Assistant Professor of Cosmochemistry

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
City: Copenhagen
Country: Denmark
Contact Person: Martin Schiller
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Globe Institute University of Copenhagen
Application Due Date: Tuesday, March 22 2022
Web Link:

Assistant Professor of Cosmochemistry at the Globe Institute
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic assistant professor who will join our group at the Centre for Star and Planet Formation for a two year position to commence 16th of June 2022.

The main focus of this research position is centred on elucidating the timescales and processes leading to the formation of the Solar System’s habitable planetary architecture by measurement of isotopic variations in extra-terrestrial materials.

Information on the department can be found at:  

Our research
The Centre for Star and Planet Formation, Starplan is a research section of the Globe Institute focused on understanding the formation of planetary systems, including the Solar System, using a multidisciplinary approach that combines astronomy, astrophysics and cosmochemistry. Further information on the Institute is linked at and about Starplan at  

Your job
We seek a highly-motivated individual with a strong background in isotope geochemistry to join a dynamic group to pursue innovative research and take full advantage of the multidisciplinary environment the centre offers, including state-of-the-art isotope facilities. These include thermal-ionization and multiple-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers (Thermo Scientific Triton, Neptune and Neoma, respectively) as well as ultra-clean laboratories. We also expect that the individual will contribute to the management and running of the clean laboratory and provide laboratory support for MSc and PhD students of the centre.

The assistant professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • research, including publication/academic dissemination duties
  • research-based teaching
  • sharing knowledge with society
  • participation in formal pedagogical training programme for assistant professors

Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding, and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criterion here:

Furthermore, we are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following skills and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Earth and planetary sciences.
  • Strong scientific track record demonstrated by high-quality publications in peer reviewed international journals as first author in the field of cosmochemistry.
  • The candidate should be able to conduct independent and creative research and show good inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Strong background in mass spectrometry or related analytical techniques.
  • You are excellent in written and oral communication in English.
  • You have experience in research collaborations and have demonstrated enthusiasm, motivation, flexibility and confidence.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure.

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 2 years. The start date is the 16th of June 2022.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation.

Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 37.507,78 (April 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not been tax liable to Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2000. 

For further information please contact Martin Schiller; e-mail [email protected];

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).

Application procedure
Your application may be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Motivated letter of application (Max. one page)
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate or equivalent. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do
  4. List of publications
  5. Teaching portfolio (If applicable)

Deadline for applications: 22 March 2022, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

Visiting Lecturer in Astronomy and Physics

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Astronomy and Physics
City: South Hadley
State/Province: MA
Country: USA
Contact Person: M. Darby Dyar
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Mount Holyoke College
Application Due Date: Monday, March 14 2022
Web Link:

Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting lecturer position beginning Fall 2022 in Astronomy and Physics. Duration of appointment may be extended. Teaching responsibilities will be two courses in introductory physics and three courses in some combination of introductory astronomy, cosmology, and introductory astrophysics. Mount Holyoke College is an active member of the Five College Astronomy Department, which provides multiple opportunities for research collaborations. The successful candidate must be dedicated to undergraduate education and enjoy working with students. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in astronomy, planetary science, physics, or a closely-related field.

To be assured of full consideration, include a letter of interest, CV, and statements covering (1) research interests, (2) teaching philosophy, (3) the mentoring of a diverse student body. Please include contact information for three references as part of your application. Reference letters will be requested at a later date in the search process. Review of applications will begin March 14, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be made online at

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Open Rank (Tenure-Track/Tenured) Faculty Position in Space Physics at UCLA

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
City: Los Angeles
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Contact Person: Emmanuel Masongsong
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: UCLA
Application Due Date: Sunday, October 31 2021
Web Link:

Open Rank (Tenure-Track/Tenured) Faculty Position in Space Physics at UCLA

The UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS) invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in Space Physics at any rank/level. We encourage applicants from all sub-disciplines of space physics to apply, but we are particularly interested in candidates in the area of experimental space physics pertaining to the interaction of small solar system bodies, moons, or planets with solar winds or flowing plasmas (e.g., at asteroids, Mars, Uranus, or Galilean satellites). We welcome applicants whose experience in research, teaching, and community/collegial service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence and equity, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field by the date of hire, July 1, 2022.

