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Women in Planetary Science maintains a Jobs page for YOU to post your announcements and links to jobs available for planetary scientists.

Please abide by the following criteria:

1. Announce only planetary science jobs or those suitable for planetary scientists with a master’s degree or Ph.D.  Postdoc positions are fine; those seeking new graduate students should be posted on the “graduate student” page.

2. Include a link to a page with application instructions.

3. Include the closing date of the announcement (most recent are at the top of the list🙂.

Thank you — and good luck!

 

Other lists of planetary jobs:

DPS – http://dps.aas.org/jobs

AGU – http://planets.agu.org/employment.php

Postdocs may be listed on the Graduate Students page – check there as well!

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  1. September 25, 2016 1:47 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

    The Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland (located in
    College Park, MD) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty
    position. Accomplished candidates in any area of astronomy,
    astrophysics, or planetary science are encouraged to apply. We are
    searching for candidates at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
    level, but will consider applications for tenured ranks in exceptional
    cases. A PhD in astronomy, physics, planetary science, or a related
    discipline is required, and the successful candidate must have an
    established record of research excellence. Candidates are expected
    to have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and
    mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    For more details and to apply, visit:

    http://www.astro.umd.edu/employment

    To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted by
    December 1, 2016.

  2. September 25, 2016 1:47 pm

    ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – EXPERIMENTAL SPACE PHYSICS AT
    THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy (http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/)
    at the University of Iowa seeks a space physics experimentalist with a
    record of involvement in spaceflight hardware.

    Interested applicants should apply at:

    http://jobs.uiowa.edu/

    and refer to requisition #69613. The Department and the College of
    Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the
    strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment.
    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
    consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of
    race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual
    orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion,
    associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a
    disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa
    is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  3. September 25, 2016 1:46 pm

    RESEARCH POSITION AT THE SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF SPACE PHYSICS

    The Solar System Physics and Space Technology research programme at
    the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) invites applications
    for a temporary research position in Space Physics, related to the
    ESA Rosetta mission to comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Applications
    are invited both for a 2-year post-doc position and for shorter
    periods for senior guest scientists.

    The advertised position is a research position for studies of the
    cometary plasma environment and its interaction with the solar wind
    primarily using ion data from the Ion Composition Analyzer on board
    Rosetta but also using data from the other instruments that form the
    Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC).

    Previous experience of working with plasma and/or particle data from
    space missions is required. The position, placed in Kiruna, is
    funded by the Swedish Research Council. Post-doc candidates should
    have completed a PhD during 2013 or later. Candidates planning to
    obtain their PhD degree no later than January 2017 can also apply.
    A post-doc candidate should not currently be an active researcher
    at IRF.

    Closing date is 7 October 2016.
    Ref: 2.2.1-235/16

    More information:

    http://www.irf.se/Topical/Vacancies/?group=P3&vacid=22

  4. September 18, 2016 10:33 pm

    FACULTY POSITION IN PLANETARY
    MINERALOGY/PETROLOGY/GEOCHEMISTRY
    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    https://dps.aas.org/content/faculty-position-planetary-mineralogypetrologygeochemistry

  5. September 18, 2016 5:09 pm

    GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, EXTRASOLAR
    PLANETS

    The George Mason University (htt://www.gmu.edu/) Department of Physics
    and Astronomy invites candidates a tenure-track faculty position in
    Extrasolar Planets. George Mason University has a strong institutional
    commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its
    faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who
    will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

    Responsibilities:
    The successful candidate is expected to carry out a vigorous and
    externally funded research program; teach courses at the undergraduate
    and graduate levels; and provide service activities.

    Qualifications:
    Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a
    closely related field, prior to the first day of this appointment.
    Well-qualified candidates will have postdoctoral research experience
    and show promise for developing an independent and externally funded
    research program. Consideration for expertise in observational and
    theoretical studies of extrasolar planets including detection,
    characterization and formation and evolution.

    For a complete listing of duties and qualifications, and to apply for
    position F9967z, go to:

    http://jobs.gmu.edu/

    George Mason University is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants
    will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
    color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national
    origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

  6. September 15, 2016 3:09 pm

    USGS in Flagstaff is looking for a Data Scientist Contractor

  7. September 14, 2016 3:21 pm

    GEOMICROBIOLOGY/ASTROBIOLOGY POSITION OPEN AT JSC

    Please see the job description below for the new geomicrobiology/astrobiology position open at JSC. Also included below are instructions on how to apply for the position through the USAJOBS website. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Cynthia Evans (cindy.evans-1 at nasa.gov).

    Due to an administrative glitch, the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center is reposting a position opening for a specialist in the field of geomicrobiology or astrobiology. Qualified candidates who applied previously are encouraged to re-apply. The successful candidate will serve NASA as curator for biological components in astromaterials. Specifically, we seek an individual with current expertise in at least one of the following areas: (1) biological cleanliness and quantitative biological contaminant characterization; (2) chemical, mineralogical, or petrological consequences of microbial interaction with astromaterials, astromaterials simulants, and terrestrial analogs of astromaterials; (3) sample collection and handling (including transport, containment, preservation, and curation) of geological materials that contain microbial matter. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. and at least 2 years of relevant post-graduate experience, and a demonstrated record of contributions to the field. The candidate shall develop an externally funded research program in the area of geomicrobiology and/or astrobiology. Additional duties include development and implementation of curation plans for astromaterials returned from future missions with possible extraterrestrial biological components; conducting advanced curation research to prevent biological contamination of NASA’s past, present, and future astromaterials collections. Furthermore, he or she will be expected to develop methods of monitoring for biological contamination within curation facilities and in NASA’s astromaterials collections. This individual will also provide expertise in the area of contamination knowledge as it relates to biological cleanliness of NASA spacecraft at all stages of a mission. The position is posted at USAJobs at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450322000, starting 9/14 and closing 10/5, 2016.

  8. September 13, 2016 11:14 am

    The University of Bayreuth is a research oriented university with internationally competitive and interdisciplinary profile fields in research and teaching. At the Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry & Geophysics (Bayerisches Geoinstitut) of the University of Bayreuth applications are invited for a
    Tenure track W2/W3 professorship in Experimental Planetology.
    The position will be initially filled at the associate professor level (W2) but can be converted to a full professorship (W3) upon successful demonstration of excellence in research and teaching.
    The Bayerisches Geoinstitut is seeking an outstanding scientist with broad experience in the use of experimental methods to investigate aspects of planetary formation, evolution and tectonic processes. Internationally-renowned candidates are sought from the fields of experimental petrology, geochemistry and geophysics whose research interests embrace the study of the origin, composition, structure and dynamics of planets and, in particular, planetary interiors. This could include the use of observational and analytical approaches in the investigation of planets or planetary materials or the use of experimental approaches to facilitate the analysis of meteorite/planetary samples.
    The successful candidate will exploit national and international funding opportunities and establish an internationally visible dynamic research group that includes early career scientists. He/she will also participate in teaching, particularly at the Master’s and Ph.D. level.
    Requirements for this position (in accordance with Article 7 and Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG) are a university degree, a doctoral degree, proven excellence in teaching and a post-doctoral qualification to teach at a professorial level (Habilitation). Alternatively evidence of equivalent scholarly achievement, for example, as a junior professor or in a non-university environment will also be considered. The ability to teach in English is expected. Only applicants who are 51 years of age or younger can be hired as civil servants (Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG).
    The University of Bayreuth seeks to increase the proportion of women involved in research and teaching (in accordance with Article 4 para 1 sentence 1 BayHSchG) and therefore particularly welcomes female applicants. All qualifications being equal, severely disabled applicants will be given priority. The University of Bayreuth strives to further increase the diversity of its academic staff. For this reason, scholars who can help make the research and teaching profile of the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply, as are applicants with children. The University of Bayreuth has been certified as a “family-friendly university” and offers “dual career support” for career-oriented partners of highly qualified employees. In addition, an audit conducted by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) returned a favourable review for the University of Bayreuth’s commitment to internationalization.
    Please send your cover letter and supporting documents (CV outlining your education and academic career, a list of publications, a list of courses taught, your certificates, and a description of your research) to the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences by 26.10.2016. Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be permanently disposed of in accordance with Data Protection Law. Please also submit an identical copy of your application as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to dekanat.bcg at uni-bayreuth.de.

  9. September 11, 2016 8:54 am

    STSCI JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

    The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has immediate openings
    for tenure-track Astronomer (50% research, 50% mission support) and
    Scientist (20% research, 80% mission support) positions. STScI operates
    the Hubble Space Telescope, will be the science operations center for
    the James Webb Space Telescope, and is involved in other observatories,
    missions and mission studies. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or
    equivalent degree in astronomy, planetary science, or a related field.
    Experience with space- or ground-based observations, observatory
    systems, instruments, or data archives is particularly sought, and
    theoretical, computational and data analysis skills are also valuable.

    Applications are due Oct. 31, 2016. Further details may be found at:

    https://rn11.ultipro.com/SPA1004/JobBoard/listjobs.aspx?__VT=ExtCan

    Job # 16-0223 – Astronomer
    Job # 16-0224 – Scientist

  10. September 11, 2016 8:53 am

    CO-INVESTIGATOR NEEDED FOR NEO FOLLOW-UP PROJECT

    http://www.tenagraobservatories.com

    Must have good telescope skills and experience, especially hands on
    with sub 1.0-m telescopes of all kinds and a variety of CCD cameras,
    extensive experience in astrometry of MPs (especially NEOs). Must be
    able to stand in for PI, manage data analyst and programmer as well as
    manage 3 telescopes, two on-site in S. Arizona and one remote in the
    Sierra Nevada in California. Must live local to S. Arizona and have
    own car. Experience in programing, especially Visual Basic and FORTRAN,
    a definite plus. This is a VERY hands-on position requiring learning
    Tenagra Observatories’ NEO nightly triage and tools for morning
    analysis output from moving body detection system as well as trouble
    shooting 3 telescopes. Candidates must have a high level of
    independence and creative solutions from hardware to software. Some
    overseas travel necessary.

    Position begins 1/1/17 and ends 12/31/20.

    Contact: Michael Schwartz, mbs at tenagraobservatories.com

  11. September 6, 2016 9:26 pm

    LECTURESHIP/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITIONS (3 POSTS)
    Department of Physics
    University of Warwick
    Warwick, United Kingdom

    https://dps.aas.org/node/1711

  12. September 6, 2016 9:26 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY
    Department of Astronomy
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, New York

    https://dps.aas.org/content/assistant-professor-astronomy

  13. August 31, 2016 11:06 am

    A 2-year post-doctoral position in cometary science is opened at the Observatory of Paris (LESIA, CNRS, Meudon), beginning in fall 2016.

    The successful applicant will analyze infrared spectra of the atmosphere of comet 67P/Churyomov-Gerasimenko obtained with the high-spectral resolution channel of the VIRTIS/Rosetta instrument (Visible Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer) built at the Observatory of Paris. The project will focus on the study of the distributions of H2O and CO2 gases and their variations to understand the processes that control cometary activity. Other topics of interest could be considered.

    A PhD in astrophysics is required. The following skills will be considered in the evaluation process of the applicants:
    – working knowledge in planetary science and comets
    – expertise in reduction of infrared spectroscopic observations
    – knowledge in radiative transfer
    – previous experience in space missions, in particular Rosetta, is an asset.
    Applicants should submit a CV with a publications list, a short review of previous works and statement of research interest. They should arrange for two reference letters. Applications should be sent via email to dominique.bockelee at obspm.fr. The closing date is 25 September 2016. Late applications can be considered, until the position is filled.

    https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/careers-employment/postdoctoral-position-for-the-analysis-of-virtisro/

  14. August 31, 2016 10:19 am

    TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
    Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites qualified candidates to
    apply for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level beginning
    July 2017 or thereafter. Applicants with research interests in Planetary
    Science are encouraged to apply. We seek an outstanding scientist with
    interest in and potential for innovation and leadership in teaching at the
    undergraduate and graduate levels and research. The search is in the broad
    area of Planetary Science encompassing our Solar System as well as
    exoplanets, including theory, observation, and instrumentation. However,
    we are especially interested in individuals whose research complements
    existing MIT expertise.

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Planetary Science or related field by the
    start of employment and must demonstrate ability to excel in teaching. A
    complete application must include curriculum vitae, two-page description
    of research and teaching plans and three letters of recommendations.

    Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online:
    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7724 To receive full consideration,
    complete applications must be received by: December 1, 2016.

  15. August 25, 2016 11:16 pm

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University is hiring for a tenure-track professor in Planetary Science and Astronomy in support of the new PhD program. Review of applications to begin on October 24.

  16. August 25, 2016 2:47 pm

    USGS is hiring. Looking to fill up to 3 early- to mid-career scientists.
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448280600/
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448280800/
    These are interdisciplinary in nature. If you are a cartographer, geographer, geodesist, computer scientist, etc., you qualify also as a physical scientist. Open to all US citizens.
    USGS is an equal-opportunity employer. We believe science is improved when we have a diversity of experiences and perspectives. We encourage individuals from underserved and underrepresented groups to apply.

  17. August 13, 2016 8:36 pm

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University is seeking excellent candidates for a tenure-track position in astronomy and/or planetary science at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2017 to help launch its new PhD program. The successful candidates are expected to become excellent and enthusiastic teachers, conduct externally funded research, advise students, and serve on committees at both the department and university level.

    https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=602693&PostingSeq=1

  18. August 10, 2016 3:37 pm

    Faculty opening at Oxford in exoplanets, Solar System planets & deep-time Earth paleoclimate. Tempted myself but no. https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/academic/index/ac21844j/

  19. July 28, 2016 9:21 am

    The University of Glasgow is advertising for a permanent lecturer in planetary science, ideally with expertise in planetary geology, meteoritics, or astrobiology. Details are available at http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/jobs/vacancies/, quoting reference 013828.
    The closing date is 28 August 2016. For informal enquires contact Martin.Lee at Glasgow.ac.uk

  20. July 18, 2016 11:14 am

    https://rn11.ultipro.com/SPA1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=%2ADCDF56CAA264F009

    The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has immediate openings for Support Scientists in the Instruments Division and/or the Science Mission Office to work in areas related to:
    • the science operations, calibration, and user support of the instruments for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST);
    • the development and testing of the instruments and telescope, ground systems testing and preparations for on-orbit commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST);
    • Science policy support for HST and/or JWST

  21. July 6, 2016 9:34 am

    ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science

    The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year.

    The aim of these fellowships is to provide young scientists, holding a PhD
    or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing space science
    research in fields related to the ESA Science and Robotic Exploration
    Programmes. Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and
    astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and
    fundamental physics. The fellowships have a duration of two years and are
    tenable at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in
    Noordwijk, Netherlands, or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in
    Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid, Spain.

    Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin in
    the fall of 2017. Preference will be given to applications submitted by
    candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. Candidates not holding
    a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence of
    receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.

    ESA fellows are enrolled in ESA’s Social Security Scheme, which covers
    medical expenses, invalidity and death benefits. A monthly deduction covers
    these short-term and long-term risks.

    The deadline for applications is 29 October 2016.

    More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space Science,
    on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application form can retrieved from
    http://cosmos.esa.int/fellowship

    Questions on the scientific aspects of the
    ESA Fellowship in Space Science not answered in the above pages can be sent
    by e-mail to the fellowship coordinators, Dr. Oliver Jennrich or Dr. Bruno
    Altieri at the address fellowship@cosmos.esa.int

  22. July 3, 2016 4:06 pm

    OPEN POSITIONS IN THE UNI BERN’S PLANETARY IMAGING GROUP

    The University of Bern’s Planetary Imaging Group has a post-doctoral
    vacancy for Mars and/or cometary research in connection to surface
    ices. There are also possibilities at PhD level and in addition a
    position for persons with experience in visualization techniques for
    imaging data. Further details at:

    http://pig.space.unibe.ch/open-positions.html

  23. July 2, 2016 5:17 pm

    The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum has a position opened for a Research Geologist.
    This is a GS-12 entry level position.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/443130700

  24. June 28, 2016 12:55 pm

    USGS Astrogeology has a term position open for a computer scientist:
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/442919200/

  25. June 28, 2016 12:55 pm

    The American Museum of Natural History is looking to fill a grant funded research position analyzing cometary samples from the NASA Stardust mission.

    Techniques used at AMNH include 3D confocal microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and synchrotron XRF, among others. Prior experience in these techniques is not necessary.

    This would be a great position for recent Masters or Bachelors graduates.

    careers.amnh.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=52078

  26. June 28, 2016 9:46 am

    The Physics Department at West Virginia Wesleyan College (https://www.wvwc.edu/dptphysics) is seeking a geophysicist or planetary geophysicist to fill a full-time faculty position. The College is primarily an undergraduate institution, with 1500 students, and is best known for its strong liberal arts and science programs. There are 100 undergraduate physics majors in a department that emphasizes applied physics. Nearby are excellent astrophysics scientists and facilities at West Virginia University and at Green Bank Observatory. WV Wesleyan is a member of the NASA-West Virginia Space Grant Consortium and has faculty and students working on NASA-related research. The College seeks a diverse faculty and would welcome individuals with ties to national research organizations who have particular interest in good teaching and working with undergraduate students in small groups. Start-up research funds are available. Applications and letters of inquiry may be sent to Dr. G. Albert Popson, Physics Chair, at: popson at wvwc.edu.

  27. June 27, 2016 3:32 pm

    This is an informal heads-up announcement. The Astromaterials Research Office, part of the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division of the Exploration Integration and Science Directorate, NASA Johnson Space Center, anticipates filling a Planetary Scientist civil service position during 2016. This position is included within a broad specialty that involves study of the origin, composition, structure, and evolution of the bodies of the solar system, including the planets and their satellites, the Earth and Moon, meteorites, asteroids, comets, and dust. For this position, we seek a Planetary Scientist with expertise in Mars-related research and mission science. This emphasis includes, but is not limited to, studies of astromaterials and/or analogs; generation and/or interpretation of Mars landed or remotely-sensed mission datasets; experimental studies of martian atmospheric, surficial, and/or interior processes; or combinations of these. The successful candidate will be expected to support their research program by attracting funds through peer-reviewed proposals to NASA programs such as Solar System Workings, Emerging Worlds, Data Analysis Programs, and/or through involvement in NASA planetary missions, especially those to Mars. Contributions to other ARES enterprises, such as research that advances curation knowledge for Mars sample return or the formulation of eventual human-crewed missions to Mars would also be strongly encouraged; JSC is the home of NASA human spaceflight.

    All candidates must use the USAJobs.gov website to prepare and submit applications, and United States citizenship is required to be eligible for this civil service position. We anticipate filling the position at the GS-13 level ($95,343-123,951, see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/16Tables/html/HOU.aspx) at a starting date to be negotiated. We will release a second announcement several weeks before the position opportunity to advise of application dates and deadlines and to provide the formal job posting data. Interested parties may direct informal inquiries to Dr. David Draper, Manager, Astromaterials Research Office, david.draper at nasa.gov. A how-to guide for preparing responsive applications using the USAJobs.gov site, prepared by JSC Human Resources, will be provided upon request.

  28. June 9, 2016 9:43 am

    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Gas Phase Reaction Dynamics)

    The Reaction Dynamics Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of experimental physical chemistry (combustion chemistry, reaction dynamics, astrochemistry, laboratory astrophysics) to study the formation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in combustion processes and in the interstellar medium. The appointment period is initially for one year, but can be renewed based on availability of funds and satisfactory progress (first author peer reviewed publications).

    The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Successful applicants should have a strong background in one or more of the following: experimental reaction dynamics, molecular beams, UHV tech nology, pulsed laser systems. Programming experience in C, C++ and/or labview is desirable. A description of our current research can be found at http://www.chem.hawaii.edu/Bil301/welcome.html.

    Solid communication skills in English (written, oral) and a documented publication record in internationally circulated, peer-reviewed journals are mandatory. Only self-motivated and energetic candidates capable of working in a team are encouraged to apply; please send a letter of interest, three letters of recommendation, CV, and publication list to Prof. Ralf I. Kaiser, Department of Chemistry, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822-2275, USA. Only complete, electronic applications in pdf format will be considered (ralfk@hawaii.edu). The review of applications will start June 27, 2016, and continues until the position is filled.

  29. June 6, 2016 5:27 pm

    VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION, DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND
    PLANETARY SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

    The Department of Geology and Planetary Science at the University of
    Pittsburgh is currently advertising for a visiting (non-tenure track)
    assistant professor position with specialties in one or more of the
    following: planetary science, volcanology, igneous petrology and/or
    tectonics. Due to a recent departure of a faculty member, this new
    hire would ideally start in the Fall. Therefore, this is being treated
    as a rapid hire/turn-around.

    You can find the details of the position and the application procedure
    here:

    http://www.geology.pitt.edu/news/visiting-assistant-professor

    Please feel free to contact me or the Chair of the Search committee
    (gpsgrad at pitt.edu) if you have further questions.

    Cheers,
    Michael Ramsey, Professor

  30. May 24, 2016 11:30 am

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor position beginning in the Fall of 2016. The position is outside of the tenure stream. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate curriculum courses including The Planets, as well as possible graduate courses such as Volcanology, Tectonics, Geophysics, Planetary Geology and/or those that fall within the candidate’s area of expertise. The position may also include serving on MS and PhD student committees as well as helping to direct undergraduate research projects. The department offers an undergraduate certificate program in GIS/RS, a professional M.S. degree in GIS/RS (http://pro-ms.geology.pitt.edu/) and MS and PhD degrees in Geology & Environmental Science.

    http://www.geology.pitt.edu/news/visiting-assistant-professor

  31. May 23, 2016 8:53 am

    Job Posting at NASA-JSC: Geomicrobiologist http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439628900
    The Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center seeks a specialist in the field of geomicrobiology or astrobiology. The successful candidate will serve NASA as curator for biological components in astromaterials. Specifically, we seek an individual with expertise in at least one of the following areas: (1) biological cleanliness and quantitative biological contaminant characterization; (2) chemical, mineralogical, or petrological consequences of microbial interaction with astromaterials, astromaterials simulants, and terrestrial analogs of astromaterials; (3) sample collection and handling (including transport, containment, preservation, and curation) of geological materials that contain microbial matter.

    The successful candidate shall develop an externally funded research program in the area of geomicrobiology and/or astrobiology. Additional duties include development and implementation of curation plans for astromaterials returned from future missions with possible extraterrestrial biological components; conducting advanced curation research to prevent biological contamination of NASA’s past, present, and future astromaterials collections. Furthermore, he or she will be expected to develop methods of monitoring for biological contamination within curation facilities and in NASA’s astromaterials collections. This individual will also provide expertise in the area of contamination knowledge as it relates to biological cleanliness of NASA spacecraft at all stages of a mission.

    The position will be posted at USAJobs (http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439628900), starting May 24 and closing June 14, 2016

  32. May 23, 2016 8:42 am

    PLANETARY GIS SPECIALIST

    SETI Institute
    Mountain View, CA

    The Planetary GIS Data Specialist is responsible for producing
    “research ready” cartographic and geospatial data for various projects.
    This work involves interfacing with the supervisor to determine the
    data processing strategy for a particular project and then executing
    that strategy.

    For consideration, please send resume and cover letter to: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15252021

  33. May 21, 2016 4:00 pm

    AST, Planetary Studies
    LYNDON B. JOHNSON SPACE CENTER
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439628900

    Serves as Geo-microbiologist and/or Astro-biologist Specialist for the study and curation of planetary geological samples in the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office, responsible for maintenance of scientific credentials through participation in technical professional activities that include research and authorship of peer-reviewed scientific reports, and scientific service through activities such as student mentoring and service on scientific panels.

  34. May 20, 2016 11:37 am

    From Moses Milazzo

    Software Development Contract Opportunity Announcement:

    I need a student, possibly more than one student (undergrad, masters, or PhD), to help me with some software development.
    This development will involve using the USGS Astrogeology Science Center’s ISIS3 API to develop software for the CaSSIS and OSIRIS-REx OCAMS instruments.

    I’m looking to start interviews next week. I will continue to accept CVs until COB (AZ time) 10 June, 2016.

    Please encourage your students to consider this opportunity.

    Because we are an equal opportunity employer, and because equal opportunity only comes from equal representation, I ask that if you have contact with women and other underserved minorities in the planetary and computer sciences, please encourage them to apply.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8gUP_oy7aYiU1lYTVNYVHVKZ3c/view?usp=sharing

  35. May 18, 2016 3:37 pm

    Job: Staff Scientist in Geophysics, Geochemistry, and/or Cosmochemistry

    Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism
    Location: Carnegie Science, Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, DC
    The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) at the Carnegie Institution for Science seeks applicants for the position of Staff Scientist in the broad categories of geophysics, geochemistry, and/or cosmochemistry. We are particularly interested in innovative researchers whose observations help to constrain the role of fluids (e.g., water, other volatiles, melt) in: the past and present evolution of the solid Earth; the formation and early development of Earth’s atmosphere; and/or the origin of volatiles on Earth and other rocky planets. Subfields of interest include, but are not limited to, geodesy, geo/cosmochemistry, magnetotellurics, noble gases, remote sensing, seismology, and/or astrochemistry. Applicants who integrate across traditional boundaries are particularly encouraged to apply. The applicant should complement existing strengths within the Department (http://dtm.carnegiescience.edu/research). We especially encourage applications from early career scientists and from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

    https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/staff-scientist-in-geophysics-geochemistry-andor-cosmochemistry/

  36. May 13, 2016 10:34 am

    From the AASWomen Newsletter:

    – Instructor position, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Northern Arizona University
    http://www.nau.edu/hr

    – Deputy Division Director, Astronomical Sciences, National Science Foundation
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/430339300

    – Professor of Physics, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth, UK
    http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/2016/05/professor-of-physics-x2/

  37. May 8, 2016 12:06 pm

    PLANETARY INTERIOR STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS SCIENTIST

    Job ID #2016-6584

    For full information:

    http://Careerlaunch.jpl.nasa.gov/

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites applications for a full-time
    position in interior structure and dynamics of planets and satellites.
    The applicant will join a broad-based team of scientists and engineers
    to advance JPL’s Planetary Science research that excels in applying
    remote sensing data, in-situ measurements and state of the art models
    to planetary geophysics. Determining the interior structure and
    dynamics of planets, moons, and small objects is key to better
    understanding of the formation and differentiation of Solar System
    objects. The scientific scope of interest for this position is broad,
    but candidates should have demonstrated expertise in one of the
    following areas: Modeling of signal propagation in solid bodies and
    atmospheres, with applications, for example, to icy satellites, Mars,
    Venus, and giant planets; Processing of geophysical data, in particular
    seismic signals, over a broad range of frequencies; Material mechanical
    properties and their dependence on several parameters including
    pressure, temperature and forcing frequency; and/or Modeling of
    planetary internal processes. The selected applicant is expected to
    participate in or lead science definition and advancement of new
    science, technology, and mission proposals.

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

  38. April 29, 2016 5:05 pm

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher to support investigations of the past Mars climate and atmosphere. The successful candidate will work with Assistant Professor Edwin Kite to modify and run Mars mesoscale models and Mars global climate models, and analyze the output of those models. The emphasis of the work will be on processes that operated early in Mars history and during the transition from Mars’ early wetter climate to the present dry climate. Candidates should have a background in Planetary Science, Earth Science, or Astrophysics, and experience with modifying sophisticated numerical models. Start date is flexible.

