The University of Colorado Boulder is seeking a new tenure-track faculty member in Solar Physics. The appointment is in anticipation of the relocation of the National Solar Observatory (NSO) headquarters to Boulder, and aims to strengthen academic and research ties to the NSO’s Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) and synoptic programs. Of particular interest are candidates with research interests in the dynamics and magnetism of the solar atmosphere and interior and the broader scientific connections of these to Stellar Astrophysics or Space Physics. However, outstanding candidates in all areas of Solar Physics, including instrumentation, observation, theory and modeling, are encouraged to apply.
Appointment is expected at the Assistant Professor level in the department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, Physics, or Aerospace Engineering Sciences, according to the area of expertise. Applicants should hold a PhD and have research and teaching experience commensurate with the appointment level.
The construction of the ATST and the relocation of the NSO headquarters to the Boulder campus provide a unique opportunity in solar physics. The ATST will achieve unprecedented high-resolution observations of solar photospheric 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.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and short descriptions of their research and teaching interests. Applications should be submitted electronically to: https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting F00084. Please request three references be emailed to Beth.Livesay@colorado.edu.
Review of the applications will begin 15 February 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.