Job opportunity at Stanford, Earth & Planetary Sciences Dept
Stanford University, California, United States
Apply before: 30 October 2023

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Earth and Planetary Sciences. We invite candidates that have completed or will soon complete their Ph.D. in a broad range of areas including but not limited to geochemistry, sedimentary geology, and structural geology. We also encourage applicants that apply their disciplines in the context of field research, planetary science, or both. The successful candidate will serve as faculty in the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. Candidates must have an exceptional record of scholarly work, demonstrate a dedication to teaching, and an established commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application materials need to be submitted online at this link ( The deadline to submit your application is October 30, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for three reference letter writers
  4. Combined research and teaching statement (not to exceed 3 pages)

The Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their combined research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

The expected base pay range for this position is $126,000-$145,000. Stanford University has provided a base pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including years since terminal degree, training, and field or discipline; departmental budget availability; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.

For general questions regarding this position, please contact Claudia Baroni at - not Jane Willenbring. 😆

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Coastal Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group