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Division of Geological and Planetary Science

Division of Geological and Planetary Science

Close Date:
Open until filled.


The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. We seek applicants for a position in any area within the purview of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at Caltech, with a strong commitment to high quality teaching. We solicit applicants from the broad range of disciplines within Earth and planetary science, including geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geobiology, and planetary science, and who are interested in all aspects of earth and planetary dynamics, interiors, surfaces, atmospheres, oceans, and cryospheres.

The term of the initial appointment at the assistant professor level is normally four years, with appointment contingent upon completion of a PhD in a relevant field. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates may also be considered at the tenured professor level. Interested applicants should submit an electronic application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.