Assistant Professor of Physics Experimental Research

Department: Physics
City: Logan
State/Province: Utah
Country: USA
Contact Person: Dr. Boyd Edwards
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Utah State University
Application Due Date: Monday, January 08 2024
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The Utah State University Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant
professor position in experimental physics. Preference will be given to candidates who will strengthen
existing experimental efforts in the department. Current experimental activities include atmospheric
and space physics, physics of materials in extreme environments, and nanoscale structures in
electronics and photonics. A competitive package is available to support the establishment of an active
research laboratory. Expectations of the position include teaching at both the undergraduate and
graduate levels, mentoring student research, establishing and maintaining a funded research program,
and regularly publishing scientific results. Serious consideration will be given to applicants who show
promise of excellence in these areas and who clearly describe how their research will strengthen
current departmental activities. The minimum qualification is a PhD in physics or a closely related field.

The Department of Physics has a diverse research portfolio in experimental, observational,
computational, and theoretical physics that is supported by 19 faculty members, 6 research staff, 3
postdoctoral fellows, 5 support staff, 85 undergraduate majors, and 26 graduate students. This
moderate size fosters an environment of collegiality, small class sizes, and meaningful research
experiences for students.

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s only land-grant and space-grant university, with a
strong commitment to excellence, access, inclusion, and outreach supported by 900 full-time faculty
members, 25,000 undergraduate students, and 3100 graduate students. USU is a Carnegie R1 research
and the recipient of the 2020 Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments by the
Council on Undergraduate Research.

The position is based at USU’s main campus in Logan, Utah, about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City.
Logan is a peaceful college town of 54,000 inhabitants located in Cache Valley, a picturesque mountain
valley that is home to rich outdoor and cultural actoivities. The Logan metropolitan area claimed the top
in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation based on job
growth, wage growth, high-tech industry diversity, broadband access, and housing affordability.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and
health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including
five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts.

Applications may be submited here. Complete applications include (1) a cover leter, (2) a curriculum
vitae, (3) a statement of research accomplishments and plans, including a description of how these
plans will strengthen current departmental activities, (4) a statement on teaching and mentoring
experience and philosophy, (5) a statement of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and outreach,
and contact information for at least three confidential leters of reference. Individuals from historically
underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected
veterans are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2024. Inquiries about
the position may be addressed to Dr. Boyd Edwards, search commitee chair, at
[email protected].

Two Assistant or Associate Professor Positions in Astronomy/Astrophysics

Current state: Review
Department: Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: Norman
State/Province: OK
Country: USA
Contact Person: Prof. Sean Matt
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Oklahoma
Application Due Date: Friday, December 08 2023
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Assistant Professor in Planetary Science

Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences
City: Provience
State/Province: Rhode Island
Country: USA
Contact Person: Ralph Milliken
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Brown University
Application Due Date: Monday, September 25 2023
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The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Planetary Science.  Ideal candidates are those working on fundamental geological processes applicable across multiple Solar System bodies and who would broaden and enhance existing departmental strengths in remote sensing, geophysics, planetary materials,
climate and environmental science, and geochemistry. We encourage candidates from all fields of planetary science to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active, externally-funded research program, enjoy a commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to the academic community of the department and university. Diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the mission of the Department and University. Accordingly, the Department seeks qualified candidates who can
contribute to racial and gender equity, diversity, and inclusion through service, mentorship, teaching, and/or scholarship. The Department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applications from diverse candidates.

The appointment will begin on July 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by time of appointment. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements describing your planned activities in research, teaching, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for three references via interfolio. To apply, visit:

Review of applications will begin on Sept. 25, 2023. To receive full consideration applicants should submit all materials by that date. For further information contact the search committee chair, Ralph Milliken ([email protected]).

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Solar System Geophysics & Atmospheres or Solid Earth Geology & Geophysics at the California Institute of Technology

Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Geological and Planetary Sciences
City: Pasadena
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: California Institute of Technology
Application Due Date: Sunday, October 01 2023
Web Link:

The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position. We seek individuals who will lead an innovative research program, are committed to teaching and mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students and of postdoctoral fellows, and who display interest in enhancing the diversity of the Institute. We invite applicants in the areas of Solar System Geophysics & Atmospheres and Solid Earth Geology & Geophysics.

The term of the initial appointment at the assistant professor level is four years and is contingent upon completion of a Ph.D. degree. Reappointment beyond the initial term is contingent upon successful review conducted prior to the commencement of the fourth year. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates may also be considered at the tenured professor level. Initial review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit an electronic application that includes: a brief cover letter, a curriculum vita (including publications), a short research statement (no more than 2 pages), a teaching statement (1 page), and three letters of recommendation. We also ask that applicants submit a diversity and inclusion statement (1 page) that discusses past and/or anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach. We will evaluate each applicant’s research accomplishments and potential, as well as the teaching, mentoring, collaboration, and leadership skills necessary to run a successful academic research group (e.g., initiative, persistence, enthusiasm, communication).

Applications can be submitted at:

For any questions that arise about the application process, please contact us at [email protected]

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Open-Rank Faculty Position in Planetary Science at Arizona State University

Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: School of Earth and Space Exploration
City: Tempe
State/Province: Arizona
Country: USA
Contact Person: Jim Bell
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Arizona State University
Application Due Date: Thursday, October 19 2023
Web Link:

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment in Planetary Science. This is an open-rank search for an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in any area of Planetary Science. We seek an innovative scholar who is an emerging or established leader in the future of planetary exploration, and who is dedicated to the ideals of the ASU Charter. We are especially interested in applicants who can complement or extend SESE’s existing strengths in Earth and space science research and education. The anticipated start date is August 2024. For full position details and how to apply, please go to .

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is Oct. 19; Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received, until the position is closed.

