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Paleomagnetism/Marine Geophysics - Assistant Professor

Paleomagnetism/Marine Geophysics - Assistant Professor


Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego


La Jolla, CA, United States of America


Full time

Entry level


Required education

Application deadline
31 December 2024

22 February 2024

Job description

Paleomagnetism/Marine Geophysics – Assistant Professor

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Position overview
Position title: Assistant Professor – AY Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $74,600-$97,200. ​​
The posted UC Academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position
The base salary range, from the salary table(s), for this position is $74,600-$97,200
“Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. ​
​Additional UCSD salary information can be found here: Application Window

Open date: February 21, 2024

Next review date: Wednesday, Mar 27, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Faculty Position at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego – Paleomagnetism/Marine Geophysics

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego invites applications for a full-time 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek to attract and retain outstanding, diverse faculty members who integrate observations and methodologies from paleomagnetism/marine geophysics to address research questions in the Earth and planetary sciences. We have a particular interest in strengthening our current expertise in using observations and quantitative analyses to advance the fields of paleomagnetism, marine geodesy, or marine electromagnetism. We encourage candidates whose research will build on existing world class laboratory facilities and marine and sea-going strengths at Scripps, advancing a diverse and collaborative research environment.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program. They will be required to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Earth science at UC San Diego and establish inclusive teaching practices. Supervision and mentoring of diverse graduate students and service to the department, university, and broader discipline will be expected in this role.

Scripps is dedicated to advancing belonging, equity, justice, and accessibility for all who are or wish to be members of our community. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to these principles. Information about Scripps’ ongoing diversity efforts may be found here: All candidates who meet the position qualifications will be considered, and we welcome candidates who have followed non-traditional career paths, or who may have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in paleomagnetism/marine geophysics or a related field at time of application.
  • Excellence and innovation in research and scholarship
  • Commitment to teaching, mentoring and research training at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Commitment to building equitable and diverse scholarly environment

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Research Statement – Up to three (3) pages describing past research and future research plans.
  • Teaching and Mentoring Statement – Up to two (2) pages describing teaching and mentoring experience, philosophy and plans.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

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