Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Geophysics

Position Open: Assistant Professor - Astronomy + Department of Earth & Planetary Science

Friday, October 1, 2021
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Assistant Professor - Data Science, Departments of Astronomy & Earth and Planetary Science - Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences - UC Berkeley

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window: Open October 4th, 2021 through Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Departments of Astronomy and Earth & Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley invite applications for an Assistant Professor Faculty position as part of a campus-wide initiative to promote scientific discovery through data-driven science. We seek candidates from all areas of astronomy, astrophysics, earth and planetary science, with an emphasis on individuals who develop or apply modern data-science techniques or tools to make progress in their respective field of research. Candidates whose research crosses disciplinary boundaries are especially encouraged to apply. UC Berkeley is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We are looking for an outstanding scientist who has the potential for innovation and leadership in research, commits to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and shares our core values:

The Departments are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., caring for children, the disabled, or the elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia (e.g., in professional or industry service).

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The basic qualifications required to be considered for this position are a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree, or enrollment in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is preferred by the date of hire.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - 3 pages maximum excluding references.

  • Statement of Teaching - 2 pages maximum.

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to 2 pages maximum.

  • Three to Five Publications and/or Research Products -For each product other than a publication (e.g. software, datasets, patents), submit a PDF document describing the product's intellectual contributions and impact. 2-page maximum for each product.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

3 letters of reference are required at the time of application. 2 additional letters of reference may be included. No more than 5 letters of reference will be accepted.

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Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job location: Berkeley, CA


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