    The University of Chicago hosts a vibrant planets and exoplanets research program, with particular emphasis on potentially habitable planets: http://geosci.uchicago.edu/research/planetary-sciences-and-cosmochemistry/

    Application materials should be received by July 15 for full consideration. Applicants should send a CV, a brief description of research interests and experience, and a list of publications as a single PDF file to kite at uchicago.edu. Applicants should also arrange to have two letters of reference sent to this email address. Please direct informal inquiries about this post to Edwin Kite (kite at uchicago.edu).

    This postdoctoral position will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, and comes with a competitive salary and generous benefits.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer.
    https://careers.agu.org/job/7996620/postdoctoral-scholar/

  39. April 25, 2016 7:47 pm

    Faculty Positions in Geosciences and in Environmental Sciences

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. The positions can be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, starting as early as Fall 2016. The successful candidates are expected to develop internationally recognized and externally funded research programs, to help develop and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to supervise graduate student research. In the case of an appointment with tenure, the candidate must already be internationally recognized and have a demonstrated record of external research funding. A Ph.D. is required in the Earth Sciences or a related natural sciences discipline; post-doctoral experience is desirable. Applicants are sought for two focus areas:

    Geosciences including low-temperature geochemistry and studies of the early Earth, cosmochemistry, geophysics and geodynamics, volcanology and igneous petrology. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research has synergies with our recent hires with expertise in sedimentary, metamorphic and tectonic processes, planetary geology, and planetary atmospheres.

    Environmental Sciences including: natural resources (including water, metals, soils, and energy), ecology, critical zone science, marine sciences, cryospheric sciences, geomorphology, landscape hydrology, environmental change, air pollution, and, biogeochemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research has synergies with our program in Global Environmental Change and Sustainability.

    Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to forge research and teaching ties with other parts of the Johns Hopkins community that are active in the earth and environmental sciences, and sustainability. They include multiple engineering departments, Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the cross-departmental Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute. There are excellent opportunities for additional collaborations within the Baltimore-Washington region, including with the Carnegie Institution, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Maryland, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

    Applications must be submitted electronically using Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/34960, should indicate the relevant focus area and must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and complete contact information of at least three references. Questions concerning submission of application materials should be directed to Kristen Heisey (kgaines@jhu.edu). Other requests for information may be directed to Professor Sverjensky, Geosciences, Search Committee Chair (sver@jhu.edu) and/or Professor Waugh, Environmental Sciences Search Committee Chair (Waugh@jhu.edu). Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by 30 June, 2016 will receive full consideration.

    Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

  40. April 24, 2016 8:28 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT THE SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF SPACE PHYSICS [2]

    Postdoctoral Position in Space Physics to work with particle data from
    the Mars Express mission

    The Solar System Physics and Space Technology research programme at the
    Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna invites applications
    for a Postdoctoral position in Space Physics, related to the analysis
    of particle data from the ESA Mars Express mission. IRF is the
    Principal Investigator of the Analyzer of Space Plasmas and Energetic
    Atoms (ASPERA-3) on board Mars Express. ASPERA-3 has been operating at
    Mars since the Mars Express orbit insertion in 2003 and has collected a
    large volume of data related to the solar wind-Mars interaction.

    The position, placed in Kiruna, is funded by the Swedish Research
    Council and is for 2 years. Previous experience of working with plasma
    and/or particle data from space missions is required. Relevant
    experience with planetary-solar wind interaction studies is a merit.
    Candidates should have completed a PhD no earlier than 2013 or must
    plan to have completed their PhD degree no later than August 2016.

    Closing date is 16 May 2016.
    Ref. 2.2.1-107/16.
    More information:

    http://www.irf.se/link/mex_postdoc_may2016

  41. April 24, 2016 8:27 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT THE SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF SPACE PHYSICS [1]

    Postdoctoral Position in Space Physics to work with data from the
    Rosetta Ion Composition Analyzer

    The Solar System Physics and Space Technology research programme at the
    Swedish Institute of Space Physics (http://www.irf.se) invites
    applications for a Postdoctoral position in Space Physics, related to
    the ESA Rosetta mission to comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The
    position is for studies of the cometary plasma environment and its
    interaction with the solar wind using ion data. The work mainly
    concerns data from the Ion Composition Analyzer (ICA) on board Rosetta
    and the other instruments that form the Rosetta Plasma Consortium
    (RPC).

    The position, placed in Kiruna, is funded by the Swedish Research
    Council and is for 2 years. Previous experience of working with plasma
    and/or particle data from space missions is required. Relevant
    experience with planetary-solar wind interaction studies is a merit.
    Candidates should have completed a PhD no earlier than 2013 or must
    plan to have completed their PhD degree no later than August 2016.

    Closing date is 16 May 2016.
    Ref. 2.2.1-96/16.
    More information:

    http://www.irf.se/link/rosetta_postdoc_may2016

  42. April 24, 2016 8:24 pm

    MARS PALEOCIMATE POSTDOC
    University of Chicago

    Application Deadline : July 15, 2016

    https://dps.aas.org/content/mars-paleoclimate-postdoc

  43. April 19, 2016 10:30 am

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of
    Chicago seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher to support
    investigations of the past Mars climate and atmosphere. The successful
    candidate will work with Assistant Professor Edwin Kite to modify and
    run Mars mesoscale models and Mars global climate models, and analyze
    the output of those models. The emphasis of the work will be on
    processes that operated early in Mars history and during the
    transition from Mars’ early wetter climate to the present dry climate.
    Candidates should have a background in Planetary Science, Earth
    Science, or Astrophysics, and experience with modifying sophisticated
    numerical models. Start date is flexible.

    The University of Chicago hosts a vibrant planets and exoplanets
    research program, with particular emphasis on potentially habitable
    planets: http://geosci.uchicago.edu/research/planetary-sciences-and-cosmochemistry/

    Application materials should be received by July 15 for full
    consideration. Applicants should send a CV, a brief description of
    research interests and experience, and a list of publications as a
    single PDF file to kite@uchicago.edu. Applicants should also arrange
    to have two letters of reference sent to this email address. Please
    direct informal inquiries about this post to Edwin Kite
    (kite@uchicago.edu).

    This postdoctoral position will be for one year, with the possibility
    of renewal for a second year, and comes with a competitive salary and
    generous benefits.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
    without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
    gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or
    status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is
    an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans
    Employer.

  44. April 12, 2016 9:44 am

    Two fixed-term staff positions are available at the Open University, UK starting in June 2016 (or soon thereafter).

    1) We are seeking a highly competent and motivated postdoctoral researcher for a Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funded research grant to conduct geochemical and isotopic measurements of lunar samples to investigate the abundance and isotopic composition of water and other associated volatiles in the lunar interior. More details can be found at: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ANK650/post-doctoral-research-associate/

    2) We are also seeking to appoint a highly competent person to run the NanoSIMS 50L facility at the Open University. The instrument is used to support a diverse research portfolio primarily in the field of Planetary Sciences investigating meteorites, analogues, and a range of returned samples (i.e. lunar, asteroidal, cometary) as well as applications in geo/environmental and materials sciences. More details can be found at: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ANK527/nanosims-project-officer/
    Closing date for applications for both positions is 11th May 2016 with the interviews taking place in late May/early June.

  45. April 10, 2016 5:45 pm

    This is an informal heads-up announcement. The Heliophysics and Planetary Science Office at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center anticipates filling a Planetary Scientist civil service position within the next several weeks. The candidate will fill a project scientist position for the Space Launch System (SLS), providing relevant expertise on Solar System destinations for human and robotic exploration. The candidate will also become a part of the MSFC Planetary Science group, focused on geologic investigation of planets, asteroids, and/or moons. We are especially interested in adding capability in remote sensing of solid surfaces to complement our existing expertise in geochronology and geophysics. The candidate is also expected to bring or build a strong independent scientific research program through peer-reviewed proposals to NASA programs and/or through involvement in NASA planetary missions.

    All candidates must use the USAJobs.gov website to prepare and submit applications, and United States citizenship is required to be eligible for this civil service position. We anticipate filling the position at the GS-13 level with a starting date in mid-2016. We will announce the formal job posting data when it is available. Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. Barbara Cohen, MSFC Planetary Sciences (http://planetary.msfc.nasa.gov), barbara.a.cohen@nasa.gov, 256-961-7566. A how-to guide for preparing responsive applications using the USAJobs.gov site will be provided upon request.

  46. April 10, 2016 5:44 pm

    [NASA] SCIENCE MISSION DIRECTORATE SEEKS PUBLIC POLICY EXPERT

    Under authority granted to NASA in the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004
    (Pub. L. 108-201, 118 Stat. 461 (5 U.S.C. 9801 et seq.)), the initial
    Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) appointment will be for up to
    two years, with the possibility of reappointment up to a total of
    six years.

    Ideal candidates would have an advanced degree in Public Policy or
    a related field and have multiple years of experience working in
    public policy implementation. All candidates must possess excellent
    policy analysis, writing and editing skills. Prior experience working
    on space policy is desirable, but not required. SMD’s preferred start
    date is between August 1, 2016, and September 1, 2016.

    The individual selected would join a six-person team focused on
    providing policy support to SMD’s over 100 missions that span
    Astrophysics, Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and
    various reimbursable projects for other agencies. In support of
    SMD’s policy functions, the policy team manages SMD’s relations
    with external groups, including Congress, the Office of Management
    and Budget (OMB), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP),
    educational entities, and external advisory committees and boards.
    In partnership with other SMD Divisions, the policy branch also
    supports the SMD Associate Administrator by providing integrated
    guidance, strategy, and focused advocacy for NASA’s science program.

    Applicants should forward their resume or Curriculum Vita to
    Dr. T. Jens Feeley at jens.feeley at nasa.gov, preferably on or before
    April 22, 2016.

  47. April 7, 2016 3:31 pm

    Postdoctoral Scientist

    Tracking Code
    405-1100

    Job Description

    USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including bio medicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers – on schedule and within budget.

    The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Scientist position in the Planetary Radar group at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. This position would involve observations, data processing, archiving, and modeling of near-Earth asteroids and other Solar System bodies with the Arecibo Planetary Radar system. Experience in astronomical observations of Solar System objects, small-bodies geophysics, astronomical instrumentation, and/or numerical inverse modeling is desirable. Experience with radar observations and techniques, programming languages, and Linux systems is preferred but not required. The incumbent would be expected to participate in radar observations and also carry out an independent research program. The Observatory has significant computing facilities. Conference travel and equipment support are available. This position shall be for a two year appointment with the likely renewal of one year.

    Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a research plan [limit 3 pages], and contact information for three references. A PhD in physics or a related field is required. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged.

    The Arecibo Observatory is managed for the NSF by a consortium comprising SRI International, USRA, and Universidad Metropolitana. It is home to the largest radio telescope in the world and conducts research programs in Radio Astronomy, Planetary Radar, and Atmospheric Sciences. All appointments are contingent upon the continuation of the cooperative agreement with the NSF for the operation of Arecibo Observatory.

    The successful applicant will be a resident in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and will be an employee of USRA. All interested candidates must apply directly on our website at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/.

    USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Job Location
    Arecibo, Puerto Rico, United States

    Position Type
    Full-Time/Regular

  48. March 6, 2016 12:33 pm

    OPEN PLANETARY ASTRONOMY POSITION

    The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester
    Institute of Technology invites applicants for a tenure track assistant
    professor position in the Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory
    (DIRS). We are seeking candidates whose research expertise and
    knowledge in the remote sensing field will complement the existing
    and well-established expertise within DIRS in passive and active
    electro-optical systems, data exploitation, modeling and simulation,
    and environmental applications. Areas of complementary expertise of
    interest include, but are not limited to, unmanned aerial systems,
    synthetic aperture radar, and deep learning. Individuals working in
    the field of planetary remote sensing will be considered. The
    successful candidate will be expected to advise graduate students,
    teach graduate level remote sensing courses and undergraduate courses
    relevant to imaging science, and develop an externally funded research
    program. More information on the activities of the DIRS group can be
    found at:

    http://www.cis.rit.edu/remote-sensing/about

    Apply online at:

    http://careers.rit.edu/faculty

    Go to Search openings link then use Keyword 2245BR. Contact the search
    committee with questions on the position at vodacek@cis.rit.edu.
    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a
    suitable candidate is found. RIT does not discriminate.

  49. February 7, 2016 7:33 pm

    VISITING FACULTY POSITION IN ASTRONOMY

    The Department of Astronomy at Mount Holyoke College invites
    applications for a full-time, visiting faculty member in astronomy,
    astrophysics, or a closely related field to begin fall 2016. This is a
    3-year, non-renewable teaching position, with competitive salary and
    benefits. Excellent facilities for teaching and research are available
    in a modern, integrated, science complex.

    The teaching load for this position is five courses per year, and the
    successful candidate will teach at the introductory and advanced
    levels. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of
    strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring
    students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity,
    socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and
    religion. All candidates should have their doctoral degree in hand by
    the start of the contract period. Post-doctoral experience is
    desirable. Approaches involving spacecraft observations, laboratory,
    field, telescope, and theoretical methods, and remote sensing are all
    welcome. For the complete job listing and to apply, please visit:

    https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/

  50. February 4, 2016 8:31 am

    Planetary Radar Data Systems Developer
    Tracking Code
    336-1100

    Job Description

    USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including bio medicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers – on schedule and within budget.

    The Arecibo Observatory expects to have an opening for a Data Systems Developer within the Planetary Radar group, which investigates near-Earth asteroids and other Solar System bodies using the Arecibo Observatory and the William E. Gordon Telescope. The Observatory is located south of the city of Arecibo on the island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.

    This position would involve maintaining and upgrading (1) the software and computers that control the conduct of planetary radar observations at Arecibo Observatory, with respect to both the transmission and receipt of analog radar signals, and (2) the software and hardware that make up the digital data acquisition systems used by the group for the collection, analysis, and archiving of planetary radar data. This position would also involve the development of improved user interfaces and displays for use by our scientists when active planetary radar observations are underway.
    The incumbent would be resident in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and be an employee of Universities Space Research Association. The incumbent would be expected to actively attend radar observations in order to be thoroughly familiar with our software, hardware, and operating procedures. The Observatory and the Planetary Radar group have significant computing facilities as well as a resident IT support staff.

    Required Skills

    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, with two years’ experience or equivalent.
    Knowledge of the GNU Linux operating system and high-level programming languages including C, Perl, and HTML.
    Experience in IDL, UI design, instrument control, and Tcl/Tk preferred but not required.

    All interested candidates must apply directly on our website at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/.

    USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Job Location
    Arecibo, Puerto Rico, United States

    Position Type
    Full-Time/Regular

  51. February 3, 2016 1:50 pm

    Planetary Radar Data Systems Developer
    Tracking Code
    336-1100

    Job Description

    USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including bio medicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers – on schedule and within budget.

    The Arecibo Observatory expects to have an opening for a Data Systems Developer within the Planetary Radar group, which investigates near-Earth asteroids and other Solar System bodies using the Arecibo Observatory and the William E. Gordon Telescope. The Observatory is located south of the city of Arecibo on the island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.

    This position would involve maintaining and upgrading (1) the software and computers that control the conduct of planetary radar observations at Arecibo Observatory, with respect to both the transmission and receipt of analog radar signals, and (2) the software and hardware that make up the digital data acquisition systems used by the group for the collection, analysis, and archiving of planetary radar data. This position would also involve the development of improved user interfaces and displays for use by our scientists when active planetary radar observations are underway.

    The incumbent would be resident in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and be an employee of Universities Space Research Association. The incumbent would be expected to actively attend radar observations in order to be thoroughly familiar with our software, hardware, and operating procedures. The Observatory and the Planetary Radar group have significant computing facilities as well as a resident IT support staff.

    Required Skills

    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, with two years’ experience or equivalent.
    Knowledge of the GNU Linux operating system and high-level programming languages including C, Perl, and HTML.
    Experience in IDL, UI design, instrument control, and Tcl/Tk preferred but not required.

    All interested candidates must apply directly on our website at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/.

    USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Job Location
    Arecibo, Puerto Rico, United States

    Position Type
    Full-Time/Regular

  52. January 30, 2016 6:20 pm

    The Post-Doctoral Fellow will analyze existing datasets and co-author
    research publications pertaining to several large empirical research
    projects. Two of the projects investigate the predictors of
    persistence in MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) participation, in a
    computer science and an astronomy MOOC, respectively. The third
    project is a national survey study that examines the factors leading
    to students’ success in introductory computer science courses at the
    college level. The fellow’s responsibilities include conducting
    literature searches and reviews, developing testable hypotheses,
    conducting statistical data analyses to test these hypotheses, and
    writing up the results in publishable form, under the guidance of, and
    in co-authorship with, senior members of the research team. The fellow
    will use techniques such as survival analysis, hierarchical linear
    modeling, propensity weighting, and factor analysis.

    Requirements
    Doctoral degree in a social science, education, computer science,
    science/math education, or engineering education. Evidence of
    publication productivity in peer-reviewed journals. Strong literature
    review and statistical skills.

    Duration
    One year; full-time.

    Contact
    Please send cover letter and CV to Gerhard Sonnert at
    SEDPostdoc at cfa.harvard.edu. Submission deadline is on or before
    Friday, February 12, 2016.

    Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
    applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
    race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status,
    protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
    law.

  53. January 28, 2016 1:18 pm

    The University of Maine is looking for at least 1 (possibly 2) lecturers whose focus would be laboratory instruction. The details are here:

    https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=32262&job=lecturer-in-physics

    From the ad:

    > Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
    >
    > Required:
    >
    > • A master’s degree in physics or the equivalent by date of hire.
    > • An established strong teaching record in an area of, or closely related to, undergraduate physics and astronomy.
    > • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    > • Demonstrated effective skills in safely conducting laboratory instruction.
    > • Demonstrated effective skills in developing and teaching laboratory activities using up-to-date pedagogical techniques.
    >
    > Preferred:
    >
    > • Demonstrated successful experience in a supervisory role.
    > • Demonstrated record of successful performance in collaborative settings.
    > • Coursework in physics beyond the master’s level.

    Please send folks my way (mwittmann at maine.edu) if they have any questions. Thanks!

  54. January 14, 2016 1:09 pm

    UNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE POSITIONS
    FLORIDA SPACE INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
    CENTRAL FLORIDA (UCF), ORLANDO, FLORIDA

    The Florida Space Institute (http://fsi.ucf.edu/), a multi-disciplinary
    center based in Orlando, Florida is devoted to facilitating and conducting
    leading edge applied and basic research in space fields ranging from
    planetary science to space physics to Earth science. We are now seeking
    new applications for lunar, planetary and extra-solar planet research
    scientist positions.

    UCF and FSI have a range of planetary scientists, primarily working
    in the areas of small body studies, Mars, and exoplanets (see http://planets.ucf.edu/),
    and we are committed to becoming a premier institution in planetary
    science and education. Of particular interest to FSI are Principal Investigators
    of planetary science research grants, centers, and mission experiments who
    are seeking a greater career opportunity.

    Applicants must have a PhD in a planetary science or a relevant field.
    Preference will be given to candidates with at least six years post qualification
    experience. Successful applicants should have demonstrated research leadership
    ability and interpersonal skills, and a consistent record of both research
    publications and competitively funded space research and/or experimentation
    grants and contracts.

    Review of applications will start in March 2016. Applicants should apply
    online at http://www.jobswithucf.com and click on the ‘Search Available Positions’
    option on the top left. Once there, type in position number 42542 in the
    “keywords” box to search for this position. The hired candidate is expected
    to start employment at UCF in the Fall 2016 semester.

    The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access,
    and affirmative action employer.

  55. December 18, 2015 10:35 am

    3 Postdoc Positions
    The Reaction Dynamics Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

  56. December 14, 2015 1:16 pm

    JOB OPPORTUNITY: EXPERIMENTAL PLANETARY SCIENCES (EPS)

    The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in JPL’s Ice Spectroscopy Laboratory (ISL).

    The research will involve laboratory simulations to understand surface processes on icy bodies such as Europa and on Titan. Dr. Murthy Gudipati (Principal Scientist), in JPL’s Planetary Sciences Section, will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate. Candidates should have a recent PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Planetary Science, or related scientific area with a strong background in advanced laboratory physical chemistry/chemical physics. Experience in planetary sciences, astrochemistry, and astrobiology is highly desirable. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible. This positions is for one-year and may be renewed up to a maximum of three years based on performance and availability of funds.

    Arrange for 2-3 letters of reference letters to be sent to:
    Dr. Murthy Gudipati (+1-818-354-2637)
    murthy.gudipati(at)jpl.nasa.gov

    Caltech and JPL are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

  57. December 12, 2015 10:04 pm

    Job announcement for teaching faculty in the new Western Integrated Science Program. http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/WISC-LT.pdf

  58. December 1, 2015 9:23 am

    [NASA] VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, SUPERVISORY AST, CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGIGAL
    EVOLUTION, GS-1301-15

    The Exobiology Branch of the Science Directorate at NASA Ames Research
    Center is seeking a Branch Chief. The incumbent is responsible for the
    technical and administrative functions of the Branch, including
    planning, coordinating, implementing, and performing research in
    exobiology, evolutionary biology, and astrobiology, as well as
    supervising Branch personnel.

    To receive consideration, you must submit a resume to USAJOBS and
    answer NASA-specific questions:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422570100

    The incumbent will serve as the Supervisor of the Exobiology Branch
    which includes providing occupational specific technical and
    administrative direction 50 percent of the time to three or more
    subordinate employees performing the work and functions of the
    organization; obtaining resources and identifying strategic
    objectives for the organization; defining jobs, selecting employees,
    and assigning work; defining technical work requirements and
    milestones; evaluating the organization and employee accomplishments.

    The incumbent will perform research in the field of exobiology,
    specifically the nature, distribution, origin, and evolution of
    prebiotic molecular systems and protobiological processes, recognized
    as being unyielding to research analysis and that have been recognized
    as representing critical obstacles to any significant progress;
    determine the area of research and plan of attack in addressing
    priority agency issues.

  59. December 1, 2015 9:22 am

    TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN SOLAR AND HELIOSPHERIC PHYSICS,
    UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

    The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
    (LPL), University of Arizona, seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty
    position in the area of Solar and Heliospheric Physics, defined
    broadly. Theorists, numerical modelers, data analysts, and
    instrumentalists are encouraged to apply. Initial appointment will
    preferably be at the level of untenured Assistant Professor.

    The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a
    distinguished research program, including extramural funding, and to
    supervise graduate students. The faculty member will teach courses at
    the graduate and undergraduate levels, and contribute to mentoring
    students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The
    faculty member will participate in outreach and contribute to
    departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways,
    the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to
    enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding
    collaborations with community and business partners. Go to:

    https://lpl.arizona.edu/faculty-jobs

  60. December 1, 2015 9:22 am

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN TECTONICS/STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AT THE
    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

    The Department of Geology at the University of Maryland, College Park,
    invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in
    Tectonics/Structural Geology, broadly defined. Possible research areas
    of interest include, but are not limited to: active tectonics and
    natural hazards, basin analysis, climate-tectonics interactions,
    crustal evolution, geodesy, microtectonics, orogenesis, planetary
    geology, and tectonophysics.

    For more information, go to:

    https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/38617

  61. December 1, 2015 9:12 am

    The department of Earth Systems Analysis, ITC Netherlands

    Associate/assistant professor Geologic remote sensing
    https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancies/!/vacature/563033

    Assistant professor Natural hazards
    https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancies/!/vacature/563054

  62. November 24, 2015 2:39 pm

    The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position. Candidates in all areas of planetary science are encouraged to apply. More details at:

    https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/faculty-jobs

  63. November 23, 2015 12:20 pm

    The University of Minnesota Physics Education Research and Development
    Group seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate to help continue its
    development and assessment of web-based instructor-customizable computer
    problem-solving coaches for physics.

    Responsibilities include planning and co-supervision of graduate and
    undergraduate students, data collection and analysis, giving presentations
    related to the project, and some computer programming. Opportunities for
    independent research in Physics Education and teaching physics classes will
    also be available.

    We seek applicants that have an interest in physics education research
    (PER), particularly in problem solving who are familiar with computer
    programing. Experience in object-oriented programming and/or database use
    is a plus.

    The appointment is full-time for one year, renewable for a second year, and
    will begin during the summer of 2016. Please direct questions to Leon Hsu (
    lhsu at umn.edu) or Ken Heller (heller at physics.umn.edu).

    Required qualifications:

    A Ph.D. in physics or science education with extensive experience in
    physics.

    Preferred qualifications:

    Experience in physics education research

    Experience with object-oriented and database programming

    A quick link to the job posting is *http://z.umn.edu/per2016
    . *Only online applications will be accepted.
    Applications will be reviewed beginning December 14, 2015 and continue
    until the position is filled.

  64. November 9, 2015 8:39 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE-TRACK), LOIUSIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University
    seeks an outstanding individual with expertise in the broad area of
    geophysics. The specific geophysical research area is open to all
    subdisciplines of geophysics. However, the individual should be able
    to work on problems that either build on existing strengths in the
    Department or advance science in fields that complement these
    strengths.

    This tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level is
    intended to complement our existing research strengths, including
    Coastal Resilience and Near Surface Processes, Evolution of Sedimentary
    Basins, Earth Materials and Processes, Planetary Science,
    Tectonometamorphism, Climate and Tectonics, and Polar Studies. Research in this sub-discipline may also build strength in the LSU campus-wide research focus areas of “Coastal Sustainability and Environment” (CS&E), “Conventional and Renewable Energy” (C&RE), “Core Computing/High Performance Computing” (CC/HPC), and “Materials Science and Engineering” (MS&E). Nominations or inquiries should be directed to Geophysics Search Committee, at 225-578-3353 or geology@lsu.edu

    The complete advertisement is available at URL:

    https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59923

  65. November 1, 2015 4:50 pm

    FACULTY POSITION IN EARTH AND PLANETARY MATERIALS, UC DAVIS

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of
    California Davis seeks an outstanding scholar whose study of the
    origin, transformation, or deformation of Earth and planetary
    materials addresses major processes in the solid Earth. This
    tenure-track faculty position is the first of multiple anticipated
    faculty searches directed at understanding the formation and
    evolution of Earth and other rocky planets, and we seek applicants
    whose work expands and amplifies our current research strengths.
    Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated. The
    department’s research programs and experimental, analytical and
    computational facilities are described at:

    http://geology.ucdavis.edu/facilities

    Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list,
    statements of research plans and teaching interests, and names and
    addresses of four references by December 20, 2015, Applications
    should be submitted online via the job listing JPF00738 at:

    https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00738

    Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair at
    epm_search at ucdavis.edu

  66. November 1, 2015 4:50 pm

    FACULTY POSITION IN ASTROPHYSICS, UC DAVIS

    The Department of Physics at the University of California, Davis
    invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position
    in astrophysics. Fields of interest span a wide spectrum of
    astrophysical topics (from planetary sciences to cosmology) and
    approaches (theory, observation, simulations). This position
    represents the launch of a major initiative in astrophysics at UC
    Davis with the intent to broaden the focus of the current cosmology
    group, and offers an opportunity to become part of an exciting
    program in astrophysics and cosmology, with connections to
    planetary science. Multiple positions are anticipated over the next
    few years. The faculty at UC Davis has access to the telescopes
    at the Keck and Lick Observatories, and the University of California
    is a founding partner in the Thirty Meter Telescope.

