Open Positions


There are positions at the Geography Department:

There is one position open at NCEAS:


The Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach course(s) in The Department of Geography for the upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Positions will be at 33% time. The salary is based on UC’s salary scales and dependent upon qualifications.

Basic qualifications: The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant are 1-2 years of teaching experience in any area of Geography and an M.A. or M.S. in Geography or related field (required at the time of application). Main duties include teaching upper-division and lower-division courses . The candidate should be interested and experienced in teaching in lab and lecturer-oriented classes.

Preferred qualifications: Experience teaching in one or more areas of physical or human geography, or geographic information science.
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.
To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00754. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, and three references (contact information only).

The posting will remain open until October 31, 2016, to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in July, winter quarter in November, and for spring quarter in February (if applicable). The pool will close on October 31, 2016. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application. Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR The Geography Department

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA, Department of Geography
www.geog.ucsb.edu invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Geomorphology and Land-Surface Processes, effective July 1, 2017.
The Department seeks excellent candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on the evolution of landscapes caused by the interaction of geophysical, hydrological, ecological, and/or anthropogenic processes. The position will complement existing Departmental strengths in Earth system science and in particular, the spatial analysis of the processes that maintain and modify natural and human-dominated landscapes. We are looking for candidates who develop and apply novel analytical and modeling techniques, and can provide field-based teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): 1) processing and interpretation of LIDAR and satellite-based topographic data for characterizing landscape change; 2) measurement and modeling of the drivers and implications of natural and human-induced erosion, 3) spatial analysis and modeling of interactions among the processes that drive landscape evolution at regional to global scales. The Geography Department has extensive computer resources and laboratories including a facility to prepare sediment and rock samples for cosmogenic radionuclide analysis. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program in the primary areas of his/her interest, to direct graduate students, and to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in quantitative geomorphology and physical geography. The Department is strongly interdisciplinary with expertise in marine and terrestrial biogeoscience, human-environment interactions, spatial science (remote sensing, GIScience, cognitive science), and urban/economic/transportation geography. A Ph.D. is required by the date of appointment. This position is part of a UCSB cluster hire in Earth surface processes: http://www.eri.ucsb.edu/escluster

To apply, please log in to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00760 to submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names of four referees with their contact information. Applications completed by October 31st, 2016 will receive fullest consideration, but the department will continue reviewing applicant files until the position is filled.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Graduate Student Research Assistant NCEAS

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis seeks to fill multiple positions for graduate student research assistants working at the interface of computing and ecology.

The ideal candidates will have training or strong interest in some combination of information management, analytical programming, and the biological and/or geospatial sciences. Experience designing, developing, and supporting Web-enabled databases using tools such as LAMP or LAPP stacks, PostGIS, and Django; and data management and analysis experience with software such as R, Matlab, Python, or SAS, is desirable.

Responsibilities of the positions will include:

  • Interviewing and working with NCEAS’ scientists to create customized Web-enabled databases to support synthesis research topics.
  • Working with researchers to document and archive ecological and environmental data

The graduate assistants will work closely with resident and visiting scientists as well as the scientific computing staff at NCEAS.

We seek assistance for ten or more hours per week. Salary negotiable and may be comparable to a teaching assistantship; includes benefits and offset of registration fees. Please send a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, a CV or resume, and complete contact information for two references to both Dr. Stephanie Hampton (), NCEAS Deputy Director, and Dr. Mark Schildhauer, NCEAS Director of Computing ().