003825-2017 - Department Head 

Purdue University invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) to start as early as August 2018. We seek a recognized researcher with a proven track record of leadership, vision, and mentoring.  The successful candidate will have a clear plan to continue to increase the visibility, stature, and intellectual leadership of the department and the College of Science.  The department head will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching.  The EAPS department is an interdisciplinary department with 40 faculty whose diverse research topics range from the Earth’s mantle through the atmosphere, to the surfaces of other planets, to sustainable communities.  We currently have new research initiatives in energy and environment, natural disasters and hazards, and data science.  Department faculty are also involved in University-wide multidisciplinary research in planetary science, geochronology, climate change, and environmental science. Further information about the Department can be found at https://www.eaps.purdue.edu/ and additional materials are available upon request.

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences is one of seven departments in the College of Science with involvement in numerous interdisciplinary programs and centers.  Beyond the College, Purdue’s strengths in Engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy and the Health and Human Sciences contribute to a robust research and educational environment.  Further information on the College of Science is available on the website at www.science.purdue.edu.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences or a related discipline, an outstanding record of scholarly achievement and a history of extramurally funded research commensurate with the rank of full professor at Purdue, exceptional and proven leadership abilities, a vision for the Department in the university, state, and nation, a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, an enthusiasm for engagement, and a dedication to championing diversity and inclusion. 


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with the names and e-mail addresses of three references, a statement of research and teaching accomplishments, and a vision statement for the future of EAPS research and education.  Applications should be submitted to http://hiring.science.purdue.edu. Inquiries should be directed to Ken Ridgway, Chair of EAPS Head Search Committee, ridge@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.  Purdue University’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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