Metaversity is hiring Ph.Ds to teach in the Metaverse

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Space Sciences
City: Remote
State/Province: Remote
Country: Remote
Contact Person: Dr Trudi Hoogenboom
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Metaversity
Application Due Date: Thursday, June 01 2023

Join the innovative school in the Metaverse where 13-18-year-old students learn disruptive technologies (Generative AI, 3D printing, Data Science, and all things Space related).

Our mission is to bring a world-class, transformative, future-focused enrichment education to students globally. We take pride in our collaborative, team-oriented environment with colleagues who deeply care about our mission. Metaversity is a fully remote company, and like our students, our team is global. We are hiring part-time faculty members from a vast range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are paid positions. 

The role: Teaching 5 x 1-hour classes per week. Classes are at the same time each day but each teacher has the flexibility to choose the time, the amount of classes you are able to teach each day, and for how many weeks. We operate in all time-zones. We have 2 pay scales depending on whether you create content or use ours. Classes start June 19 in our Metaverse classrooms.

Required: A Ph.D. in Planetary Science, Astrobiology, Data Science, or Satellite Engineering (or related fields).

Bonus points for any of the following (but NOT required)

1. Fluently speaking a foreign language

2. Prior experience using a VR headset e.g. Oculus (including games)

3. Prior experience teaching 13-18-year-olds (scientific outreach included)


Metaversity has been founded by Dr. Jim Green, Dr. Trudi Hoogenboom, and Wasim Ahmed


If interested, please fill out an application form at:


Postdoctoral Position in Exoplanet Research and Public Outreach

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Physics
City: Boise
State/Province: Idaho
Country: USA
Contact Person: Brian Jackson
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Boise State University
Application Due Date: Friday, April 28 2023
Web Link:

The Department of Physics at Boise State University invites applicants for a postdoc in Brian Jackson’s group. Experience in exoplanet transit photometry using space- and ground-based methods desired. The postdoc will also participate in outreach efforts including light pollution measurement, effects on astronomy, and policy in coordination with Dr. Travis Longcore at UCLA. 

Intended start date is summer 2023 but can be negotiated. Compensation includes about $50k in salary plus benefits, conference travel, publication charges, and moving expenses. The appointment is for two years with possible renewal for a third year subject to performance and funding availability. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field at appointment.

Boise State University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and encourages members of historically underrepresented groups to apply. The City of Boise is rapidly growing and is very family-friendly. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Please submit a CV, a 3-page research statement, 1-page outreach statement, & contact information for professional references to Application review expected to begin first week of May with offer by end of May. Direct questions to Prof. Brian Jackson – [email protected].

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Advanced Materials

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy; Biology
City: West Lafayette
State/Province: IN
Country: USA
Contact Person: Mike Sori
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Purdue University
Application Due Date: Tuesday, November 01 2022
Web Link:

The Departments of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Biological Sciences at Purdue University invite applicants for multiple faculty positions at any rank in the area of Advanced Materials, with departmental appointment(s) to align with candidate’s expertise and interests. Successful candidates hired at all faculty levels as part of this College-wide cluster search will help form the core of a new interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Materials, along with an already established dynamic group of Purdue College of Science faculty across all departments. Center faculty will create an interdisciplinary, globally competitive research presence.  Applications from researchers in all areas with relevance to Advanced Materials are welcome, including but not limited to geologic or planetary materials, mineralogy, space materials, environmental materials, and materials to address climate change or sustainability.  Questions related to this position may be addressed to Prof. Mike Sori ([email protected]) or Prof. Roger Wiens ([email protected]).  Review of applications will begin on or after Nov 1, 2022 and remain in consideration until the position is filled.  For additional details and instructions on how to apply, please visit the official job ads here:

Assistant level:

Associate or Full level:

Assistant Professor – Igneous Petrology of Earth & Planetary Materials

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
City: West Lafayette
State/Province: IN - Indiana
Country: United States
Contact Person: Prof. Briony Horgan
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Purdue University
Application Due Date: Tuesday, November 15 2022
Web Link:

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), within the College of Science, Purdue University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of igneous petrology of Earth and planetary materials. EAPS supports research and teaching across both Earth and planetary science, so candidates with research programs that bridge Earth and planetary applications are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include but are not limited to field, laboratory, and experimental studies of volcanic systems and/or the evolution of Earth and planetary interiors and crusts, potentially using sample-based studies of terrestrial materials, planetary returned or analog samples, or meteorites. 

Purdue EAPS is a vibrant community of researchers with diverse interests and would present significant collaborative opportunities. The department houses world-class analytical laboratories, including clean rooms associated with TIMS and ICP-MS instruments, a noble gas mass spectrometry facility, stable isotope laboratory, and access to campus-wide AMS, XRD, XRF, and electron microscopy facilities. 

Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in geology, planetary science, or a related field, with outstanding credentials in research, an excellent track record of or potential for leading publications and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program and display excellence in teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

For additional details, please visit the official job ad here:

Applications should be submitted electronically at Applications should include one PDF file containing:

  • a cover letter (maximum 1 page)

  • a curriculum vitae including relevant publications

  • a statement of research (maximum 5 pages) including a vision for the research program the candidate hopes to build at Purdue

  • a teaching statement (maximum 3 pages) including possible contributions to existing of new courses, undergraduate research experiences, and teaching philosophy

  • a statement discussing past or future activities dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (maximum 1 page)

  • contact information of three individuals who can provide letters of reference.

Questions related to this position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Briony Horgan ([email protected] and copy [email protected]). Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream-Tenure Track

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Division of Natural Science - Department of Science, Technology, and Society
City: Toronto
State/Province: Ontario
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Country: Canada
Contact Person: Robin Metcalfe
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: York University
Application Due Date: Thursday, December 01 2022
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