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Asst/Assoc/Full Professor

University of Michigan, Climate and Space Science and Engineering
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Commensurate with experience, skills and expertise.
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Oct 28, 2023

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The Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLaSP) in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan (UM) in Ann Arbor invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with expertise in the broad space sciences and space weather area, spanning from heliosphere to ionosphere-thermosphere sciences; both for science investigations and for space weather forecast and impact applications. The CLaSP department welcomes expertise in the areas of experimental/observational (satellite or ground-based instrumentation) research, theoretical research and numerical modeling, and data-driven research (including machine learning). We are especially interested in candidates who can bridge and strengthen our existing research and teaching portfolio in space sciences and engineering. Although the position is open to all ranks, we especially seek candidates at the Assistant Professor level. We look for candidates capable of developing an internationally recognized research program, successfully competing for external funding, mentoring undergraduate and doctoral students, participating in our educational mission and programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and positively contributing to the culture, diversity, and collaborative nature of the department, college, and university. Applications should include: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) a statement describing activities, contributions, or plans related to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion, (6) and a list of four references with contact details. Desired Qualifications: Experience in experimental, observational or computational space sciences and space weather research. A PhD in a subject related to space sciences or other relevant disciplines in sciences or engineering is required by the time of the appointment. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2023. Please contact the search committee chair Prof. Shasha Zou ( if you have any questions.

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Mission Statement

Michigan Engineers are world-class educators, researchers, students and staff who strive to build a people-first future. As part of the nation’s number one public research institution, Michigan Engineering's mission is to provide scientific and technological leadership to the people of the world, develop intellectually curious and socially conscious minds, create collaborative solutions to societal problems, and promote an inclusive and innovative community of service for the common good. Our vision, mission and values are supported by a people-first engineering framework that guides our work. As Michigan Engineers, we strive to apply excellent engineering fundamentals, integrated expertise and equity-centered values to reimagine what engineering can be, close critical gaps, and elevate all people. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Michigan Engineering models that commitment in our research, culture and collaborations. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of that commitment. Learn more about DEI at Michigan Engineering: Who We Are The research portfolio of the University of Michigan's Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLaSP) spans climate, space, and planetary science with annual research expenditures of $27 million. The department currently consists of 25 tenure or tenure-track faculty, about 150 undergraduate and graduate students. CLaSP offers an exciting research and teaching environment with wide scope and rich expertise within the department as well as diversified interdisciplinary opportunities within the university. CLaSP department website: CLaSP's goal is to provide scientific, technological, and educational leadership in climate and space research to Michigan and the world. We use observations, modeling, and theory to discover and explain phenomena in disciplines spanning from the Earth's surface to the outer reaches of our solar system and beyond. Our inclusive and innovative community inspires our students to become intellectually curious, engaged citizens who are equipped to tackle scientific and societal problems. We use our knowledge to inform the public, stakeholders, and policy makers.






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