Job Vacancy - Assistant Professor in Geodynamics


The Department of Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the broad area of geodynamics, starting July 1, 2014. We seek an innovative geophysicist who investigates solid earth processes with modern geophysical data and simulation methods. Areas of technical expertise might be in geodesy, seismology, and numerical modeling, but are not limited to them. We particularly seek candidates who both complement our current research program and integrate across tectonics and geophysics.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, and supervise research by graduate and undergraduate students. A Ph.D. or an equivalent degree is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit: a PDF containing a letter of application; their curriculum vitae; a description of teaching and research objectives and accomplishments; and the contact information of three referees who will provide letters. Applicants should request three referees to send letters of evaluation by November 1st, 2013. The application file and letters of reference should be submitted to Queries about this position can be directed to Prof. Toshiro Tanimoto (

Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2013. The position will remain open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted by this date.

The department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. For more information about the department, visit our webpage (

UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.