Faculty Positions

The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences has the following openings for faculty:

Postdoctoral Positions

The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences has the following openings for Postdoctoral Positions:


Seismological Laboratory Director’s Postdoctoral Scholar

The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invites applications for the Seismological Laboratory Director's Postdoctoral Scholar position.  We invite applications for a post doctoral position in any research area covered by the Seismological Laboratory, including, but not limited to: Observational seismology, earth structure, earthquake physics, earthquake early warning, computational geophysics, mineral physics, geodesy, geodynamics, and tectonics. We are especially interested in individuals whose research naturally links with any of the research programs within the Seismo Lab, GPS Division, or other parts of Caltech. A Ph.D. is required and initial appointment will be for one year. Starting date is flexible. Applicants should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests and experience, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent electronically to Jennifer Shechet at: shechet@gps.caltech.edu


All applications and references are due by Wednesday, March 15, 2017.


Fellowship candidates will automatically be considered for other available postdoctoral positions at Caltech in geophysics.

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Staff Positions

Campus-wide employment opportunities for staff positions are listed on the Human Resources website.