    Applications should be submitted online via the job listing
    JPF00700 at:

    https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00700

    by November 15, 2015. Inquiries may be addressed to
    astrophysics.search@physics.ucdavis.edu. For further information
    about the department, please visit:

    http://www.physics.ucdavis.edu

  67. November 1, 2015 4:46 pm

    PLANETARY SCIENCES EXPLORATION FACULTY POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
    CENTRAL FLORIDA

    Position Number 37268

    The Department of Physics (physics.cos.ucf.edu) at the University of
    Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a tenure-track position
    at the assistant professor level expected to begin in August 2016.
    As part of the recently awarded Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface
    Science (CLASS) initiative with the NASA Solar System Exploration
    Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), we seek candidates with
    experience in exploration-related planetary science including, but
    not limited to, regolith processes, microgravity dynamics, impact
    physics, primitive asteroid mineralogy, and in-situ resource
    utilization. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment
    in Planetary Sciences, Physics, or a closely related discipline, and
    a record of independent, interdisciplinary research. The successful
    applicant is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded
    research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in
    graduate and undergraduate education. Interested individuals must
    complete an on-line application by going to:

    https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/43557

    The online application should include a cover letter, curriculum
    vitae, summary of research and teaching portfolio, and a list of
    three professional references with contact information. Screening
    of applications will begin November 15, 2015 and will continue
    until the position is filled.

  68. October 30, 2015 3:13 pm

    Two open faculty positions at UTEP: Physical Geology & Geochemistry

    *******************************************************************************

    University of Texas at El Paso
    College of Science
    Department of Geological Sciences
    Two Assistant Professor Positions, Physical Geology and Geochemistry

    Position Descriptions: The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) announces two full-time tenure-track positions, one in Physical Geology and one in Geochemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates who combine laboratory, field, and/or modeling approaches and whose teaching and research will integrate into one or more of the Department’s focus areas. These focus areas include: Earth system geochemistry; solid Earth and environmental geophysics; tectonics and sedimentation; geospatial research; professional and entrepreneurial geoscience; and science learning and education.
    The successful candidates for both positions will teach a combination of introductory, upper division, and graduate classes. Applicants should demonstrate both a publication record and the potential to attract research funding from a variety of external sources commensurate with their experience. The ability to collaborate with other faculty both within and external to the Department is highly desired.

    The Department: The Department of Geological Sciences at UTEP is a vibrant group of 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty. The degrees the Department offers include the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Geology, the B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Science, and the M.S. in Geophysics. We also support student training in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs with Environmental Science and Engineering and Computational Science. The Department research portfolio addresses global challenges in the environment and natural resources while taking advantage of our regional geological setting for research and education. Our integrative and collaborative efforts
    have resulted in research expenditures of approximately $11M over the last five years. The Department of Geological Sciences is housed in an attractive, 90,000-sq. ft. building containing offices, laboratories, and classrooms. Research infrastructure includes a multicollector (MC)-ICP-MS, an IRMS, an electron microprobe, a Malvern particle size analyser, controlled source seismometers, passive-source seismometers, gravimeters, magnetometers, differential GPS receivers, surface and downhole geophysical tools (conductivity, resistivity), and extensive computational and software resources. More information about the activities and facilities in the Department can be found at http://science.utep.edu/geology/. In addition, the collaborative research environment at UTEP affords access to a variety of analytical equipment in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry and the NanoMaterials Integration Lab. Interactions with the Center for Environmental Resource Management
    and other multidisciplinary research centers are encouraged.

    About UTEP and El Paso: The University of Texas at El Paso is a burgeoning national and international research university committed to access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic serving institutions, UTEP enrolls over 23,000 students and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student body. UTEP is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as “Community Engaged,” and UTEP faculty have been nationally recognized for their commitment to student success, teaching, research, and scholarship. As a center for intellectual capital, UTEP has awarded more than 110,000 degrees since its founding in 1914 and is one of the major economic engines in the Paso Del Norte region. UTEP offers exciting programs that are open to the public, including: Division I athletics, award winning theater, dance, and music, the internationally acclaimed Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, the Centennial Museum
    and Desert Gardens, and continuing and lifelong educational opportunities. El Paso County is a highly livable, bi-cultural community of approximately 800,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It is the safest large city of its size in the United States. Embraced by mountains on three sides, El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to enjoy outdoor activities year round. The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it the nation’s leading area for cultural diversity and border health research. El
    Paso comprises 248 square miles, making it the 6th largest city in Texas and 19th largest city in the United States.

    Required Qualifications: The successful candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field at the time of appointment. Candidates capable of building active research programs, teaching at all levels, and engaging in collaborative research are encouraged to apply.

    Preferred Qualifications: The candidate’s track record of peer-reviewed publications and attainment of research funding will be a consideration. Teaching experience in the field, laboratory or classroom is desired. Demonstrated collaborations in research are valued as well.
    Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. The anticipated appointment date is Fall 2016. Applications for either position must be submitted electronically via email as a single PDF file that includes the following: (1) a letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a description of teaching interests; (4) a description of research interests and how to integrate and strengthen existing research focus areas; (5) a description of how the applicant would approach broadening participation of underrepresented groups in the geosciences; and (6) complete contact information for at least
    three references.

    For applications to the physical geology position, please include “Physical Geology Position: YOUR NAME” in the subject block of the email addressed to:
    Dr. Jose M. Hurtado, Jr.
    jhurtado@utep,edu
    Chair of the Physical Geology Search Committee
    UTEP Department of Geological Sciences

    For applications to the geochemistry position, please include “Geochemistry Position: YOUR NAME” in the subject block of the email addressed to:
    Dr. Lixin Jin
    ljin2@utep.edu
    Chair of the Geochemistry Search Committee
    UTEP Department of Geological Sciences

    Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.
    The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
    The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.

  69. October 27, 2015 2:09 pm

    2 job openings at Drexel University
    From: “Loÿc Vanderkluysen”
    **************************************************************************************

    I would like to bring to your attention two employment opportunities in the growing Geoscience program at Drexel University. I apologize for any cross-postings, but would appreciate if you could circulate to potential candidates.
    I will be attending both the GSA and AGU conferences, so feel free to reach out to me either in person or by e-mail (loyc@drexel.edu) with your questions!

    1) Geophysics.
    The Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor appointment in geophysics / hydrogeology. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, near-surface geophysics, groundwater geophysics and transport, and geophysical methods applied to the study of geohazards, the environment, geothermics, groundwater flow or energy. The successful candidate will develop a research program in their subject area and will teach undergraduate courses in the new Geoscience major, including Geophysics and Hydrogeology. The ability to collaborate with other units, such as Drexel’s Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering groups, or the A.J. Drexel Institute of Energy and the Environment, is a plus. Importantly, Drexel University emphasizes experiential learning, and field-oriented candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in geophysics (or related field), a record of scientific achievement, a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and must be able to develop a high-quality, externally funded research program. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a summary of research experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three or more references with postal address, email address, and telephone number. Applicants should apply online at drexeljobs.com (Position# 7135). Review of applications will begin December 21st, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquires may be sent to Dr. Ted Daeschler, Search Committee Chair at ebd29@drexel.edu.

    2) Aqueous geochemistry
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University invites applications for a Senior Scientist/Research Faculty appointment in the area of freshwater biogeochemistry / aqueous geochemistry. Relevant fields include (but are not limited to) geochemical cycling-weathering and nutrient cycling including geochemical and biogeochemical of processes mediating chemical exchanges between the hydrosphere and biosphere. The successful applicant will explore how ecological processes in freshwater ecosystems influence fluxes of major/minor elements, nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon in using laboratory, field, and/or modeling approaches. The candidate will have the opportunity to build on several on-going projects, based on their skill sets, and build new research directions within the context of the research group and Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES). Examples of projects and department classes are displayed at both http://www.ansp.org/pcer and http://www.drexel.edu/bees. Teaching and mentoring students are part of this position (approx. 25% of time). We seek a creative individual enthused about moving the science of human-altered ecosystems and organic matter dynamics forward. Areas of interest may include characterization of natural systems over long (geologic) and short (environmental) time scales and the influences of climate change and human activity on elemental cycling. Qualifications: Required qualifications include a Ph.D (with post-doctoral experience a plus) in geochemistry, earth system science, biogeochemistry or a related field. Application: Application review starts 12/1/15; applications will be accepted until a qualified applicant is found. Application includes: Curriculum vitae, statement of professional/research interests, and contact information for three references. To apply and see more information please go to: http://www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=80134. The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion; for more information please email jla336@drexel.edu

    Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is proactively committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its policies, practices and services. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the varied diversity and excellence of the academic community, and all of its complements.

    Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 26,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Drexel has built its global reputation on core achievements that include leadership in experiential learning through Drexel Co-op, and a history of academic innovation. Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel now engages with students and communities around the world via three Philadelphia campuses and other regional sites; The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the nation’s oldest major natural science museum and research organization; and Drexel Online, one of the oldest and most successful providers of online degree programs. Drexel is one of Philadelphia’s top private 10 employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

    Loÿc Vanderkluysen
    Assistant Professor
    Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
    Drexel University

  70. October 26, 2015 3:08 pm

    Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

    Chief Executive of the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

    SALARY: £65,422 to £78,275

    Ref: IRC203317

    LOCATION: Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, College Hill, Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, BT61 9DG.

    The Board of Governors of the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is seeking an energetic leader with a passion for astronomy and related sciences to fill the post of Chief Executive Officer.

    More info at: https://irecruit-ext.hrconnect.nigov.net/jobs/vacancies-details.aspx?ID=bf76d6d5-2f23-4f58-aec7-8ae1b57752ea

  71. October 26, 2015 11:00 am

    Postdoctoral and Graduate Fellowships

    The Department of Mineral Sciences at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) invites applications for both postdoctoral and graduate fellowships. Active areas of research include volcanology, mineral spectroscopy, environmental mineralogy, geochemistry, experimental petrology, mineral physics, meteorite studies, solar system formation, and planetary formation and evolution. The department also houses the National Meteorite Collection, the National Rock and Ore Collection, the National Gem and Mineral Collection, and the Global Volcanism Program. A description of facilities, staff profiles, and collections resources can be found on our website (http://mineralsciences.si.edu).

    Predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates can request up to 12 or 24 months, respectively, through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program. Graduate fellowships through this program are funded for 10 weeks. Additional fellowship opportunities are available through the Peter Buck Fellowship Program at NMNH; postdoctoral fellowships are for 2 years and graduate fellowships are 1-2 years. Applications may be submitted to both competitions. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Smithsonian research staff to identify potential advisors and discuss project feasibility. Additional information is available at the Office of Fellowships and Internships (http://www.si.edu/ofg/). The application deadline is December 1st, 2015. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  72. October 26, 2015 10:57 am

    Seismologist Opening at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
    From: “Thelen, Weston”
    ****************************************************************************

    The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) seeks an outstanding seismologist to be the Seismic Network Manager. HVO, located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, is the authoritative source for earthquake and volcano information in the State of Hawaii. Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and is among the best monitored.

    We are eager to fill this position, and thus it is only open for 2 weeks (starting October 19). You must be an American citizen to apply. More details are here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/418939800

    Contact wthelen@usgs.gov with any additional questions.

  73. October 24, 2015 5:07 pm

    EXOPLANET ARCHIVE SCIENTIST

    The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech is accepting applications
    for a scientist to work on the Exoplanet Archive team. Applicants interested in
    any area of exoplanet research are invited to apply, but those with observational
    experience in transits, radial velocity, high contrast imaging, or microlensing
    are particularly encouraged. The scientist will participate in the development,
    maintenance and expansion of datasets and tools within the Exoplanet Archive
    and ExoFOP.

    Application deadline: Nov 1.

    For further details and application instructions, see
    https://jobs.caltech.edu/postings/3688

  74. October 23, 2015 1:26 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR IN ASTROBIOLOGY

    We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work with Dr. Elisabeth Hausrath at UNLV on algae-microorganism-mineral interactions. Responsibilities of the position will include:
    – Sampling in remote field environments of mineral, snow, algae, and bacteria,
    – Analysis of collected biological and geologic samples
    – Growth experiments of snow algae and microorganisms in the presence of minerals
    – Presenting work at conferences and writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
    Desired attributes include significant experience performing laboratory and field work, a strong geochemical and microbiological background, and experience with fine scale analytical techniques, with experience with synchrotron techniques a plus. The ideal candidate will also have strong critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Requirements include a PhD at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will receive mentoring in scientific skills, manuscript and proposal writing, teaching, and other career skills. Competitive salary and benefits. For information about our ongoing research programs please see our website here: http://faculty.unlv.edu/hausrath/index.htm.

    To apply, please submit by December 18, 2015: a cover letter describing research experience and interests, a detailed CV listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Elisabeth Hausrath, postdoctoral mentor, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

  75. October 19, 2015 6:01 pm

    TWO ASSISTANT PROFESSORS IN ASTRONOMY, UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

    The Department of Physics at the University of Connecticut invites
    applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions in
    astronomy at the rank of Assistant Professor. Researchers in all
    subfields of astronomy are encouraged to apply, especially those
    applicants whose research programs take advantage of new resources and
    facilities such as LSST, JWST, Gemini, and ALMA. Go to:

    http://www.phys.uconn.edu/

  76. October 19, 2015 6:00 pm

    NAIF JOB OPENING

    NASA’s Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility (NAIF) is
    contemplating hiring a permanent, full-time staff member to work on
    the full spectrum of tasks associated with the “SPICE” observation
    geometry system that supports planetary missions. To find out more
    about NAIF, SPICE and the possible new position, go to:

    http://naif.jpl.nasa.gov/naif/possiblenewhire.pdf

  77. October 15, 2015 12:58 pm

    Clermont-Ferrand Centre for Volcano Research
    Seeking a world-class post-doctoral research fellow in the field of magmatic systems

    We are seeking a candidate for a post-doctoral project investigating the mechanics governing the growth, evolution and eruption of large silicic magma bodies (http://clervolc.univ-bpclermont.fr).

    Volcano observatories monitor volcanoes for signals that might indicate a forthcoming eruption. However, this requires accurate knowledge of the subsurface processes causing the signals observed and recorded at the surface. Ground-surface displacement measurements are a common volcano-monitoring tool, but the links between surface displacements and eruption remain enigmatic, and the ability to distinguish signals that will precede an eruption from those which will not is lacking. Much progress has been made in the interpretation of volcanic geodetic signals over the last decade. The use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) allows for more realistic models that incorporate viscoelastic effects, which in turn strongly influence whether a magma reservoir tends towards eruption or continued magma storage, through viscous accommodation of the growing reservoir in the host-rock. To date models have relied on steady-state temperature distributions to assign the viscosity distribution within the crust a priori. In reality, the subsurface temperature distribution is a function of the crust intrusive history, hence of both time and space. Consequently, the mechanical properties of the host-rock will also be altered, and this will have important impacts on the eruption or storage potential of a magma reservoir as well as the spatial and temporal distribution of associated surface deformation. The goal of the project is a model framework that accounts for time-dependent thermal and mechanical properties resulting from repeated magmatic intrusions. This will allow for better quantification of the links between magma supply, surface displacements and eruption potential, and improved constraints on geodetic eruption precursors.

    Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Volcanology or closely related fields and should have a strong background in continuum mechanics and numerical modelling applied to earth-science problems. Experience with COMSOL Multiphysics would also be appreciated.
    Applicants are requested to send a CV, a letter of motivation, the names of two referees, and the pdfs of up to five publications to the ClerVolc administration manager, Socheata Sean (Socheata.SEAN@univ-bpclermont.fr). Applications will be accepted until 15 November 2015.
    Applicants do not need to speak French.
    Contact and further information on the project: Thierry Menand (T.Menand@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr), Jean-Luc Froger (J.L.Froger@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr), Valérie Cayol (V.Cayol@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr).
    In the event of additional enquiries or problems, please contact ClerVolc administration manager Socheata Sean (Socheata.Sean@univ-bpclermont.fr).

    The ClerVolc (Clermont-Ferrand Centre for Volcano Research) consortium involves six laboratories of Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, France (Collaboratrices of Earth Science ‘Magmas et Volcans’, Particle Physics, Physical Meteorology, Social and Cognitive Psychology, Mathematics, Computer Science), the Observatoire de Physique du Globe at Clermont-Ferrand, and the French Geological Survey (BRGM). The consortium, which is led by P. Schiano director, T. Druitt scientific coordinator, has received funding for a collaborative research programme from the French government ‘Laboratories of Excellence’ initiative. The programme addresses fundamental questions in the field of magma generation, volcano dynamics, volcanic hazards and volcanic risk.

  78. October 13, 2015 11:16 am

    Dear Colleagues,

    The Department of Geology at Kansas State University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty positions beginning August 2016 in: [1] Basin-scale Modeling or Solid Earth Geophysics and [2] Sedimentology and/or Stratigraphy. A detailed advertisement for both positions is located at http://www.ksu.edu/geology. Screening of applications begins December 21, 2015 and continues until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2015.

  79. October 13, 2015 7:59 am

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Geoscience Education
    Western Washington University

    Geoscience Education. Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting September 2016, with a joint appointment between the Geology Department and the Science, Math, and Technology Education Program (SMATE). Western Washington University is a nationally recognized, public, masters-granting institution located in the Pacific Northwest at the base of the North Cascade Mountains. The Geology Department and SMATE Program are committed to WWU’s goal of recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, and welcome applications from diverse candidates. The ideal candidate will enhance our existing strengths in geoscience teaching and science teacher preparation. An active research program in geoscience and/or geoscience education is expected. A Ph.D. by hire date is required. Please see the full position announcement for required and preferred qualifications: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=6652. To apply, submit a curriculum vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans to WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (linked to electronic job posting). In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be mailed to chris.sutton@wwu.edu or Chris Sutton, Geology Department, Western Washington University, 516 High Street MS 9080, Bellingham WA 98226. Questions regarding this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Susan DeBari (susan.debari@wwu.edu). Review of applications begins December 21, 2015; position is open until filled. WWU is an EO/AA employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

  80. October 13, 2015 7:52 am

    TENURE TRACK POSITION: DEPARTMENT CHAIR GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

    The Department of Geological Sciences in the College of Sciences at the San Diego State University (SDSU) seeks outstanding applicants for the position of Department Chair and faculty member at the rank of full professor. The SDSU is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive, state assisted institution with an enrollment of over 35,000 students. The Department has a strong long-term record of research accomplishment and launching BS, BA, and MS students into successful careers via undergraduate and graduate programs. The SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Geophysics provides access to the Geophysics curriculum of the University of California, San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography. For more information see: http://sci.sdsu.edu/geology/. The preferred start date of the appointment is August 2016. Candidates’ particular areas of expertise may be in any of the department’s programs.

    The successful candidate will lead in articulating a vision for the future of the department and must demonstrate the administrative strengths necessary to realize that vision. The Chair is expected to provide leadership in facilitating long-term planning for professional involvement and development of the faculty and the department including program assessment, and mentor faculty in effectively meeting their responsibilities in scholarship, teaching and service. He/she will provide responsible and professional leadership in managing the day-to-day operational needs of the department, including hiring and supervision of support staff, evaluating faculty, fiscal management, and allocating facilities and equipment for teaching, research and service activities. The Chair will represent the department and maintain positive public relations with on and off-campus entities.
    The successful candidate must have a strong academic record in research, teaching, and service that merits appointment as a full professor with tenure. He/she will be expected to supervise student research and maintain a strong externally funded program of scholarly research and publication, and participate in the activities of professional organizations at the state and national level. We seek someone with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a diverse environment with a range of students, faculty, administrators and external constituents.

    SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

    Applicants should apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/32049. Review of applications will begin 16 November 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
    The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position
    SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

  81. October 8, 2015 11:54 am

    PETROLOGIST (OPEN-RANK POSITION) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
    The Department of Earth Sciences invites applications at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels for a faculty position in the field of petrology, broadly defined. The successful candidate will lead an innovative research program in Earth system dynamics with an interest in the shallow crust, deep Earth processes, elemental cycling, and/or interactions among the surface, oceans, and atmosphere. Appropriate areas of expertise include but are not limited to: petrochemical, petrophysical or novel isotope approaches to Earth history, large-scale tectonics, geodynamics, crustal evolution, fault dynamics, and geochemical cycles.
    The successful candidate will be expected to engage fully in formal instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels and mentor BS, MS, and PhD students. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in igneous and metamorphic petrology. We prefer candidates with petrologic expertise suited to graduate course offerings that would support our internationally recognized studies in large-scale Earth cycles, paleoenvironmental change, and/or earthquake science. The successful candidate should possess a PhD in Earth Sciences or related field by the time of appointment.
    Information about Earth Sciences at UCR is available on the Web at http://earthsciences.ucr.edu/ . Applications must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and statements of research and teaching interests. A statement addressing potential contributions of the applicant to diversity is encouraged.
    Applicants for appointment as Assistant Professor must submit materials through http://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00419 and should arrange for at least three letters of reference to be provided. Applicants for appointment as Associate or Full Professor must submit materials through http://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00420 and provide the names and addresses of at least three references. Questions about the position should be directed to the search chair, Prof. Pete Sadler: peter.sadler@ucr.edu. For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Margi Burnett, at margi.burnett@ucr.edu . Review of applications will begin Dec. 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
    UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first- generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

  82. October 8, 2015 8:24 am

    Williams College: Massachusetts: Geosciences

    Assistant Professor in Geomorphology

    Location: Williamstown, Massachusetts
    Closes: Nov 30, 2015at midnight Eastern Time
    (GMT-4 hours)
    The Geosciences Department at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in geomorphology, at the rank of assistant professor, beginning 1 July 2016. We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, who will provide a balance of classroom, field, and laboratory experiences for our students, and who can develop a vibrant and productive research program that engages undergraduates. The successful candidate will teach three courses per year (lectures plus labs). Teaching responsibilities typically include an introductory course in environmental/surficial geosciences, a departmental core course in geomorphology, and another upper-level course based on the candidate’s interests. Examples of such courses include, but are not limited to, tectonic geomorphology, critical zone processes, landscape dynamics, human perturbations, hydrology, or geographic information systems.

    The Geosciences Department is committed to providing excellent training for future geoscientists, as well as teaching earth science as part of a balanced liberal arts education. Our department works closely with the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College, and the successful candidate will be expected to mount courses that would be cross-listed with that program. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship and service. Enthusiasm for teaching, mentoring and advising a diverse population of students is essential. Further information about the department can be found at http://web.williams.edu/Geoscience/.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. or dissertation completed by the time of appointment, demonstrated teaching experience, and a vigorous research program suitable for undergraduate student involvement. Deadline for applications is 30 November 2015. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field, and applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

    Candidates should apply via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/32106) with a letter of application—which should include a statement of teaching and research philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

  83. October 1, 2015 11:29 am

    Director of Earth Science Data Exploration at Planet3

    Lead the development, design, and prototyping of rich, interactive data stories drawing on NASA, NOAA, and other data and remote sensing sources.
    Support the product development team’s design and implementation of citizen science/participatory science prototypes and instructional assets.
    Support various kinds of research, prototyping, and implementation tied to other key parts of the Planet3 instructional model that require up-to-date Earth Science connectivity and data.
    Establish and foster the Planet3 team’s relationships with key scientists at NASA, NOAA, and other research entities around the world.
    Speak on behalf of Planet3 at Earth Science and global change forums about cutting-edge approaches to Earth Science education, citizen science, and Planet3’s mission.
    Collaborate to define and deliver the educational support and framework for delivering meaningful and compelling real world data in K-12 classrooms.

  84. October 1, 2015 11:14 am

    The American Museum of Natural History is seeking a Scientific Assistant of Meteorites!

    The Scientific Assistant will focus on collections management: Meteorite loans and donations to scientific individuals and educational institutions for scientific research or educational display; organization of meteorite and tektite collection; updating collection inventory; preserve and maintain samples and related materials; photograph, transcribe and digitize collection data; participate in collections-related workshops (conservation, risk assessment, damage recovery); update and back-up collections database; purchase new samples and storage materials. Assist Meteorite Curator in his research; sample preparation (cutting samples, polishing). Other jobs within EPS Dept: Maintain labs and equipment; purchase and assemble equipment for labs; help new users with equipment; computer and web-related jobs; public relations (communication with visitors concerning mineral, rock and meteorite identification, tours, education programs); review planetary science and meteoritics content of materials from Exhibitions and Communications; EPS dept. seminar organizer.

    careers.amnh.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51785

  85. September 30, 2015 12:35 pm

    Tenure-track position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State University:

    http://www.physics.sfsu.edu/PER2015JA.pdf

  86. September 30, 2015 12:25 pm

    Assistant Professor in Planetary Sciences at University of California, Santa Cruz
    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in planetary sciences, at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants’ research should focus primarily on processes and bodies in this solar system (other than Earth). We are interested in candidates concentrating on research areas that include, but are not restricted to: planetary surface processes, planetary magnetism, accretionary/orbital dynamics, and cosmochemistry. We also welcome qualified applicants whose technical expertise will build upon or complement our existing strengths in areas such as planetary interiors and planetary atmospheres.

  87. September 28, 2015 4:35 pm

    FACULTY POSITION, MOVING OBJECT DETECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION AT
    UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

    The University of Arizona (UA) invites applications for a faculty
    position in moving object detection and characterization. Candidates
    should have a focus on moving objects and an interest in applying their
    expertise to problems related to the detection and characterization of
    both manmade and natural objects. Desired areas of expertise would
    include but not be limited to signal and image processing, feature
    extraction, spectral analysis, sparse representation, pattern
    recognition, scene analysis, and computer vision. The successful
    candidate’s research program will be enabled by data from UA asteroid
    survey programs, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and other assets
    available to UA astronomers. The successful candidate will be part of
    a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team tackling the problem of Space
    Situational Awareness (SSA).

    The challenge of SSA is to provide commercial, civil and military space
    operators with a comprehensive knowledge of what is currently happening
    in space and to predict what may happen in the future. Inquiries should
    be directed to Brian Ten Eyck, bteneyck at email.arizona.edu. Full details
    are available at:

    http://uacareers.com/postings/5254

  88. September 28, 2015 4:34 pm

    REMOTE SENSING COMPARATIVE PLANETOLOGY POSITION AT UNIVERSITY OF
    ARIZONA

    The University of Arizona announces coordinated hiring of five
    tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in Earth system remote
    sensing to establish the Earth Dynamics Observatory (EDO) to respond
    to global challenges in Earth and environmental science, planetary
    science, and hazards and resource assessment. EDO faculty will
    contribute to interdisciplinary research and educational programs
    oriented around remote sensing and Earth and planetary change, with the
    goal of developing instruments, deploying missions, and leading new
    research in applications of remote sensing. One position is in remote
    sensing of planetary surfaces, atmospheres, and/or interiors with
    relevance to multiple planets (including exoplanets) or solar system
    objects and to astrobiology, to provide context for understanding the
    Earth. Experience in field and lab work and theory are also desirable.
    The scientist will have expertise in planetary science and observing
    techniques to a) develop instrumentation and techniques and lead
    experiments for planetary science (including Earth), and b) provide
    perspective on the implications for Earth of knowledge about other
    planets and vice versa. Inquiries should be directed to Tim Swindle
    (tswindle at lpl.arizona.edu), Director, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
    More information is at:

    http://www.geo.arizona.edu/edo/

    Candidates should apply for position F20164 at:

    https://uacareers.com/

  89. September 28, 2015 4:33 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, EXTRASOLAR PLANETS

    The George Mason University, Department of Physics and Astronomy within
    the School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Science is
    accepting applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant
    Professor-level in the field of Extrasolar Planets.

