Assistant Professor – Coastal Geography

The Department of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Coastal Geography. We invite applicants working on present or future biophysical, social, and/or economic issues pertaining to the coastal zone. Applicants with a strong background in quantitative and/or geospatial approaches are encouraged to apply. We seek a scholar with demonstrated research expertise in one or more of the following areas:

Physical, biological and/or biogeochemical processes in the coastal zone
Coastal zone environmental, social and economic sustainability
Impacts of sea level rise/storm surge on coastal zone environments and communities
Impacts of exogenous inputs on coastal waters
Impact and management of coastal ecosystems and fisheries

The appointment will begin July 1, 2014. A Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications.

UCLA’s Department of Geography is among the top ranked geography departments in the nation and it, with the University as a whole, offers a multi-faceted faculty from a variety of subfields working on environmental change and sustainability using a diverse set of approaches. UCLA has a large number of researchers engaged in coastal projects, spread across multiple departments, and seeks to expand its expertise to coincide with the opening of City Dock #1 at the Port of Los Angeles, a 28-acre campus containing the Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI), additional marine science, education, and outreach facilities, and a marine technology incubator.

Please submit your online application to the Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Coastal Geography at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00044. Include a statement of your qualifications for this position; curriculum vitae; a statement of research and teaching interests; and the names and contact information of three referees. Reviews of completed applications will commence on Friday, October 25, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Please note that the on-line application website may close without notice at any time after Friday, November 15, 2013.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Department of Geography has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.