Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Heliophysics

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
City: Tucson
State/Province: AZ
Country: USA
Contact Person: Professor Timothy D. Swindle
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Arizona
Application Due Date: Sunday, January 31 2016
Web Link: https://lpl.arizona.edu/faculty-jobs


The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) at the University of Arizona seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Solar and Heliospheric Physics, defined broadly. Theorists, numerical modelers, data analysts, and instrumentalists are all encouraged to apply. The initial appointment will preferably be at the level of untenured Assistant Professor. Present departmental faculty and research staff are engaged in many aspects of planetary science, including planetary surfaces, interiors, atmospheres, ionospheres, magnetospheres, the Sun and heliosphere, exoplanetary systems, comparative planetary studies, origins of planetary systems, and orbital dynamics. They employ tools such as theoretical studies and data analysis, laboratory and field investigations, telescopic observations, remote sensing, and spacecraft development, operations, and instrumentation. The departmental faculty, research staff, and graduate student body are drawn from the diverse backgrounds of planetary science, astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, and engineering.  More information about this and other positions is available at https://lpl.arizona.edu/faculty-jobs. Additional information concerning the Department/Laboratory is available at http://lpl.arizona.edu.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a distinguished research program, including extramural funding, and to supervise graduate students. The faculty member will also teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Salary is dependent on qualifications.  To be considered for an appointment above the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must have an internationally recognized record of distinguished scientific achievement, leadership, and teaching ability in Heliophysics.  To be considered for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must demonstrate clear promise of such achievement.

Review of applications will begin on January 11, and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date for the appointment is anticipated to be August 2016. Applicants must complete the online application and upload required documents (including a cover letter, reference details, a CV with publication list, statement of research interests, and statement of teaching philosophy) at uacareers.com (search for Posting #20286). Three letters of reference must be uploaded with application before initial review of applications; information for applicant and letter writers is included in the online application. For further information, contact:

Professor Timothy D. Swindle, Head and Director

Department of Planetary Sciences / Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

University of Arizona / 1629 E. University Blvd.

Tucson, Arizona 85721-0092

(520) 621-4128

[email protected]

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer – M/W/D/V.