    Responsibilities:

    The successful applicant will teach courses in the Department of
    Physics and Astronomy and develop an extrasolar planets research
    program.

    George Mason University is located in Fairfax, Va., in the suburban
    Washington, D.C., area. This location offers prospects for
    collaboration at several nearby institutions and federal laboratories,
    such as the Goddard Space Flight Center, the Carnegie Department of
    Terrestrial Magnetism, the Space Telescope Science Institute, the
    National Institute of Science and Technology, and the Naval Research
    Laboratory.

    Qualifications:

    Candidates with expertise in all areas of observational and theoretical
    studies of extrasolar planets–including detection, characterization,
    and their formation and evolution–will be considered. Applicants
    should have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy as well as postdoctoral
    experience, and show promise for developing an independent and
    externally funded research program.

    For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number
    F9967z at:

    http://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/36094

    by January 29, 2016. EO/AA/Vet/Disabled Employer

  90. September 28, 2015 4:32 pm

    UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE, FACULTY POSITION IN PLANETARY
    PETROLOGY/MINERALOGY/GEOCHEMISTRY

    The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at The University of
    Tennessee seeks to fill a faculty position in
    petrology/mineralogy/geochemistry with emphasis in planetary
    geoscience. The position is for an open-rank (tenure-track or tenured);
    we would prefer to select a candidate at the Associate or Full
    Professor level, but welcome applications for Assistant Professor. The
    position begins August 1, 2016. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    is a Research I University and the flagship campus of the UT system.
    Information about the department may be found at:

    http://eps.utk.edu

    It focuses on geology and has an active emphasis on planetary research
    through its Planetary Geosciences Institute:

    http://web.utk.edu/~pgi

    Requirements for the position are: Ph.D. in geology or a related field,
    and demonstrated research experience in planetary geoscience.

    To apply, please email the following to mcsween at utk.edu: C.V., cover
    letter describing research and teaching experience and plans, and
    names of 4 references with contact information. Applications received
    by December 15, 2015 are ensured review, but earlier submission is
    encouraged. The position will remain open until filled. Questions about
    the position should be directed to H. McSween.

  91. September 25, 2015 11:15 am

    PHYSICS DEPARTMENT, TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION(S). The Physics Department invites applications for full-time, academic year, tenure-track position(s) at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, beginning 9/15/2016. Primary duties and responsibilities are to teach undergraduate physics (and astronomy if interested) and to maintain an active professional development program. 1) General, requisition #103648: Field is open and applicant should be able to provide research experiences for undergraduate students. Applicants in fields that complement the existing research activities in the department and interdisciplinary programs at Cal Poly are encouraged to apply. 2) Physics Education Research, requisition #103774: Applicants in the area of PER with research that focuses on introductory physics courses; an additional focus on upper-division laboratories or teacher preparation is also desirable. A Ph.D. in physics or related field is required and must be completed prior to start of appointment. Must provide evidence of (or potential for) high quality teaching. Rank and salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    To apply, please visit http://WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete a required online faculty application, and apply to the appropriate requisition. Attach a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a statement of professional goals, and unofficial transcript. Please be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three references when completing your application. Those selected as a finalist candidate may be required to submit a short teaching video. Successful applicants will be required to have official transcripts of highest degree sent by degree granting institution. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015. Applications received after that date may be considered. For more information about the Physics Department please visit http://www.physics.calpoly.edu. Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals. EEO.
    Internal Number: #1034648, #103774

  92. August 30, 2015 4:41 pm

    TWO TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSORS IN ASTRONOMY & PLANETARY SCIENCE

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University
    (www.physics.nau.edu) is seeking excellent candidates for two
    tenure-track positions in astronomy and/or planetary science at the
    Assistant Professor level beginning in August, 2016. The minimum
    qualification is an earned doctorate in astronomy, planetary science,
    or a related field. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated
    interest or ability to develop a research program that involves
    undergraduates and graduate students; a demonstrated record of
    publications and/or extramural funding in astronomy and/or planetary
    science; evidence of high quality teaching and commitment to student
    success; expertise in exoplanets, astro-informatics, astro-chemistry,
    astronomical instrumentation, and/or observational astronomy
    specializing in Solar System objects, exoplanets, or related topics;
    and the ability to work with students, colleagues, and community
    members from diverse cultures. The search will remain open until the
    position is filled or closed; however, the screening committee will
    begin reviewing applications on October 12, 2015.

    Please see:

    http://www.nau.edu/hr

    for full position announcement [position number 602152]. NAU is an
    AA/EO/MWDV Employer.

  93. August 30, 2015 4:40 pm

    JOB OPENINGS AT SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE

    https://rn11.ultipro.com/SPA1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID
    =*2357526FC6D627A1

    The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has multiple openings
    (ranging from entry level to highly experienced) for Analysts and
    Scientists in our Instruments and Operations and Engineering
    Divisions. Research and Instrument Analysts (RIAs) will assist
    Instrument Scientists in the operational and developmental support
    for Hubble Space Telescope, James Webb Space Telescope, and Wide-Field
    InfraRed Survey Telescope missions. Science Operations Analysts
    support science planning and scheduling operations for the Hubble
    Space Telescope and testing of the James Webb Space Telescope science
    planning and scheduling ground system. Archive Analysts are responsible
    for processing and archiving science and engineering data from the
    Hubble Space Telescope, the Kepler spacecraft and soon the James Webb
    Space Telescope. Archive Scientists provide scientific, technical,
    computational expertise and support in the areas of archive operations,
    data processing operations, archival research, and problem
    investigation and analysis.

  94. August 27, 2015 6:10 am

    I completed with my Master of Science in Geoinformatics from Department of earthsciences, Annamalai University in may 2015. I obtained post bachelors experience in planetary remote sensing during my project assistantship at Planetary lab, CSIR- National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad. While i was at planetary lab i found my research interests heading towards the Planets and evolution history of planetary surfaces.
    I want to pursue further research through the way of obtaining PhD. i would like to request any to please suggest if any positions suitable to my profile.

    Thanks
    Sruthi
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sruthi_Uppalapati3/

  95. August 19, 2015 11:57 am

    LOWELL OBSERVATORY: TENURE-TRACK OR TENURED ASTRONOMER

    Lowell Observatory invites applications for one or more tenure-track
    or tenured research positions in astronomy or planetary science. We
    invite applicants at any career level who can build on current
    strengths or open new areas for Lowell. A Ph.D. in astronomy,
    planetary science, or a related field is required, as is an outstanding
    record of research and demonstrated ability or potential to obtain
    external research funding. Candidates are invited to describe how they
    would make use of our observational facilities, but we will give equal
    consideration to all research areas. The start date for this position
    is flexible but desired by Fall 2016.

    Additional position details can be found at:

    https://lowell.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Tenure-track-
    Astronomer.pdf

    To apply: Send applications electronically to:
    humanresources at lowell.edu

    Applications should include:
    (1) a cover letter and CV,
    (2) a research plan of 3 pages or less, and
    (3) names and mail/email addresses of three individuals who have
    agreed to serve as references. Do not ask for reference letters
    to be sent in advance.

    Applications must be received by November 1, 2015 for full
    consideration.

    Lowell Observatory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
    Action employer.

  96. August 11, 2015 7:05 pm

    Faculty Position in Structural Geology/ Neotectonics closing September 15
    Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Structural Geology/ Neotectonics
    Department of Geography, Geology and Planning
    Missouri State University

    The Department of Geography, Geology, and Planning invites applications for a tenure-track position in Geology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in either January 2016 or August 2016 with an emphasis in either Structural Geology or Neotectonics.

    A Ph.D. (or ABD) in Geology or a closely related field is required at time of appointment. Requirements include a commitment to undergraduate- and Master’s-level teaching as well as research expertise and interest at a level appropriate to supervise Master’s-level thesis projects. The successful applicant will teach an undergraduate course in structural geology and one or more upper-level courses in his or her specialty. Additionally, the individual will also teach introductory-level geology courses, and participate in department-level field trips. Post-doctoral research experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness would be advantageous. Applicants must be able to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to work in an environment that encourages an understanding of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or diverse backgrounds.

    The Department grants undergraduate degrees in Geology, Geography, Planning, Geospatial Science, and Earth Science Education and an M.S. in Geospatial Science in Geography, Geology and Planning. The successful applicant would be expected to teach and advise in the undergraduate program in Geology and in the department’s graduate program.

    Qualified applicants should apply online at jobs.missouristate.edu and upload a single PDF that includes a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, detailed research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for 3–5 professional references. The evaluation of applications will begin September 15, 2015, and will continue until a successful candidate is found. Further information can be obtained at +1-417-836-5800, or visit our web site at geosciences.missouristate.edu. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, persons from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability employer and institution.

  97. August 11, 2015 7:03 pm

    Continuing (i.e. permanent) position Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Igneous Petrology
    Department of Geological Sciences
    University of Canterbury
    Deadline: September 7, 2015

    The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Canterbury invites applications for the continuing position of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Igneous Petrology. The Department has a diverse staff covering a range of expertise and delivering an undergraduate major in Geology and postgraduate programmes in Geology, Engineering Geology and Hazard and Disaster Management. Igneous Petrology is a core component of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the Department of Geological Sciences. Applicants for this continuing position will be expected to develop and deliver classroom and field course material at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise postgraduate research students in the MSc and PhD degree programmes, develop their own research portfolio, and collaborate widely with other Department of Geological Sciences and UC researchers, including those working in magmatic studies. Dependent on experience, a developing to excellent research and publication track record within the broad field of Igneous Petrology is a key requirement, and competency in field teaching and research an advantage. Evidence of a commitment to excellent teaching and applied research with potential or demonstrated ability to lead research programmes and gain external funding will be required.

    Applicants must have a PhD in the broad field of Igneous Petrology, while postdoctoral research or equivalent professional experience in Igneous Petrology with a developing research track record will be an advantage. The Department of Geological Sciences has a high national and international profile and has excellent teaching and research facilities. Research facilities within the department include a petrographics lab, XRF and wet chemistry labs, and access on-campus to ICPMS and SEM. In 2017 the Department of Geological Sciences will be housed within a brand new purpose built Science and Innovation Centre. For more information see http://www.geol.canterbury.ac.nz.

    For more information about the job and to apply go to the University of Canterbury Job Vanancies webpage: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus/

    Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.

    Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Nikki Gibbs, Recruitment Coordinator,nikki.gibbs@canterbury.ac.nz

    The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

  98. August 11, 2015 7:02 pm

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    3-year post-doc: geochemistry and mineralogy of Se and Te in magmatic-hydrothermal systems and ore deposits at University of Leicester
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    An excellent Researcher is required for a project to investigate the geochemistry and mineralogy of hydrothermal ore deposits and their volcanic host rocks. The focus is on the crustal cycling and mineralisation of the elements selenium and tellurium, and their ultimate recovery as by- and co-products of major metal mining operations (e.g. Cu, Au) as part of the TeaSe consortium of the NERC SoS Minerals programme (http://ow.ly/LHmdO @TeaSe_SoS). This is a great opportunity for a postdoc to work as part of a large and exciting consortium project. The project is suitable for those with a background in high temperature geochemistry, mineralogy & petrology, and / or economic geology.

    Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Dan Smith on djs40@le.ac.uk or 0116 252 5355.

    The closing date for this post is midnight on 24 August 2015.

    We anticipate that assessments will take place on 16 September 2015.

    Click here and search on the reference number SEN00603 for more information and to apply.
    http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/jobs/opportunities/jobsearch

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    August 11, 2015 6:57 pm

    One-year sabbatical fill-in in petrology at UNC Chapel Hill
    From: Allen Glazner
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    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill One-Year Visiting Position in Petrology and Plate Tectonics, Calendar Year 2016
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    The Department of Geological Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement/postdoctoral position beginning 1 January 2016. The successful candidate will specialize in petrology and related fields and will be expected to teach two courses, conduct their own research, be a lively part of the department environment, and assist with student research. Teaching responsibilities comprise Petrology and Plate Tectonics (core course for majors) in the Spring 2016 semester, and a course of the candidate’s choice in Fall 2016.

    Relevant facilities at UNC include two thermal ionization mass spectrometers for U-Pb geochronology and Sr, Nd, and Pb isotope geochemistry; an Element2 ICPMS with laser ablation; XRF; XRD; an SEM with EDS, BSE, and CL detectors; and a 1-atmosphere experimental petrology lab.

    Applicants should apply via http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/81384 and by emailing the following with subject Petrology Search to the department’s Administrative Manager, Dr. Elizabeth Mullane Steadman, at emullane@unc.edu:

  100. August 11, 2015 9:32 am

    Las Positas College In livermore CA is looking for part time faculty to teach Astronomy this Fall 2015 semester. If you (or someone you know) might be interested, please contact Dr. Lisa Everett (leverett at laspositascollege.edu 925.424.1183​ ) Note the course time: Monday and Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:45 pm. If you have questions, you can also reply to me at eharpell@laspositascollege.edu. The course is ASTR 10- The Solar System.

  101. August 9, 2015 8:03 am

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN MARS ORBITAL DATA ANALYSIS

    Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral position associated with
    the ERC e-Mars project dedicated to the evolution of Mars from the
    combination of orbital datasets of Mars, located at the laboratory of
    geology of Lyon at the University of Lyon (France). The research
    emphasis will be on Mars geology and surface processes using orbital
    data. Work on mixing morphological observations with spectral analysis
    will be encouraged. Experience in analysis of martian orbital data is
    highly desirable. Other useful skills and experience include remote
    sensing, image processing, DTM processing and exploitation or crater
    counting techniques. Researchers with primary experience in planetary
    geology are welcome.

    The appointment period is initially for one year starting autumn 2015.
    Please send a letter of interest, CV including two name potential
    referees, and publication list to Cathy Quantin-Nataf by email
    (cathy.quantin at univ-lyon1.fr).

    Please also contact Cathy Quantin-Nataf for any additional details
    regarding the research project or the application.

  102. July 8, 2015 7:21 pm

    University of Maine is looking for a Director for their Astronomy Center

    https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=27315&job=director-of-university-of-maine-emera-astronomy-center

  103. June 25, 2015 9:30 pm

    DIRECTOR OF SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION DIVISION,
    GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/406373000

  104. June 21, 2015 8:25 am

    ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST (LAB MANAGER) – ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

    The Center for Meteorite Studies in the School of Earth and Space
    Exploration at Arizona State University invites applications for an
    Associate Research Scientist (Lab Manager) position. The successful
    candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and
    management of the Isotope Cosmochemistry and Geochronology Laboratory,
    which includes a ThermoNeptune MC-ICPMS and an associated clean
    chemistry laboratory for ultra low-blank sample preparation. The
    successful candidate will be expected to conduct independent research
    and to participate in ongoing research in isotope cosmochemistry.

    The Center for Meteorite Studies will provide salary support for 75%
    of this position while the remaining 25% (three months) will be from
    other sources. It is expected that after the first two years, the
    successful candidate will fund the remaining 25% of this appointment
    through external funds he/she secures. Subsequent renewal of this
    annual appointment is contingent upon satisfactory performance,
    availability of resources, and the needs of the university.

    Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in
    the physical sciences and experience with mass spectrometry. Experience
    in geochemistry and/or cosmochemistry is highly desirable. To apply,
    please see the information provided at:

    http://meteorites.asu.edu/job/4955

  105. June 20, 2015 11:57 am

    Faculty Position in Geochemistry, Yale University

    The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University invites
    applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the
    broad area of geochemistry. Relevant fields include (but are not limited
    to) processes of the solid Earth, oceans, atmosphere, and biosphere;
    geochemical cycling; reaction rates; numerical modeling; analytical
    innovations; origin of life; and planetary evolution.

    We seek candidates with outstanding prospects for research, scholarly
    leadership, and teaching excellence who will complement the existing
    strengths of the Department. A successful applicant will develop and
    implement independent, externally-funded research programs, teach and
    advise students, and facilitate interdisciplinary research.

    Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae
    including a full list of publications, a statement of research, a
    statement of teaching interests, and four confidential letters of
    reference. Applications should be submitted online at

    http://apply.interfolio.com/29988.

    Applications that arrive before September 30, 2015 will receive full
    consideration. For information regarding Yale Geology and Geophysics,
    visit our web site at http://earth.yale.edu. Yale University is an
    Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity
    among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes
    applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans,
    and underrepresented minorities.

  106. June 10, 2015 7:20 am

    ESA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Space Science
    ———————————————

    The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year.

    The aim of these fellowships is to provide young scientists, holding a PhD
    or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing space science
    research in fields related to the ESA Science and Robotic Exploration
    Programmes. Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and
    astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and
    fundamental physics. The fellowships have a duration of two years and are
    tenable at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in
    Noordwijk, Netherlands, or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in
    Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid, Spain.

    Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin in
    the fall of 2016. Preference will be given to applications submitted by
    candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. Candidates not holding
    a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence of
    receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.

    ESA fellows are enrolled in ESA’s Social Security Scheme, which covers
    medical expenses, invalidity and death benefits. A monthly deduction covers
    these short-term and long-term risks.

    The deadline for applications is 1 October 2015.

    More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space Science,
    on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application form can retrieved from
    http://cosmos.esa.int/fellowship

    Questions on the scientific aspects of the
    ESA Fellowship in Space Science not answered in the above pages can be sent
    by e-mail to the fellowship coordinators, Dr.Oliver Jennrich or Dr.Bruno
    Altieri at the address fellowship@cosmos.esa.int

  107. May 26, 2015 7:59 am

    Job: Postdoctoral Position in Organic Cosmochemistry
    Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism
    Location: Carnegie Institution, Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, DC
    The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to conduct studies on the origin and evolution of organic matter in the early Solar System. These studies are part of an on-going collaborative effort to characterize organic matter in primitive meteorites and cosmic dust particles and to investigate the effects of radiation on analog organic materials. A suite of techniques will be used, primarily secondary ion mass spectrometry (Cameca ims-6f and NanoSIMS), but also including synchrotron transmission X-ray microscopy and focused ion beam and electron microscopy. Required qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and experience in one or more of these techniques. Applications should be submitted online and should include a curriculum vitae and list of publications, description of thesis research, and contact information for three professional references. Submission details are available when you click on “Apply Now.” Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please address any questions you have to Dr. Larry Nittler (lnittler at ciw.edu)
    The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

    https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/postdoctoral-position-in-organic-cosmochemistry/

  108. May 20, 2015 12:54 pm

    Education and Public Outreach Manager

    The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is seeking an experienced Education and Public Engagement Manager for a full-time exempt position at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas. The successful candidate will direct nationally recognized education, engagement, and intern programs emphasizing space science, and will report to the LPI Director. The candidate will have demonstrated leadership abilities and proven aptitude in obtaining financial support of programs through federal and/or non-federal grant proposal opportunities. This position is responsible for 10 to 15 projects, a staff between 10 and 20 (direct and indirect reports), and numerous subcontracts at any given time. Projects focus on building capacity, including that of higher education faculty, in-service and pre-service K-12 teachers, informal educators, and parents to engage and educate students and audiences in space science content and experiences. Responsibilities include overseeing a substantial workforce development internship program for undergraduates as well as internships for high-school students and teachers. This position also directs community engagement programs that support space science learning experiences for the public.

    Responsibilities Include:
    • Direct all education and public engagement operations including the development, implementation, and evaluation of projects and products. Formulate recommendations for new program directions.
    • In collaboration with LPI Director, strategically assess and plan direction of overall program.
    • Manage and further develop education personnel and collaborate with science and education subject matter experts.
    • Maintain currency in scientific research findings to maximize the impact of LPI’s education, engagement, and intern programs.
    • Represent LPI and USRA at education and scientific conferences, in the science education community, and to education leadership in federal and non-federal agencies.
    • Maintain relationships with current partners. Identify, develop, and foster strategic partnerships to further advance LPI’s and USRA’s education contributions at the national level.
    • Identify and obtain funding to facilitate the support and expansion of programs.
    • Manage all aspects of technical and financial program risk assessment. Oversee budget, level of effort, schedules and deliverables.
    • Participate as Principal Investigator on several government-funded grants. Direct contractors.
    • Travel is required for program business.

    Education and Required Skills:
    • A Master’s degree may be acceptable, but a PhD is preferred in education, or one of the natural sciences required.
    • 5 to 10 years related experience in project management of educational programs, including supervision of education professionals and interaction with subject matter experts.
    • Understanding of national education landscape and experience with NASA education programs will be a strong discriminator.
    • Demonstrated success obtaining federal and/or non-federal grants for education programs.
    • Excellent professional and technical written and verbal communication skills.
    • High degree of professionalism and the ability to work with all levels of management. Outstanding team-building and diplomacy skills.
    • Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to changing requirements.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen, able to pass a detailed government background investigation.

    USRA is an independent, non-profit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers – on schedule and within budget.

    Applicants should apply to the posting at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/ and include a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vita and a list of three references. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Additional information on USRA can be found at http://www.usra.edu. Remuneration will be consistent with qualifications.

    USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

  109. May 17, 2015 9:00 am

    The Reaction Dynamics Group, The Department of Chemistry, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in the field of experimental physical chemistry (reaction dynamics) probing the interaction of vacuum ultraviolet light with small (organic) molecules in cryogenic matrices (position 1) and the synthesis of organosilicon molecules in circumstellar envelopes exploiting the crossed molecular beams approach (position 2).

    The appointment period is initially for one year, but can be renewed based on availability of funds and satisfactory progress (first author peer reviewed publications). The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Successful applicants should have a strong background in one or more of the following: experimental reaction dynamics, molecular beams, UHV tech­nology, pulsed laser systems, VUV light generation via four wave mixing, Raman, and UVVIS spectroscopy. Advanced programming skills in labview are imperative. Please see http://www.chem.hawaii.edu/Bil301/welcome.html for a description of our research group. Solid communication skills in English (written, oral) and a documented publication record in internationally circulated, peer-reviewed journals are mandatory. Only self-motivated, team oriented, and energetic candidates are encouraged to apply. Please send a letter of interest, CV, publication list, and – upon request – three letters of recommendation, to Prof. Ralf I. Kaiser, Department of Che­mis­try, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822-2275, USA. Only complete, elec­tronic applications in pdf format (ralfk at hawaii.edu) will be considered. The review of applications will start June 1, 2015, and continues until the positions are filled.

  110. May 15, 2015 3:34 pm

    Research Associate, Space Studies Board

    Location: Corporate Headquarters – DC
    Department: Div on Engineering & Physical Sciences
    Job Req #: 150107-7
    Basic Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge and 2 years of related professional experience. Master’s degree in space-related science, policy, aerospace engineering or a related field desired. (A specific focus on Earth science from space highly desired.). Ability to solve intellectual problems of appreciable variety and complexity using originality and ingenuity. Ability to exercise appreciable latitude for independent judgment and action. Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness. Ability to work successfully in a team environment. Ability to develop relationships with Board and committee members, co-workers, and employees in other National Academies’ departments. Excellent communication skills.
    http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=8085

  111. May 14, 2015 9:27 am

    Planetary Radar Research Scientist

    Tracking Code
    288-1100

    Job Description

    USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers – on schedule and within budget.

    The Arecibo Observatory has an opening for a research scientist position in the Solar System Studies group studying near-Earth asteroids and other Solar System bodies with the Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar system and the William E. Gordon Telescope. This position would involve observations, data processing, archiving, and modeling of near-Earth asteroids and other Solar System bodies with the Arecibo Planetary radar system. Experience with radar observations and techniques is not a prerequisite. Experience and interest in astronomical observations of Solar System objects, small-bodies geophysics, astronomical instrumentation, and / or numerical inverse modeling are desirable. The incumbent would be resident in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and be an employee of Universities Space Research Association. The incumbent would be expected to participate in radar observations and also carry out an independent research program, and would be encouraged to apply for partial funding support. The Observatory and the Solar System group have significant computing facilities. Conference travel and equipment support are available.

    Required Skills and Experience
    Ph.D. in Physical Sciences

    All interested candidates must apply directly on our website at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/

    USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Job Location
    Arecibo, Puerto Rico, United States

    Position Type
    Full-Time/Regular

  112. May 12, 2015 3:38 pm

    Simons Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Announce 2016 Faculty Scholars Competition

    Application Deadline: July 28, 2015

    The Simons Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are pleased to announce the Faculty Scholars Competition, a national competition for grants to outstanding early-career scientists.

    The three philanthropies will award a total of $148 million over the program’s first five years, awarding up to 70 grants every two and a half to three years. The awards are intended for basic researchers and physician scientists who have already demonstrated significant research accomplishments and show potential to make unique and important contributions to their fields.

    The Faculty Scholars Competition marks the first time that HHMI, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Simons Foundation have formally undertaken an initiative together. For more information, go to https://www.simonsfoundation.org.

  113. May 7, 2015 3:26 pm

    Principal Investigator or Associate Principal Investigator Opportunity at The Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology

    Date: June 30, 2015
    Location: Tokyo, Japan
    Application Deadline: June 30, 2015
    ELSI seeks an established, collegial, and enthusiastic scientist to carry out original research work, cultivate young scientists, and contribute to the development of our institute. It is seeking applications from junior and mid-career scientists who are able to commit 6-12 months/year working at ELSI in Tokyo.

    Scientific fields related to research themes pursued at ELSI include:

    Formation of the Earth
    Early Earth environment and evolution
    Deep Earth properties and dynamics
    Solar system exploration
    Formation and characterization of exoplanets
    Abiotic chemical evolution
    Origin of Life
    Early biological evolution
    Bacterial ecology
    Metagenomics
    High performance computing
    Bioinformatics
    Requirements:
    1) A Doctoral degree in a related field of study.
    2) Sufficient experience to oversee post-doctoral level researchers.
    3) Willingness to contribute to institutional management.

    For all information regarding this opportunity, visit: http://www.elsi.jp/en/about/recruitment/public-offering-positions/2015/03/20150323.html

  114. May 7, 2015 10:56 am

    Museum Technician (Geology) – Smithsonian
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/403159400

    This position is located in the Division of Meteorites, Department of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC (official worksite) and the Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD. The purpose of the position is to assist in the management of the Meteorite Collection, and with the documentation, records and data associated with this collection.

  115. April 29, 2015 3:11 pm

    Head of Planetary Radar, Arecibo Observatory

    Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers – on schedule and within budget.

