[Shine-participants] tenure-track position at Univ. of Minnesota

Cynthia Cattell cattell at umn.edu
Fri Sep 19 10:14:19 EDT 2014

*Faculty Position in Space Plasma Physics University of Minnesota *
The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota, Twin
Cities invites applications for a tenure track position in the area of
Experimental Space Plasma Physics. The appointment is expected to be at the
Assistant Professor level. This position is supported by a grant from the
National Science Foundation for Faculty Development in the Space Sciences.
Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics or a
related discipline and should have demonstrated the potential to conduct a
vigorous and significant experimental 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 successful applicant will be
joining a department with active programs in both experimental and
theoretical space plasma physics. The experimental space physics group has
played important roles in instrument development and/or scientific analysis
of data from NASA and ESA funded projects including Ulysses, Polar, FAST,
Wind, Cluster, and rocket flights. The group is currently involved in the
Van Allen Probes Mission, STEREO, and Solar Probe Plus. Experimentalists in
any field in space plasma physics are encouraged to apply. Applicants in
Solar Physics, Heliospheric Physics, Planetary and Terrestrial
Magnetospheric Physics, and Ionospheric Physics are of special interest.
The successful applicant will be expected to play a leadership role in new
programs involving spacecraft, Cube-Sats, sub-orbital rockets, or balloons.
The starting date for the position is negotiable and could be as early as July
1, 2015.
Candidates for this position (Requisition # 193936) must go to
and submit an application online. Application materials must include a
cover letter, a current C.V. including a list of publications, a statement
of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and a list of at
least three references including complete addresses and contact information.

Candidates must arrange to have letters of reference (signed and on
official letterhead) sent directly to spacephys14 at physics.umn.edu as PDF
files. Alternatively, letters of reference may be sent to

Professor Ronald Poling
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Minnesota
116 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received before December
22, 2014.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity
in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color,
creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability,
public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity, or gender expression.

Cynthia Cattell
Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
phone: 612-626-8918
fax: 612-626-2029 (shared)
e-mail: cattell at umn.edu
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