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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Solar System Geophysics/Atmospheres or Solid Earth Geology/Geophys

Caltech, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
Pasadena, California (US)
Closing date
Oct 1, 2023

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Solar System Geophysics & Atmospheres or Solid Earth Geology & Geophysics

The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position. We seek individuals who will lead an innovative research program, are committed to teaching and mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students and of postdoctoral fellows, and who display interest in enhancing the diversity of the Institute. We invite applicants in the areas of Solar System Geophysics & Atmospheres and Solid Earth Geology & Geophysics.

The term of the initial appointment at the assistant professor level is four years and is contingent upon completion of a Ph.D. degree. Reappointment beyond the initial term is contingent upon successful review conducted prior to the commencement of the fourth year. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates may also be considered at the tenured professor level. Initial review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit an electronic application that includes: a brief cover letter, a curriculum vita (including publications), a short research statement (no more than 2 pages), a teaching statement (1 page), and three letters of recommendation. We also ask that applicants submit a diversity and inclusion statement (1 page) that discusses past and/or anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach. We will evaluate each applicant’s research accomplishments and potential, as well as the teaching, mentoring, collaboration, and leadership skills necessary to run a successful academic research group (e.g., initiative, persistence, enthusiasm, communication).

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