Open date: July 21, 2023
Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 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.
The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate courses and conduct research during the 2024 calendar year, starting with the Winter Quarter 2024 classes, with the possibility of renewal through the 2025 calendar year. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. 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 is expected to demonstrate a commitment to, and track record of, high-quality undergraduate teaching in Oceanography or Paleoceanography. 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 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 successful applicant is expected to demonstrate a record of research in Paleoceanography and/or Oceanography in an Earth system science context. 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. The candidate will also be part of the Coastal & Marine Sciences Institute community and will have access to facilities at the Bodega Marine Laboratory.
A reasonable estimate for this position is $70,900-$75,100. To apply, submit the following electronically to: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05877
● Cover letter
● Statement of research
● Statement of teaching experience and interests
● Statement of contributions to diversity
● Names and addresses of three references
For more information about the department, see https://eps.ucdavis.edu/. Questions concerning the submission of application materials should be directed to Brittany Gary (email@example.com). This position will be “open until filled,” however for full consideration, completed application materials should be submitted by September 1, 2023.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Geology, Oceanography, or a related field, and have prior teaching experience (preferably at the college/university level).
Preference will be given to candidates who have a background in the fields of Paleoceanography or Marine Geology.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research
Statement of Teaching
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
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