Visiting Faculty Position at the University of Colorado Boulder
Interpretation of Spectropolarimetric Measurements of the Sun
The University of Colorado (CU) Boulder invites applications for a three-year fix-term visiting faculty appointment in Solar Physics. Outstanding candidates in all areas of Solar Physics, including instrumentation, observations, theory and modeling, are encouraged to apply. The position is motivated by the relocation of the National Solar Observatory (NSO) headquarters to Boulder and will overlap with the start of operations of the NSO’s upcoming Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST). Given the anticipated polarimetric capabilities of DKIST, candidates with interest and experience in the interpretation of spectropolarimetric measurements, including spectropolarimetric inversions, the quantum mechanical underpinnings of the polarimetric signals, precision polarimetric measurement, plasma diagnostics, and the interpretation of scattering polarization to access the unexplored regime of weak magnetic fields in the cosmos, are of particular interest.
The construction of DKIST and the relocation of the NSO headquarters to Boulder provide a unique opportunity that will enable the successful candidate to pursue an innovative program of research and graduate and undergraduate education. The DKIST will achieve unprecedented high-resolution observations of solar photospheric, chromospheric and coronal magnetic fields, and CU Boulder and surrounding research institutions will provide a rich teaching and research environment for NSO activities. The appointment aims to extend the scientific impact of DKIST by bringing critical expertise into the university environment, engaging in NSO/CU research collaborations, mentoring students, and classroom teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Thus, the successful candidate will participate in the Hale Collaborative Graduate Education Program (COLLAGE) in solar and space physics, which uses telepresence technology to bring students and faculty from different campuses together for research and classroom learning. The candidate is also expected to engage broadly with the Boulder solar and space physics community, outlining their plans at the time of application.
We anticipate that the position may appeal to a range of scientists: early-career scientists eager to gain experience in research and teaching or later-career scientists interested in sharing their experiences with students in the academic environment. The appointment will thus range from the Assistant Professor level to the untenured Associate Professor level, depending on prior experience. Applicants should hold a PhD and have research and teaching experience commensurate with the appointment level.
In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We particularly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and short descriptions of their research and teaching interests and plans, and request that three letters of reference be submitted on their behalf by January 31, 2018. The teaching statement should include an assessment of which undergraduate and graduate courses in the Physics curriculum the candidate would be prepared and interested in teaching, ideas for specialized course work suitable to the telepresence environment of the COLLAGE program, and a summary of possible research projects that the candidate is prepared to mentor. These materials should be submitted electronically to: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/moresearch.ftl?lang=en, posting #12117.
For more information please contact Prof. Dmitri Uzdensky, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics, UCB-390, Univ. Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309; firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of the applications will begin on February 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.
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Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with appointment level