Assistant Professor in Planetary Sciences - JRID45590

Submission Dates
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October 31, 2013
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
October 31, 2014
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Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
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University of California Santa Cruz
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
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University of California Santa Cruz
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1156 High Street
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Assistant Professor in Planetary Sciences

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in planetary sciences, at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. Applicants’ research should focus primarily on processes and bodies in this solar system (other than Earth). We have a preference for candidates concentrating on research areas that include, but are not restricted to: planetary atmospheres; planetary surface processes; cosmochemistry; impact processes; and orbital dynamics. We also welcome qualified applicants whose technical expertise will build upon or complement our existing strength in areas such as planetary interiors and fluid dynamics.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program, mentor research by graduate and undergraduate students, and teach a range of classes at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: PhD or equivalent degree in Earth or Planetary Sciences or a related field and a demonstrated record of research experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated excellence in research; ability to develop external funding. A commitment to and talent for teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2014, with academic year commencing September 2014.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: 1) curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), 2) a brief summary of research and teaching interests and experience, 3) contact information for at least four people prepared to write a letter of recommendation, and 4) up to three examples of published material. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00057-14 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2013.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2014.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.
The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

As of January, 1, 2014, UCSC will be a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.



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