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Ocean Sciences, Two positions at Assistant or Associate Professor (Initial Review 11.30.22)

Company: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

The Ocean Sciences Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for two positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track) level. We encourage applications from scientists working in the subdiscipline of biological oceanography with an emphasis on ocean microbiomes (first position) and marine ecology and food webs at intermediate trophic levels (second position), with a preference in both positions for a research program that emphasizes observational oceanography. We seek scholars seriously committed to applying inclusive undergraduate and graduate mentoring practices, and to applying inclusive teaching practices of undergraduate and graduate level courses in oceanography and in specialty courses in their field of expertise. The successful candidates will have considerable breadth in Biological Oceanography. We encourage applications from candidates who incorporate environmental justice in their research, teaching, and/or community engagement and professional activities. We also seek evidence of an ability to mentor students and postdoctoral associates and to contribute broadly to the university and the profession.
The preferred candidates will be expected to develop and maintain vigorous research programs that complement existing departmental strengths in biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography. For the first position, preferred areas of interest include leading-edge research in the broad field of 'omics (genomic, transcriptomic, metabolomic, proteomic) to understand fundamental and/or applied biological or biogeochemical processes in marine systems. For the second position, preferred areas of interest include trophic ecology of organisms from planktonic (protist) to mid-level (e.g., forage fish) predators, including the distribution, population dynamics, and adaptive capacity of organisms and ecosystems to provide mechanistic insights for how the oceanic biosphere changes in response to, for example, deoxygenation, acidification, marine heatwaves, and human exploitation. Both positions will have the opportunity to shape the direction of the newly established Coastal Resilience Initiative at UC Santa Cruz, that aims to build resilience and sustainability in the face of growing coastal hazards.
UC Santa Cruz is distinguished by our high-impact research and our commitment to diversity, social justice, the environment, and educational opportunity. We recognize the inherent link between diversity, innovation, and excellence in all aspects of the academic enterprise. Our innovative approach to research and experiential education provides a transformative student experience. The campus is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. It enrolls over 18,000 students, many from historically underserved communities; 34% are first-generation and 40% are Pell recipients. We welcome candidates that demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, community engagement and/or service and that have experience in creating an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. We welcome candidates with demonstrable, or a strong potential to develop, leadership skills, particularly in promoting DEI. UC Santa Cruz is committed to addressing the holistic needs of faculty. We also welcome applications from those who have had non-traditional career paths, who have taken time off for personal reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia
The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)

Keywords: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz , Ocean Sciences, Two positions at Assistant or Associate Professor (Initial Review 11.30.22), Education / Teaching , Santa Cruz, California

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