The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) at the University of Arizona seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of exoplanet science at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
LPL is home to one of the world’s premier graduate programs in planetary science. We seek outstanding applicants whose research will focus on processes that are relevant to the properties and evolution of terrestrial exoplanets, their atmospheres, or their habitability. Candidates whose exoplanet research is directly relevant to next-generation exoplanet missions and those focusing on Solar System-exoplanet synergy are of particular interest in this search. Scientists pursuing relevant laboratory, observational, or modeling studies are all encouraged to apply. A commitment to excellence in teaching is expected.
Present departmental faculty and research staff are engaged in many aspects of planetary science, including planetary surfaces, interiors, atmospheres, ionospheres, magnetospheres, the Sun and heliosphere, exoplanetary systems, comparative planetary studies, origins of planetary systems, orbital dynamics, small bodies, and space situational awareness. The University of Arizona has been the lead institution on four major NASA Astrobiology Institute and NASA/ICAR nodes. Additional information on the Department/Laboratory is available at https://lpl.arizona.edu.
At the University of Arizona, as an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we value our inclusive climate. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, a research statement, teaching statement, and a statement on the applicant’s work and vision on advancing diversity and inclusion in planetary science. Applications must be submitted through the UA Talent Portal. In addition, the applicant should arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent to the chair of the search committee (Professor Dániel Apai, [email protected]).
The review of applications will begin on October 8, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer - M/W/D/V.
For more information on the position, please visit https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/faculty-position