Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Solar, Stellar, and Exoplanet Research

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Arizona State University
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781 E. Terrace Mall
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Building ISTB4, Room 795
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United States of America
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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work in collaboration with Professor Evgenya Shkolnik at the School for Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University (ASU) on Solar, Stellar, and Exoplanet Research. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2023. This position offers a competitive salary, funding for travel, and a relocation allowance. This is a fiscal-year appointment for one year with potential subsequent renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university and availability of resources.

SESE unites earth and planetary scientists with astronomers and has strong collaborative ties with several other academic units at ASU while maintaining core strengths and developing new transdisciplinary links among the sciences.

The postdoctoral research scholar will have opportunities to lead aspects of their research and subsequent publications and will have full access to world-class telescopes and instruments through the Arizona telescope system, along with access to national ground- and space-based facilities. The Arizona telescope system provides access to the 11-meter equivalent Large Binocular Telescope on Mt. Graham, the 6.5-meter MMT on Mt. Hopkins, the 2.2-meter Bok telescope on Kitt Peak (all in Arizona), and the twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes at Las Campanas Observatories in Chile, along with several smaller telescopes. These facilities have a large suite of state-of-the-art instruments, providing both imaging and spectroscopy at both optical and near-infrared wavelengths. In addition, SESE hosts an interdisciplinary theoretical program, laboratories for the development of state-of-the-art instrumentation, and extensive computing facilities, including in-house parallel supercomputers.

SESE is an interdisciplinary department, bringing together all of Earth and space science at ASU, including astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, and geology.  ASU faculty and scientists benefit from access to many telescopes, including the 6.5m Magellan telescopes in Chile, the 2x8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT telescope, and a host of 2m-class telescopes owned and operated by the State of Arizona.  ASU is also a partner in the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT).  Read more about SESE at

Minimum qualifications include:

  1. A Ph.D. in Physics, Astrophysics, Heliophysics, or closely related field by the start date of appointment
  2. Candidates must be within four years from receipt of the doctoral degree.

Desired qualifications include:

  1.  A background in solar and/or stellar observations, experience with analyzing solar and stellar high-energy radiation environments, specifically looking at ultraviolet and X-ray photons and energetic particles, including those from coronal mass ejections, as these are of critical importance to understanding the evolution, chemistry, and habitability of exoplanets. 

To apply, please submit to to include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Contact information for three references
  • A curriculum vitae with a publication list
  • A statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (three pages or less)
  • A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU's commitment to inclusive excellence (1 page)

Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be October 2, 2022.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ( at ASU values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the College diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See and

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Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Competitive salary
Included Benefits: 

This position offers a competitive salary, funding for travel, and a relocation allowance. 

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Evgenya Shkolnik
Associate Professor
Arizona State University
Department Name: 
School of Earth and Space Exploration
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