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Assistant Professor of Earth System Science: Humans in the Earth System

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Assistant Professor of Earth System Science (tenure track): Humans in the Earth System

The Department of Earth System Science (ESS) at The University of California Irvine seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with expertise in the coupling of human and natural systems, with the goal of strengthening the department’s commitment to understanding and teaching how Earth system change interacts with human systems. The department is particularly interested in interdisciplinary researchers who integrate methods of the natural and social sciences to assess the connections between the global environment and human activities. Research areas might include, for example, pathways of sustainable development, the future of global fisheries, integrated assessment modeling, quantification of regional- to global-scale ecosystem services, econometric analyses of climate change impacts, and the drivers and consequences of land use change.

The ESS vision at UC Irvine began in in 1992 with a focus on global environmental changes that occur on human time scales. Currently the department has twenty-five full time faculty with research and teaching in climate dynamics, biogeochemistry of oceans and atmospheres, atmospheric chemistry, cryosphere, ecohydrology, food security, and global energy systems (see We seek a new colleague who will build on these core strengths. The new hire will be at the assistant professor level and in the UC tenure track. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a suitable discipline. Apply online at or contact The selection process begins 1. Oct. 2017, and the position will remain open until filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)