Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Paleoscience, Tucson, USA

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona, USA, seeks a creative scientist with research interests in one or more of the following fields: paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, paleoecology, or paleobiology.


Individuals who use field- or laboratory-based geochemical, biological, or ecological techniques to develop quantitative records of past climate and environmental change and/or life’s responses to that history are encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will use the geological record of past climate and environmental change to make fundamental inferences about paleogeography and/or the Earth’s climate system, enhancing existing strengths in climate, paleoclimate, tectonics, and paleontology in the Department.

The department seeks a candidate who can interface with the strong cross-disciplinary initiatives at the University of Arizona that focus on climate change, sustainability, and water resources, and who promotes diversity in research, education and outreach, and has experience with a variety of collaborative, teaching and curricular perspectives.


The position is open to applicants at any rank. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses related to their research expertise (e.g. climate, oceanography, paleoclimate, paleoecology, paleontology).


More information and details of the application process are available at

Evaluation of applications for both positions will begin 2 January 2018 and will continue until filled.

Further information

Inquiries about the position should be sent to Dr. Jessica Tierney, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.