University of California, Riverside

Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

Faculty positions in Earth Sciences


The Department of Earth Sciences invites applications at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels in the field of biogeochemical modeling. The successful candidate will lead an independent and innovative research program exploring the interactions and feedbacks among physical and biogeochemical processes under past, present, and future climates. A Ph.D. in a related field and a proven ability to conduct innovative research are required.

Preference will be given to those who tie complex biogeochemical systems across wide-ranging spatial scales to changing climate and ecosystems. Applicants should have demonstrated skills in numerical approaches/modeling working in terrestrial, marine, or non-marine aquatic environments. All time scales of interest and model approaches are welcome, but those working with or prioritizing questions relevant on global scales and lying in deep time are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage fully in the teaching mission of the department and the college, including formal classroom instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels and mentoring of baccalaureate, MS, and PhD students. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of specialty and within the context of the department’s mission of international leadership in studies of climate and its relationship with the evolving atmosphere, ocean, and life.

Information about Earth Sciences and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UCR is available on the Web at Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae and statements of research and teaching interests, along with contact details for 3-5 referees, online: for Assistant Professor applicants:; for Associate or full Professor applicants: Questions about the search should be directed to Professor Tim Lyons, Search Chair: Review of applications will begin Dec. 16, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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