The department of Physics and Astronomy at the Prescott, Arizona campus of
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University seeks to fill a full-time Tenure-Track
faculty position in Astronomy and Astrophysics to begin August 16th, 2019.
We expect to hire at the Assistant Professor level, but will consider a senior
hire under special circumstances.
The department offers two B.S. degrees, Space Physics and Astronomy. There are
80 total students, 40% of whom are from traditionally under-represented groups
in Physics-related fields. Department faculty are expected to display
excellence in teaching across the undergraduate Physics and Astronomy
curriculum, including service courses for other degree programs. The
successful candidate will also maintain a research program that is competitive
for external funding and accessible to undergraduates. Service on
departmental, campus, and University committees is also expected.
All seven current tenure-stream faculty members are research-active and have
received nearly $1 million in funding over the past 10 years. Three faculty are members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and other research interests include: long-wavelength radio astronomy, interstellar medium, variable stars,
radio and optical meteor detection, active galactic nuclei in the local Universe,
testing general relativity, particle physics, and advanced propulsion systems.
Known as Arizona’s "Mile-High City", Prescott is located in the central
highlands 75 miles north of Phoenix, surrounded on 3 sides by National Forest
lands. The mild four-season climate and 300 days of sunshine per year are
ideal for a variety of outdoor activities.
On-campus facilities include the Optical and Radio Observatories, an advanced
optics lab, and the new 116-seat Jim & Linda Lee Planetarium, the only such
facility in northern Arizona.