Assistant / Associate Professor - Theoretic Solar Physics

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Publish Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
New Jersey Institute of Technology
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Assistant / Associate Professor - Theoretic Solar Physics


Position Summary:

The Physics Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in Theoretic

Solar physics with an anticipated start date in Fall 2020.


Essential Functions:

The successful candidate will be data-based modeler who can develop an independent research program and collaborate with the other faculties in the department. The preference will be given to candidates who will carry out MHD or other modeling involving the data from the 1.6-meter Goode Solar Telescope at NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, achieve discovery science in understanding solar activity in highest resolution. The research can further be advanced in anticipation of the operation of 4-meter DKIST. The successful candidate is expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as develop new courses in areas of solar terrestrial physics, space weather and plasma physics.


Prerequisite Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics or a related area. Demonstrated record in publication and obtaining research grants. Excellent oral and written communication skill.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates need to submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) a current version of your CV with all publications, (3) research statement and research plan, (4) documentation of teaching experience and teaching statement/philosophy and (5) three letters of recommendation.


Please submit all documents online by December 31, 2019. To apply, please click here


Inquiries should be addressed to: Professor Wenda Cao, NJIT Physics Department (


Search Committee:

·       Wenda Cao (Chair)

·       Haimin Wang

·       Dale Gary

·       Gareth Perry

·       Cristiano Dias


As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.



University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102-1982


Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
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