Associate or Assistant Professor in Solar, Space or Planetary Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Archive Date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
New Hampshire
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

University of New Hampshire

Department of Physics and Space Science Center


The Department of Physics and the Space Science Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invite applications for a tenure-track position in Physics with joint appointment in the Space Science Center at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor beginning August, 2018, in the areas of solar, space, or planetary science. The successful applicant can expect to interact with highly active research groups in solar and space science, lunar science and astrophysics. Applicants are sought in the leadership and development of strong experimental research programs in solar, heliospheric, magnetospheric, geospace, ionospheric, and upper atmospheric research and/or experimental programs in planetary science. UNH is a research university on the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast, roughly an hour north of Boston, with significant resources in engineering, world-class laboratories, and a ~60 year history of leadership in space science missions. UNH has been involved with and committed to instrument design and fabrication, science operations, data analysis, sophisticated numerical modeling and theory. UNH involvement and leadership extends over an enormous array of missions including MMS, Solar Orbiter, Solar Probe Plus, GOES, IBEX, RBSP, Firebird, BalloonWinds, Equator-S, ACE, Cluster, STEREO, Wind, Polar, FAST, SMM, Compton GRO, OSO-7. In addition, UNH has excellent computational resources including a CRAY XE6m-200 supercomputer, and houses leading theory and modeling groups in space science. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of research accomplishments, and a demonstrated track record in securing external grant funding. The candidate should be enthusiastic about teaching physics and space science classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field.

Review of applications will begin on Oct. 16, 2017. The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief summaries of teaching interests and future research plans and the names of three references. Please apply directly online at: Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. Nathan Schwadron at The Southwest Research Institute's Department of Earth, Oceans, and Space (SwRI-EOS) is co-located and shares facilities with the UNH Space Science Center. UNH and SwRI staff collaborate heavily on joint research efforts.

UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply. For a more comprehensive job description, visit

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Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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