Work with Us at NCEAS!
NCEAS is a research institute affiliated with UCSB, but located ten miles south in downtown Santa Barbara. Note that both staff and academic candidates must apply for jobs through the official UC Santa Barbara websites, provided below for each current job opening. NCEAS is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in environmental data science and is especially interested in candidates who can support the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.
As part of the UC system, NCEAS 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.
Current Job Openings
This newly-created position requires a creative problem-solver with strong relationship-building skills and experience in programs to broaden participation in science. Under the supervision of the Director of the LTER Network Office and in partnership with the LTER Network Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee and the National Science Foundation, the LTER Inclusion and Access Coordinator will design and promote a network-wide strategy for expanding inclusion and access. They will curate resources, organize trainings, develop document templates, and help LTER sites to build internal capacity as they work to lower and eliminate barriers to inclusion and access in LTER research.
Western Wildfire Resilience Index Web Designer
Due Date: Open until filled
Expected Salary: $83,680 to $94,140
Apply on the UCSB staff website
NCEAS seeks an experienced web developer and designer to support a newly funded program focused on developing a Wildfire Resilience Index for the US and Canadian West. Built on the success of the NCEAS’ Ocean Health Index, the Western Wildfire Resilience Index will provide policymakers and the public with clear, actionable metrics on wildfire resilience to improve management. As part of this two-year project you will support a broader research team by designing, creating, and deploying web applications that creatively communicate cutting edge scientific data and results to a diversity of audiences from other researchers, policymakers, managers, and the public.
NCEAS' philosophy generally values in-person over remote work to encourage productive conversation and collaboration. For all employees, we offer flexibility with hybrid schedules and an opportunity to apply for remote work after three years of service.Coming Soon
No Negotiation Policy
We do not allow salary negotiation during the hiring process. This decision is grounded in our commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable space for all. We will offer all candidates the maximum possible salary that the position will allow given the candidate's skills, experience, and funding available.Learn More
NCEAS is committed to improving our community. We expect all NCEAS employees to spend the equivalent of one day each month actively contributing to the community during work hours- for example, through committee action, volunteer efforts, or in other creative ways.Read More
What can I negotiate?
We do not allow salary negotiations. We are also unable to provide support for relocation costs or bonuses. Please see above for more details our salary and remote policies. Benefits, including healthcare, dental, and retirement, are highly competitive and provided by UCSB. Academic positions, including postdocs, accrue two days of vacation and one day of sick leave per month while staff positions get one day of sick time and vacation that scales with length of employment. You are welcome to negotiate the following after the job offer: job title, start date, percentage time, and, if appropriate, hybrid schedule.