Pride joined LBNL as a Staff Scientist in 2003. In 2004, he also received an Adjunct Professor position in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at UC Berkeley where he advises doctoral students and teaches the class Mathematical Methods for Geophysicists. Prior to Berkeley, Pride was a professor of geophysics for 10 years in France both at the University of Paris and the University of Rennes. He received his PhD in geophysics from Texas A&M in 1990 and then spent two years as a post-doc at MIT before accepting a faculty position at the University of Paris. In addition to doing science, Pride also owns and manages a winery.