The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University (GSU) is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to begin Fall 2023. We are looking for a solar physicist with significant expertise in the MHD of the solar corona and flares and/or in Big Data and Machine Learning, along with a desire to enhance GSU's solar physics and big data curriculum, with a focus on minority and female education and mentoring. GSU tenure-track faculty divide their efforts between research (40%), teaching (40%, including student mentoring), and service (20%, institutional and professional). The new hire will join our Astro-informatics Cluster, a close collaboration between the solar/stellar physics and remote sensing for space sciences groups in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Computer Science department at GSU. Our ideal candidate will have a strong background in solar and stellar physics and/or demonstrated expertise in Big Data analysis and Machine Learning applied in these fields, with evidence of initiative to expand the research of the cluster in related subjects. This position will be funded (pending budgetary approval) through the GSU Next Generation Program for strategic faculty hiring.
Applicants should have the following basic qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or closely related field, 2) postdoctoral research experience, 3) evidence of the ability to establish and maintain a successful research program, 4) evidence of the motivation and ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a diverse student body, including the mentoring of women and under-represented minorities, 5) evidence of the ability and desire to work in a large, collaborative environment.
Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 University, is in the heart of downtown Atlanta, a vibrant and growing international city in the Southeast. The Atlanta area offers an excellent climate with mild winters and pleasant summers, and a cost of living below the national average. GSU enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and advances innovative research by building a diverse faculty. Georgia State University therefore strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in the physical sciences who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university. GSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Applications should include 1) a CV, including a detailed publication list, 2) a statement of the candidate’s research interests describing how the proposed research will be synergistic with and complement existing research of the cluster, 3) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy with a focus on inclusiveness and promotion of diversity in science, and 4) contact information for at least three references. All materials should be sent via email to [email protected]. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Piet Martens at [email protected]. Applications received by November 1st, 2022, will receive full consideration.