Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, Natural Hazards and Extreme Climate Events – University of Oregon

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2022; position open until filled. Please submit documents here:

Required Application Materials:
Please complete an online application, uploading the following: current CV, research statement (2 page limit), teaching statement (2 page limit), and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (1 page limit). You will be asked to provide names and contact information for at least three references.

Position Announcement:
We seek a geoscientist to study the impacts of natural hazards and extreme events related to climate change on the solid earth, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere. The position will emphasize innovative, data-intensive sensor systems (e.g., remote, terrestrial, satellite, or airborne) and models that facilitate transdisciplinary collaboration with a wide array of stakeholders, contributing to University of Oregon efforts focused on community resilience, traditional knowledge, and environmental justice. We seek a creative colleague who will develop a vigorous externally funded research program, teach new and existing undergraduate and graduate courses, and work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geosciences. Inquiries about the position can be directed to me ( or the search committee chair Diego Melgar (

Department Summary:
The Department of Earth Sciences is part of the College of Arts and Sciences and houses highly ranked research programs in geophysics, volcanology, oceanography, surface processes, geochemistry, sedimentology, geobiology, and paleontology. The Oregon Hazards Laboratory and the Center for Volcanology reflect areas of strength and offer collaborative opportunities for this position, particularly the ability to leverage investment in cyber-infrastructure and regional sensing capabilities. The position will be integrated with the newly formed Environment Initiative, an area of strategic investment at the University of Oregon. The Environment Initiative focuses the intellectual energy and work of faculty, students, and community partners on working towards a just and livable future through transdisciplinary research, teaching, and experiential learning.

The Department of Earth Sciences relies on the expertise, sensitivity, and commitment of an inclusive faculty to enhance diversity, seek equity, and create a welcoming environment. We are committed to nurturing a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation.

Minimum Requirements:
Minimum requirements at the time of appointment include completion of a PhD in geosciences, physics, engineering, or a related field.

About the University:
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a ‘very high research activity’ ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 170,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a mild climate, and a community engaged with environmental and social concerns. The Pacific Ocean, Cascade and Coast mountain ranges, deserts, forests, and many lakes are within an hour or two drive, as is the city of Portland.

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