Assistant or Associate Professor – Space-Based Astronomy
The University of Iowa
The Department of Physics and Astronomy (http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/) at the University of Iowa seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant or associate professor to begin Fall 2017 to enhance the Department’s program in space-based astronomy. All areas of space-based astronomy will be considered. The Department has current strengths in high energy astrophysics and solar physics. We invite applications from persons experienced in space-based astronomy, specifically in the development of instrumentation and the analysis and interpretation of observations. Duties of the position will include establishment of an active research program, including the pursuit of external funding for instrumentation development and flight on rockets or spacecraft, and teaching courses at all levels. A Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related discipline must be in hand by August 16, 2017. Post-doctoral research experience, experience in the construction of space-based instrumentation, and demonstrated ability to obtain external funding are desirable.
Interested applicants should apply at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ and refer to requisition #69612. The application must include a Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae (preferably with external funding history), Research Statement, and the names and contact information of three references. Upon submission, references will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa. Informal inquiries can be directed to email@example.com, Chair of the Search Committee, with the subject line “Space-Based Astronomy Faculty Search”. Applications should arrive prior to December 15, 2016 to receive full consideration.
The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.