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
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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.