Tenure-track Assistant Professor - Experimental Space Physics

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
School of Physics and Astronomy
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Job Description

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Experimental Space Physics. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, with appointments at a more senior level considered.

The University of Minnesota has a space physics research group with a long history of participation in successful space-based experiments. The group includes theoreticians and experimenters who study particle acceleration and reconnection throughout the heliosphere. Applications are encouraged from researchers working in any area related to space physics. This includes not only the plasmas of the Sun, its heliosphere, and planetary magnetospheres, but also includes related topics such as the plasma physics of exoplanets and stars, or the interaction of space plasma with the upper layers of Earth’s atmosphere. Members of the space physics group are also members of the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, offering abundant opportunity for collaborative research across many astrophysical areas. The group also enjoys collaborations with the Department of Aerospace Engineering on space-based instrumentation projects.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics and should have demonstrated the potential to conduct a vigorous and significant research program as evidenced by their publication record and supporting letters from recognized leaders in the field. The ability to teach physics effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels is required. The candidate should be dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, and should be committed to working well with others.

Application Requirements
Applications must be submitted online.
All materials including letters of reference must be received by December 3, 2021 for full consideration, although applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
The start date for this position is negotiable and could be as early as August 29, 2022.

Document Requirements

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with list of publications
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Statement of Teaching Interests
  • Names of three or more references with complete address and contact information
  • Candidate should arrange to have letters of reference, signed and on official letterhead, sent directly to Interfolio.

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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2021 Oct 14
Application Deadline
2021 Dec 03
Reference Code
University of Minnesota


Julie Murphy