Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Solar Physics / Heliophysics at Boston University

The Department of Astronomy at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in solar physics / heliophysics to begin on July 1, 2016. The successful candidate should have expertise in solar plasma dynamics, the origins and evolution of the solar wind, or the general heliophysical environment and its response to solar events. Theoreticians, modelers, instrument builders, and observers are invited to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a robust research program and to participate fully in the department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching missions. A PhD in Astronomy, Physics, or related field is required before the position begins.

The Department of Astronomy and affiliated research units consist of 16 full-time faculty, 8 research scientists, 10 postdoctoral associates, 34 graduate students, and over 40 undergraduate majors. Research in the department spans the disciplines of space physics, astrophysics, and planetary science. Department faculty participate in several university research centers, including the Center for Space Physics, the Institute for Astrophysical Research, and the Photonics Center. The Department of Astronomy contains extensive laboratory space for developing instrumentation and space flight hardware. Further details about the department and research units may be found at http://www.bu.edu/astronomy.

Applications should be submitted at https://AcademicJobsOnline.org/ajo/jobs/6345. Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief statement of teaching and research interests (no more than 3 pages total). Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2015, so applications submitted by then will be given full consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Ms. Anne Smart (asmart at bu.edu), Department of Astronomy.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Boston University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.