University of Minnesota, SPA Searches

Position ID:University of Minnesota-SPA Searches-TTTAP [#20056]
Position Title: Tenure-track Assistant Professor - Experimental Space Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph)
Appl Deadline:2021/12/03 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/10/13, listed until 2021/12/31)
Position Description:    

Position description The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Experimental Space Physics. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, with appointments at a more senior level considered.

The University of Minnesota has a space physics research group with a long history of participation in successful space-based experiments. The group includes theoreticians and experimenters who study particle acceleration and reconnection throughout the heliosphere. Applications are encouraged from researchers working in any area related to space physics. This includes not only the plasmas of the Sun, its heliosphere, and planetary magnetospheres, but also includes related topics such as the plasma physics of exoplanets and stars, or the interaction of space plasma with the upper layers of Earth’s atmosphere. Members of the space physics group are also members of the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, offering abundant opportunity for collaborative research across many astrophysical areas. The group also enjoys collaborations with the Department of Aerospace Engineering on space-based instrumentation projects. Qualifications Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics and should have demonstrated the potential to conduct a vigorous and significant research program as evidenced by their publication record and supporting letters from recognized leaders in the field. The ability to teach physics effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels is required. The candidate should be dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, and should be committed to working well with others. Application Requirements Applications must be submitted online.

All materials including letters of reference must be received by December 3, 2021 for full consideration, although applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The start date for this position is negotiable and could be as early as August 29, 2022. Document Requirements • Current Curriculum Vitae with list of publications • Cover Letter • Statement of Research Interests • Statement of Teaching Interests

Reference Requirements • Names of three or more references with complete address and contact information • Candidate should arrange to have letters of reference, signed and on official letterhead, sent directly to Interfolio.

This position will remain open until filled. Campus Information School of Physics and Astronomy Information: https://cse.umn.edu/physics

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.


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Contact: Julie Murphy, 612-625-6928
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School of Physics and Astronomy
John T. Tate Hall, 116 Church Street SE
Minneapolis MN 55455

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