Faculty Handbook

This Faculty Handbook provides information that you should be aware of as a new faculty member at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Welcome to Scripps Oceanography


How Scripps is governed and structured. Who does what.

Overview of Scripps Oceanography

Academic Review Files

Salary scale, review process, and advancement.

Academic Review


Programs, Curricular Groups, Teaching Issues, Teaching Evaluation, and more.


Research Support

Funding for research, faculty resources, and international collaborations.

Research Support

Administrative Services

Contracts and grants, safety, and other aspects of Scripps' operations.

Administrative Services

Ship Operations

Using Scripps' ships and planning and staffing cruises.

Ship Operations & Marine Technical Support

Intellectual Property

Connecting research with the marketplace.

Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer

Outreach & Communications

Engaging with audiences outside academia.

Outreach, Communications, and Development


Other helpful web resources from Scripps and UC San Diego

Useful Website Links

Before making any important decisions regarding your faculty appointment, consult with the Scripps Department Chair (and the UC San Diego Policy and Procedure Manual (PPM), and the Academic Personnel Manual (APM), which are the ultimate authority regarding ‘The Rules’). Your division business office is the best source for assistance in most matters related to your research program; if needed, they will direct you to the appropriate person within the Scripps Director’s Office (contacts are listed under each specific area of responsibility).

This document is specific to Scripps and far from complete. Other useful information is available at UC San Diego’s Useful Links for Faculty and the UC Faculty Handbook (last published in 1995, but still has useful and relevant information).