Peter T. Paul Chair in Space Sciences
University of New Hampshire
The University of New Hampshire’s College of Engineering and Physical Science (CEPS) and the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) seek an outstanding individual to fill the Peter T. Paul Chair in the Space Science Center. This tenure-track position will most likely reside in the Department of Physics, although an affiliation with another department within CEPS is also possible. The rank will be commensurate with experience. The Chair includes an annual research stipend that may be used for graduate students, post-graduates, or equipment support. The Space Science Center conducts research in a wide range of fields that include solar, heliospheric, magnetospheric, ionospheric, and planetary physics, as well as high-energy astrophysics. The Space Science Center has a strong history in the development of space flight instrumentation. On-site facilities and an experienced staff of engineers are available to support ongoing experimental efforts. The Center also hosts vibrant theory and simulation groups that complement the experimental programs.
Candidates for this position must have the ability and desire to participate in graduate and undergraduate education and to lead a major, independent research effort in a field that is aligned with any of the current research programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Engineering or a related field, and seven or more years of professional research experience beyond the Ph.D. The candidate should demonstrate an ability to lead in an increasingly diverse cultural, social and ethnic community. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2013. Applicants should submit their application as a PDF document containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and brief summaries of teaching interests and future research plans, to Robbin.Williams@unh.edu. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same address. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. Lynn Kistler, Director, Space Science Center, at Lynn.Kistler@unh.edu. The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university 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. For a more comprehensive job description, visit http://jobs.usnh.edu; posting # 0901906.