    USRA is seeking a full time AO Head of Planetary Radar to provide the leadership of the AO planetary radar group and associated observatory operations funded by NASA. The duties also include developing and implementing strategic initiatives as part of a single Arecibo Management Team led by the Arecibo Observatory Director.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Provides day to day leadership to the scientific and technical staff and employees in the radar group. Sets the tempo, provides direction and develops a team that is oriented to action.
    Directs development of data taking hardware and software. Oversees data archiving and routine analysis.
    Coordinates activities of the radar group with other observatory programs.
    Conducts a vigorous personal scientific research program.
    Mentors students, post-docs, and junior scientific staff.
    Coordinates NASA requests for observations of objects with other observatory activities.
    Represents the Arecibo Planetary Radar program in national and international community forums.

    Required Skills

    A PhD Degree in planetary science, geophysics, or related field.
    Minimum of five years’ experience in a relevant area of research and a proven ability to publish top quality books or journal articles.
    Experience in dealing with/contacts with federal agencies that deal with science (e.g. NASA, NSF).
    Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills (both technical and non-technical).
    Knowledge of administrative procedures, such as budgeting, hiring and supervision preferred.

    All interested candidates must apply directly on our website at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/

    Position Open Until Filled

    USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

  116. April 23, 2015 3:11 pm

    2 Lectureship Positions in Earth Sciences at Durham

    The two Lectureship position created by Richard Davie’s departure and Neil Goulty’s retirement are now open for application. After lengthy discussion at the last Board of Studies meeting these have been advertised as open positions but with applications particularly encouraged from people holding expertise in reflection seismology and marine sedimentology.

    TIMESCALE:
    The deadline for applications is relatively short (5 June) to allow us to try and have people in place for the new academic year or as soon as feasible thereafter. Shortlisting will take place the following week. Interviews are planned to take place in the week commencing July 13th so please try and keep those dates free to participate in the recruitment process as necessary (interviews, tours, meeting candidates etc).

    GENERAL ADVERTISING:
    These positions are now open on the University website and jobs.ac. They will be available on the AGU website andearthworks-jobs.com.

  117. April 15, 2015 12:16 pm

    RESEARCH SCIENTIST (LAB MANAGER): CENTER FOR METEORITE STUDIES

    Arizona State University
    Center for Meteorite Studies/School of Earth and Space Exploration

    The Center for Meteorite Studies (CMS) in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at
    Arizona State University invites applications for a Research Scientist (Lab Manager) position.
    The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of
    the Isotope Cosmochemistry and Geochronology Laboratory, which includes a Thermo
    Neptune MC-ICPMS (equipped with a Photon Machines excimer laser ablation system)
    and an associated clean chemistry laboratory for ultra low-blank sample preparation.

    The successful candidate will be expected to conduct independent research and to participate
    in ongoing research in isotope cosmochemistry. Ongoing research projects include the
    development of fine-scale radiometric chronometers and their application towards high
    resolution chronology of early solar system and planetary processes; characterization of
    mass dependent fractionation of the stable isotopes of a variety of elements to understand
    nebular and planetary processes; characterization of non-mass dependent isotopic anomalies
    to constrain nucleosynthetic inputs to the solar nebula.

    For more information, please visit http://meteorites.asu.edu/job/4955

  118. April 15, 2015 12:15 pm

    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR I: ARECIBO OBSERVATORY PLANETARY RADAR

    Location: Arecibo, Puerto Rico, United States

    Description:

    USRA is seeking a full time Arecibo Observatory (AO) Head of Planetary
    Radar to provide the leadership of the AO planetary radar group and
    associated observatory operations funded by NASA. The duties also
    include developing and implementing strategic initiatives as part of a
    single Arecibo Management Team led by the Arecibo Observatory
    Director.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    * Provides day to day leadership to the scientific and technical staff
    and employees in the radar group. Sets the tempo, provides direction
    and develops a team that is oriented to action.
    * Directs development of data taking hardware and software. Oversees
    data archiving and routine analysis.
    * Coordinates activities of the radar group with other observatory
    programs.
    * Conducts a vigorous personal scientific research program.
    * Mentors students, post-docs, and junior scientific staff.
    * Coordinates NASA requests for observations of objects with other
    observatory activities.
    * Represents the Arecibo Planetary Radar program in national and
    international community forums.

    All interested candidates must apply directly on our website at:

    https://usracareers.silkroad.com/

    USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected
    Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

  119. April 2, 2015 1:14 pm

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology invites applications for a staff scientist position in the area of exoplanet and comparative planetary science. We are seeking a scientist who will be expected to contribute to the development of mission concepts, science analysis plans, and science program management. The candidate will be expected to further develop a strong research program, and to maintain communication with astrophysics and planetary scientists at JPL and Caltech, including with the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI), and the Exoplanet Exploration Program. We require a Ph.D. in astrophysics, planetary science, or related field, with two or more years of research experience past the Ph.D., with a strong record of publications in exoplanet or planetary science, or related field, and a demonstrated record of scientific leadership. The candidate is expected to take initiative in collaborating and providing leadership across exoplanet and planetary sciences, and to support planning, development, and implementation activities related to these.
    http://dps.aas.org/content/scientist-iii-exoplanet-and-comparative-planetary-systems-science

  120. March 31, 2015 9:02 am

    Cornell University Research Associate in the Field of Planetary Surface Exploration

    The Center for Radiophysics and Space Research at Cornell University announces the availability of a Research Associate position, posting #27416, in the field of planetary surface exploration, to work on the Mars Science Laboratory and Mars Exploration Rover missions. Qualifications include a PhD in astronomy; a record of research and publication regarding martian geochemistry and mineralogy, and strong interest in Mars rover science operations. Applications are being accepted until April 30, 2015 with an approximate start date of August 1, 2015. The position is for one year, with continuation for two more years contingent upon funding and performance. Applicants should submit a CV (including a list of publications) and a brief (1-3 pages) description of research interests, and a research proposal (1-3 pages) all in a single pdf file, to Ms. Lynda Sovocool at lmk3@cornell.edu. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address (Please note the applicant’s name in the subject heading).

    Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

    * Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
    Included Benefits: Benefit information can be reviewed at: https://www.hr.cornell.edu/benefits/

    Position posting link: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10161/jobdetail.ftl

  121. March 23, 2015 3:38 pm

    JSC Planetary Science Position Now Open

    The Astromaterials Research Office, part of the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division of the Exploration Integration and Science Directorate, NASA Johnson Space Center, announces a Planetary Scientist civil service position. This position is included within a specialty that involves study of the origin, composition, structure, and evolution of the bodies of the solar system, including the planets and their satellites, the Earth and Moon, meteorites, asteroids, comets, and dust. The selectee will establish a research program in the study of the origin and evolution of our solar system and its rocky planetary bodies. This emphasis includes, but is not limited to, studies of astromaterials such as interplanetary dust particles, meteorites, lunar samples, and materials from sample-return missions (Genesis, Stardust), as well as studies of the origin and evolution of planetary bodies from remote-sensing and mission data. Areas of expertise sought include, but are not limited to: geochronology, high-resolution analytical studies, mineralogy, isotope and elemental geochemistry and mass spectrometry, experimental and laboratory studies, analysis and interpretation of mission data, or combinations of these. The successful candidate will be expected to support their research program by attracting funds through peer-reviewed proposals to NASA programs such as Solar System Workings, Emerging Worlds, Data Analysis Programs, Laboratory Analysis of Returned Samples and/or through involvement in NASA missions.

    All candidates must use the USAJobs.gov website to prepare and submit applications, and United States citizenship is required to be eligible for this civil service position. The USAJobs.gov position number is JS15D0019, and applications will be accepted starting 30 March and closing 20 April, 2015. The position will be filled at the GS-13 level ($94,106-122,336) at a starting date to be negotiated.

    Interested parties may direct inquiries to Dr. David Draper, Manager, Astromaterials Research Office, david.draper at nasa.gov. A how-to guide for preparing responsive applications using the USAJobs.gov site, prepared by JSC Human Resources, will be provided upon request.

  122. March 3, 2015 2:26 pm

    Postdoctoral Researcher: Mineralogy and Petrology of Planetary Materials

    The Universities Space Research Association’s Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the mineralogy and petrology of planetary materials.

    The successful candidate will work with Dr. Allan Treiman in NASA-funded efforts, emphasizing planetary crusts and magmas, and their volatile constituents and will join Dr. Treiman on the CheMin science team of the Mars Science Laboratory mission. The candidate will participate in analysis and interpretation of CheMin X-ray diffraction data of Mars surface materials; and may also participate in operations planning for the CheMin instrument. Additionally, the candidate will design and conduct her/his own research in petrology and mineralogy of planetary materials, starting with optical microscopy and electron microprobe; other instruments may be available at the nearby Johnson Space Center (experimental petrology laboratories, electron microscopes, X-ray diffraction, LA-ICPMS), or can be arranged with external collaborators (e.g., SIMS). The candidate will be encouraged to propose for external funding, participate in grant review panels and analysis groups, and become further involved with spacecraft missions.

    At the LPI, the successful candidate will interact with scientists of many specialties, and with those of the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) group at Johnson Space Center. The LPI leads a team in the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), allowing the candidate access to this community of lunar & asteroid explorers. LPI scientists maintain active collaborations with faculty in the geosciences departments of Rice University and the University of Houston, which are nearby.

    Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in petrology or geochemistry; experience with planetary materials is helpful, but not required. The position would be for two years, with possible extension to a third year. The candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident, and be able to pass a detailed government background investigation. Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita with a list of publications, a brief (maximum three pages) statement of research interests, and a list of three references to the posting at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/. Review of candidates will begin on March 30, 2015, with a hiring decision as soon as possible thereafter. Further information on current research and facilities at the LPI and at JSC can be found through our website http://www.lpi.usra.edu.

    USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers – on schedule and within budget.

    USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

  123. March 3, 2015 10:33 am

    2 POSTDOCs at IPGP for the SEIS Data analysis phase

    First position is open to a young seismologist. Deadline for application to IPGP is March, 22, 2015. The position will start between October 1st, 2015 and February 1st, 2016.
    Second position is open to young planetary geologist or remote sensing scientist.

    Candidate proposal will be examined two-weekly until postdoc recruitment, with first deadline for candidate analysis being March, 22, 2015. An early postdoc start (May or June 2015 depending on citizenship) is possible.

  124. March 3, 2015 10:33 am

    POSTDOC IN SPACE INSTRUMENTATION
    In the frame of a collaboration on a CNES prospective mission on the characterisation of the internal structure of the Apophis asteroid (a potentially hazardous asteroid), the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, Université de Toulouse, France is seeking a talented young scientist in space instrumentation to strengthen his team. The candidate will support the science and system study of a nano-probe network deployed on the surface of the asteroid, which aims to probe the asteroid’s internal structure with small seismometers. The candidate will be responsible for both the scientific and the system study, and will be the point of contact with the project manager and the principal investigator.
    ISAE web site : http://www.isae.fr
    DEOS web site: http://recherche.isae.fr/en/departments/deos.html

  125. February 25, 2015 1:01 pm

    The NSF is seeking qualified candidates for a permanent Program Director position in the Division of Undergraduate Education, Directorate for Education and Human Resources in Arlington, VA. They are seeking someone with expertise in the preparation of the pre-K to 12 STEM teacher corps, a background in a STEM field, experience with STEM undergraduate education, and knowledge of STEM education research.

    Further details are available here: https://www.usajobs.gov/ GetJob/ViewDetails/393883600

  126. February 22, 2015 5:31 pm

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – NASA ASTROBIOLOGY INSTITUTE DIRECTOR

    NASA seeks a new Director for the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI).
    The ideal candidate will be an internationally recognized scientist
    with proven experience in leading or managing large interdisciplinary
    research programs or projects, possessed with a vision for leading
    the Institute into the future. Applicants for this position should
    have a broad scientific perspective on astrobiology, experience in
    conducting interdisciplinary scientific research, and demonstrated
    skills needed to harness the strengths of disparate research
    communities towards a greater goal. She/he should understand how
    to grow a research endeavor and respond to changing budget climates
    while focusing on maximizing the scientific return on NASA’s
    investments in astrobiology. He/she should have experience in leading
    a diverse staff ranging from established scientists to support
    personnel, resource planning, and executing budgets and schedules.
    He/she should be comfortable with modern information technologies and
    distributed research teams. NASA is particularly interested in
    applicants who will find ways to infuse astrobiology into NASA flight
    missions.

    Interested individuals should apply directly to USAJobs at:

    http://www.usajobs.gov

    by May 1, 2015. In the keyword search box, type vacancy number
    “AR15S0001”. Select “Director, NASA Astrobiology Institute”,
    then click “Apply Online”.

  127. February 11, 2015 9:02 am

    FACULTY POSITION IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS
    http://dps.aas.org/content/faculty-position-engineering-physics

  128. January 28, 2015 2:22 pm

    Not exactly a job but for $$ for Postdocs🙂

    L’ORÉAL USA FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

    http://www.lorealusa.com/Foundation/Article.aspx?topcode=Foundation_AccessibleScience_Fellowships

    APPLICATION
    The 2015 L’Oréal USA for Women in Science application period will open on February 2, 2015 and will close on March 20, 2015.
    https://lorealfwis.aaas.org/login/indexA.cfm

  129. January 28, 2015 11:27 am

    Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist
    Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio, TX

    Category: Space PhysicsSurface CompositionAtmospheresSpectroscopyMissions

    http://dps.aas.org/content/research-scientistsr.-research-scientist

  130. January 6, 2015 11:21 am

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    http://jobs.physicstoday.org/jobs/6695347

    Application deadline: 1 February 2015

  131. January 6, 2015 11:21 am

    PROGRAM DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF ASTRONOMICAL SCIENCES, NSF

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/389641300

    Application deadline: 2 February 2015

  132. January 6, 2015 11:21 am

    TWO TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS, UNIVERSITY OF ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE

    http://jobregister.aas.org/job_view?JobID=50378

    Application deadline: 31 January 2015

  133. December 27, 2014 5:22 pm

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

    https://jobregister.aas.org/job_view?JobID=49245
    Application deadline: 15 January 2015

  134. December 27, 2014 5:22 pm

    BLOOMBERG DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF EXOPLANETS

    http://dps.aas.org/content/bloomberg-distinguished-professor-exoplanets

    Application deadline: 1 February 2015

  135. December 21, 2014 4:10 pm

    FACULTY OPPORTUNITY AT BROWN UNIVERSITY

    Tenured/Tenure-Track Professor
    Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
    Early Planetary Geological and Geophysical Processes

    The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences:

    http://www.brown.edu/academics/earth-environmental-planetary-sciences

    Brown University, invites applications for a faculty position in
    Early Planetary Geological and Geophysical Processes. The successful
    candidate will maintain an active, externally funded research program
    and enjoy a commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate
    levels. Appointment is expected at the Assistant Professor level.
    However, appointment at a more senior level is possible for
    exceptional candidates. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent is required.
    This position will be available as soon as July 1, 2015 but will
    remain open until filled. Review and evaluation of applications will
    begin on February 1, 2015. Applicants should forward a letter of
    interest, current CV, statements of research and teaching interests,
    and the names of three references to:

    http://www.interfolio.com/apply/24379

  136. December 16, 2014 11:24 am

    Faculty Positions in Exoplanet Studies at Arizona State University

    Application deadline is Jan. 5, 2015

    The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for up to three tenure-track faculty positions in the area of exoplanet studies at either the assistant or associate professor level. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date is August 2015. We are especially interested in candidates in the areas of exoplanet detection, interior modeling of exoplanets, atmospheric evolution, and instrumentation. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the potential for interdisciplinary collaborations with ASU planetary scientists to better characterize exoplanets.

    Established in 2006, SESE is the focal point of Earth and space science at Arizona State University, one of the most dynamic and fastest growing institutions of higher learning in the United States. An essential part of SESE’s mission is to make new discoveries by promoting interdisciplinary science and by integrating science and engineering. SESE faculty and their research groups benefit from a variety of state-of-the-art facilities including access to the 2×8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, 6.5m MMT telescope, 6.5m Magellan telescopes and a host of 2m-class telescopes owned and operated by the State of Arizona. Broad, transdisciplinary collaborations between SESE astronomers, planetary scientists, Earth scientists, and engineers are actively encouraged (http://sese.asu.edu/people_faculty).

    Minimum qualifications include: (1) a Ph.D. or equivalent in astronomy or astrophysics, planetary science, or a closely related discipline; (2) a strong research record in exoplanet studies established through publications in international peer-reviewed journals; and (3) a commitment to quality teaching and mentorship at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates for consideration at the associate level must also have a demonstrated track record of externally funded research.

    To apply, please submit: 1) a cover letter not more than 3 pages long that includes a description of the applicant’s research and teaching interests and experience; 2) a current CV; and 3) the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references. All materials should be submitted in PDF format to sesenewfac at asu.edu. Refer to Position #11029 in all correspondence.

    The application deadline is January 5, 2015; if not filled, reviews will continue weekly until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

  137. December 14, 2014 3:51 pm

    JOB OPPORTUNITY: STSCI RESEARCH AND INSTRUMENT ANALYSTS

    The Space Telescope Science Institute has openings for Research and
    Instrument Analysts (RIA) in our Instruments Division. RIAs will
    assist Instrument Scientists in the reduction and analysis of Hubble
    Space Telescope calibration data. Analysts will also assist in the
    development and testing of the scientific instruments and optical
    systems for the James Webb Space Telescope. They will provide user
    support to HST General Observers and Archival Researchers in various
    aspects of observation planning and data reduction. Additionally,
    analysts may become involved in cutting-edge astronomical research by
    providing support for scientific programs of staff scientists. Such
    support can involve calibrating data, photometry, spectroscopy, image
    drizzling, coding, and laboratory work in astronomical
    instrumentation.

    Applications due: January 31, 2015

    For details see:

    http://www.stsci.edu/institute/employment

    https://rn11.ultipro.com/SPA1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=
    *088F3D93BAC898AD

  138. November 30, 2014 7:04 pm

    Science Editor Openings | 2016
    Call for Editors adCall for Editors PDF
    GSA is soliciting applications and nominations for science co-editors for GSA books, GSA maps and charts, GSA Bulletin, Geology, and Lithosphere with four-year terms beginning 1 January 2016. Duties include: ensuring stringent peer review and expeditious processing of submissions; making final acceptance or rejection decisions after considering recommendations of reviewers; and maintaining excellent content through active solicitation of diverse and definitive manuscripts, books, or maps.

    Nominations or applications received by 1 February 2015 will be given first consideration.
    http://www.geosociety.org/pubs/editorsCall.htm

  139. November 30, 2014 5:17 pm

    FACULTY POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

    The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota,
    Twin Cities invites applications for a tenure track position in the
    area of Experimental Space Plasma Physics. The appointment is expected
    to be at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates are expected to hold
    a Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics or a related discipline and should
    have demonstrated the potential to conduct a vigorous and significant
    experimental research program as evidenced by their publication
    record and supporting letters from recognized leaders in the field.
    The successful applicant will be joining a department with active
    programs in both experimental and theoretical space plasma physics.

    Details of the position can be found at:

    http://www.physics.umn.edu/about/news/jobs/7601/Assistant_Professor
    _in_Space_Plasma_Physics_.html

  140. November 23, 2014 6:12 pm

    Research Scientist Position, Arizona State University

    The School of Earth and Space Exploration seeks creative applicants for a new position as Assistant Research Professional in the Group 18 Labs at Arizona State University. Equipped with multiple analytical systems for 40Ar/39Ar, (U-Th)/He, and ICPMS research, Group 18 Labs specializes in the development and promotion of innovations in noble gas geochronology and geochemistry. The successful applicant will work as part of a large, vibrant team of ASU researchers as well as international visitors, such that good interpersonal skills are a must. Other minimum qualifications include: a Ph.D. in an earth or space science field (or an M.S. degree in earth or space science field and at least 2 years’ experience working in a noble gas geochronology facility); technical familiarity with the operation and maintenance of ultra-high vacuum systems and mass spectrometers; good programming skills; and enthusiasm for novel technique development and application. Desired qualifications include experience in 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and thermochronology, as well as in the operation and maintenance of laser systems.

    Start date is negotiable between January 1-July 1, 2015. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for at least two references by email to Kip Hodges via kvhodges at asu.edu. Initial application deadline is December 20, 2014; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

  141. November 16, 2014 4:51 pm

    JOB POSTING – EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH MANAGER

    The University of Colorado, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space
    Physics (LASP) is seeking a dynamic Education and Public Outreach (EPO)
    leader to further the LASP’s mission by managing our highly successful
    and nationally recognized science-based education and public outreach
    program emphasizing our research in atmospheric, planetary, solar, and
    space sciences. The successful candidate will have demonstrated
    leadership in the development and management of these programs. This
    position reports directly to the Associate Director for Science, and is
    fully funded by LASP.

    For a full job description and to apply, please go to:

    http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/90178

  142. November 16, 2014 4:49 pm

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – EDITOR POSITIONS ON THE JOURNAL “PLANETARY SCIENCE”

    Springer invites applications or nominations for a position as (Co-)
    Editor-in-Chief of the journal Planetary Science. See:

    http://www.springer.com/astronomy/extraterrestrial+physics,
    +space+sciences/journal/13535

    Also invited are applications by candidates willing to serve as
    Associate Editors in the fields of Planetary Surface and Interior
    Geology, Mars, and Exoplanets. More details can be found at the
    website above.

  143. November 2, 2014 5:36 pm

    JOB POSTING – EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH MANAGER

    The University of Colorado, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space
    Physics (LASP) is seeking a dynamic Education and Public Outreach (EPO)
    leader to further the LASP’s mission by managing our highly successful
    and nationally recognized science-based education and public outreach
    program emphasizing our research in atmospheric, planetary, solar, and
    space sciences. The successful candidate will have demonstrated
    leadership in the development and management of these programs. This
    position reports directly to the Associate Director for Science, and
    is fully funded by LASP.

    For a full job description and to apply, please visit:

    http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/90178

  144. October 28, 2014 1:39 pm

    Faculty Search, Assistant Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences
    Tenure-track position in high-T geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, or cosmochemistry
    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in high-T geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, or cosmochemistry. The ideal candidate will combine analytical and theoretical approaches to study the chemical and isotopic evolution of Earth, other terrestrial planets, and/or small bodies of the Solar System. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a vigorous, externally funded research program, teaching a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, writing for publication, advising students, and university service.

    We seek individuals who will enhance existing strengths in geochemistry and cosmochemistry, petrology, and solid-earth geophysics. Candidates must have a Ph.D. with a focus in high-T geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, cosmochemistry, or a related field, at the time of appointment. A wide range of instrumentation is available in the EPS department including a Neptune Plus multicollector ICP-MS, Cameca 7f-geo SIMS, and many other related and supporting analytical facilities. The appointment includes membership in the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, a world-class intellectual cluster in the field of space sciences.

    Interested individuals should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, and names and contact information of at least four references to Prof. Brad Jolliff, Geochemistry Search Committee Chair, Washington University, Campus Box 1169, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, or via e-mail: geochem_search@levee.wustl.edu.

    Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon employment. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by November 15, 2014.

  145. October 17, 2014 9:18 am

    TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
    TENURE TRACK POSITIONS IN REMOTE SENSING AND GEOMATERIALS

    The Department of Earth and Environmental Science is entering a period of growth with
    a newly launched Ph.D. program. To achieve this growth, the department seeks to fill two
    tenure-track faculty positions to begin in August 2015. One of the positions will be in the
    area of REMOTE SENSING. A second position will be in the area of
    GEOMATERIALS. Exceptional candidates holding a Ph.D. are encouraged to apply at
    any level (assistant, associate, or full professor). Mentoring of undergraduate and
    graduate students and securing external funding are expected. Applicants must have a
    Ph.D. in a relevant science discipline.

    REMOTE SENSING: We especially encourage applicants with a focus on the analysis of
    Earth using airborne or satellite remote sensing platforms, expertise in digital signal
    processing for geoscience applications, and the use satellite data for understanding
    climate change. This appointment will complement existing expertise in geophysics,
    hydrogeology, structural geology, geomorphology, and planetary geology, and make use
    of the new high-performance computing cluster. Applicants should be able to teach
    undergraduate and graduate courses including Remote Sensing and Physical Geology.

    GEOMATERIALS: Of particular interest are applicants with a focus on energy as well as
    earth science, and with expertise in mineralogy and petrology that crossover to material
    science. The candidate should investigate crystalline, glassy, or melt geomaterials with a
    goal of understanding the atomic-scale characteristics that lead to macroscopic properties
    in earth sciences. The individual is expected to use a combination of field or experimental
    based data collection and modeling approaches. This appointment will complement
    existing expertise on the properties of nano-minerals and geochemistry within EES as
    well as materials research conducted through super-computing, engineering, chemistry,
    and physics utilizing a variety of in place instrumentation and the newly formed Temple
    University Energy Frontier Research Center. Applicants should be able to teach
    undergraduate and graduate courses including Mineralogy and Petrology.
    Applications should first email a letter of intent to the appropriate Search Committee
    Chair.

    REMOTE SENSING applicants should send a letter of intention to apply and any
    inquiries to Alexandra Davatzes, Chair, Search Committee, alix@temple.edu, whereas
    GEOMATERIALS applicants should email Nick Davatzes, Chair, Search Committee,
    davatzes@temple.edu. Applicants should upload a CV, statement of teaching goals, a
    research plan, names and addresses of at least three references, and selected reprints via
    the following website: http://ees.cst.temple.edu/. We request application material be
    submitted by December 1, 2014. Temple University is a state-related research-intensive
    institution with an undergraduate enrollment of more than 27,000 and nearly 10,000
    graduate and professional students. More information about our department is available at
    http://www.temple.edu/geology/. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal
    access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community (AA,
    EOE, M/F/D/V). The department specifically encourages applications from women and
    minorities.

  146. Lynnae Quick permalink
    September 23, 2014 4:28 pm

    EARLY MARS POSTDOC AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

    Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago
    seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher to support investigations of
    the early climate of Mars through analysis of Mars topography and
    forward modeling of topographic change. The successful candidate will
    work with Assistant Professor Edwin Kite to assemble, analyze, and
    model crater-modification and crater-infilling datasets. Candidates
    should have a background in Planetary Science, Earth Science, or
    Astrophysics, and have experience working with large datasets.
    Experience with Mars is helpful but is not required. Start date is
    flexible. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to
    develop a program of independent research aligned with the objectives
    of the group as exemplified by the projects listed at:

    http://geosci.uchicago.edu/~kite/proposals/

    as well as to mentor undergraduate students.

    The University of Chicago hosts a vibrant planets and exoplanets
    research program, with particular emphasis on potentially habitable
    planets:

    http://geosci.uchicago.edu/planetary-science-planetary-atmospheres
    -and-exoplanets

    Application materials should be received by December 20 for full
    consideration. Applicants should send a CV, a brief description of
    research interests and experience, and the names of three referees as
    a single PDF file to kite@uchicago.edu. Please direct informal
    inquiries about this post to Edwin Kite (kite@uchicago.edu).

