Assistant Professor of Earth System Science: Atmospheric Science

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $83,600-$108,500. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Professor and Professor of Teaching Series – Academic Year Regular Scales. “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.

Application Window

Open date: November 16, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Jan 12, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jan 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

The Department of Earth System Science (ESS) at the University of California, Irvine, is recruiting an Assistant Professor (tenure track) with a research focus in atmospheric science. Areas of interest include (though are not limited to) the study of changes in atmospheric composition and chemistry, aerosols, clouds, radiative transfer, forcing and feedback of climate change, and the design of policy solutions to achieve long-term stability of the Earth System. Exploration of these areas may include the use of global models, satellite remote sensing of greenhouse gases, reactive gases, or aerosols, and the analysis of in-situ observations.

We make this appointment with the goal of strengthening the department’s commitment to research and teaching. UC Irvine’s ESS department was founded to explore the global environmental changes that occur on human time scales. The department has expanded its domain with 27 faculty from diverse backgrounds ( The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree and research experience in the atmospheric sciences or a related field, a clear vision for a dynamic research program, evidence of excellence in teaching, and a strong commitment to strengthening diversity and inclusive excellence within the department and the university. The position will be available starting July 1, 2024.
UCI is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). We seek faculty who are committed to diversity as well as diverse faculty who will be role models for our students. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education. Compensation is competitive and includes priority access to purchase on-campus faculty housing at below-market prices.

If you have questions, please contact Review of applications will begin January 12, 2024.

For more information and to apply, please view the full listing here.

The Department of Earth System Science acknowledges our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, who still hold strong cultural, spiritual and physical ties to this region.