should also contribute significantly to undergraduate and graduate education and to the mentoring of graduate students. It is highly desireable that candidates for a tenured position, in addition to the Basic Qualifications below, have a strong track record of both graduate student mentoring and extramural funding. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

RANK: Early to Mid-Career (Assistant, Associate, or up to Full Professor, Step 2)

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

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Geology, Ocean Sciences, or a related discipline expected to be completed by June 30, 2018.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2018. Degree requirements must be completed by June 30, 2018 for employment beyond that date.

TO APPLY: Applications are to be submitted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of planned research activities, a statement of teaching interests, names of at least three and as many as five people that will provide confidential letters of reference upon request*, and a diversity statement. The diversity statement should address the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service ( Documents must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00510-18 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on January 29, 2018.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2018.

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.
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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.
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Santa Cruz, CA

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Document requirements
  • Letter of Application

  • 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.

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