Recruitment Period

Open date: October 30th, 2020

Next review date: Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Feb 15, 2021 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.


Assistant Professor of Earth System Science (tenure track): Climatic Impacts on Societies

The Department of Earth System Science (ESS) at The University of California, Irvine is recruiting an Assistant Professor (tenure track) with a fundamental grounding in Earth system science including climate change and whose research is directed at quantitative understanding of the impacts of climate change on societies worldwide. We seek a faculty member who can evaluate impacts of current and projected climatic changes and other stressors on issues such as food and water security, human health and well-being, environmental justice and economic development. Impacts often involve multiple stressors and feedbacks across the atmosphere, land, and marine systems (e.g., precipitation, temperature and humidity, sea level, air and water pollution, land use, biodiversity loss). Research areas should enable the quantitative linking of specific climatic changes with societal vulnerability, impacts, and/or adaptive strategies. The research may have a regional focus, but with broad applicability.

We make this appointment with the goal of strengthening the department’s commitment to research and teaching, in this case, how Earth's physical, chemical, and biological systems interact with the human system. 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 26 full-time faculty from diverse backgrounds ( The successful applicant will have: a doctoral degree and strong research agenda; a commitment to excellence in teaching and in promoting diversity and inclusion; interest in becoming part of a collegial and cross-disciplinary department; and start July 1, 2021.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom. the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer and strives to be a national leader and global model of inclusive excellence ( 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. 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. The area offers numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation.

Apply online at If you have questions, please contact Review of applications will begin January 2, 2021.

For full listing, please see the recruitment page here.

Monday, February 15, 2021