Assistant Professor of Planetary Geology/Geophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, September 27, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Western Washington University
Department Name: 
Geology and Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
516 High Street
Street Line 2: 
ES 240, MS9080
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Geology Department and the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Western Washington University (WWU) invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position with specialty in Planetary Geology/Geophysics, to begin Sept 16, 2020. We seek individuals who are enthusiastic about teaching, who will establish a vigorous research program, and who will involve undergraduate and Masters-level students in their research. Teaching assignments will be focused in Geophysics (, a program shared between the departments.

The ideal candidate will enhance our existing strengths in remote sensing, planetary geology, seismology, magnetism, tectonics and stellar astrophysics by developing new courses and research avenues in planetary geology and/or geophysics. Areas of interest include the role of physical processes in topics such as planet formation and evolution, planetary interiors, surfaces, or potential fields, small bodies, solar system dynamics, or related areas.

For details about the position, application information and instructions, go to the WWU Employment website 497337. Review of applications begins December 20, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Jackie Caplan-Auerbach. (, 360-650-4153).

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Jackie Caplan-Auerbach