  147. Lynnae Quick permalink
    September 23, 2014 4:27 pm

    JOVIAN MAGNETIC FIELD AND MAGNETOSPHERE POST-DOC RESEARCHER

    (NASA-GSFC/CRESST/University of Maryland)

    Applications are now being accepted for a Postdoctoral Research
    Associate, funded through the University of Maryland College Park
    (UMCP) and the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science
    and Technology (CRESST), to work in the Planetary Magnetospheres
    Laboratory of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in the area
    of Jupiter’s magnetic field and magnetosphere, using data from the
    Juno (New Frontier) mission. Additional details are available at:

    http://www.astro.umd.edu/employment/#Juno.

    Candidates for this position should have a Ph.D. in a relevant
    scientific discipline with prior experience conducting scientific
    research. Experience with magnetometer instrumentation and data,
    disciplined programming skills (primarily Fortran and IDL), and
    scientific writing experience are desired.

    The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. All
    applications received by Sept. 26, 2014 will receive full
    consideration.

  148. Lynnae Quick permalink
    September 23, 2014 4:26 pm

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowships. We are interested in outstanding scientists who probe the fundamental nature of Earth and other planetary bodies, their physics, biology, chemistry, and history, and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University. Start date is negotiable, but our target is 1 October 2015. The initial term of the Fellowships will be one year, renewable for a second year. Salary will be $55,500 per year, plus benefits. Research funds are also available. Consideration of applications will begin 1 October 2014. Please email a single pdf file containing a CV, research plans, and names and contact information for at least three references, to: chamberlin2014@geosci.uchicago.edu. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

  149. Lynnae Quick permalink
    September 23, 2014 4:25 pm

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for positions at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor ranks. We are interested in outstanding scientists who address fundamental questions about the physics, chemistry, biology, and history of Earth and other planetary bodies. Candidates for the Assistant Professor rank must have completed all requirements for the PhD prior to appointment. Candidates for the Associate Professor rank must have a PhD and an outstanding research record.

    To be considered an applicant, candidates must apply through the University’s Academic Careers website and upload a cover letter; a curriculum vitae with list of publications; statements of research and teaching interests; and names and contact information for at least three referees. Consideration of applications will begin October 1, 2014, and will continue until all positions have been filled.

    To apply for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor, go to academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53574.

    To apply for a position at the rank of Associate Professor, go to academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53573.

    For information on the Department, visit http://geosci.uchicago.edu.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

  150. September 17, 2014 12:10 pm

    Faculty Opening, Experimental Physics / Space Sciences– Washington University in St. Louis

    The Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty opening in Experimental Space Physics. We are primarily looking for a candidate who will interact with a vibrant research group that uses microanalysis of extraterrestrial materials to provide insights into nucleosynthesis, formation and processing of dust in a variety of astrophysical settings, and the origin/ evolution of the solar system. However, we will also consider scientists whose research falls broadly in the area of space-physics/astrophysics, and will add significantly to or complement the research being carried out in the Physics Department (http://www.physics.wustl.edu) and the research in adjoining Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences (http://www.eps.wustl.edu), which is conducting a parallel search in geochemistry. The appointment will begin Fall 2015 and includes membership in the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, a world-class intellectual cluster in the field of space sciences (MCSS.wustl.edu).
    Candidates are sought for the rank of Assistant Professor, although applications from well-qualified senior candidates will be considered at the appropriate advanced level. Candidates should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, significant research achievements, research programs suitable for obtaining research funding, and an aptitude for teaching physics at graduate and undergraduate levels. Other duties include writing for publication, advising students, and university service. Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current resume including publication record, a statement of research interests and plans (up to 5 pages), a statement of teaching interests and approach (up to 3 pages), and names and contact information of three references. Application materials should be submitted on or before November 15, 2014 as a single file in PDF format to spacesciencesearch@wuphys.wustl.edu. Washington University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

  151. September 11, 2014 9:45 am

    Research Professor (Open Rank)
    Arizona State University
    Center for Meteorite Studies/School of Earth and Space Exploration

    http://sese.asu.edu/opportunities-faculty

  152. September 9, 2014 4:25 pm

    Assistant Professor (JOB #10878)
    Arizona State University
    School of Earth and Space Exploration

    The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Planetary Science to begin August 2015. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focus is on Solar System planetary science, and who have research strengths that complement or extend those of current SESE faculty (http://sese.asu.edu/people_faculty).

    Established in 2006, the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) is the focal point of earth and space science at Arizona State University, one of themost dynamic and fastest growing institutions of higher learning in the United States. An essential part of SESE’s mission is to make new discoveries by integrating science and technology. SESE faculty and their research groups benefit from a variety of state-of-the-art facilities, and thrive on broad collaborations.

    The requirements for this position include: (1) a PhD in Planetary Science or a closely related discipline; (2) a strong research record in planetary science established through publications in international peer-reviewed journals; and (3) a commitment to quality teaching and mentorship at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

    Applications should include: 1) a cover letter that includes a description of the applicant’s research and teaching interests and experience; 2) a current CV; and 3) the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references. All materials should be submitted in PDF format to sesenewfac@asu.edu.

    Application deadline is November 21, 2014; if not filled, reviews will continue weekly until the search is closed. Background check is required for employment.

    Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Title IX statement can be viewed at
    http://www.asu.edu/titlelX. ASU’s non-discrimination, anti-harassment and nonretaliation policy can be viewed at ACD 401: Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment and Nonretaliation.

  153. September 5, 2014 2:59 pm

    TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH

    The Physics and Astronomy Department and the Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (CEMaST) at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Physics Education Research to begin in September 2015. As a joint appointment, the successful candidate will be expected to teach the full range of undergraduate courses in physics as well as science content and/or methods courses, lead workshops for science teachers, mentor students seeking a teaching credential, participate in developing externally funded research programs, and collaborate with others to promote excellence in STEM-education. A Ph.D. in Physics, a demonstrated record of publication, and teaching experience at the college level are required. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2014. For a full position description, as well as the application procedure, please visit the Department web site at: http://www.csupomona.edu/~physics.

    EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

  154. September 5, 2014 2:10 pm

    Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Astronomy
    Sonoma State University

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a
    faculty position in astronomy beginning in August 2015. The successful
    candidate will have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or a closely-related
    field, a demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and
    be actively involved in research in astronomy, astronomy education or a
    related field. In particular, we are interested in individuals who can
    create undergraduate research projects and who are capable of teaching a
    wide variety of courses, including descriptive astronomy and other
    astronomy courses as well as lower division physics courses. Preference
    will be given to candidates who can teach upper division physics courses
    and/or support campus observatory operations. For complete information,
    see the detailed Position Opportunity Announcement at:
    http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs/. SSU is an equal opportunity employer.

  155. August 15, 2014 8:47 am

    ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science

    Closing date: 1 October 2014
    Website: http://cosmos.esa.int/fellowship

    The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each
    year. The aim of these fellowships is to provide young scientists, holding
    a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing space science
    research in fields related to the ESA Science and Robotic Exploration
    Programmes. Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and
    astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and
    fundamental physics. The fellowships have a duration of two years and are
    tenable at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in
    Noordwijk, Netherlands, or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
    in Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid, Spain.

    Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin
    in the fall of 2015. Preference will be given to applications submitted by
    candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. Candidates not
    holding a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence
    of receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.

    ESA fellows are enrolled in ESA’s Social Security Scheme, which covers
    medical expenses, invalidity and death benefits. A monthly deduction
    covers these short-term and long-term risks.

    The deadline for applications is 1 October 2014.

    More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space
    Science, on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application
    form can be found on the world-wide web at this address:
    http://cosmos.esa.int/fellowship

    Questions on the scientific aspects of the ESA Fellowship in Space Science
    not answered in the above pages can be sent by e-mail to the fellowship
    coordinators, Dr. Oliver Jennrich or Dr. Matteo Guianazzi,
    at the address fellowship@cosmos.esa.int

  156. August 13, 2014 4:04 pm

    The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Diviner science team at Caltech零
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral
    scholar position utilizing Diviner data to address topics in one of the
    following areas of lunar science: regolith formation and evolution,
    surface composition and geology, impact processes, and volatile stability
    and transport. A strong background in one of these areas as well as remote
    sensing and data analysis is desired. The Diviner science team at JPL uses
    a wide variety of methods from data analysis to numerical models and
    laboratory experiments to interpret and validate Diviner data. The
    successful candidate will be appointed as a California Institute of
    Technology postdoctoral scholar, based at JPL, with a 1-year term
    renewable for up to three years depending on available funding. For more
    information and to apply, please send a CV and brief description of
    research interests Dr. Paul O. Hayne (Paul.O.Hayne at jpl.nasa.gov) and/or
    Dr. Benjamin T. Greenhagen (Benjamin.T.Greenhagen at jpl.nasa.gov).

  157. July 24, 2014 10:50 am

    The Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Directorate, NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), anticipates one opening for a civil service Astromaterials Curator/Research Scientist in the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office.
    The official position announcement is scheduled to appear in USAJobs on 25 August 2014. All applications must be made through the USAJobs website https://www.usajobs.gov/. The formal USAJobs announcement will contain details on the application process. Starting date is negotiable. Please address inquiries to Dr. Eileen Stansbery (Director, ARES Directorate, eileen.k.stansbery at nasa.gov).

  158. July 19, 2014 1:50 pm

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the first of several anticipated tenure-track faculty positions in geology. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level, starting as early as Fall, 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, to help develop and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to supervise graduate student research. A Ph.D. is required in the Earth Sciences or a related discipline; post-doctoral experience is desirable. Possible areas of geologic research include, but are not limited to, quantitative geomorphology, volcanology, tectonics and dynamics, petrology and mineralogy, critical-zone science, and studies of the early Earth that complement the research interests of recent hires in planetary science, paleoecology, light stable isotope geochemistry, and landscape hydrology. We are particularly interested in approaches combining geologic field methods with complementary laboratory, theoretical or remote sensing approaches.

    Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to forge research ties with other parts of the Johns Hopkins community that are active in the Earth and Planetary Sciences, including the Departments of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and the Applied Physics Laboratory. There are excellent opportunities for additional collaborations within the Baltimore-Washington region, including with the Carnegie Institution, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Maryland, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

    Applications must be submitted electronically using Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/25307) and must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and complete contact information of at least three references. Questions concerning submission of application materials should be directed to Kristen Gaines (kgaines@jhu.edu). Other requests for information may be directed to Professor Dimitri Sverjensky, Search Committee Chair (sver@jhu.edu). Review of the applications will begin October 15th, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and actively encourages interest from minorities and women.

  159. July 16, 2014 3:10 pm

    A bit late, but judging by the website, the position still appears to be open–L.Q.

    __________________________________________
    Professor/Associate Professor of Geology
    Earth Surface Processes or Paleoclimatology

    The George Mason University, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences in Fairfax, Va., invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Geology beginning August 2014.

    Qualifications:
    We seek a dynamic person with broad expertise in one or more of the following areas: hydrogeology, paleoclimatology, geochemistry, geomorphology, or related areas. Preference will be given to candidates whose expertise complements existing departmental teaching and research areas. Demonstrated excellence and leadership in research and education is a requirement. The successful candidate is expected to have a robust externally funded research program and take a leadership role in the development of a geology graduate program. A Ph.D. in geology or a closely related geoscience field is required. Experience with field-based research is a plus.

    The department offers undergraduate degrees in Geology and Earth Science, and Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics. We are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise and/or research will synergistically link these disciplines of climate and geology. Also, the department plans to offer an Atmospheric Sciences B.S. and Geology M.S. in the near future. Our faculty includes geologists, atmospheric scientists, and oceanographers.

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    For full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position F9637z by January 20, 2014. Candidates should submit a CV, a letter of intent including statements of research and teaching interests (in ‘letter of intent’ upload category), up to five digital examples of published work (in a single upload file under ‘publications/materials’), teaching evaluations (as upload category ‘other doc’), and contact information of four references. Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

  160. July 1, 2014 2:13 pm

    Job: Staff Scientist, Geophysics
    Location: Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC

    The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) of the Carnegie Institution of Washington seeks a staff scientist in the broad field of geophysics who will investigate solid-Earth processes at the planetary scale. Areas of expertise and research emphases might include (but are not limited to) the thermal history, convection, differentiation, and tectonics of Earth and other terrestrial planets, connections between planetary formation processes and past and present geological and seismological structure of the Earth. This person should complement existing research programs in the Department (http://dtm.carnegiescience.edu/research). Applicants who integrate across traditional boundaries, especially between models and observations, and geophysics, geochemistry, and planetary sciences, are particularly encouraged to apply.

    The Carnegie Institution is a basic research organization with a history of innovative instrumentation development. DTM staff scientists hold long-term appointments and pursue independent research supported by a combination of endowment and federal funds. DTM staff scientists do not have teaching duties, but we place considerable emphasis on mentoring postdoctoral scholars.

    Applications should be submitted through the jobs.carnegiescience.edu website link below and should include a curriculum vitae, brief statement of research plans, and abstracts from the applicant’s three most important papers. Please also provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional referees, whose letters may be requested by DTM. Questions may be sent to staffposition@dtm.ciw.edu. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

    https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/staff-scientist-geophysics-2/

  161. June 12, 2014 12:00 pm

    NASA HQ VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – PLANETARY PROTECTION OFFICER

    NASA has posted a position in the Science Mission Directorate for the
    Planetary Protection Officer. It has a very short response time, with
    applications due by June 25, 2014.

    NOTE: This announcement is open to current NASA Federal employees
    serving under a career, career-conditional or VRA appointment, those
    serving on an appointment under 213.3102(u) of Schedule A, or NASA term
    employees who have acquired conversion eligibility under the NASA
    Flexibility Act of 2004

    For additional information regarding the position, as well as
    qualifying and application procedures, please review the complete
    announcement at:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/372414100

  162. June 10, 2014 8:53 am

    Hi Everyone, Please consider this great opportunity for a Staff Scientist with the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas.

    Staff Scientist – Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)

    USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers – on schedule and within budget.

    The Universities Space Research Association’s Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas, is accepting applications for the position of Staff Scientist, a rank equivalent to Associate Professor. The successful applicant will perform outstanding basic scientific research in the lunar and planetary sciences, attract funding for their personal research activities, present research results in publications in refereed journals and at conferences, participate in the academic community for his/her field, support NASA through activities on committees and panels, and contribute to the dissemination of lunar and planetary science. He/she will have mentoring roles for junior scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and university students.

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a planetary sciences or geosciences-related field and at least 4 years of experience in scientific research beyond the Ph.D. While applications will be accepted in any area of the planetary sciences, including research that enhances the interactions between LPI and the Astromaterials Research Group at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), applications that complement current scientific expertise are desired. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively in oral and written formats, including presentations to the scientific research community, and government representatives.

    Applicants should apply to the posting at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/ and must include a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vita with list of relevant publications, a brief (maximum three pages) 5-year research plan, and a list of three references. Requested materials must be received by August 1, 2014. Additional information on current research and facilities at the LPI can be found on our website at http://www.lpi.usra.edu. USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  163. June 4, 2014 4:53 pm

    The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking to fill immediately a postdoctoral research associate position to investigate the near-Mars space environment within the context of the Mar-solar wind interaction. The research will involve (1) modeling of the physical processes at work in the Martian ionosphere and induced magnetosphere with an emphasis on atmospheric escape, and/or (2) analysis of the data returned from the NASA Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission.

    More info at : http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/83112

  164. May 30, 2014 2:01 pm

    The Universities Space Research Association’s Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas, is accepting applications for the position of Staff Scientist, a rank equivalent to Associate Professor. The successful applicant will perform outstanding basic scientific research in the lunar and planetary sciences, attract funding for their personal research activities, present research results in publications in refereed journals and at conferences, participate in the academic community for his/her field, support NASA through activities on committees and panels, and contribute to the dissemination of lunar and planetary science. He/she will have mentoring roles for junior scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and university students.Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a planetary sciences or geosciences-related field and at least 4 years of experience in scientific research beyond the Ph.D. While applications will be accepted in any area of the planetary sciences, including research that enhances the interactions between LPI and the Astromaterials Research Group at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), applications that complement current scientific expertise are desired. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively in oral and written formats, including presentations to the scientific research community, and government representatives.Applicants should apply to the posting at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/ and must include a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vita with list of relevant publications, a brief (maximum three pages) 5-year research plan, and a list of three references. Requested materials must be received by August 1, 2014. Additional information on current research and facilities at the LPI can be found on our website at http://www.lpi.usra.edu. USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  165. April 24, 2014 6:57 am

    JPL Request for Proposal to Model Europa Plumes (URL:
    https://acquisition.jpl.nasa.gov/bizops/ )

    Recent Hubble Space Telescope (HST) detection of anomalous concentrations
    of hydrogen and oxygen at Europa could potentially be due to plumes,
    analogous to the well-characterized plume at Enceladus as observed by the
    Cassini mission. Plumes on Europa would be extremely interesting science
    and mission targets, particularly due to the unique opportunity to obtain
    direct information on the subsurface composition, thereby addressing
    Europa¹s potential habitability. In this context, a better understanding
    of the density and compositional structure of potential Europa plumes
    would help in planning of science observations for the Europa Clipper
    mission concept. Moreover, understanding the density structure of plumes
    is important to understanding potential engineering concerns due to dust
    as well as the potential effects of drag on the spacecraft. JPL seeks
    proposals that would model Europa plumes, including their possible
    physical properties and three-dimensional dynamics. We anticipate up to
    $450 K total funding will be available for 5 ­ 8 successful proposals.
    This is anticipated as a 9 to 12 month task, beginning around July 2014.
    Deadline: Thursday, May 27, 2014, 3:00 p.m. (PST).

  166. April 18, 2014 8:54 am

    Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy, Rochester Institute of Technology:
    http://careers.rit.edu/faculty enter 1007BR in “Search Openings”

  167. Alix Davatzes permalink
    April 10, 2014 8:31 am

    Pomona College Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Sedimentary Geology

    The Geology Department at Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a 1-year sabbatical replacement position beginning July 1, 2014, to teach the equivalent of 2.5 courses per semester and assist with senior thesis supervision.

    We seek a candidate eager to interact with talented undergraduates in an environment where teaching and research are emphasized. Teaching responsibilities are expected to include Sedimentology and Earth History, each with lab, plus an introductory course and one other non-lab course, to be determined through discussion between the candidate and department.

    Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and two letters of reference to Robert R. Gaines, Geology Department, Pomona College, 185 E. Sixth Street, Claremont, CA 91711.

    Web address: http://www.geology.pomona.edu; refer questions to Dr. Robert Gaines (e- mail:GeoFacSearch@pomona.edu; 909-621-8674). Review of completed applications will begin April 21, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Pomona College is an equal opportunity employer, and we especially invite applications from women and members of under-represented groups.

  168. April 4, 2014 2:06 pm

    The Earth and Planetary Sciences department at Johns Hopkins has just posted an ad for its Blaustein Departmental Fellowship. This year, the search will be focused on candidates with an interest in the broad areas of planetary atmospheric chemistry or planetary geology/geophysics, with a focus on terrestrial planets or icy satellites. Anticipated support is for 2 years, and review of candidates will begin on 5/1.
    The full ad is posted at: eps.jhu.edu/Blaustein_Ad_2014.pdf, and interested folks are encouraged to contact either Kevin Lewis (klewis at jhu.edu) and/or Sarah Horst (sarah.horst at jhu.edu) for more info!

  169. April 1, 2014 1:07 pm

    Job Title:AST-Science Program Management
    Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Agency:Headquarters, NASA
    Job Announcement Number:HQ14B0026
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366013300

    NASA, the world’s leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Creativity. Ambition. Teamwork. A sense of daring. And a probing mind. That’s what it takes to join NASA, one of the best places to work in the Federal Government.

    The incumbent serves as an AST-Science Program Management Physical Scientist in the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) Chief Exploration cientist. Represents HEOMD in broader science discussion across NASA industry, academia, national and international fora. Integrates AES robotic precursor activities with programs in NASAs Science Mission Directorate, Space Technology Mission Directorate, and with commercial and international partners. AES is responsible for developing and demonstrating and integrating key system-level capabilities, and acquiring key measurements, required for beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Human Space Exploration.

    • April 1, 2014 3:26 pm

      Chief Exploration Scientist Position Posted by NASA HQ

      NASA Headquarters has just posted a notice for the job of Chief Exploration Scientist in the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD). This is the position that was held by Mike Wargo until his untimely death in August 2013.

      For more details about the position, visit

      https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366013300

      Open Period: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 to Tuesday, April 15, 2014

  170. April 1, 2014 11:55 am

    The L’Oréal For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in the STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations. More than 2,000 women scientists in over 100 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.

    The L’Oréal USA For Women In Science fellowship program will award five post-doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.

    I invite you to collaborate with us and spread the word to your community about this special fellowship program for exceptional female post-doctoral researchers. We are looking for role models for the next generation and hope to help encourage girls to pursue careers in science.

    Applications are available now at https://lorealfwis.aaas.org/login/indexA.cfmand are due on Monday, May 19, 2014.
    More information on the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program can be found at http://www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience.

  171. March 31, 2014 1:43 pm

    The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Northern Arizona University invites applications for an academic year, non-tenure track, instructor position for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applicant must be able to begin work, with all degrees completed, on 18 August 2014. This position is renewable pending satisfactory job performance, availability of funds, and program needs.
    The minimum requirements for this position are: a Master’s degree in physics or a closely related field.
    The preferred qualifications are: a strong academic record and the ability to teach a wide variety of lower-division courses; experience teaching physics courses at the college level; evidence of high quality teaching and commitment to student success; strong communication skills; the experience and/or commitment necessary to work with a diverse population.
    Please see http://www.nau.edu/hr and position number 600792 for full position announcement. NAU is an AA/EEO/MWDV employer.

  172. March 25, 2014 12:21 pm

    The RIS4E team of NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow to do transmission electron microscopy of meteorites and returned extraterrestrial samples at the Naval Research Laboratory with Dr. Rhonda Stroud. Details on the position and application procedure can be found at https://ris4e.labs.stonybrook.edu/jobs/

  173. March 24, 2014 9:51 am

    Term position, Mount Holyoke College, 2014-2015

    Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a one-year, full- or half-time visiting faculty position beginning September 2014 in Astronomy. Duration of appointment may be extended. Teaching responsibilities will include up to five courses in some combination of introductory astronomy, planetary science, and an additional upper-level course in a topic to be determined. Along with nearby Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MHC is an active member of the Five College Astronomy Department. The successful candidate must be dedicated to undergraduate education and enjoy working with students. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in astronomy, planetary science, physics, or a closely-related field.

    Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,300 students and 220 faculty. Over half of the faculty are women; one-fifth are persons of color. It is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply.

    Please apply online at https://jobsearch.mtholyoke.edu. To be assured of full consideration, include a letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically once the completed application has been submitted.

  174. March 17, 2014 9:36 pm

    Planetary Society is Hiring
    http://planetary.org/get-involved/jobs/

  175. March 17, 2014 9:08 pm

    0.6-time visiting lecturer at Wellesley College to teach planetary geology and astrobiology courses

    https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/320

  176. March 16, 2014 9:05 pm

    PLANETARY GIS/DATA SPECIALIST

    University of Chicago
    Department of Geophysical Sciences

    The planetary GIS/data specialist will work in a new Planetary Science
    research group led by Edwin Kite in the University of Chicago’s
    Department of Geophysical Sciences. The central objective of the
    research group is to use geologic data to reconstruct the past climate
    history of Mars and understand the physical mechanisms responsible for
    the loss of Mars habitability. The primary job responsibilities are
    (1) to assemble planetary data into “research ready” ArcGIS projected
    mosaics, and (2) to generate, evaluate and analyze planetary digital
    terrain models that incorporate stereo data. Prior experience, ability
    and agility with ArcGIS is a must, and scripting/programming
    experience is strongly preferred. Funding is secure for 2 years, and
    it is possible that the activities of the group will bring sufficient
    success to sustain renewed engagement.

    Salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of
    the successful candidate.

    A start date in the range 1/1/2015 – 3/31/2015 is preferred. Later
    start dates may be negotiated.

    To apply, go to:

    https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/

    Requisition Number: 094770

    Informal inquiries should be directed to kite (at) uchicago.edu

  177. March 14, 2014 9:39 am

    The Department of Physics at Albion College invites applications for a one-year appointment in Physics at the visiting assistant professor level to begin in August, 2014. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory and advanced physics courses and introductory astronomy. There may be an opportunity to teach a planetary science course and/or laboratory section in Spring 2015. Additional details about the department can be found at http://www.albion.edu/physics .

    Qualifications Include:

    Candidates with a PhD in Physics or a related field are preferred, although ABD candidates will be considered We seek candidates who have demonstrated teaching excellence.

    Application Process:
    For full consideration, candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses (including email) of three references to Jackie Masternak, Department of Physics, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224 at jmasternak_at_albion_edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Aaron Miller (ajmiller_at_albion.edu). Review of applications will begin March 30, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

  178. March 4, 2014 8:47 am

    Student job from the AstroBetter blog:
    As one of the co-ordinators of the Astropy project, I am very happy to announce that Astropy will be participating in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2014 edition! For anyone not familiar with GSoC, it is a program that allows students around the world to spend three months during the summer contributing to an open source project on a full-time basis (the students receive a generous $5,500 stipend from Google for their work). As last year, Astropy is participating in GSoC as a sub-organization in the Python Software Foundation organization. Last year we were able to accept two students to work on Astropy and we will hopefully be able to also take on at least two students this year!

    http://www.astrobetter.com/astropy-gsoc2014/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AstroBetter+%28AstroBetter%29

  179. March 2, 2014 10:47 am

    Full-Time Physics/Science Education at the University of Northern Colorado

    This is a nine month, full-time, contract-renewable position in the
    Department of Physics and Astronomy beginning fall 2014. UNC is the leading
    STEM teacher preparation institution in Colorado and the department offers
    an undergraduate degree option in secondary teaching. The successful
    candidate will teach lower-level physics courses, as well as courses for
    non-science majors and methods courses for science education majors, and
    will mentor student teachers. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and a
    commitment to K-12 science education are expected. Experience in teaching
    K-12 science courses and working with diverse populations, and background in
    pedagogical research are desirable. The department also has an active
    undergraduate research program; the successful candidate may choose to be
    involved in this effort. At minimum, a master’s degree in physics or a
    master’s degree in science education with significant graduate coursework in
    physics is required and must be awarded by the position start date,
    8/18/2014. A doctoral degree is preferred. The full vacancy announcement
    and application instructions are available at:
    http://www.unco.edu/nhs/employment.html. Screening of applications begins
    February 15th, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. The
    University is an AAEO employer.

    To apply go to
    https://careers.unco.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1393533406750

  180. February 23, 2014 5:57 pm

    Not exactly a job but in the same vein🙂
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    NASA Offers Space Tech Grants To Early Career University Faculty

    Proposal Submission Deadline: March 14, 2014

    NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early career faculty members who are beginning their independent careers. The grants will sponsor research in specific, high priority areas of interest to America’s space program.

    Aligned with NASA’s Space Technology Roadmaps and priorities identified by the National Research Council, the agency has identified topic areas that lend themselves to the early stage innovative approaches U.S. universities can offer for solving tough space technology challenges.

