Marine Organic Geochemistry – UCSB


The Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science (IGPMS: at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in marine organic geochemistry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor starting July 1, 2017. We are searching for an innovative, collaborative marine scientist who focuses on the geochemistry of organic molecules in marine habitats ranging from the water column to sediments and from coastal zones to the open ocean. Research covering timescales ranging from the geologic past to the modern, and topics ranging from natural cycles to anthropogenic impacts will be considered, with the ideal candidate proposing a strong analytical or computational research program.  The successful candidate will hold an appointment in one or more academic departments that participates in the IGPMS, and is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the candidate’s area of expertise, and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. A Ph.D or an equivalent degree in Marine Science, Chemistry or a related area is required at the time of appointment.


Applicants should submit the following: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research accomplishments/plans; 4) statement of teaching experience/interests; and 5) up to three publications.  Applicants should also request three referees to send letters of evaluation by the date listed below.  Submit applications and reference letters online at:


For primary consideration apply by December 19, 2016; review of applicant files will continue until the position has been filled.


The school 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.