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Assistant Professor in Planetary Sciences (002750-2012)

Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS).  The position is open to all areas of EAPS, but with a particular focus on candidates who would contribute to our strong new effort in Planetary Sciences.  Jay Melosh has joined the Purdue Faculty and, together with Andy Freed, Marc Caffee, and David Minton, has a mandate to expand Planetary Sciences.

Requirements: The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher with potential for excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  EAPS has outstanding programs in geodynamics, isotope geochemistry, terrestrial climate and extreme weather systems.  In Planetary Sciences, we seek someone who will complement our existing strengths in modeling and isotopic cosmochemistry, and, given Purdue¹s emphasis on science, mathematics and engineering, we seek a quantitatively focused researcher with an interest in planetary surface processes.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a field related to EAPS.  Salary and benefits are highly competitive.  The appointment will begin in August 2013.  Candidates are expected to develop a vigorous research program, obtain external funding, supervise graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. 

Applications: Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, publication list, and brief descriptions of their planned research program and teaching philosophy to EAPSsearch@purdue.edu.  Names and contact information for at least three referees must be included in the application.  Information on the EAPS department can be found at http://www.eaps.purdue.edu.  Applications completed by January 1, 2013 will be given full consideration, although the search will continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required for employment in this position.

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