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Associate or Full Professor in Planetary Atmospheres or Planetary Geology

Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
Full benefits package included
Closing date
Mar 3, 2023

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Associate or Full Professor in Planetary Atmospheres or Planetary Geology


Indiana University Bloomington Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a tenured hire in Atmospheric or Earth Science with applications to planetary science. Candidates should have research interests in planetary atmospheric modeling or planetary geology with links to our existing research strengths. This hire is made in concert with another in Astronomy in exoplanet science. Preference will be given to hires at the Associate or Full Professor levels, but outstanding candidates at the Assistant Professor level with a strong record of publication and external funding will also be considered.


You can learn more about the department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and about IU Bloomington, here: Bloomington is recognized as one of the best places to live in the US, with a vibrant, active community that benefits from the metropolitan qualities of a large city and the easy pace of a small town.


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of our department and of the College of Arts & Sciences, and we are especially interested in candidates who are similarly committed to nurturing diversity and inclusion, sustaining a climate of mutual respect, and fostering a collaborative and supportive academic environment wherein everyone is empowered to succeed.


IU is committed to helping its faculty successfully grow their careers. Incoming faculty have access to a year-long series of orientation programs. All faculty at IU are encouraged to better support student success by engaging with the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning. And all faculty have access to Proposal Development Services, which is staffed by Ph.D. researchers with track records of success in obtaining external funding, for in-depth support in the proposal writing process.




Apply online at with a cover letter, a CV a statement on research and teaching, and a statement on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in and out of the classroom, as well as contact information for three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Queries can be sent to department chair David Polly (


Before a conditional offer of employment with tenure is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate‚ eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.



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