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Tenure-track faculty position in Planetary Science at the California Institute of Technology

The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in planetary science at the assistant professor level. We are seeking highly qualified candidates who are committed to a career in research and teaching. We are especially interested in individuals whose research complements that in the Division, which covers the full spectrum of the earth and planetary sciences. We are particularly interested in applicants with solar system-focused research programs in planetary geophysics/geology, planetary atmospheric sciences, or small bodies research; but those in other sub-disciplines will be considered.


The term of the initial appointment at the assistant professor level is normally four years, with appointment contingent upon completion of a PhD in a relevant field. Interested applicants should submit an electronic application, which includes a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a statement of proposed research activities, a brief teaching statement, 2-3 select first-author publications (optional), and names and emails of three references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and reviews are anticipated to begin on March 16, 2018.


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