Research Assistant Professor in Planetary Sciences
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Internal Number: 116028
The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time Research Assistant Professor in planetary sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research on the geology and/or geophysics of planetary bodies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research involves experimental and theoretical work involving high-pressure processes on icy planets, moons, and exoplanets. Involvement in planetary missions is a plus. The position will involve taking a leadership role in advising and mentoring graduate students in our program. Teaching opportunities may arise in the form of lectures, seminars, mentoring, and lab instruction.
The candidate chosen for this position will be expected to secure external grant funding. The appointment is not tenure eligible and has an annual service period of twelve months. The starting date of employment is anticipated to be March 1, 2023.
The Department of Earth and Space strives for an equitable, inclusive and welcoming departmental culture that values and honors diverse experiences and perspectives, that fosters the constructive expression of ideas, and that promotes intellectual curiosity, creativity, and respect. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with faculty to advance these goals and to train and mentor graduate students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, economic means, and academic backgrounds.
The Department of Earth and Space Sciences resides in the College of the Environment, which fosters collaborations among faculty, staff, and students engaged in a variety of disciplines. This position will offer opportunities for interaction with researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including planetary surface processes, petrology, astrobiology, glaciology, oceanography, and chemistry.
The UW is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area with a dynamic, multicultural community of nearly 4 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 base salary range for this position will be $9,000 to $12,500 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a moving allowance, a relocation incentive, and/or limited commitment of summer salary.
The University of Washington offers a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities for instructors and a comprehensive benefits package, including access to campus childcare and health/vision/dental plans for spouse, qualified domestic partner, and/or dependents. Details can be found at http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/.
A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Earth Sciences or related field and a strong research record are required, with a track-record of publishing in top journals and giving presentations at conferences and workshops.
Applicants will be asked to submit the following materials:
Contact information for at least three (3) professional references.
A statement of experience and interest in research.
A personal statement on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1st, 2022. Application documents received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.
The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check and Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information
Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.