University of California, Riverside

Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

Faculty positions in Earth Sciences


The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a faculty position in Neotectonics (broadly defined) at the Assistant Professor level, available July 1, 2014.

We seek a candidate who conducts research into the kinematics, mechanics, and interactions of faults, and how these features are expressed geologically and/or geomorphically over Quaternary timescales. We are particularly interested in candidates who synthesize field observations with multiple independent datasets or techniques (including, but not limited to satellite/airborne imagery, LiDAR, near-surface geophysics and/or modeling) to address questions about fault properties and faulting processes. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program complementary to our strengths in theoretical/numerical modeling of earthquakes and earthquake processes, space geodetic studies of crustal deformation due to faulting and earthquakes, observational seismology, and experimental and theoretical investigations of rheological properties as they pertain to earthquakes.

A successful candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in or related to the area of specialty.

A Ph.D. in a relevant field and a proven ability to conduct innovative research are required.  Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae and statements of research and teaching interests,  and the details of 3-5 referees online at: For additional information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Gareth Funning: Review of applications will begin December 16, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Information about Earth Sciences at UCR is available at; information about our Earthquake Processes and Geophysics program can be found at  UCR is a core member of the Southern California Earthquake Center.

 The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and supports dual career couples.

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