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

Assistant Professor in Environmental Data Science and Informatics, Earth Research Institute

The University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks a highly creative and interactive scholar whose research and teaching interests are focused on innovative approaches for theoretical, empirical, and computational analyses in Earth and Environmental Sciences and whose research addresses dynamics at any scale - from individual organisms to the entire globe. 


Assistant Professor in Marine Conservation/Fisheries Science, Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science (IGPMS)

The University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks a highly innovative and collaborative scholar of marine science who focuses on any aspect (or combination of) ecological or environmental dimensions of marine conservation or fisheries science.  All marine habitats from tropical to polar and from coastal to open ocean will be considered. 


Assistant Specialist, Quantitative Research in Water Quality, Earth Research Institute

The Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara is recruiting for an Assistant Specialist in the area of environmental water quality related to quantifying and determining sources of fecal and chemical pollution in coastal environments including watersheds.



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