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Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Land Surface Processes at the California Institute of Technology
The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position. We seek individuals who will lead an innovative research program, are committed to teaching and mentorship of students and postdoctoral fellows, and are committed to enhancing the diversity of the Institute. We invite applicants who study physical, chemical and/or biological processes at Earth’s surface and shallow subsurface and their impact on life-sustaining resources, habitats, and climate. Research areas of interest include the carbon cycle and terrestrial ecology, hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, dynamics of the cryosphere, soil formation and dynamics, and interactions of the land surface with the climate system. We are interested in basic and applied science, including the impact of global change on land surface processes.
The term of the initial appointment at the assistant professor level is four years and is contingent upon completion of a Ph.D. degree. Reappointment beyond the initial term is contingent upon successful review conducted prior to the commencement of the fourth year. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates may also be considered at the tenured professor level. Initial review of applications will begin on September 5, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Interested applicants should submit an electronic application that includes: a brief cover letter, a curriculum vita (including publications), a short research statement (no more than 2 pages), a teaching statement (1 page), and three letters of recommendation. We also ask that applicants submit a diversity and inclusion statement (1 page) that discusses past and/or anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach. We will evaluate each applicants’ research accomplishments and potential, as well as the teaching, mentoring, collaboration, and leadership skills necessary to run a successful academic research group (e.g. initiative, persistence, enthusiasm, communication).
For any questions that arise about the application process, please contact us at [email protected].
Salaries for professorial faculty at Caltech fall in the range $125,000 to $400,000.
Instructions for Applicants
- Create an account.
- Fill out the application form.
- After you complete the application form, send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
- Upload the following documents (individually or combined in one pdf):
- a brief cover letter;
- a curriculum vita (including publications);
- a short research statement (no more than 2 pages);
- a teaching statement (1 page);
- and a diversity and inclusion statement (1 page).
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The initial appointment for tenure-track positions is normally four years. Reappointment beyond the initial term is contingent upon successful review conducted prior to the commencement of the fourth year.