Igneous Petrology of Earth and Planetary Materials
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. EAPS is aiming to hire in several interdisciplinary areas this year, including terrestrial climate drivers and feedbacks, a cluster in origins of life, and a cluster in advanced materials, which may include geologic and planetary materials. Additional information can be found at https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/22523/.
EAPS is part of the College of Science, which comprises the physical, computing, and life sciences at Purdue. It is the second-largest college at Purdue with over 350 faculty and more than 6000 undergraduate students. Purdue itself is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, with an enrollment of over 50,000 students primarily focused on STEM subjects, and has a strong history of leadership in space exploration.
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.
Applications should be submitted electronically at https://hiring.science.purdue.edu. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com). Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
Purdue University, the College of Science, and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Purdue University, the College of Science, and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom. A background check will be required for employment in this position.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.