The Physics Department at Auburn University is seeking a qualified individual for a tenure-track faculty position in Space Plasma Physics at the Assistant Professor level. Current Auburn Space Physics group expertise is in computational modeling of the magnetosphere in particular ULF dynamics and magnetic reconnection phenomena, and also in the analysis of satellite image data for validation of magnetospheric physics models. Candidates should have research interests in areas of Space Plasma Physics complementary to those in which the Auburn group is currently active. Applications in theoretical, computational, or experimental areas of Space Plasma Physics are encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) demonstrate strong leadership potential in the area of Space Plasma Physics, (2) participate in further developing the Space Plasma Physics group research portfolio at Auburn University, (3) provide direction to undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in Space Plasma Physics, and (4) conduct excellent instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level in the Physics curriculum. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics or a closely related field at the time employment begins. Post-doctoral research experience is highly desirable. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required.
Applications need to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research and the names and contact information for three professional references. More information about the department can be found at: http://www.physics.auburn.edu
The review of applications will begin on December 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2020.
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.
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