Assistant Professor Position in the Department of Space Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville

November 19, 2019, from Natasha Jeffrey

The Department of Space Science is seeking an outstanding scientist and teacher to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of heliophysics, ideally with a focus on the physics of the interaction of the solar wind with the local interstellar medium (LISM), broadly defined. Although our focus is on the field of the interaction of the solar wind with the LISM, we will consider applications that reflect broader interests in the field of solar wind and interplanetary physics. Areas of particular interest to the Department include solar physics, interplanetary and heliospheric physics, magnetospheric and ionospheric physics, physics of the very local interstellar medium, cosmic rays and energetic particles, and theoretical, computational, and observational space physics. The ideal candidate will complement existing strengths within the Department while expanding significantly research capabilities and competencies.

We are seeking someone who uses any of theory, modeling, or observations to address one or more of the areas of interest. The successful candidate will teach graduate-level courses primarily, will develop at least two new advanced graduate level courses reflecting their research expertise, and will mentor graduate students pursuing MSc and PhD degrees and undergraduate students in summer programs. It is expected that the successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent degree in a field appropriate to the job description above and will have and pursue independent research funding. Collaboration is encouraged within the Department of Space Science, CSPAR and with the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

To apply for this position, a candidate should submit a complete CV, a list of publications, a list of awarded research grants, a research statement, a teaching statement, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the SPA Faculty Search Committee 2020, Department of Space Science, Cramer Research Hall, 320 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899 or by email to with the header Faculty Search Committee 2020.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.

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