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Postdoc Fellow in Physics - CubeSat Program

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Job Title Postdoc Fellow in Physics - CubeSat Program Classification Title Rank Tenure Information Non-Tenure Track Job Description

A two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship position with a possibility for extension is available immediately for a highly motivated candidate to lead a team of faculty and undergraduate students through the conceptual development, design, fabrication and deployment of a CubeSat. The successful candidate will help define and execute the scientific mission of the program. Other responsibilities include management of regulatory requirements related to the CubeSat mission and support during the launch campaign and ground station operations. This position also includes mentored teaching opportunities of up to one course per semester. Office space, laboratory space, staffed fabrication facilities and funding in direct support of the project will be provided. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in engineering, space science or a related discipline. Previous experience with a successful CubeSat mission is highly desired.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity (http://handbook.rhodes.edu/diversity) in the workforce.

Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities (http://www.rhodes.edu/admission-aid/visit-rhodes/memphis).

Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing the candidate’s qualifications related to CubeSat or other nanosatellite missions, a sample research plan involving a CubeSat, graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation. The application also should include a separate statement that addresses your interest in working at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. For full consideration applications should be received by May 1, 2019. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate’s recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. For additional information, contact Dr. Brent Hoffmeister [email protected] Prospective candidates may also meet with representatives from Rhodes College at the CubeSat Developers Workshop on April 23-25 at CalPoly.

Required Education

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in engineering, space science or a related discipline.

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Posting Number F00062P Open Date 03/19/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Recruiter/Contact for Applicant Dr. Brent Hoffmeister Contact Email for Applicant [email protected] Contact Number for Applicant 901-843-3913 Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. Diversity and Inclusion Statement
  5. Other Document
  6. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
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  2. Unofficial Transcript 3




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Posted: 3/20/2019
Application Due: 6/11/2019
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