Faculty Position in Solar, Space or Planetary science

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Associate or Assistant Professor in solar, space or planetary science

University of New Hampshire
Department of Physics and Space Science Center

The Department of Physics and the Space Science Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invite applications for a tenure-track position in Physics with joint appointment in the Space Science Center at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor beginning August, 2018, in the areas of solar, space, or planetary science. The successful applicant can expect to interact with highly active research groups in solar and space science, lunar science and astrophysics. Applicants are sought in the leadership and development of strong experimental research programs in solar, heliospheric, magnetospheric, geospace, ionospheric, and upper atmospheric research and/or experimental programs in planetary science.

UNH is a research university on the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast, roughly an hour north of Boston, with significant resources in engineering, world-class laboratories, and a ~60 year history of leadership in space science missions. UNH has been involved with and committed to instrument design and fabrication, science operations, data analysis, sophisticated numerical modeling and theory. UNH involvement and leadership extends over an enormous array of missions including MMS, Solar Orbiter, Solar Probe Plus, GOES, IBEX, RBSP, Firebird, BalloonWinds, Equator-S, ACE, Cluster, STEREO, Wind, Polar, FAST, SMM, Compton GRO, OSO-7. Extensive experimental resources are available, including a machine shop, engineering support, thermal/vacuum test facilities, and EMI/EMC test facilities. In addition, UNH has excellent computational resources including a CRAY XE6m-200 supercomputer, and houses leading theory and modeling groups in space science.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of research accomplishments, and a demonstrated track record in securing external grant funding. The candidate should be enthusiastic about teaching physics and space science classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 16, 2017. The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief summaries of teaching interests and future research plans and the names of three references. Please apply directly online at: https://jobs.usnh.edu/. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. Nathan Schwadron at nschwadron@unh.edu.

The Southwest Research Institute's Department of Earth, Oceans, and Space (SwRI-EOS) is co-located and shares facilities with the UNH Space Science Center. UNH and SwRI staff collaborate heavily on joint research efforts. The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.