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Assistant Research Professor

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Astronomy and Astrophysics

Posting Number: req17648

Department: Steward Observatory

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Steward Observatory seeks to fill a full time Assistant Research Professor position to support the UV Group (Profs. Erika Hamden, Carlos Vargas, Haeun Chung) in the department and their programs. 50% of the time will focus on developing Skipper-type CCDs for use in astrophysics generally and the UV in particular. Additional projects include work on the FIREBall-2 balloon mission, the Aspera Pioneers mission, MIDEX/SMEX Proposals, and other flight projects. In addition, the applicant is expected to develop their own mission concepts and will have time for exploration and proposal writing. The successful candidate should have experience in UV hardware, balloon and rocket programs, and an interest in detector development.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the
    development of Skipper CCDs for astrophysical use. This includes managing
    the work of grad students, technical staff, and undergrad lab assistants
    to move the project forward.
  • Developing a
    testing program for Skipper CCDs and UV optimized skippers.
  • Developing
    flight projects for submission to NASA to grow the group.
  • Working on other programs within the group as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in
    Astronomy, Physics, Astrophysics or related field and 5-7 years related

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in UV missions of any type, Balloon and Rocket borne experiments.
  • Experience in detector development and general technology development for space missions

Rank: Assistant

Tenure Information

Career-Track (CT)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

Along with the CV and cover letter, a 2-page research statement outlining their proposed research statement should also be uploaded.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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