Job Details

University of San Diego
  • Position Number: 5293440
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Geology, Earth Sciences & Oceanography

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geophysical Scientist

Position Title & Department: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geophysical Scientist

Department Description:
The Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences ( embraces interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the critical environmental issues facing the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive and experiential learning environment to transform our students into environmentally conscientious global citizens. Rooted in the liberal arts and committed to advanced scientific research, our undergraduate and graduate students gain the benefit of a well-rounded, comprehensive education that emphasizes Earth as a system. We offer both field- and laboratory-intensive courses, providing our students with outstanding hands-on experience that prepares them for graduate school and/or careers in environmental and ocean sciences. We have an interdisciplinary undergraduate major, two minors, and an MS program.

The College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of the University of San Diego. Our philosophy is built on the enduring values of the Catholic intellectual tradition, immersing students in the concepts of free inquiry, diversity and inclusion, ethical conduct and compassionate service. The College aims to establish an academic foundation for students to thrive and gain a comprehensive education, which spans the sciences, arts and social sciences. Through our exemplary liberal arts education and rigorous scholarship, we aspire to not only educate the mind but also develop the whole person.

University Description:
The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Contemporary Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanitys urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:
The University of San Diego (USD) department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences (EOSC) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track faculty (benefits based on a 9-month contract) to teach courses in geological/physical science. The faculty member will teach 18-24 units (6-8 lectures and/or labs per year) of freshman/sophomore-level lectures and laboratory sections, which may include EOSC 105: Natural Disasters, EOSC 110: The Dynamic Earth, and EOSC 220: Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, and the possibility of junior/senior/graduate (MS)-level courses. In addition, we will consider "Special Topics" courses in the faculty member's area of expertise, and/or GIS experience. Course descriptions can be found at: There is also the possibility to lead coordination of the lower-division geosciences laboratory sections.

Special Conditions of Employment:

Effective June 1, 2023, based on CDC guidance, the University strongly encourages all campus members to stay up to date with Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations. For more regarding information USD's COVID-19 protocols, please visit

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Job Requirements:
MS or PhD (degrees must be completed before 9/1/24) in a geosciences field and teaching experience as the instructor of record at the college/university level required.

Posting Salary:
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$5,546.67-5,713/month; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.

Special Application Instructions
Resume Required Click the 'Apply Now' button to complete our online application. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, list of two references, a statement of interest, which discusses teaching philosophy, qualifications and experience, and a list of potential courses in our curriculum. All application materials should be uploaded directly within the Jobs@USD application system. Further questions can be directed to the department chair, Nathalie Reyns ( If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at

Additional Details:
Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community. The University does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, covered veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by federal or state law. USD offers same sex domestic partner benefits.

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