The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics Center for the Evolution of the Elements (JINA-CEE) invites applications to fill the position of JINA-CEE Managing Director/Science Coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity for a young, motivated and energetic scientist with good communication skills and an interest in pursuing a career in science communication, coordination, and management. Examples of responsibilities include: center wide research coordination; contributing to the development of interdisciplinary connections; science communication through print and online media; introduction and integration of new participants; management of workshop, school, and visitor programs; administrative and scientific data bases; content development for websites and social media; authoring reports; assisting in financial planning; and working with JINA-CEE and MSU staff. If of interest, the Managing Director will also be able to carry out a small independent part time research program within the scientific scope of JINA-CEE.
The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics Center for the Evolution of the Elements (JINA-CEE) is a multi-institutional NSF Physics Frontiers Center dedicated to bringing together nuclear physicists, astrophysicists, and astronomers to address open questions related to the origin of the elements and the properties of nuclear matter in neutron stars. JINA-CEE consists of a unique network of four core institutions (MSU, Arizona State University, University of Notre Dame, and University of Washington) and 22 associated institutions in seven countries.This position is located at the headquarter at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, Michigan.
The position is a non-tenure track academic appointment at MSU. A PhD in physics, astronomy, or a related field is required. Candidates should have outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and a strong interest in science communication and science administration. They should also be self-motivated and able to work independently in a leadership position. No formal management experience is required, but significant experience in management and organizational skills is desirable. Prior experience and/or interest in a research areas broadly related to nuclear astrophysics would also be helpful. Applications from astronomers with these interests are particularly welcome.
Interested candidates should upload a CV and cover letter addressing previous experience in relation to the above stated responsibilities at http://www.careers.msu.edu/ (search for the posting 447849 and follow the application process) and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:
Prof. Hendrik Schatz
Michigan State University
640 S. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Preferably by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin on August 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.