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Assistant Professor, Earth-Life Interactions, University of California, Davis

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of Earth-Life Interactions. We seek creative scientists who study the interactions between life and surface environments on any spatial and temporal scale using novel laboratory, field, and/or computational approaches. We encourage applications from a diverse range of disciplines including, but not restricted to, biogeochemistry, geobiology, and paleoclimatology. We are particularly interested in applicants who will expand our current research programs and have the potential to build new connections both within the department and across campus, such as with other departments in the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Biological Sciences, or the UC Davis Genomics Center. The department’s current research programs and experimental, analytical and computational facilities are described at http://geology.ucdavis.edu/facilities/.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in geoscience or a related field by the time of appointment. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Supervision of graduate students and departmental, university, and service to the discipline are expected.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, statements of research plans, teaching interests, and contributions to diversity, and contact information of four references by June 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Guidance for diversity statements. Applications should be submitted online via the job listing #JPF01496 . Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair at eps-search@ucdavis.edu.

The University of California Davis 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.