Description of Department:

The Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences (APS) at the University of Colorado is affiliated with several research centers and institutes and offers a diverse set of resources for teaching and research, including access to observational, instrumental, and theoretical facilities.ย  Current planetary faculty members in APS are associated with space flight missions, including Cassini, MESSENGER, MAVEN, Juno, and the Emirates Mars Mission.

Overview of Job Duties:

The Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2017.ย  The search is open to all areas of planetary science.ย  Areas of interest to the APS department include giant planets, planetary magnetospheres, icy bodies and the distant outer solar system, ocean worlds, observations of small bodies, the origin and dynamics of the solar system, comparative planetology, planetary evolution, and remote sensing.ย  This position requires a commitment to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs and the ability to develop and conduct an independent research program.ย Appointment is expected at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants should hold a PhD and have research and teachingexperience commensurate with the appointment level.

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