The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of
British Columbia invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor
position in the area of Earth Data Science. We seek applicants whose research
addresses fundamental or applied questions in one or more of the Earth, ocean, or
atmospheric sciences, using novel data-driven computational techniques such as
machine learning and inversion methods to advance knowledge of the Earth system
and/or solve geoscience problems of societal relevance. The ideal candidate is methods-
oriented, has a track record of collaborative, cross-disciplinary work, and holds a PhD or
equivalent in a relevant field.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded and
internationally-recognized research program, effectively manage and mentor a diverse
research group, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate in
departmental activities. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to play an
important role in EOAS and Faculty of Science efforts to incorporate data science
computation throughout the undergraduate curriculum.
EOAS is the top-ranked and largest Earth Sciences department in Canada, with research
and teaching interests that span Earth and planetary systems, including modern and
paleo environments from the core to the stratosphere
(www.eoas.ubc.ca/research/areas). There is also strong potential for collaboration
with other groups at UBC, including the Department of Computer Science (cs.ubc.ca)
and the Data Science Institute (dsi.ubc.ca). EOAS is dedicated to practicing excellence in
teaching, and candidates should demonstrate potential for teaching excellence and
interest in innovative teaching methods.
Applications should include: i) a cover letter, ii) a detailed curriculum vita, iii) a one-page
summary of research interests and accomplishments, iv) a one-page outline of a
potential five-year research program, v) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy,
vi) three recent publications, and vii) a statement describing your experience working
with a diverse student body, as well as your past, present, and/or future contributions
to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus. Application materials
should be combined into a single PDF document and be uploaded through the UBC
Careers website at: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/35189. In addition, the names and
contact details of three referees should be entered online here:
will be sent an automated email requesting submission of letters before the deadline.
Applicants should follow-up with referees to confirm receipt of the automated message
and submission of letter before November 24, 2019.
Review of applications will start November 18, 2019. The successful applicant is
expected to start in July 2020 or at a date of mutual agreement. This position is subject
to final budgetary approval.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse
community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or
discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been
marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political
belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit,
or Indigenous person.
Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Rich Pawlowicz,
by email to email@example.com