EPSS is a vibrant and collaborative department with faculty interested in planetary, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, paleobiology, and space physics. Space physics research and education at UCLA spans several departments, including faculty in the Departments of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences and Physics & Astronomy in addition to EPSS. These departments have active research programs in physics of the solar wind, inner and outer magnetospheric physics, ionospheric physics (with connections to the neutral atmosphere), and space weather, utilizing numerical simulations, laboratory experiments, space-based and ground-based platforms. The ability of applicants to complement, and further contribute to UCLA’s long-standing strength in space physics will be a consideration in evaluation in addition to their commitment to enhancing the diversity of EPSS faculty members, graduate student population, and majors within the field.

To apply, candidates must submit (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, (c) statement of research, (d) statement of teaching, (e) statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, (f) writing samples, and (g) the names of three – five individuals familiar with the candidate’s work who can serve as references.

Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit web site at  beginning September 1, 2021 and reviews of submitted applications will commence on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The target start date is July 1, 2022.

UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns. For additional information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website or the UC Office of the President’s website.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Assistant Professor – Tenure Track in Planetary Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Earth & Space Sciences
City: Seattle
State/Province: Washington
Country: USA
Institution: University of Washington
Application Due Date: Friday, May 07 2021
Web Link:

The University of Washington Department of Earth and Space Sciences seeks an outstanding
scientist working at the forefront of research in one of more of the following areas:
planetary geology, geomorphology, geochemistry, glaciology, or geophysics. The candidate may
focus on observations, experiments, and/ or modeling of planetary surfaces, atmospheres, or
interiors of planets, exoplanets, or moons. We seek a colleague who can provide high quality
teaching and contribute collaboratively to research within the department, college, and
across campus, for example, the university?s Astrobiology Program.
For full applications details, please see:

Preference will be given to applications received by May 7th, 2021.

Assistant Professor of Physics (Astronomy)

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Physics
City: Albion
State/Province: MI
Country: United States
Contact Person: Nicolle Zellner
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Albion College
Application Due Date: Thursday, December 31 2020

Pending administrative approval:

Albion College invites applications for an appointment in Physics at the visiting assistant professor level to begin in January 2021, with possible extension in January 2022 for additional semesters. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field and be able to teach an introductory level astronomy course with labs; an intermediate calculus-based Astrophysics course with labs; and some additional physics courses. ABD candidates will be considered. We seek candidates who have demonstrated teaching excellence and experience with or willingness to learn about remote teaching techniques. The College currently teaches some classes in-person and some in a combination of in-person and remote, but may shift to online teaching if circumstances require it. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Albion College has a strong undergraduate research program that provides summer research stipends for students and modest stipends for faculty that can be supplemented with awards by the Faculty Development funding program. The department has two observatories, one with a historic 8.25” Alvan Clark refractor, and the other with a 14” Celestron.  In addition there are three 10” and one 11” pier-mounted Meades and Celestron telescopes. 


Albion College is a selective coeducational liberal arts college with 1700 students and is located in south-central Michigan. For more information about the Physics Department, please see

Lecturer of Astronomy

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Astronomy and Planetary Science
City: Flagstaff
State/Province: AZ
Country: USA
Contact Person: Tyler D. Robinson
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Northern Arizona University
Application Due Date: Friday, May 15 2020
Web Link:

The Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University seeks a lecturer to teach and develop courses for our growing undergraduate program in astronomy. The successful candidate is expected to teach across a full range of classroom environments, from large introductory lectures to small upper-division courses, and to organize, supervise, and occasionally teach introductory astronomy labs. Responsibilities may also include curriculum development and student mentoring.

Cosmochemistry Position at the University of Colorado, Boulder

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Current state: Approved
Department: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
City: Boulder
State/Province: Colorado
Country: USA
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Colorado, Boulder
Application Due Date: Wednesday, January 15 2020
Web Link:

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to start in August 2020, in the general field of Cosmochemistry. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous program, complementary to the ongoing research of the Institute for Modeling Plasmas, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT:, a node in NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

Areas of interest include: Analysis and interpretation of composition measurements of cosmic dust and their significance for studies of the origins and evolution of thesolar system. Development of new laboratory experiments at the Colorado Dust Accelerator Facility to support instrument development and data analysis. Using dust composition measurements to model the chemical evolution of solar systembodies: Moon, asteroids, comets, and all other planetary objects. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, or related areas completed by March 15, 2020.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For consideration, applications must be submitted online:…. Contact Email: [email protected]

