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.

Academic Coordinator I

The position of an Academic Coordinator is available in the Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The position is in support of a multi-UC campus center (5 southern CA campuses) that evaluates, using field and lab approaches across multiple disciplines (engineering, natural science, social science), the use, understanding, and performance of natural treatment systems for stormwater management, using UC campuses as model systems. 



Assistant Researcher – Species conservation/Ecological Diversity


The Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is seeking an Assistant Researcher for independent research on endangered species conservation and the ecology of mountain lakes. Specifically, the research effort will be split between conservation of mountain yellow-legged frogs, and the ecology of lakes in California’s Sierra Nevada. 



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