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Faculty Positions Available at PtyS/LPL


The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona expects to fill up to three tenure track faculty positions. Candidates in all areas of planetary science are encouraged to apply. Current faculty and research staff are involved in the scientific exploration of the Solar System including the Sun and heliosphere, comparative planetary studies, exoplanetary systems, origins of planetary systems, and inquiry into the presence of life elsewhere in the cosmos. They employ tools such as theoretical studies and data analysis, laboratory and field investigations, telescopic observations, remote sensing, spacecraft instrumentation, and spacecraft mission development and operations. The faculty, research staff, and graduate student body are drawn from the diverse backgrounds of planetary science, astronomy, chemistry, geology, physics, and engineering. Additional information concerning the Department/Laboratory is available here.

Duties and Responsibilities: Successful candidates will teach at all levels, from freshman through advanced graduate classes. They will establish and maintain a distinguished research program and will supervise graduate students.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in a related field. To be considered for an appointment above the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must have an internationally recognized record of distinguished scientific achievement, leadership, and teaching ability in the planetary sciences. To be considered for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must demonstrate clear promise of such achievement.

Review of materials will begin immediately (October 2009) and will continue until positions are filled. Full position details and online application are available here; reference job #43641. Applicants MUST apply through the above URL, but should also send an original set of application materials (including a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and statement of research and teaching interests) to: Professor Michael J. Drake, Head and Director, Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, 1629 E. University Blvd., The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0092. The University of Arizona is an AA/EEO/ADA employer - M/W/D/V.

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