Faculty Position in Solar-Terrestrial Physics, New Jersey Institute of Technology A tenure-track faculty position is available within the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research (CSTR) and the Physics Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). This position is for a “Terrestrial/Upper Atmosphere/Geospace Physicist”, though all applications will be considered. Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Physics, and is anticipated to start in Fall 2018.
The CSTR is an international leader in ground- and space-based solar and terrestrial physics, with central interests in understanding the effects of the Sun on the geospace environment. CSTR operates the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) and Owens Valley Solar Array (OVSA) in CA, the Jeffer Observatory at Jenny Jump State Forest in NJ, and the Automated Geophysical Observatories (AGOs) distributed across the Antarctic ice shelf. The Center also manages a large number of geospace instruments at South Pole, McMurdo, and Palmer Stations, Fabry-Perot interferometers in South America, and various other instruments across the United States. CSTR is also a PI organization in the NASA Van Allen Probes mission, the hosts the Polar Engineering Development Center, and houses the Space Weather Research Laboratory (SWRL), which conducts scientific research in the area of space weather with the mission to understand and forecast the magnetic activity of the Sun and its potential influence on Earth. Such instrumentation and data resources enable frontier scientific studies spanning from the Sun's surface, into the Sun's extended atmosphere, and onwards into Earth's atmosphere. At present there are 21 tenure track/tenured faculty in the NJIT Physics Department – including 5 members which comprise CSTR (Bin, Cao, Gerrard, Gary, Wang). CSTR also has 3 Distinguished Research Professors (Fleishman, Goode, Lanzerotti), 10+ Research Professors, 11+ Research Engineers, 2 Administrative Assistants, and a number of post-doctoral fellows and Ph.D. graduate students. For a full overview of NJIT's program in solar and terrestrial physics, please visit http://centers.njit.edu/cstr/.
Applicants for the position are required to have a Ph.D. in Physics or closely related discipline, as well as relevant scientific and leadership experience. Full consideration will be given to all applications received before December 31, 2017. Applications should be submitted online at jobs.njit.edu (req #36) (as Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Physics). Please include a resume, a brief statement of your interest in collaborations as part of CSTR, your research goals, and the names of three to five references.
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