The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University (GSU) is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position by Fall 2017 at the assistant professor level with a focus on solar-stellar dynamo research. The new faculty member will help build an astroinformatics cluster on “The Solar/Stellar Connection” in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science and the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy at GSU. This position is part of a GSU Next Generation Faculty Program that will include a number of tenure-track, research faculty, and postdoctoral hires in the above departments to work closely with recent senior faculty hires (Dr. Rafal Angryk, Dr. Piet Martens, and Dr. Stuart Jefferies) in an interdisciplinary program of solar physics, space weather and climate, and big data mining. Our ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), a strong record of developing computational techniques for modeling solar and/or stellar dynamos, and a demonstrated expertise in analyzing and interpreting data relevant for guiding solar and stellar dynamo simulations. Strong candidates with related experience will be given consideration as well. Applicants should have the following basic qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or closely related field, 2) postdoctoral research experience, 3) evidence of the ability to establish and maintain a successful research program, 4) evidence of the ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, 5) evidence of the ability to work in a large, collaborative effort.
Applications should include 1) a CV, including a publication list, 2) a statement of the candidate’s research interests and how the research fits into the above program, 3) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy with a focus on inclusiveness, and 4) contact information for at least three references. All materials should be sent via email to AstroSearch@astro.gsu.edu. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Piet Martens at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by December 1, 2016, will receive full consideration. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. It is our policy to offer equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.