Mission Statement

The mission of the Earth Research Institute (ERI) is to support research and education in the sciences of our solid, fluid, and living Earth.

Our areas of research comprise Natural Hazards, Human Impacts, Earth System Science, and Earth Evolution.

ERI strives to build upon the existing research strengths of our founding units while fostering new interdisiciplinary collaborations examining how Earth processes affect mankind and how mankind perturbs the Earth.

Job Postings

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.




Postdoctoral Researcher, Aquatic Ecosystem Modeler

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to participate in development of model of aquatic metabolism and associated atmospheric gas exchange that integrates hydrological, hydrodynamic, biogeochemical and ecological characteristics of Amazon floodplains. The model will be based on mechanistic understanding, empirical relations and will be applicable on a regional scale.




Postdoctoral Researcher in Coupled Earth System Modeling

The University of California, Santa Barbara, is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to contribute to a DOE-funded project focusing on understanding the mechanisms for tropical and extratropical Pacific decadal variability in present and future climates. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to define their own original sub-project aligned with the project goals, in collaboration with investigators at UC Santa Barbara, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The initial term of the appointment will be 12 months, with the possibility of subsequent extension based on performance and availability of funding. For primary consideration apply by January 15, 2019. Position is open until filled. Preferred start date would be May 2019. To apply, please upload a cover letter, statement of research, including a description of current research interests, experience with climate/Earth system modeling, and near-term research goals. Please also provide a current CV and contact information for 3 references to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01424. Email Samantha Stevenson (stevenson@bren.ucsb.edu) with any questions related to the position.


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