Assistant Professor of Solar Physics - JRID45944

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
November 30, 2013
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
December 1, 2013
Job Details
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution/Company Name: 
University of Colorado Boulder
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: posting F00752
Contact Information For Inquiries About Job
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Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Colorado Boulder is seeking a new tenure-track faculty member in Solar Physics.   The appointment is in conjunction with 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 Integrated Synoptic  Program (NISP) efforts. Outstanding candidates in all areas of Solar Physics, including instrumentation, observation, theory and modeling, are encouraged to apply.  Of particular interest are candidates with research interests in the dynamics and magnetism of the solar atmosphere and interior, and the broader scientific connections between these and Stellar Astrophysics or Space Physics.

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 curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and short descriptions of their research and teaching interests and plans, and request that three letters of reference be submitted on their behalf.  These materials should be submitted electronically to:, posting #F00752.

For more information please contact Mark Rast, Search Committee Chair, (303) 735-1038, Review of the applications will begin 1 December 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Included Benefits: 

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at