Joint Tenure-track Faculty Position at the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Solar Observatory
The National Solar Observatory (NSO) and University of Colorado, Boulder (CU) are seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Solar Physics. The appointment will be shared equally between the two organizations and aims to strengthen academic and research ties between CU's Departments of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, Physics, and Aerospace Engineering Sciences and the NSO's Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) and Integrated Synoptic Program (NISP) efforts.
Of particular interest are candidates with research interests in the dynamics, magnetism, and connectivity of the solar photosphere, chromosphere and corona with broader links to Stellar Astrophysics or Space Physics. Possible scientific foci include: instrument development for next generation ground based observations which complement space based efforts; spectroscopy and spectropolarimetry, with emphasis on inversion and data interpretation; magnetism on fine scales, with focus on turbulent convection, dynamo, and plasma processes; coronal physics or solar wind dynamics, with links to space weather applications; and data mining and novel approaches to data interrogation aimed at exploiting the scientific content of very large data sets.
Appointment is expected at the Assistant Professor level, though higher-level appointment may be considered, jointly as an NSO scientist and tenure track University of Colorado faculty in the department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, Physics, or Aerospace Engineering Sciences, according to the area of interest and expertise.
Duties include teaching courses from the curriculum of the selected Department to undergraduate and graduate students.
The construction of the DKIST and the relocation of the NSO headquarters to the Boulder campus provide a unique opportunity in solar physics. The DKIST will achieve unprecedented high-resolution observations of solar photospheric, chromospheric, and coronal magnetic fields, and the University of Colorado Boulder and surrounding research institutions will provide a rich teaching and research environment within which to embed NSO activities. Within this context, the candidate will be expected to pursue an innovative program of research and graduate and undergraduate education.
In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We particularly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and short descriptions of their research and teaching interests and plans, and request that three letters of reference be submitted on their behalf.
Applicants should hold a PhD in physics, astrophysics or a related field, and have research and teaching experience commensurate with the appointment level. A minimum one year of teaching experience is recommended for the Assistant Professor entry level but may have been obtained during doctoral studies.
For more information please contact Valentin M Pillet, Search Committee Chair, (303) 735 - 7365, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of the applications will begin January 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
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Application Materials Required:Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below
Application Materials Instructions:Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Boulder
Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics
Posting Date: Nov 8, 2016
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Molly
Posting Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Number: 00728127