Assistant Professor in Planetary Science, University of Washington, Seattle

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Earth & Space Sciences
City: Seattle
State/Province: Washington
Country: USA
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Washington
Application Due Date: Sunday, December 01 2019
Web Link:

The University of Washington seeks an outstanding scientist working at the forefront of planetary research in surfaces,              
atmospheres, or interiors of planets, exoplanets, or moons. The opening is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the             
Department of Earth & Space Sciences.                                                                                                
The new faculty member will be specialized in one or more of the following: geology, geomorphology, geochemistry, glaciology, or     
geophysics of planets and interactions with their atmospheres and oceans. They may focus on observations, experiments, and/or        
modeling. We seek a colleague who can contribute collaboratively within the department, college, and across campus, for example,     
the university?s cross-campus Astrobiology Program. Current or potential involvement in planetary exploration and/or use of          
remote sensing data is desirable but not essential.                                                                                  
Candidates should demonstrate the potential to build an internationally recognized research program that addresses questions of      
fundamental significance. Candidates should also show potential for high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants     
must hold a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Geophysics, Geology, Planetary Sciences, or a related field at the time of                

For full applications details, please see: 

Planetary Sciences Tenure-Track Faculty Position at Caltech

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Current state: Approved
Department: Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
City: Pasadena
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Caltech
Application Due Date: Wednesday, January 31 2018
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 in planetary science at the assistant professor level. We are seeking highly qualified candidates who are committed to a career in research and teaching. We are especially interested in individuals whose research complements that in the Division, which covers the full spectrum of the earth and planetary sciences. We are particularly interested in applicants with solar system-focused research programs in planetary geophysics/geology, planetary atmospheric sciences, or small bodies research; but those in other sub-disciplines will be considered.

The term of the initial appointment at the assistant professor level is normally four years, with appointment contingent upon completion of a PhD in a relevant field. Interested applicants should submit an electronic application, which includes a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a statement of proposed research activities, a brief teaching statement, 2-3 select first-author publications (optional), and names and emails of three references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and reviews are ongoing.

If there are questions regarding this position, please contact us at [email protected].

Department Chair – College of Science Physics & Astronomy

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Current state: Approved
Department: Physics and Astronomy
City: San Antonio
State/Province: Texas
Country: USA
Institution: The University of Texas at San Antonio
Application Due Date: Friday, November 16 2018
Web Link:

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas at
San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking a dynamic Chair that can lead the department
to preeminence in an extraordinarily diverse University that is focused on a
significant expansion of its research mission. This is an exemplary opportunity
for a leader to strengthen partnerships with premier research institutions in San
Antonio such as the Southwest Research Institute, Air Force Research Laboratory,
UT Health San Antonio, and others. Areas of research excellence within the
department include astrophysics, biophysics, computational physics, condensed
matter, materials science, nanotechnology, and space and planetary science.
Several interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities are ongoing
with Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry and the College of
Engineering among others. The Department has a joint Ph.D. degree with the
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) allowing its faculty and Ph.D. students
access to over $400M of research projects that include leadership roles in
NASA?s space physics and planetary missions. UT San Antonio?s future will
focus on student success and building one of the nation?s most diverse research
intensive universities. The Department Chair will play a critical role in linking
the Department to this growth and success. UT San Antonio also benefits from
being in a major metropolitan area that retains the attributes of smaller
neighborhoods, excellent schools, and an extremely welcoming environment.

Required qualifications: a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or related area of
physical science or engineering; an active research program with a distinguished
publication record and a strong international reputation. Preferred qualifications:
commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels including Ph.D.; leadership
and administrative experience; and an active, high-profile research program in
an area of physics and/or astronomy. Responsibilities include a commitment to
the development and growth of the Physics and Astronomy program, as well as
teaching, supervising student research at all levels, and maintaining an externally
funded research program. Descriptions of current departmental research efforts
can be found at

UTSA, the third largest academic institution of the University of Texas
System, has an enrollment of nearly 31,000 students. Ph.D. students have
access to world-class facilities at UTSA and SwRI that includes advanced
microscopy, spectroscopy, optical and particle instrument calibration and
MEMS laboratories. Screening of completed applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.