The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington (ess.washington.edu) invites applicants for a full-time Research Assistant Professor (Job Class Code #0143) in planetary science. Preferred research areas include, but are not limited to, geochemistry and thermodynamics of planetary processes, especially aqueous geochemistry of cold brines relevant to Mars, icy moons, and the Earth's polar regions. We are particularly interested in individuals who are able to combine laboratory measurements (e.g., of new thermodynamic parameters) with numerical models and test hypotheses using data from planetary exploration. However, we encourage candidates who investigate any aspect of planetary geochemistry to apply. Additional desirable attributes would be the potential to collaborate with University of Washington researchers in glaciology, remote sensing, or in life in extreme environments, and the potential to participate in the University's cross-campus Astrobiology Program.
The University of Washington (UW) is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see www.engr.washington.edu/advance).
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Geophysics, Geology, Planetary Sciences, or a related field at the time of appointment. While the successful candidate will primarily be engaged in research, all University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Opportunities for participation in the teaching program will be available through seminars, occasional classroom lectures, and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. The UW promotes diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, and staff and the public; we seek applicants who are committed to these principles. Thus, we are strongly seeking candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service have not only prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, but have also given them the confidence to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
This is a multi-year, full-time (100% FTE), 12-month non-tenure track position that is contingent upon available funding. There is no state funding associated with this position. The successful candidate will secure external funding for his or her research and salary. The UW offers a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities for junior faculty and a comprehensive benefits package, including access to campus child-care and health/vision/dental plans for spouse, qualified domestic partner, and/or dependents. The University of Washington, a recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with publication list, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of four professional references. Electronic materials (.pdf) are preferred; send to firstname.lastname@example.org with Planetary Science Search: [Your Name] in the subject line. Hard copies may be sent to: Planetary Search Committee, c/o Scott Dakins, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Box 351310, Seattle, WA 98195-1310. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received prior to January 9, 2017. Questions regarding potential disability accommodations in the application process can be addressed to Scott Dakins at email@example.com.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.