Associate or Assistant Professor in Solar, Space or Planetary Science

Position Details

Summary

Operating Title Associate or Assistant Professor in Solar, Space or Planetary Science
Long Classification Title
Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH CEPS Physics [UDPHYS]
Summary of Position

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.

Additional Job Information

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.

Posting Number/Job Order # PF0116FY18
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quick Link to Posting http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/27390
Percent Time Information (FTE) 100%
Faculty Information Tenure-Track
If Renewable or Number of years, please specify
Type of Position Faculty

Posting Details

Posting Date 08/16/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date
Institution Information

The Department of Physics and the Space Science Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). 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.

This position is responsible for the supervision of Students
Special Requirements A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
EEO Statement

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Professional Letter of Reference (3)
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Philosophy
  6. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents