University of California Riverside — Assistant Professor in Sedimentary Rock Record and Earth-Time


Assistant Professor in Sedimentary Rock Record and Earth-Time

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California – Riverside is seeking a tenure track assistant professor who integrates their own field-generated data with lab or computer-based analysis of long, high-fidelity records of Earth's sedimentary history in order to constrain the timing of past and current Earth processes, and illuminate their underlying drivers. We expect the hire to consider themselves a stratigrapher, geochronologist, or geomorphologist with proven ability as a field geologist, and an interest in teaching field classes. Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in geology, earth sciences, or a related field, and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

The successful candidate will be fully engaged in the teaching mission of the department and the college, including formal classroom and field instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentoring of baccalaureate, MS and PhD students in research and the process of knowledge development. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. To apply: Interested individuals are required to submit a cover letter, most recently updated curriculum vitae, contact information for three to five letters of reference, a Statement of Teaching, a Statement of Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP Recruit website at Review of applications will begin December 12th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Preferred qualifications for this position include: extensive experience of field-based geological investigation.
For junior candidates, preference will be given to candidates who have experience in postdoctoral fellowships and/or grant writing.

Advancement through the Professorial ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years.

To apply: submit the following to
	•	Cover Letter
	•	Curriculum Vitae
	•	Names and contact details of three to five referees
	•	Statement of Teaching
	•	Statement of Research

Review of applications will commence on December 12th 2022, and proceed until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date.

For more information about this position, please contact Nigel Hughes, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, at For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Mr. Andrew Herrera, Academic Personnel, at

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

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