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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.

Open Positions

UCSB is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.
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.
 

Postdoctoral Scholar in Ecological Modeling of Fire Regimes and Vegetation Growth in the Earth Research Institute

Apply now: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02355

View this position online: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02355

Position Overview

Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Percent Time: 100%

Anticipated Start: Winter 2023

Position Duration: 1 year with the possibility of extension based on performance and funding.

Application Window

Open Date: November 15, 2022

Next Review Date: December 15, 2022 at 11:59 (Pacific Time)

  • Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022

  • Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position Description

We are seeking a post-doctoral scholar to join our “Building Resilience to Wildfires” Team at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This is a cross-campus project with the goal of improving landscape level fire management in the California Central Coast and other semi-arid regions. The focus of the post-doctoral scholar will be the ecological modeling component of the project, where the goal is to apply a state-of-the art ecohydrologic model (RHESSys-Fire) to develop future scenarios of fire risk, post-fire vegetation recovery, post-fire hydrology and long-term fuel treatment effectiveness. The post-doctoral scholar will work closely with the TagueTeamLab (tagueteamlab.org), under the supervision of PI Tague (https://bren.ucsb.edu/people/christina-naomi-tague) on the ecological modeling but will also interact with the entire project team to integrate new datasets collected as part of the larger project and participate in science communication and outreach.

This is a full-time position. Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. The initial appointment is for 1 year with the potential for an additional year based on satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Campus Information

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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

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