Planetary Science Professor

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Current state: Approved
Department: Physics and Space Sciences
City: Melbourne
State/Province: Florida
Country: USA
Contact Person: Dan Batcheldor
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Florida Institute of Technology
Application Due Date: Monday, January 05 2015
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The Department of Physics and Space Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology invites applications for a permanent faculty position, beginning August 2015. This position is at the rank of assistant professor, but higher ranks may be considered for senior or well-established candidates. Candidates working in any planetary science field are encouraged to apply, including those affiliated with space missions, solar system observations or theory, and/or exoplanet research. The successful candidate will have guaranteed access to the Ortega telescope in Florida and the SARA facilities at Kitt Peak, Cerro Tololo, and La Palma. Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to developing or bringing a leading research program in planetary science. Florida Tech’s new Planetary Science undergraduate degree is one of only a few in the world. The candidate will also mentor and train students in our Space Sciences masters and doctoral programs.

Florida Tech is located on the east coast of central Florida, just south of the Kennedy Space Center. Information about the department and its current research activities can be found at For more information, interested candidates should contact Dr. Daniel Batcheldor, PSS Interim Department Head. To apply, email [email protected] with the subject “Position # PSS802”. In a single PDF, provide a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching experience and interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will begin on January 5, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Highly qualified applicants may consider applying to our open position for the permanent department head. Florida Tech is an equal opportunity employer.