Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
City: St. Louis
State/Province: Missouri
Country: USA
Contact Person: Robert Gemignani
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Washington University
Application Due Date: Thursday, October 31 2019
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The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank, commensurate with experience, in the field of planetary science. The candidate is expected to perform research in the broad area of planetary surfaces and processes, have or seek active involvement in planetary science missions, and eventually assume leadership of the NASA Planetary Data System Geosciences Node at Washington University. The ideal candidate will employ quantitative tools and will integrate computational approaches with remotely sensed observations. 

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, provide outstanding teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate actively in departmental governance and university service. We seek candidates who will strengthen existing research programs in planetary science and remote sensing, as well as foster collaboration with scholars across the Washington University community.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in planetary science or a related field at the time of appointment. In addition, candidates at the associate or full professor rank must have an advanced record of research, publication, and teaching warranting tenure. Complete applications include cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and names and contact information of at least four references, submitted via Interfolio: . Applications must be received by October 31, 2019 to ensure consideration.


Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.