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Employment Opportunities

Listed below are resources and opportunities for individuals seeking temporary or permanent employment within the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences:

Positions available:

Faculty

  • Assistant/Associate Professor - Origins of Life - The Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, within the College of Science at Purdue University, invite applicants for up to three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with experience, and with departmental appointments to align with candidates' expertise and interests. Applications are welcomed from researchers in all areas with relevance to the Origins of Life, including but not limited to astrobiology, astrochemistry, prebiotic chemistry, processes related to abiogenesis and (exo)planetary habitability, (exo)planetary biogeochemistry, evolutionary biology, self-replicating and evolutionary systems, and/or synthetic biology relating to the minimum requirements for life. Experimental, computational, observational, and theoretical scientists are encouraged to apply. Applicants that work across multiple disciplines or work to develop interdisciplinary collaborations are especially encouraged to apply. Broadly speaking, the Origins of Life search will consider fields of research and processes related to how life first evolved on Earth, how life continues to evolve, and whether and where life exists elsewhere in the universe and how it informs the origins of life on Earth.
  • Assistant Professor - Igneous Petrology of Earth & Planetary MaterialsThe Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of igneous petrology of Earth and planetary materials. Candidates with research programs that bridge Earth and planetary applications are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include but are not limited to field, laboratory, and experimental studies of volcanic systems and/or the evolution of Earth and planetary interiors and crusts, potentially using sample-based studies of terrestrial materials, planetary returned or analog samples, or meteorites. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in geology, planetary science, or a related field. Questions related to this position should be addressed to Prof. Briony Horgan (briony@purdue.edu). Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
  • EAPS Assistant/Associate Professor - Terrestrial Drivers of Climate - The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), within the College of Science at Purdue University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in measuring terrestrial climate drivers and feedbacks at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in the 2023-24 academic year. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized research program and will teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.  Review of applications will begin November 14, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 
  • Assistant Professor – Advanced Materials - The Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Biological Sciences, and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences in the College of Science at Purdue University invite applicants for multiple faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, with departmental appointment(s) to align with candidate’s expertise and interests. Successful candidates hired at all faculty levels as part of this College-wide cluster search will help form the core of a new interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Materials, along with an already established dynamic group of Purdue College of Science faculty across all departments. Center faculty will create an interdisciplinary, globally competitive research presence in the design of new materials in which atomic and molecular-scale understanding and control of structure leads to transformative new capabilities at larger scales. 
  • Associate/Full Professor – Advanced Materials - The Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Biological Sciences, and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University invite applicants for multiple faculty positions at the rank of Associate/Full Professor, rank to be commensurate with experience, and departmental appointments to align with candidate's expertise and interests. Successful candidates hired at all faculty levels as part of this College-wide cluster search will help form the core of a new interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Materials, along with an already established dynamic group of Purdue College of Science faculty across all departments. Center faculty will create an interdisciplinary, globally competitive research presence in the design of new materials in which atomic and molecular-scale understanding and control of structure leads to transformative new capabilities at larger scales. 
  • Visiting Assistant Professor - The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), within the College of Science, at Purdue University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor. This position is full-time, academic year (9 month), beginning August 15, 2022.

Staff & Research Support

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Postdoctoral

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