Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Planetary Science

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
City: Tucson
State/Province: AZ
Country: USA
Contact Person: Professor Timothy D. Swindle
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Arizona
Application Due Date: Sunday, January 31 2016
Web Link: https://lpl.arizona.edu/faculty-jobs


The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) at the University of Arizona seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position. Candidates in all areas of planetary science are encouraged to apply. The faculty, research staff, and graduate student body draw from multiple sub-disciplines in planetary science including geology, physics, chemistry, engineering, and astronomy. Ongoing research at LPL includes multi-scale studies of the solar system, planetary formation, exoplanets, and ionospheres and magnetospheres, and employs a diverse set of tools including theoretical modeling, field investigation, and ground- and space-based observations. In addition, LPL is involved in both active and planned missions, as well as instrument development. These research activities are enabled by advanced computing resources, internal engineering support, space-qualified laboratory space, and access to a global network of world-class telescopes. More information about this and other positions is available at https://lpl.arizona.edu/faculty-jobs. Additional information concerning the Department/Laboratory is available at http://lpl.arizona.edu.

The faculty member will establish and maintain a distinguished research program in the field of planetary sciences and will supervise graduate students. The faculty member will also teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Incoming salary and rank will be dependent on the qualifications of the applicant. To be considered for an appointment above the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must have an internationally recognized record of distinguished scientific achievement, leadership, and teaching ability in the planetary sciences. To be considered for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must demonstrate clear promise of such achievement.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Review of applications will begin on January 11, and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date for the appointment is anticipated to be August 2016. Applicants must complete the online application and upload required documents (including a cover letter, reference details, a CV with publication list, statement of research interests, and statement of teaching philosophy) at uacareers.com (search for Posting #20285). Three letters of reference must be uploaded with application before initial review of applications; information for applicant and letter writers is included in the online application. For further information, contact:

Professor Timothy D. Swindle, Head and Director

Department of Planetary Sciences / Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

University of Arizona / 1629 E. University Blvd.

Tucson, Arizona 85721-0092

(520) 621-4128; [email protected]

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer – M/W/D/V.