Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Solar Physics and Astro-informatics at Georgia State University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Georgia State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
25 Park Place
Street Line 2: 
6th Floor
Street Line 3: 
25 Park Place, 6th floor
City: 
Atlanta
State/Province: 
GA
Zip/Postal: 
30303
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Excellent benefits
Included Benefits: 

Health, dental, 401(k), life, disability, maternity leave

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Petrus C Martens
Title: 
Prof.
Institution/Company: 
Georgia State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
25 Park Place
Street Line 2: 
6th Floor
City: 
Atlanta
State/Province: 
GA
Zip/Postal Code: 
30303
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
404-413-6612
FAX: 
406-413-5481
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Next Gen Solar
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Petrus C Martens
Subject: 
Assistant Professor, Solar Physics TT