Visiting Assist Prof, paleoceanography - Davis, CA, USA

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis, USA, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate courses and conduct research during the 2020-2021 academic year, with the possibility of renewal through academic year 2021-2022.


The candidate will also be part of the Coastal & Marine Sciences Institute community and will have access to facilities at the Bodega Marine Laboratory.

The annual salary for this position is $US 70,100.


Candidates must possess a PhD or equivalent degree in a Geosciences, Oceanography or related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have a background in the fields of Paleoceanography or Marine Geology.


The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate an interest in and ability to conduct research in Paleoceanography and/or Oceanography in an Earth system science context.

The successful applicant will be required to teach four undergraduate courses/year which could include:

- The Oceans (a general education introduction, offered two times/year),
- Oceanography (an introduction at an upper-division level for majors),
- Physical/Chemical Oceanography (upper-division, for majors),
- Geological Oceanography (upper-division, for majors), and/or similar courses as needed by the Department.

The candidate should be prepared for some component of this teaching to be online, if necessary.

The selected candidate will interact closely with the Marine & Coastal Science and Geology undergraduate majors and have opportunities to mentor undergraduate students within this program.

The selected candidate will have access to a broad range of facilities for scanning, geochemical, and isotopic analysis that exist in the Department and associated with interdisciplinary centers across campus.


This position will be "open until filled" however for full consideration, completed application materials should be submitted by 30 June 2020.

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You have to submit a:

- Cover letter
- CV
- Statement of research
- Statement of teaching experience and interests
- Statement of contributions to diversity
- Names and addresses of three references

Further information

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Questions concerning the submission of application materials should be directed to Acacia Steimer-Wilson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.