Tenure Track Faculty Position in the Field of Space Science and Engineering

  • University of Michigan, College of Engineering, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Department
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Oct 28, 2021
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Geology/Earth & Ocean Sciences Physics & Astronomy Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

 

The Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLaSP) in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor together with the Space Physics Research Laboratory form a world-leading research environment known both for numerical modeling and space instrumentation development and use.

The Department invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the field of space science and engineering, targeting candidates with strong interest and expertise in upper atmosphere and/or plasma processes of the Sun-Earth space environment. We seek candidates interested in advanced numerical methodologies and models, the analysis of data from related space science instruments, or the development and operation of space instrumentation and missions focused on Heliophysics research.

We are seeking candidates capable of developing an internationally recognized research program, successfully competing for external funding, mentoring doctoral students, participating in our educational mission and programs at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and positively contributing to the culture, diversity, and collaborative nature of the department, college, and university. We also welcome applications from candidates whose research addresses cross-disciplinary areas that complement our existing strengths in the development of space environment models and space instrumentation and missions.

 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D. in Space Science with a strong interest and expertise in upper atmosphere and/or plasma processes of the Sun-Earth space environment.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in advanced numerical methodologies and models, the analysis of data from related space science instruments, or the development and operation of space instrumentation and missions focused on Heliophysics research.

Application Details

Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter,
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research statement
  4. Teaching statement
  5. A statement describing activities, contributions, or plans related to supporting
    diversity, equity, and inclusion
  6. A list of four references with contact details

For full consideration, applications should be received before December 1, 2021. Candidates should click here to apply: https://myumi.ch/ME8gE. Questions about the position or application process can be directed to the search committee chair Aaron Ridley (ridley@umich.edu).

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus, and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found on the Strategic Vision website.


The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five- year, DEI strategic plan—with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair, and inclusive environment—can be found on the DEI website. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University is also responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty, and staff across all campuses.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website.

 

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