Assistant or Associate Professor, Theoretical/Computational Geophysics

Assistant or Associate Professor, Theoretical/Computational Geophysics

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) seeks outstanding candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in theoretical/computational geophysics. We invite applicants with expertise in modeling of geophysical signals or processes, improved methods for data analysis/inversion, mathematical descriptions of relevant physics, and high-performance computing and/or machine learning applied to geophysical problems. Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to: geodynamics, crustal deformation and geodesy, mineral physics, planetary science, remote sensing, marine geophysics, potential fields, geomagnetism, electromagnetic methods, seismology, and cryosphere studies. Emphasis will be on selecting a candidate with interest and experience in developing new methodological approaches rather than applications of existing geophysical techniques. Candidates will be evaluated on their potential for research excellence, teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, collegiality, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in a relevant field is required at the time of application. For full consideration, please apply by January 31, 2019 .

SIO is a world-renowned center of solid Earth, planetary, oceanographic, biological, and atmospheric research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs. SIO is part of the University of California, San Diego, which is one of the top research universities in the world.We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (

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Each position requires a separate application submission. Current Assistant level candidates with strong academic and research profiles are encouraged to apply at both the Assistant and Associate level. Rank and salary will be consistent with the applicant’s qualifications and experience and with University of California pay scales.

contributed by Peter Shearer