George Ellery Hale Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Solar, Stellar and Space Physics

Job Summary
The University of Colorado Boulder is seeking applicants for the George Ellery Hale Postdoctoral Fellowship in Solar, Stellar and Space Physics. The University of Colorado and surrounding institutions provide a rich environment within which to conduct solar research, and this two-year research fellowship accompanies the relocation of the National Solar Observatory (NSO) headquarters to Boulder. Postdoctoral candidates who are interested in theoretical and computational studies of dynamics within solar and stellar interiors, photospheres, and atmospheres (chromospheres and coronae), are of particular interest.

Boulder is an internationally recognized center for studying convection, turbulence, radiative magnetohydrodynamics, and the dynamo amplification of magnetic fields in the Sun. As such you will have access to extensive computational resources and existing modern, highly parallel astrophysical fluid dynamics codes, and could be involved in the creation of next-generation codes for studying solar fluid dynamics. Connections between such modeling activities efforts and the observational capabilities of NSO’s Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST, formerly ATST) and/or Integrated Synoptic Program (NISP) will improve an application, and the successful candidate isencouraged to forge those connections while in Boulder.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity play a prominent role in the new George Ellery Hale collaborative graduate education program, which seeks to offer solar physics course work and summer professional development to students enrolled in graduate programs at the University of Colorado, University of Hawaii, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology via telepresence technology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with the program to develop capability and facilitate learning in this distributed environment. Thus candidates with a strong interest and experience in teaching and learning methodologies, in addition to those more focused on solar physics research goals, are encouraged to apply.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Primary duties of a Hale postdoctoral fellow are in research, but the successful candidate may negotiate for a portion of their duties to be dedicated to teaching or service. Details on the broader Hale program, including current fellows, can be found at

What We Can Offer
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.

What We Require

Be Brilliant. Be Visionary. Be Boulder.

Special Application Instructions
To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. Resume/CV: inclusive of a list of publications
2. Cover Letter
3. 1 Letter of Recommendation (Not Confidential)
4. Statement Describing Research Related Goals
5. Statement Describing Teaching Related Goals

Review of applications will begin March 2, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration,
applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Please Apply at : 

Posting Contact Name: Dr. Ben Brown
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