Astronomy and Astrophysics Assistant Professor

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 21, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
3700 Willow Creek Road
City: 
Prescott
State/Province: 
AZ
Zip/Postal: 
86301
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The department of Physics and Astronomy at the Prescott, Arizona campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University seeks to fill a full-time Tenure-Track faculty position in Astronomy and Astrophysics to begin August 16th, 2019. We expect to hire at the Assistant Professor level, but will consider a senior hire under special circumstances.

The department offers two B.S. degrees, Space Physics and Astronomy.  There are 80 total students, 40% of whom are from traditionally under-represented groups in Physics-related fields.  Department faculty are expected to display excellence in teaching across the undergraduate Physics and Astronomy curriculum, including service courses for other degree programs.  The successful candidate will also maintain a research program that is competitive for external funding and accessible to undergraduates.  Service on departmental, campus, and University committees is also expected.

All seven current tenure-stream faculty members are research-active and have received nearly $1 million in funding over the past 10 years.  Three faculty are members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and other research interests include: long-wavelength radio astronomy, interstellar medium, variable stars, radio and optical meteor detection, active galactic nuclei in the local Universe, testing general relativity, particle physics, and advanced propulsion systems.

Known as Arizona's "Mile-High City", Prescott is located in the central highlands 75 miles north of Phoenix, surrounded on 3 sides by National Forest lands.  The mild four-season climate and 300 days of sunshine per year are ideal for a variety of outdoor activities. On-campus facilities include the Optical and Radio Observatories, an advanced optics lab, and the new 116-seat Jim & Linda Lee Planetarium, the only such
facility in northern Arizona. 

A Ph.D. degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or related field is required for this position.

Other desirable qualifications include:
1) Undergraduate teaching experience
2) Research interests that overlap and expand upon current departmental interests
3) Expertise to teach a junior-level Planetary Science course
4) Ability to perform public outreach via the Lee Planetarium, Campus
Observatory, or other venues.

Please apply at  careers.erau.edu   Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 references.  For inquiries concerning this position, please contact Dr. Brian Rachford at rachf7ac@erau.edu

 

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Brian Rachford
Title: 
Search Committee Chair
Institution/Company: 
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Street Line 1: 
3700 Willow Creek Road
City: 
Prescott
State/Province: 
AZ
Zip/Postal Code: 
86301
Country: 
United States of America
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Brian Rachford
Subject: 
application inquiry
Email: 
rachf7ac@erau.edu