    NASA expects to award about five grants this fall, funded up to $200,000 each per year for as many as three years, based on the merit of proposals and availability of funds. Funded research will investigate unique, disruptive or transformational space technologies in areas such as soft machines for robotic mobility and manipulation, science-based digital materials and manufacturing, and low size, weight, and power lasers.

    For information on the solicitation, including specific technology areas of interest and how to submit notices of intent and proposals, visit: http://tinyurl.com/kcglhca

    This solicitation is part of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, which is responsible for innovating, developing, testing and flying hardware for use in future missions. For more information about the directorate and Space Technology Research Grants Program, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/spacetech

  181. February 16, 2014 8:23 am

    JOB OPPORTUNITY: PLANETARY SCIENCE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER AT
    BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to characterize
    potential landing sites for the ESA ExoMars rover. The project will be
    based in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Birkbeck,
    University of London, funded by a grant from the UK Space Agency.

    Full details can be found at:

    http://jobs.bbk.ac.uk/fe/tpl_birkbeckcollege01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B
    1A&jobid=52581%2c7268544034&key=76760341&c=467265234034&pagestamp
    =sehpbxibiinlnydizq

  182. February 14, 2014 2:33 pm

    The Department of Physics (physics.cos.ucf.edu) at the University of Central Florida invites applications for up to 2 tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level or higher beginning in August 2014. As part of the recently awarded Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science (CLASS) initiative with the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) we are particularly interested in candidates with experience in exploration-related planetary science including, but not limited to, regolith processes, microgravity dynamics, impact physics, primitive asteroid mineralogy, and in-situ resource utilization. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in Planetary Sciences, Physics, or a closely related discipline, and a substantial record of independent, interdisciplinary research. The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education.
    http://www.jobswithucf.com:80/postings/37471

  183. February 12, 2014 1:15 pm

    Postdoctoral Research Assistant *University of Oxford* -Atmospheric,
    Oceanic and Planetary Physics, Department of Physics

    Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant within the
    sub-department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP),
    Department of Physics. The successful applicant will work in the Planetary
    Experiments Group on infrared spectroscopy to support the remote sensing of
    the Moon and asteroids.

    Only applications received before 12.00 midday on* 17 March 2014* can be
    considered. The website for more information:
    http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AID881/postdoctoral-research-assistant/

  184. February 10, 2014 11:47 am

    I year teaching position at BYU – physics and astronomy:
    https://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/3006

  185. February 8, 2014 4:02 pm

    The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution of Washington anticipates an opening for one or two postdoctoral fellows to work on some aspect of the geochemistry of the planet Mercury. https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/dtm

  186. February 8, 2014 3:57 pm

    THREE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH POSITIONS AT THE US GEOL. SURVEY ASTROGEOL. SCIENCE CENTER

    The U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, has up to three full-time permanent interdisciplinary (Geologist, Geophysicist, Physical Scientist, or Space Scientist) research positions now posted online. The soft-money positions are at the GS-13 grade level (comparable to associate professors in academia). Candidates with strong research credentials in planetary science or in remote sensing and geoscience applicable to planetary studies are sought. Experience with both obtaining NASA research grants and working on planetary space missions is especially important. The application opportunity will be open from February 3, 2014 to February 21, 2014.

  187. February 7, 2014 10:01 am

    Director’s Research Fellow, Center for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

    http://jobregister.aas.org/job_view?JobID=47629

  188. January 16, 2014 11:28 am

    The Department of Geology at the University of Maryland, College Park, seeks an outstanding scientist for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Geophysics, including but not limited to active tectonics, geodesy, geodynamics, mineral physics, seismology, exploration geophysics, and geomorphology. The appointee will be expected to establish and maintain an active, externally funded research program that will involve both graduate and undergraduate students, and to participate fully in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We particularly encourage applications from those who integrate across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

    A Ph.D. in geophysics, geology, natural sciences, engineering, or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. The appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin in January, and will be ongoing until the position is filled.

    Applications, which should be submitted online at ejobs.umd.edu (position # 105023), must include a cover letter clearly indicating qualifications and goals for research and teaching and how you envision contributing to the Department’s research and teaching activities, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

    The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

    NOTES:
    Employer will assist with relocation costs
    Internal Number: 105023
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  189. December 5, 2013 7:04 pm

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a Federally-Funded Research and Development Center operated by the California Institute of Technology for NASA has an opening for a Scientist to participate in future Mars exploration missions.

    We are primarily seeking to build upon JPL’s existing strengths in Mars science in the areas of astrobiology, geology, inorganic geochemistry, specifically including isotope geochemistry, and Mars atmospheric science, especially as related to interactions with geologic processes. The researcher will identify scientific questions and concepts to further our understanding of the origin, history, and/or habitability of Mars. Research themes of interest include:
    • Identification of ancient terrestrial biosignatures and the evolution of life on Earth as it relates to potential Martian life.
    • Identification and characterization of Mars surface geology over all spatial scales.
    • Elemental geochemistry of Martian material, light stable isotope geochemistry in Martian or Mars-relevant material, and/or non-traditional or radiogenic isotopes including geochronology.
    • Investigation of atmospheric processes on all spatial and temporal scales that influence surface and near-surface habitability.

    The ability to use analytical and theoretical approaches to solving problems related to the origin and evolution of Mars including the study of results from orbital and in situ Martian measurements and/or extraterrestrial samples is essential.

    It is expected that the candidate will pursue new mission and/or instrument opportunities for Martian exploration through advocacy and outreach within the scientific and stakeholder community. This pursuit will involve design development and operations strategies, working closely with science and engineering teams at JPL. The candidate is expected to have a Phd in Geoscience, Planetary Science, or related scientific discipline along with advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience in conceiving, defining, and conducting independent scientific research. Candidates should have a demonstrated or potential strength in leadership.

    To view the full job description and apply to this position, please visit: http://careerlaunch.jpl.nasa.gov, (Requisition #12541). Candidates should submit a CV that includes a list of publications and an introductory cover letter (no more than 2 pages) that includes research, research goals and the names and contact information of references. JPL/Caltech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  190. November 25, 2013 11:35 am

    Job Opportunity: Planetary Radar Astronomy Department, USRA
    http://www.lpi.usra.edu/planetary_news/2013/11/24/job-opportunity-planetary-radar-astronomy-department-usra/

    USRA is seeking one or more scientific staff positions in the Planetary Radar
    Astronomy department studying near-Earth asteroids and other bodies with the
    Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar system.

  191. November 17, 2013 3:26 pm

    POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

    I would like to call everyone’s attention to a new T/TS position in
    “Geoscience Sustainability” in the Department of Geology and Planetary
    Science at the University of Pittsburgh. More information can be found
    at the Department’s website:

    http://www.geology.pitt.edu/about/news/Sustainability_Position.html

    We are interested in a wide range of skills, but of particular interest
    would be researchers involved large-scale global geospatial analysis of
    data focused on natural disasters (particularly volcano and volcano-
    climate studies), climate change and/or glacial processes, all of which
    could also include planetary analog studies/research.

    Review of applicants will begin on January 1, 2014 and proceed until
    theposition is filled. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment,
    and the position begins in the fall term of 2014, subject to budgetary
    approval.

    Michael Ramsey (Professor & Associate Department Chair)
    University of Pittsburgh

  192. November 15, 2013 12:10 pm

    STEVE FOSSETT POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
    IN EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE
    WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN SAINT LOUIS
    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in Saint Louis invites applications for the Steve Fossett Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Department seeks outstanding candidates who will strengthen and complement existing areas of study, including both terrestrial and planetary geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and geobiology. Candidates will be encouraged to collaborate directly with Faculty and students within the Department, and will be invited to lead a seminar in their area of expertise. Ideal candidates will have trans-disciplinary interests, and will interact scientifically with a broad spectrum of the Department’s members. This competitive postdoc is awarded for a one-year period, which may be extended to a second year. The annual salary is $58,000 with additional research funds of $5,000 per year. Applicants
    should contact a potential Faculty sponsor to discuss additional arrangements.
    More info at: http://eps.wustl.edu/sfpf2014

  193. November 13, 2013 10:03 am

    The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, with a square kilometre array of collecting area. The telescope will be co-located in Australia and Africa. The SKA Organisation, with its Headquarters at Jodrell Bank Observatory, near Manchester in the UK, formalises relationships between the international partners and centralises the leadership of the project. The SKA Organisation opens a position for a Deputy Communications and Outreach Manager. Full details are available at: http://www.skatelescope.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Deputy_SKA_Comms_Manager_Position.pdf

  194. November 12, 2013 10:08 am

    TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

    The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in atmospheric physics to begin in August 2014. Preference will be given to candidates with specialization in any of the following areas: lidar instrumentation and remote sensing; experience with ground, airborne or laboratory measurements and modeling supporting field campaigns, satellite validation and mission development; basic atmospheric physics research in radiative transfer, light scattering or remote sensing. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated capacity to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program. A Ph.D. in Physics, Atmospheric Science or in a closely
    related field and the ability to teach effectively in both the graduate atmospheric physics and undergraduate physics curriculum are required. Postdoctoral experience is required and start-up funds are available. The appointment is expected to broaden and complement existing research programs in active and passive remote sensing and atmospheric modeling. Additional collaborative research opportunities exist with affiliated faculty from the UMBC/NASA GSFC Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (http://www.jcet.umbc.edu/). In exceptional cases, the appointment may be made
    at a higher rank. The department currently consists of 17 tenure-track and 10 research faculty, over 45 graduate students and 150 majors. The department offers a BS in Physics, and both MS and Ph.D. degrees in Atmospheric Physics and in Applied Physics. Research expenditures currently exceed $5M per year. (For more information see:http://physics.umbc.edu). Please submit an application letter, a resume, research and teaching plans and the names and addresses of at least three references to Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Physics, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250, Email: Physics@umbc.edu. The selection process will begin November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community
    through research, teaching and service. UMBC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

  195. lovenstars permalink
    November 11, 2013 8:04 am

    PLANETARY MISSION RESEARCH SCIENTIST AT NASA JSC:
    APPLICANTS MUST REAPPLY

    Because of the government shutdown, applicants for our Planetary
    Mission Research Scientist position in NASA Johnson Space Center’s
    Astromaterials Research Office must, unfortunately, reapply to a new
    position number within USAJobs.gov. The previous position posting has
    been cancelled and a new (identical) one is now available until 12
    November 2013 at the link below. APPLICANTS MUST REAPPLY REGARDLESS OF
    WHETHER THEY SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE SHUTDOWN. In addition,
    no record of who applied was acquired while USAJobs.gov was unmonitored
    during the shutdown, so there is no way for the Agency to contact those
    applicants to inform them of this situation. Accordingly please share
    this notice so that we can give all applicants the opportunity to have
    their materials properly received. Thanks!

    The new position number is JS14D0002 and the position posting for
    application can be accessed at:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/354580300

  196. October 20, 2013 2:07 pm

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION WITH THE MAVEN IUVS TEAM AT U. COLORADO

    The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the
    University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a postdoctoral
    research associate position working with the Imaging UltraViolet
    Spectrograph (IUVS) team. IUVS is an instrument on board the MAVEN
    mission (Mars Volatile and Atmosphere EvolutioN), slated for launch in
    November 2013. Minimum qualification is Ph.D. in Planetary Science or
    related field. Responsibilities and duties include:

    (1) Numerical modeling of the Mars atmosphere, including atmospheric
    structure, photochemistry, escape and emission spectroscopy;
    (2) Preparation of automated data processing pipelines and observation
    plans;
    (3) Operations support during cruise and on-orbit operations;
    (4) Analysis of data obtained and publication of scientific results.

    Please view the online application process at:

    https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/72504

  197. October 18, 2013 5:03 pm

    Petrology Position:

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Department of Geology, seeks hard rock, field-oriented geologist for full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor position starting
    September 1, 2014. Deadline: December 31, 2013. For additional information see http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/geology/.

  198. October 14, 2013 10:22 am

    The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is looking for a new Executive Director. An international non-profit scientific and educational organization, founded in 1889, the ASP is headquartered in San Francisco. The Society includes and works with professional astronomers, educators at all levels and in many settings, amateur astronomers and the interested public. ASP publications include a technical journal and conference books, a popular-level magazine, and a newsletter for K-12 teachers. Activities include an annual meeting, workshops, outreach events, and on-line training programs. The Society seeks an experienced, articulate, and dynamic executive director, with management experience and a passion for science and education. More information about the ASP can be found at http://www.astrosociety.org. For a full position profile and application guidelines, please e-mail: search@astrosociety.org.

  199. October 13, 2013 10:25 am

    RESEARCH SCIENTIST POSITION(S) AT LPL
    For full position details and to apply online, please see:

    http://www.hr.arizona.edu

  200. September 26, 2013 7:43 am

    From the astrolrner list-serve: Solano College and Santa Rosa Junior College are both seeking instructors for individual classes in Astronomy. For Solano College, a
    Ph.D. will be required, as two of the classes are upper division classes
    from Sonoma State’s catalog but taught at a community college as a local
    site. Write to lynnc_ at _universe.sonoma.edu if you are interested in
    either, and I will pass your information along to the appropriate folks.

    (sent by Lynn Cominsky, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy Director, NASA Education and Public Outreach, Sonoma State University)

  201. astrodivanz permalink
    September 24, 2013 12:34 pm

    Job Opportunity: Astronomy Content Developer and Support Representative

    Sapling Learning has an open position for an astronomy support representative and content developer. Please see the link below for more information.

    http://saplinglearning.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=2872005

  202. September 16, 2013 8:50 am

    Job Opportunity: Research Associate in Planetary Ring Studies
    Posted on: 2013-09-10 @ 16:41
    http://www.lpi.usra.edu/planetary_news/2013/09/10/job-opportunity-research-associate-in-planetary-ring-studies/

    We invite applications for a position as a Research Associate at Cornell
    University. This will support investigations into planetary ring processes, in
    particular the planning and analysis of imaging (ISS) and infrared (VIMS)
    observations obtained by the Cassini mission now orbiting Saturn.

  203. September 15, 2013 8:17 pm

    DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO – TWO TENURE-TRACK
    FACULTY POSITIONS

    Applications are invited for:
    Assistant or Associate Professor of Near-Surface Geophysics or
    Hydrogeophysics. We seek a scholar who applies geophysical techniques
    to solve hydrogeologic problems. Researchers interested in developing
    novel approaches to characterize hydrogeologic processes and/or
    properties and/or by combining data from multiple tools are of
    particular interest.

    Assistant Professor of Volcanology. Preference given to candidates
    with a background and interest in geophysical approaches to
    understanding and anticipating volcanic eruptions, and associated
    hazard assessment and mitigation strategies.

    Applications must be submitted through the UB Jobs website;
    -Near-Surface Geophysics (posting #1300569):

    https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56486

    -Volcanology (posting #1300570):

    https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56487

    Application reviews begin on Oct. 1, 2013 and continue until the
    position is filled. Send inquiries to geology@buffalo.edu. The
    University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
    Employer (AA/EOE).

  204. September 15, 2013 8:16 pm

    CALTECH JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

    Assistant professor , tenure track, at Caltech in any area of interest
    to the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences. This includes
    all aspects of planetary science. Open until filled. Exceptionally
    well-qualified candidates may also be considered at the tenured
    professor level. For details go to: https://applications.caltech.edu/job/gps

  205. August 29, 2013 2:23 am

    Faculty position in planetary science at UCSC. Due Oct 21. http://eps.ucsc.edu/about/JPF00057-14-1.pdf

    • September 19, 2013 12:46 pm

      More info: University of California Santa Cruz

      The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in planetary sciences, at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. Applicants’ research should focus primarily on processes and bodies in this solar system (other than Earth). We have a preference for candidates concentrating on research areas that include, but are not restricted to: planetary atmospheres; planetary surface processes; cosmochemistry; impact processes; and orbital dynamics. We also welcome qualified applicants whose technical expertise will build upon or complement our existing strength in areas such as planetary interiors and fluid dynamics.

      Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00057

      Refer to Position #JPF00057-14 in all correspondence.

      CLOSING DATE: October 21, 2013.

      UCSC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity.

  206. July 22, 2013 6:56 pm

    POST DOC AVAILABLE RESEARCHING PLUTO’S EXTENDED ATMOSPHERE

    The University of Texas Center for Aeromechanics Research has a postdoctoral research
    position available to develop a three dimensional DSMC simulation of Pluto’s extended
    atmosphere in anticipation of the New Horizons arrival.
    A researcher in the field of planetary atmospheres with
    a background in programming and outer solar system physics
    is desired. Knowledge of the direct simulation Monte Carlo method
    or related stochastic modeling would be very helpful.
    Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline and a strong interest
    in upper atmospheric physics. Position is available immediately.
    Initial appointment is for one year but is renewable for an additional year
    To apply, please contact Prof. David Goldstein at david (at) ices.utexas.edu.

  207. July 10, 2013 7:37 am

    From Sondy Springmann on the “Astronomers” facebook group:
    “USRA/Arecibo Observatory are hiring for a postdoc or research scientist position in the area of pulsars. Come join us in Puerto Rico with a 1000′ telescope, coquí frogs, coconuts, great beaches, a low cost of living, and an environment very supportive of families and raising children.”
    https://usra-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=121

  208. April 21, 2013 5:32 pm

    PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES RESEARCHER (GSFC/CRESST/UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND)

    The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s (GSFC) Planetary Environments
    Laboratory, in conjunction with the Center for Research and Exploration
    in Space Science and Technology (CRESST), is soliciting applications
    for a researcher in the field of Planetary Atmospheres to support Mars
    upper atmosphere investigations with the MAVEN mission. Additional
    details are available at:

    http://www.astro.umd.edu/employment/

    Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline with a strong
    and demonstrated interest in and understanding of upper atmospheric
    physics. IDL skills and experience in acquisition and analysis of data
    from space flight instruments are highly desirable.

    The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. All
    applications received by Monday, April 29, 2013 will receive full
    consideration.

  209. lovenstars permalink
    April 19, 2013 8:31 am

    POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM) (BOULDER, COLORADO)Job code: 15-01089*

    http://www.swri.org/HR/ViewPosition.asp?JobID=3043&Type=Exempt

    Job Summary:
    Assist in planning and verifying observations and downlink for New Horizons annual checkouts and Pluto encounter plans; will entail collecting inputs from science team members for science activity plans at Pluto and during annual checkouts; help devise data downlink plans for contingency sequences at Pluto and during annual checkouts; help instrument teams confirm their observation sequences and data downlink.

    Education/Experience:
    Requires a PhD degree in Planetary Science with at least a 3.0 GPA. PhD must be received within the last 3 years. Must be knowledgeable in science areas related to the New Horizons science goals. This includes, but is not limited to and understanding of thin atmospheres, infrared spectra of icy surfaces, and UV spectroscopy. The applicant needs to understand the questions that are being investigated by the New Horizons spacecraft. A valid/clear driver’s license is required.

    Special Considerations:
    Note: Work assignment is in Boulder, Colorado. Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident due to ITAR work in section. This is a 1 year limited term assignment with a possible extension.
    Job Locations: Boulder, CO
    For more information about this division, visit the Space Science & Engineering home page.

  210. March 21, 2013 7:51 am

    Albion College (Albion, Michigan) is seeking part-time instructors as sabbatical replacements for Fall 2013. The qualified candidate would be expected to teach courses in physics and astronomy.

    Please see http://www.albion.edu/hr/component/jobgroklist/posting/posting/186/258 or contact Nicolle Zellner (nzellner@albion.edu) for more information.

  211. lovenstars permalink
    March 8, 2013 6:29 am

    WANTED: NASA Video Producer for Planetary and Mars Science

    We are looking for a full-time multimedia producer with a passion for science storytelling. This is a chance to work with a team of world class producers, science writers, animators, and data visualizers to create mind-bending video and multimedia content for some of NASA’s most exciting new space science missions: MAVEN, OSIRIS-REx, LRO, Mars Science Lab Curiosity Rover. This position is located at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Click here for details: http://bit.ly/14lSuim

  212. March 7, 2013 8:21 pm

    Postdoc – Boston University – Venus and Mars ionospheres

    The Center for Space Physics at Boston University invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position supervised by Professor Paul Withers. The research will involve the analysis of observations from the ionospheres of Venus and Mars, supplemented by numerical simulations.

    Candidates should possess a PhD degree in a relevant field. Experience conducting research on planetary ionospheres is desirable. The salary offered will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Funding is available for two years with the possibility of extension. The appointment is expected to begin as soon as possible after 1 June 2013.
    Please contact Paul Withers (withers@bu.edu) for further information.

    Applications should be sent by email to Paul Withers (withers@bu.edu).
    The application should be submitted in PDF format and contain a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on 30 April 2013. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Boston University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  213. January 25, 2013 6:09 pm

    BLAUSTEIN Postdoctoral Scholar in Earth and Planetary Sciences

    The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS).

    We seek an outstanding individual with a recent Ph.D. in any area of Earth and Planetary sciences. The successful candidate will be free to pursue his/her independent research interests. Projects that complement our existing research programs and that involve two or more of the faculty from EPS and other Hopkins departments will be given preference. Information on our department and its research activities can be found at http://www.eps.jhu.edu. Applicants should contact faculty with whom they are interested in working.

    The duration of the fellowship is one year with an anticipated extension for a second year. The position carries a competitive salary and fringe benefits, includes an annual stipend for travel and research expenses, and provides eligibility to participate in the Johns Hopkins University health plans.

    Consideration of applications will begin February 15, 2013. Applications can only be submitted electronically through Interfolio https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21050. To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae (with your email address), names and emails of three or more references, and a brief research plan.

    Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

  214. January 15, 2013 12:11 pm

    Physics/astronomy faculty position available at Ventura Community College in Ventura, CA

    For details, see https://jobs.vcccd.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1358261059250

  215. November 11, 2012 4:49 pm

    The Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences (AOES) and the College of Science at George Mason University seek a dynamic tenured professor to lead the expansion and transformation of the geology program at Mason into a well-funded, research-active, Ph.D. granting program in Earth Sciences that will garner an international reputation. The successful candidate will guide the development of graduate programs and the hiring of several additional geology faculty.

    The department offers undergraduate degrees in Geology and Earth Science and a Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics. Our faculty includes geologists, atmospheric scientists, and oceanographers. George Mason University’s location on the doorstep of the nation’s capital provides special access to top federal and institutional laboratories, and AOES has strong research ties to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Carnegie Institution, NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, and other agencies. Additional information about the department is found at aoes.gmu.edu/.

    For full consideration, please apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F9637z. Candidates should upload a CV, letter of intent including statements of research and teaching interests, examples of published work, teaching evaluations, and contact information (with e-mail addresses) of four references.
    The position will remain open until filled. George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage women and minority candidates to apply.

  216. November 9, 2012 10:43 pm

    The Department of Geography and Geology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for three tenure-track, assistant professor positions to begin August 2013:
    Applied Geography/Geospatial Analysis – We seek an individual who applies geospatial techniques to geographic problems at the interface of nature and society, such as natural hazards, natural resources, coastal processes, global change studies, or urban/rural development (Contact: Dr. Joanne Halls [hallsj@uncw.edu] ),
    Landscape Dynamics/Active Tectonics – We seek an individual with expertise in the interactions between tectonics, climate, and landscape evolution using a field-based, quantitative, GIS/Remote-sensing approaches (Contact: Dr. Patricia Kelley kelleyp@uncw.edu), and
    Marine Geology/Paleoceanography – We seek an individual who combines expertise in field-based and shipboard collection techniques with quantitative analysis of paleoenvironmental proxy records from ocean archives (Contact: Dr. Richard Laws [laws@uncw.edu] .
    The successful candidates will be dynamic scientists with the potential to demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to develop an externally funded research program, and to recruit and mentor graduate students. Additional information on each position, on UNCW, and on the Department of Geography and Geology is given at http://www.uncw.edu/earsci.
    To apply, complete the online application at http://consensus.uncw.edu. A letter of application, brief statements of teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references should be uploaded as MS Word or PDF files. For questions concerning the online application process contact Ms. Cathy Morris, [morris@uncw.edu] , (910) 962-3736. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 4, 2013, but applications will be accepted until each position is filled.
    UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

  217. November 9, 2012 10:42 pm

    The Department of Geology at SUNY New Paltz seeks applicants for a full-time, 10-month lecturer position beginning Spring 2013. Responsibilities: 60% teaching, with courses including Physical Geology and 40% support of field excursions.
    Qualifications: Graduate degree required with some teaching experience at the college level preferred.
    For position details and application procedures, please visit:
    http://www.newpaltz.edu/hr/displayjobdetails.php?id=1318

  218. November 9, 2012 10:41 pm

    The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University solicits applications for two tenure-track faculty positions. We seek candidates with outstanding prospects for research and scholarly leadership who will complement the existing strengths of the Department. The successful applicants will develop and implement independent, externally-funded research programs, advise students, and facilitate interdisciplinary research.

    Geobiology (ID #2188). Relevant fields include, but are not limited to: astrobiology, geomicrobiology, and the interactions of Earth and life as revealed by the rock record. This search is affiliated with the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies.

    Lithosphere and Surface Processes (ID #2189). Relevant fields include, but are not limited to, active tectonics, sedimentary basin analysis, geologic time, geomorphology, petrology, volcanology, surface-atmosphere interactions, and planetary evolution.

    Yale is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a list of publications, plus the names and contact information of four referees. Applications should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/yale/G&G. Applications received prior to 1/1/2013 will receive full consideration. For information regarding Yale Geology & Geophysics, visit our web site at http://earth.yale.edu.

  219. November 9, 2012 10:39 pm

    NOTICE OF VACANCY
    WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    College of Engineering and Architecture
    Position 38753

    The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) program at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for a permanent 9-month tenure track faculty position in water resources and hydrologic engineering at the main Pullman, WA campus with an effective start date of August 16, 2013. The position is anticipated to be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor level although outstanding candidates at the Full Professor level will be considered. This position is part of WSU’s priority to build a diverse faculty; thus, female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION – The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within CEE, develop an externally funded research program, and provide departmental, college and university service. An earned doctorate in Civil, Chemical, or Environment Engineering or a closely aligned field before the date of hire is required. Strong communication skills and the ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies are also necessary.

    Preference will be given to candidates with strong backgrounds in: 1) investigating watershed responses to climate and land use-induced natural hazards on terrestrial processes (landslides, floods, droughts, and fires); 2) integrating measurements and mathematical models to better understand and manage pollutants in environmental systems; or 3) studying the roles of terrestrial biogeochemical processes in the hydrologic cycle. Applications are especially encouraged from individuals with strong records of publication in peer-refereed journals. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) or on-track to become registered within the next 4 years and professional experience [e.g. 12 months of postdoctoral research experience or private consulting] are desirable, but not required.

    WSU is home to growing interdisciplinary programs in water research, extension and outreach that span its Colleges and four campuses. This position is part of a multi-year thematic cluster hire in the College of Engineering and Architecture’s Signature Theme area of Air & Water Resources. All faculty in the CEE Department are expected to develop a strong record of scholarly work and sponsored research with the ability and desire to contribute to transdisciplinary research projects and have strong commitments to undergraduate and graduate education. Faculty in the Air & Water Resources research unit have strong ties to the State of Washington Water Research Center and the Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach as well as academic researchers across the university in agriculture, economics, environmental sciences, and social sciences and look to strengthen these relationships with the successful candidate.

