Faculty Positions in SESE
Research Professor (Open Rank)
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 Professor position. Rank will
be commensurate with experience and credentials. This is a non-tenure track, benefitseligible
position subject to annual renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance,
availability of resources, and the needs of the unit. Anticipated start date is November 24,
2014, but a later start date is negotiable.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program
that supports the CMS mission of creating and sharing new knowledge in the field of
meteoritics and allied sciences. In addition, the successful candidate will also serve as
Assistant Director of the CMS. In this capacity, he/she will assist the CMS director in
supporting the mission of the Center by assisting in collections-related activities;
coordinating CMS participation in E/PO activities and events; generating and maintaining
CMS archives, records, publications, and informational materials (including, but not
limited to, website content); overseeing public exhibits involving the CMS collection or
educational materials; and assisting with other Center-related activities at the discretion
of the director.
Seventy-five percent (75%) of this positon is funded by the Center for Meteorite Studies.
It is expected that the additional 25% will come from extramural sources secured by the
A Ph.D. in a physical science discipline is required by the time of appointment and
preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of research
productivity in meteoritics or closely related fields.
To apply, please send the following materials: 1) cover letter describing past experience
relevant to the position, 2) research statement, 3) current CV, and 4) contact information
(name, email, and phone number) for three references. Application materials should be
sent as a single pdf to Professor Meenakshi Wadhwa, Director CMS, at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is October 15, 2014; if not filled, applications
will be reviewed every week thereafter 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.