Assistant Professor in Planetary Sciences

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Commensurate With Experience
Oct 03, 2018
Dec 02, 2018
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The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, is looking to hire an assistant professor in the broad area of Planetary Sciences; specific research specialty is open. Interested applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment; start date is expected for Fall 2019.

The successful candidate will build and maintain an active, externally funded research program that complements or extends the strengths of the department’s ongoing planetary research in the areas of planetary petrology, isotope geochemistry, planetary geophysics, and astrobiology. The successful candidate is also expected to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses, participate in outreach, and contribute to departmental and university service. In these and other ways, the new faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student learning and engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations within the community.

At Rutgers, research interests in planetary origin and evolution are broad, with affiliated faculty in the departments of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Marine and Coastal Sciences, and Environmental Sciences, as well as the Institute of Earth, Oceans, and Atmospheric Sciences.  We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity. As part of this hire, Earth and Planetary Sciences is seeking to expand diversity and encourages women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups to apply.

Applicants should submit a letter of intent; a 2-3 page statement of research accomplishments and plans; a 1-2 page statement of teaching and mentoring accomplishments along with plans that include proposed steps for enhancing diversity within the department and university; a curriculum vitae; and names of and contact information for three individuals who can assess the applicant’s research and instructional programs. All materials should be submitted online via []. Review of applications begin 16 November 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

Questions concerning the position may be addressed to Professor Juliane Gross, chair of the search committee, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at, or the department Chair, Professor Gregory Mountain at

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