Physics and Space Sciences

Faculty Position in Planetary Science, Department of Physics and Space Sciences - Florida Institute of Technology.

Position # PSS705

The Department of Physics and Space Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology invites applications for a permanent faculty position beginning August 2017. This position is at the rank of assistant professor, but higher ranks may be considered for senior or well-established candidates. While applicants from all branches of planetary science will be considered, those with active research involving Mars are strongly encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants with experience that overlaps other research areas in our department, and that can make best use of our available research facilities. These facilities include a large Mars atmospheric simulation chamber and 1-m class telescopes in Florida, Tucson, Chile, and La Palma. Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to developing or bringing a leading research program in planetary science. The candidate will also mentor and train students in our Space Sciences masters and doctoral programs, and work closely with the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute. Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Florida Tech hosts one of the largest physics and space sciences programs in the U.S. The Department of Physics and Space Sciences has 130 undergraduates and 35 graduate students. Being founded to support NASA, and being only a few miles from the Kennedy Space Center, we are tightly integrated into the federal and private space industry. Information about the department and its current research activities can be found at http://cos.fit.edu/pss/. For more information interested candidates should contact Dr. Daniel Batcheldor. To apply email searchpss@fit.edu with the subject “Position # PSS705”. In a single PDF provide a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching experience and interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Florida Tech is an equal opportunity employer.