    UNIVERSITY & DEPARTMENT – Founded in 1890, WSU is a comprehensive research, land-grant institution with a total student enrollment of approximately 27,000. The main campus is located in Pullman, WA, a rural community in eastern Washington about 75 miles south of Spokane, WA. WSU has excellent faculty-friendly policies, including a partner accommodation program. Washington State University is a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers (see http://www.ADVANCE.wsu.edu). The CEE department is one of five rapidly growing departments within the College of Engineering and Architecture. The Department currently has 25 tenure track faculty members, 100 full-time graduate students, and 600 undergraduate students. The department has an active research program with approximately $7 million in external annual funding in 2011. Additional information about the department is available at: http://www.cee.wsu.edu.

    APPLICATION PROCESS – Applicants should apply online at https://www.wsujobs.com by submitting the following: a cover letter, a detailed resume, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a list of five references with contact information. Screening of candidates will begin January 7, 2013, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
    WSU is an EEO/AA/ADA employer committed to providing equal opportunity without regard to national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable

  220. November 2, 2012 10:37 am

    Tenure track position in astronomy at High Point University
    http://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=175687990
    High Point University is a private liberal arts university in High Point, North Carolina

  221. October 22, 2012 4:04 pm

    FACULTY POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

    The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at
    the University of Arizona expects to have a tenured or tenure-track
    faculty position. Candidates in all areas of planetary science will be
    encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will teach at all levels,
    (freshman through advanced graduate classes). They will establish and
    maintain a distinguished research program in the field of planetary
    sciences and will supervise graduate students. Salary is dependent on
    qualifications. For an appointment above the rank of Assistant
    Professor, candidates must have an internationally recognized record of
    distinguished scientific achievement, leadership, and teaching ability
    in the planetary sciences. To be considered for appointment at the rank
    of Assistant Professor, candidates must demonstrate clear promise of
    such achievement.

    We plan to begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2012, and will
    continue until the position is filled. The starting date for the
    appointment is anticipated to be August 12, 2013. The official
    application will be online. However, inquiries and preliminary
    application materials, including a CV with publication list, statement
    of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and
    addresses of at least four references may be submitted to:
    Professor Timothy D. Swindle – tswindle at email.arizona.edu

  222. October 22, 2012 3:56 pm

    The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences invites applications for the first of three anticipated tenure-track faculty positions in planetary science. The first position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level, starting as early as Fall, 2013. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, help develop and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and supervise graduate student research. A Ph.D. is required in the Earth and/or planetary sciences or related discipline; post-doctoral experience is desirable. The successful candidate will further be expected to devote a portion of their research to exploring links between terrestrial and planetary processes. Accordingly, possible areas of planetary research include, but are not limited to, geomorphology and planetary surfaces, volcanology, tectonics and dynamics, petrology and mineralogy, cosmochemistry, cryospheres, climates, and studies of the early Earth and terrestrial planets in the solar system and their subsequent evolution. Approaches involving laboratory, field, and theoretical methods; remote sensing; and spacecraft observation are all welcome.

    We strongly encourage the successful candidate to forge research ties with other parts of the Johns Hopkins community that are active in planetary science, including the Applied Physics Laboratory, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Space Telescope Science Institute. There are excellent opportunities for additional collaborations within the Baltimore-Washington region, including with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the Carnegie Institution, the Smithsonian Institution, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

    Applications can only be submitted electronically through Interfolio
    (https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/18014), and must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and complete contact information of at least three references. Questions concerning submission of application materials should be directed to Kristen Gaines (kgaines at jhu.edu). Other requests for information may be directed to Prof. John Ferry, Search Committee Chair (jferry at jhu.edu). Review of the applications will begin December 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.

    Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and actively encourages interest from minorities and women.

  223. October 2, 2012 1:04 pm

    Tenure-track Faculty Position in Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

    The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Case Western Reserve University seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty growth position. We seek outstanding candidates who will complement existing departmental strengths in planetary sciences, geochemistry, and surficial processes. It is anticipated that the position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level, but senior candidates are also encouraged to apply. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should demonstrate promise for research and teaching excellence; Associate Professor candidates should have established a significant professional reputation; candidates for Professor should be internationally recognized for leadership and scholarship in their discipline. All positions require completion of the PhD degree by July 1, 2013 and a competitive record of research commensurate with rank. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students within the department, including teaching both introductory and disciplinary courses, and to conduct a vigorous, externally-funded research program that involves post-doctoral, graduate and undergraduate students. The typical teaching load is 2-3 courses per year.

    Although applications will be considered at any time, for guaranteed review applications should be received by November 15, 2012. Applicants should send a CV, a letter that describes research interests and teaching experience, and contact information for three references to geosearch@case.edu. Non-electronic submissions may be mailed to the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106-7216 USA. In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University is a past recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in Science and Engineering. Additional information about the Department and its programs can be found at http://geology.case.edu/.

  224. September 11, 2012 5:43 pm

    Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Astrobiology – New York Center for Astrobiology

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member in Astrobiology. An appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated. The appointee will be based in the School of Science at Rensselaer http://science.rpi.edu/, and affiliated with the New York Center for Astrobiology (NYCA, http://www.origins.rpi.edu/), a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute. The home department of the appointee within the School of Science will be determined at the time of appointment, based on prior experience.

    Applicants should have research interests and expertise that complement and synergize with current interdisciplinary research in the NYCA, which includes astrophysical studies of organic molecules in the interstellar medium, star formation and the chemical evolution of protostellar envelopes and protoplanetary disks, the impact history of the early solar system, conditions on the early Earth and Mars, the origin and early evolution of the first biomolecules on these planets, the emergence of life on Earth, and the search for biosignatures in our solar system and beyond. The appointee will join an established team that values the importance of interdisciplinary collaborations. The NYCA also emphasizes education and training at all levels: current programs include an Astrobiology Summer Science Camp for middle-school students, an Astrobiology Teachers Academy for high-school science teachers, college-level courses and a minor degree in Astrobiology, and training of the next generation of researchers at graduate and postdoctoral levels.

    The appointee would be expected to contribute to these activities. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a list of publications, and the names and contact information of three references to: Professor Douglas Whittet, Chair, Astrobiology Search Committee, New York Center for Astrobiology, Department of Physics, Applied Physics & Astrronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th Steet, Troy, NY 12180. Applications may be submitted electronically to whittd@rpi.edu.

    Review of applications is ongoing and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by October 31, 2012 are assured fullest consideration.

  225. September 2, 2012 10:52 pm

    FACULTY POSITION IN PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE

    The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech invites
    applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the areas of
    Planetary and Space Sciences. We are seeking candidates interested in a
    range of topics that complement our existing strengths: space physics,
    magnetospheric science, planetary atmospheres, interiors, and/or
    planetary geology and surface processes. We are particularly interested
    in candidates who incorporate spacecraft observations with numerical
    and/or laboratory studies. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level
    are sought, although outstanding individuals at all levels will be
    considered.

    Georgia Tech is undergoing growth in earth and planetary sciences,
    which includes a new Strategic University Research Partnership with
    NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The School of Earth and Atmospheric
    Sciences currently has 29 faculty members and 93 graduate students. For
    more information about our School and academic programs, visit:

    http://www.eas.gatech.edu
    Applications will be considered beginning November 1, 2012.

  226. September 2, 2012 10:52 pm

    ASTRONOMER POSITION AT LOWELL OBSERVATORY

    Lowell Observatory invites applications for tenure-track or tenured
    research positions in astronomy, astrophysics, or planetary science.
    We are open to applicants at any career level who can build on current
    strengths or open new areas for Lowell Observatory. The successful
    candidate must have an outstanding record of research accomplishment.
    Demonstrated ability or potential to obtain significant external
    funding to support research programs is also essential. A Ph.D. in
    astronomy, planetary science, or a related field is required.

    Lowell Observatory is a research institution where the staff engages
    full time in projects of their own design. The successful candidate
    will join an ongoing expansion of our scientific and engineering staff
    to maximize the potential of our new 4.3-meter Discovery Channel
    Telescope, now in the commissioning phase, in partnership with
    Discovery Communications, Boston University, the University of Toledo,
    the University of Maryland, and Goddard. Lowell also maintains 1.8-m,
    1.1-m, and 0.8-m telescopes equipped with optical and IR imagers and
    spectrographs, and we are a partner with the US Naval Observatory and
    the Naval Research Laboratory in the Navy Precision Optical
    Interferometer.

    See the Job Register or the following web site for more information:

    http://www.lowell.edu/about_jobs.php

    The deadline for full consideration is December 1.

  227. August 24, 2012 5:24 pm

    I’m looking for a new postdoc. Please see the full description below and let me know if you have any questions!

    Job Description: Postdoctoral Researcher in Infrared Spectroscopy (reference WC-R-7412-12-08-S)

    The Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University has a need for a post-doctoral researcher. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Timothy Glotch and will use laboratory spectroscopic and modeling techniques to determine the optical constants of low symmetry minerals. The successful candidate will also use the Multiple Sphere T-Matrix (MSTM) and other models to investigate light scattering within planetary regoliths. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to pursue projects of their own design and submit grant proposals.

    The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Geology, Physics, or Planetary Science and have experience working with infrared data from Mars, the Moon, or Earth. Ideally, the successful candidate will be highly experienced in the use of Fortran, Matlab, and/or other computer programming languages. Experience with laboratory spectroscopic instruments is also a plus.

    The appointment will be for 1-year with the possibility of renewal for up to 3 years. Those interested in this position can apply online by visiting http://www.stonybrook.edu/jobs and clicking on “Category K.” Applications may also be mailed to

    Roberto Martinez, Recruiting Specialist
    Human Resource Services
    390 Administration Building
    Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, NY 11794-0751

  228. Lynnae C. Quick permalink
    August 13, 2012 4:10 pm

    Anticipated Position at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: Organic Geochemistry of Astromaterials

    The Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Directorate, NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), anticipates an opening for a civil service research scientist in the Astromaterials Research Office. The incumbent will be expected to conduct fundamental research in the general area of organic geochemistry of astromaterials. United States citizenship and a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in chemistry, physics, geology, geochemistry, planetary sciences, or a related field are required. The position requires an advanced knowledge of principles, practices, and applications of organic geochemistry in planetary and space sciences. The position will be filled at the GS-13 level. For a table of civil servant salaries in the greater Houston area, see http://www.opm.gov/oca/12tables/html/hou.asp

    The selectee will be expected to establish a strong research program and to attract funds from any of the range of NASA Research & Analysis programs. This research program should complement or build upon existing ARES strengths, which include studies of primitive materials, meteorites, comets, and asteroids; Mars exploration and science research; experimental studies; and astrobiology. ARES is well-equipped with state of the art analytical and experimental laboratories (see http://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/ares/index_krlab.cfm for a complete list). Participation in NASA-sponsored space science missions is strongly encouraged (e.g. instrument team member/PI/co-I, participating scientist, etc.). Finally, the selectee will provide advice and support to the ARES Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office for issues relating to organic geochemistry, such as organic contamination control, planetary protection, and procedures for appropriate curation of astromaterials that may contain organic species, on an as-needed basis up to approximately one-fifth time.

    It is anticipated that the official position announcement will appear on or about 1 September 2012. All applications must be made through the USAJobs.gov website. The formal announcement will contain details on the application process, including dates the position will be open for application. Starting date is subject to negotiation. Please address inquiries to Dr. David Draper (Manager, Astromaterials Research Office, David Draper), who will also provide, upon request, a detailed outline (authored by JSC’s Human Resources office) for navigating the USAJobs.gov website and compiling a responsive application.

  229. July 10, 2012 2:08 pm

    From Dr. C. Renee James (phy_crj@shsu.edu):

    If you could pass this announcement to any astronomy instructors that you know within a 75 mile radius of Huntsville, Texas, I would be grateful.

    Sam Houston State University’s physics department finds itself in need of an ADJUNCT (POOL) faculty member to teach introductory astronomy (some combination of solar system and stars and galaxies) in the Fall 2012 semester – and likely future semesters. We need someone to cover at least two, possibly as many as four, sections at $3000/section. Please message me (Dr. C. Renee James at phy_crj@shsu.edu) as soon as possible if you are interested or know someone who might be interested.

    Thanks!

    -Renee

  230. June 15, 2012 11:58 am

    The Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of
    Lisbon (CAAUL) welcomes applications from PhD researchers to
    post-doctoral fellowships in the field of planetary
    atmospheres. We are seeking enthusiastic candidates with a
    background in the observation or/and modelling of planetary
    atmospheres. Instrumentation-oriented candidates will be given
    special consideration. The candidates will respond to the call
    issued by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and
    Technology (FCT).

    Candidates for these positions must have a Ph.D. or equivalent
    degree in astronomy or planetary science. The fellowships are for
    3 years, with the possibility of an extension for a second 3-year
    term. The successful candidates will actively contribute to the
    development of the Centre, and extensive interaction with other
    international groups will occur. CAAUL members are actively
    involved in a number of major international projects, including
    ESO and ESA projects (such as Venus Express and ALMA), and the
    selected candidates should demonstrate their capability to
    enhance such collaborations. For further information please
    consult the Centre’s webpage (http://caaul.oal.ul.pt) or contact Dr. David
    Luz (dluz[AT]oal.ul.pt) no later than June 22. The deadline for
    applications is July 3rd.

  231. April 26, 2012 10:40 am

    Space Telescope Science Institute is hiring this year. We’re especially interested in Solar System scientists with some instrumentation background. Please share with your colleagues. http://jobregister.aas.org/job_view?JobID=41941 Note that the deadline is May 15, 2012.

  232. Lynnae Quick permalink
    February 24, 2012 3:45 pm

    Research Scientists: Mars Petrology and Organic Geochemistry

    The Planetary Science Section at JPL, based in Pasadena, CA, is looking to fill two positions for researchers in areas relevant to future Martian sample return missions.
    The first position is for study in the area of mineralogy, petrology and/or meteoritics. The research is expected to further knowledge of petrogenetic processes throughout the Solar System. Advanced scientific knowledge of petrology, mineralogy, and/or meteoritics is expected. The ability to use analytical and theoretical approaches to solving problems related to the origin and evolution of igneous rocks and/or extraterrestrial samples is essential.
    The second position is for a researcher within the area of organic geochemistry with a strong focus on geobiological and/or astrobiological investigations. The researcher will possess expertise in those areas related to the origin and significance of organic material in terrestrial and extraterrestrial geological samples. Themes of study are expected to include the origin and evolution of life on Earth, the study of extraterrestrial organic compounds, and/or the recognition of biosignatures in returned Solar System samples.
    It is expected that both positions will pursue new mission and/or instrument opportunities through advocacy and outreach within the scientific and stakeholder community. This pursuit will involve working closely with science and engineering teams at JPL to design Solar System sample return and planetary exploration missions and instrumentation. The candidate is expected to have a PhD along with advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience in conceiving, defining, and conducting independent scientific research. Both positions include significant start up packages. Both positions offer a competitive salary and impressive benefits with a renowned leader in Planetary Science.
    To view the full job descriptions and apply to these positions, please visit: http://careerlaunch.jpl.nasa.gov, (see Requisitions #10654 and #10655). Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and should include a curriculum vitae, a career statement with research objectives and contact information for three professional references. JPL/Caltech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  233. Lynnae Quick permalink
    December 27, 2011 5:40 pm

    USGS Astrogeology Announcement to Hire a New Science Center Director

    The incumbent serves as Director of the Astrogeology Science Center (ASTRO) in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and manages and directs all scientific activities therein. The USGS ASTRO Science Center conducts the major segment of the USGS’s program of scientific research into the geologic nature and history of the planets and satellites in the Solar System. The program encompasses a variety of scientific and technical disciplines including geology, geophysics, computer science, cartography, geodesy, space science, physical science, and remote sensing. This interdisciplinary position may be classified in any of the following professional occupational series; General Physical Science GS-1301; Geophysics, GS-1313; Chemistry, GS-1320; Geology, GS-1350. Astronomers and astrophysicists will typically apply under General Physical Science (GS-1301).

    This opportunity closes 27 Jan 2012.

    To find a detailed description of this position and additional information on qualifications and application procedures, please click on the USAjobs link
    below:

    Former and Current Federal Employees:
    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/305114500

    Non Federal Employees:
    http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetail/305112900

  234. David Luz permalink
    April 13, 2011 2:29 pm

    Closing Date May 20 2011

    Postdoctoral Position – Lisbon University – Planetary Sciences – Venus atmosphere

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University of Lisbon’s Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, in the framework of a research project funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The starting date is 1 July 2011 or soon thereafter.

    The successful candidate will work on the optimization of a GCM of the atmosphere of Venus and on the couplings between dynamics, cloud system and composition, and on a number of diagnostics of the atmospheric circulation. Further tasks include an assessment of the roles of different components of the circulation and comparison with observational results.

    Applicants must have a PhD, will have experience in atmospheric modelling and will be able to modify the existing numerical and analysis tools. Knowledge in the analysis of spectral imaging data would be appreciated. However, candidates with all relevant backgrounds will be considered. A high level of written/spoken English and the ability to work as part of an international team are required.

    The position is for 18 months. At its term support will be given for grant applications to FCT, to which the candidate must apply with the support of an institute.

    Applicants should include a CV, a list of publications and a statement of research interests and experience. The names, e-mail and telephone contacts of two referees must be provided. Late applications may be considered until the post has been filled. Please send applications and queries to Dr. David Luz (dluz[AT]oal.ul.pt) copied to Dr. David Berry (dberry[AT]uevora.pt).

  235. April 12, 2011 11:15 am

    Department: Education

    Job type: Visiting assistant professor; full time instructional

    Duration: One to five years

    Job Description:
    Albion College invites applications for one year appointment in Education at the visiting assistant professor level to begin in August, 2011. Candidates are expected to be able to teach K – 12 math and science pedagogy and supervise student teachers. Additional details about the department can be found: http://www.albion.edu/education.

    Qualifications:
    Candidates are expected to have a PhD in education, or a related field and be able to teach K – 12 math and science pedagogy and supervise student teachers. ABD candidates will be considered. We seek candidates who have demonstrated teaching excellence and have a minimum of three years experience with pre-collegiate teaching. While not a requirement for the position, an ability to teach introductory courses, collaborate with faculty in the fine and applied arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and support recruitment of students via STEM initiatives is highly valued.

    Application Process:
    For full consideration, candidates should send a letter of application with statement of teaching philosophy, vitae, graduate transcript, copies of relevant publications or other materials, and four confidential letters of recommendation—one of which should be from a student, to Dr. Kyle Shanton, department and search committee chair, Education Department, Albion College, 611 East Porter Street, Albion, MI 49224.

    Review of applications will begin April 25, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Kyle Shanton: kshanton@albion.edu.

    Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1635 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour’s drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

  236. January 26, 2011 5:47 pm

    Tenure-track Astronomer & Scientist Opportunities

    The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is entering an extremely exciting phase driven by new science opportunities and new instrumentation.

    The Observatory has one or more openings for tenure-track Astronomers this year and anticipates additional openings in the coming years. The NRAO tenure-track Astronomer system parallels the tenure-track systems in research universities, with the support of the Observatory’s science mission substituting for teaching. Tenure-track appointments will be made on the basis of both the candidate’s excellence in research and their ability to maintain cutting-edge research programs and thereby further the mission of the Observatory. NRAO Astronomers are expected to play a leadership role in the Observatory and in the wider astronomical community.

    The Observatory also has one or more Scientist openings for instrumentalists, computational scientists, and observational scientists this year and anticipates additional openings in the coming years.

    Additional information about these NRAO positions is available at http://science.nrao.edu/opportunities/scientist.shtml

  237. Nicolle Zellner permalink
    January 23, 2011 1:19 pm

    Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy

    Institution Name: Albion College

    Albion College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement in Physics at the visiting assistant professor level to begin in August, 2011. Candidates are expected to be able to teach an introductory level, lab-based, observational astronomy course and an intermediate Stars and Galaxies course. Telescope experience will be valued. Additional details about the department can be found at http://www.albion.edu/physics.

    Qualifications Include:

    Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field and be able to teach an introductory level, lab-based, observational astronomy course and an intermediate Stars and Galaxies course. ABD candidates will be considered. We seek candidates that have demonstrated teaching excellence. While not a requirement for the position, an ability to teach some additional physics courses and/or an ability to contribute to the department’s advanced laboratory course will be valued.

    Application Process:

    For full consideration, candidates should send a letter of application, vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of effective teaching, and the names and addresses (including email addresses) of three references to Nicolle Zellner, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224.

    Search Duration:

    Review of applications will begin March 15, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

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    Albion College is a private liberal arts college of about 1635 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour’s drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

    Visit our Web site at http://www.albion.edu .

  238. January 14, 2011 3:57 pm

    Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar in Earth and Planetary Sciences

    The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS).

    We seek an outstanding individual with a recent Ph.D. in any area of Earth and Planetary sciences. The successful candidate will be free to pursue his/her independent research interests. Projects that complement our existing research programs and that involve two or more of the faculty from EPS and other Hopkins departments will be given preference. Information on our department and its research activities can be found at http://www.eps.jhu.edu. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty whom they are interested in working with.

    The duration of the fellowship is one year with an anticipated extension for a second year. The position carries a competitive salary and fringe benefits, includes an annual stipend for travel and research expenses, and provides eligibility to participate in the Johns Hopkins University health plans.

    Consideration of applications will begin January 10, 2011. To apply, please send in paper or electronic format your curriculum vitae (with your email address), names and emails of three or more references, and a brief research plan to: Blaustein Postdoctoral Search Committee, Kristen Gaines (kgaines@jhu.edu), Johns Hopkins University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 3400 N. Charles Street, 301 Olin Hall, Baltimore, MD. 21218, USA.

    Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

  239. September 7, 2010 9:36 am

    The Department of Geological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is seeking to applications for a postdoctoral researcher position to work on data collected by the MESSENGER mission to Mercury.

    Individuals with interest in working on a planetary spacecraft mission and with geophysics and/or tectonics expertise are encouraged to apply. Candidates interested in surface deformation and lithospheric structure, planetary interior structure, mantle convection or core dynamics, particularly those with experience working with gravity, topography, imaging or magnetic field data sets will be given preference. The Department and the University maintain high-performance computing facilities that will be available for postdoctoral investigations. For full consideration applications should be received by September 21, 2010, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position requires a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and is available for one year with the possibility of renewal for another year. Interested candidates should send a cover letter detailing research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to Prof. Steven A. Hauck, II at messenger-postdoc@case.edu. Inquiries regarding the position can also be emailed to the same address.

    In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University is a past recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in Science and Engineering. Additional information about the Department and its programs can be found at http://geology.case.edu/.

  240. March 19, 2010 9:39 am

    Postdoctoral Research Assistant , Meteorites Natural History Museum, London, UK
    Mineralogy Department
    Natural History Museum, London, UK
    Meteoritics and Cosmic Mineralogy

    Full time
    Fixed term appointment for 23 months
    Band: Science level 2
    £28,022 per annum

    Closing Date: Sunday 18 April 2010

    Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Meteorites

    The Mineralogy Department is responsible for one of the most comprehensive collection of minerals and houses the national collection of meteorites and extensive collection of rocks, ores, building stones and ocean floor deposits. Based in the Mineralogy Department and reporting to Gretchen Benedix, the Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) is in the Meteoritics and Cosmic Mineralogy Section. The post holder will undertake a study of primitive achondrite meteorites to determine the physical properties of their formation and evolution through analysis of bulk and trace element chemistry, as well as mineralogy and petrology. These properties will be used as inputs to and checks on the results of computer models of asteroid heating in the early solar system. The researcher will conduct all bulk chemical and mineralogy/petrolog y analyses and will assist in the interpretation of models.

    Requirements (person specification)
    Applicants must demonstrate evidence of the detailed criteria outlined below to be considered for the post.

    Academic and professional qualifications
    1. PhD in Geochemistry, Cosmochemistry, Planetary Science, related field OR equivalent
    Knowledge and experience
    2. Knowledge and experience of basic determination of mineralogy/petrolog y
    3. Knowledge and experience of basic chemistry laboratory techniques
    4. Relevant laboratory experience (including knowledge of relevant Health and Safety procedures and their application in the laboratory)
    5. Experience of publishing papers in high quality peer-reviewed journals (a proven publication record would be advantageous to the post holder)
    Skills and competences
    6. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing in English at all levels, including the ability to produce sound manuscripts and abstracts
    7. Demonstrable evidence of planning and organising own time to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
    8. Flexibility; competent of completing tasks independently using own initiative and can work well as part of a team whilst building good working relationships with others
    9. Proven analytical skills with a methodical approach to data collection, handling and interpretation
    10. A systematic approach to problem solving to aid both personal research and collaborative research
    11. Can focus on tasks to completion, approaching tasks logically with due care and strong attention to detail
    12. Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and the ability to learn new software packages quickly and with ease
    Other essential requirements
    13. A willingness to attend international conferences which usually occur twice per year

    Tasks and responsibilities (job description)
    • Dissolve primitive meteorites and determine bulk composition using ICP-MS techniques
    • Determine mineralogy and petrology of primitive achondrite meteorites and use data collected in a model to determine thermodynamic properties
    • Use properties determined above in theoretical modelling of heating asteroids
    • Disseminate accumulated results by attending international conferences and publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals

    Other additional information
    Department: Mineralogy
    Contract: Fixed term appointment for 23 months
    Pay Band: Science level 2
    Salary Range: £28,022 per annum
    Location: South Kensington
    Hours: 41 hours per week, Monday-Friday

    Eligibility
    This post is being advertised internally and externally. All interested parties are eligible to apply. At the Natural History Museum we value the diversity of our employees and the unique perspectives they bring to our business.

    Application method
    Apply online before the closing date through the NHM website: Vacancies at the Natural History Museum (www.nhm.ac. uk/jobs). Complete the online application form and provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate how knowledge skills and experience meets the detailed criteria outlined in the job description. As part of the application form candidates need to complete the following questions;

    It is advisable that candidates prepare their answers to the questions in word document which can be transferred into the online application form.

    1. Provide specific examples from achievements, knowledge and experience or skills and competencies that demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the role which are enclosed and numbered above.
    2. What attracted you to the role?
    3. Is there anything else you wish to tell us, that you have not had the opportunity of doing elsewhere in this application form?

    Candidates that wish to provide additional documents to support their application can email these to the named contact (general enquiries). Individual cover letters and CV’s will not be considered but can be used to support completed online application forms.

    Closing date: Sunday 18 April 2010

    Interviews will take place the week beginning 31 May 2010

    Selection and appointment
    Selection decisions are based on merit with candidates assessed against clear, objective criteria at each stage of the recruitment and selection process. All offers of employment made are conditional and subject to satisfactory completion of all pre-employment checks.

    Contact for general enquiries
    HR general enquiries: Emilie Tunstall, e.tunstall@nhm. ac.uk
    9 March 2010

    Posted by Gretchen Benedix; a PDF version of the ad can be obtained by e-mailing Gretchen Benedix at g.benedix@nhm. ac.uk

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