The Department of Anthropology, UC San Diego, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography are interested in finding a marine archaeologist who addresses issues of climate change and adaptation, especially for the rise of complex societies in the late Holocene in coastal environments. This is part of a bold multi-discipline, multi-year initiative that spans the entire University. Each appointment will be made jointly between at least two departments from across the campus in order to facilitate collaborations in new inter-disciplinary fields. Interested scholars should apply for the following two advertised positions that are appropriate for marine archaeology: Hazards from climate impacts in the natural and built environment and Biological, ecological and human adaptation to climate change.
The University of California, San Diego has made an unprecedented commitment to understanding climate change impacts through long term global observations and modeling and addressing these impacts through the development of scalable adaptation tools and solutions. We invite applications from outstanding candidates for up to four separate searches (totaling 8 positions) for TENURE TRACK or TENURED FACULTY POSITIONS. These positions are part of a bold multi-discipline, multi-year initiative that spans the entire University. Each appointment will be made jointly between at least two departments from across the campus in order to facilitate collaborations in new inter-disciplinary fields. They include but are not limited to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), Health Sciences (School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), the Jacobs School of Engineering, the Division of Biological Sciences, the Division of Physical Sciences, the Division of Arts and Humanities, the Division of Social Sciences and the School of Global Policy and Strategy. The initiative in climate change impacts and adaptation seeks to build on existing cross-disciplinary strengths to understand the implications of climate change and address the planet’s most pressing climate related needs with actionable adaptation strategies. The initiative will leverage UC San Diego’s existing strategic partnerships to inform climate change policy and adaptation decisions at multiple levels—local, state, federal and international—and address issues related to national security, public safety, global health, resilience and more. In addition to these appointments, UC San Diego’s newly established Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation demonstrates the organization’s commitment to addressing the consequences of climate change. Appointments generally will be at the Assistant or Associate Professorial level and in exceptional cases at the very early Professorial level. UCSD is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.
There will be four focus areas within the climate change impacts and adaptation initiative:
1) Human health and climate change
2) Hazards from climate impacts in the natural and built environment
3) Biological, ecological and human adaptation to climate change
4) Sensor and platform development to monitor the changing environment