Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Igneous Petrology of Earth & Planetary Materials

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) within the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of igneous petrology of Earth and planetary materials. EAPS supports research and teaching across both Earth and planetary science, so candidates with research programs that bridge Earth and planetary applications are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include but are not limited to field, laboratory, and experimental studies of volcanic systems and/or the evolution of Earth and planetary interiors and crusts, potentially using sample-based studies of terrestrial materials, planetary returned or analog samples, or meteorites.

Purdue EAPS is a vibrant community of researchers with diverse interests and would present significant collaborative opportunities. The department houses world-class analytical laboratories, including clean rooms associated with TIMS and ICP-MS instruments, a noble gas mass spectrometry facility, stable isotope laboratory, and access to campus-wide AMS, XRD, XRF, and electron microscopy facilities.

Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in geology, planetary science, or a related field, with outstanding credentials in research, an excellent track record of or potential for leading publications, and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded, and internationally-recognized research program and display excellence in teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Questions related to this position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Briony Horgan ([email protected], and copy [email protected]). Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.