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(Posted 21 Jun 2007)

Space Physics Position at Univ of Alaska Fairbanks

The Geophysical Institute and the Physics Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks seek applicants to fill a joint tenure-track position in space physics and/or aeronomy. The position offers opportunities for research at the Geophysical Institute as a member of the Space Physics and Aeronomy Group and carries the responsibility for teaching as a faculty member in the Physics Department. The appointment is intended at the level of assistant professor. Appointments to higher rank may be considered for qualified candidates. The successful applicant will pursue externally funded research in physics of the thermosphere, ionosphere, and/or magnetosphere. Areas of research that are currently pursued by the Geophysical Institute's Space Physics and Aeronomy Group include space plasma simulations, ionospheric modeling, optical and radar observations of the ionosphere and aurora, rocket experiments, and data analysis of spacecraft- or ground-based observations. Research facilities include an instrumentation laboratory, machine and electronic shops at the Geophysical Institute, the Poker Flat Research Range with rocket launch facilities, the Davis Science Center, the Lidar facility, and NSF's Poker Flat Incoherent Scatter Radar (PFISR), and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center. Opportunities exist for collaboration with other groups within the Geophysical Institute, such as Atmospheric Sciences, as well as other units of the University, notably the School of Engineering.

A complete job description and application instructions can be found at the following web page: If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Yancey, HR Consultant, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757320, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320, (907) 474-7791 or e-mail:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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