Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Geophysics

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

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Assistant Professor - Department of Earth & Planetary Science - College of Letters & Science



Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Anticipated start: July 1st, 2022

Application Window

Open August 11th, 2021 through Tuesday October 19th, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant Professor Faculty position. We seek candidates from all areas of earth and planetary science, with an emphasis on either (1) earth and/or planetary surface and sedimentary processes in the present or past; (2) climate science including oceans, the cryosphere, and atmosphere on all time scales. Candidates whose research falls into one of these broad areas or their disciplinary interfaces are especially encouraged to apply. All candidates, regardless of the field in earth and planetary science, will be considered.

The Department is dedicated to advancing equity and accessibility for all who are or wish to be, members of our community. The Department is 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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Statement on your research objectives, accomplishments, and plans. 3 pages maximum.

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement on your teaching philosophy and experience, as well as plans for course offerings. 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.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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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.

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Job location

Berkeley, CA
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