Director/Department Head

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Arizona
Department Name: 
Lunar & Planetary Laboratory/Planetary Sciences
Street Line 1: 
1629 E University Blvd
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Director/Department Head – Lunar & Planetary Laboratory/Planetary Sciences

Since its founding in 1960, the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) at the University of Arizona (UArizona) has been at the forefront of planetary science and solar systems research. LPL currently leads some of NASA’s highest-profile missions and instruments and is continuously seeking future opportunities. LPL is engaged in a broad range of research that includes theoretical, experimental, and observational investigations of our solar system, as well as exoplanets and their origins. LPL integrates spacecraft missions and cutting-edge analytical facilities into its research portfolio, and its teaching and graduate program produces scholars who become leaders in the field. More information about LPL and the Department of Planetary Sciences is available from LPL is searching for a new Director/Department Head. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in planetary science research, strong leadership and management skills, teaching experience, and a commitment to diversity. The Director is expected to lead LPL in developing and executing a clear vision during a period of expansion. The LPL Director works with local and external stakeholders such as NASA and NSF to maintain and grow an enriching environment conducive to excellence in planetary science research, education, and exploration. For full position description and to apply online, please see The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer - M/W/D/V.

Included Benefits: 

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 20, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Shane Byrne
Professor/Assistant Department Head