Multiple, Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Solar-Terrestrial Science and/or Space Weather

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Application deadline: Open until the position is filled

Job description

The College of Sciences (CoS) and the College of Engineering (CoE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia invite applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in the field of solar-terrestrial science and/or space weather. Applicants will be considered at all ranks, though there is a particular focus on the Assistant and Associate ranks. Areas of interest include but are not limited to the Earth's ionosphere and magnetosphere, space weather forecasting and resilience. Applicants with research interests in any or all of sensors and observations from ground or satellite instruments, data analysis and data science, modeling and theoretical research, are all welcome to apply. The position will be supported by the National Science Foundation under the Faculty Development in geoSpace Science program. This unique faculty search is being pursued by a joint effort of two Colleges, enabling candidates across a broad range of backgrounds to apply. The departmental home of the hired candidate will be determined based on best fit and may be anywhere within CoS or CoE. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students.

Applicants conducting or proposing interdisciplinary work have a high potential for success in the position, in part due to the nature of this faculty search, and in part due to Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary culture. In addition to Georgia Tech's strength across many areas of science and engineering, Georgia Tech will soon launch an Interdisciplinary Research Institute covering many areas of space science, technology, and policy. The Institute will further energize the space research ecosystem at Georgia Tech with a major boost in institutional resources toward long-term support for community building, teaming to bring in major complex grants, expanding external collaborations, internal and external communications, distinguished speakers, infrastructure including core facilities, as well as the visibility to seek philanthropic funding. The successful candidate may also be able to collaborate with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), GT's applied research wing.

The Colleges seek individuals with outstanding potential for research achievement and a strong aptitude and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring.

Candidates will primarily be considered at the ranks of Assistant and Associate Professor. Exceptional candidates may also be considered at the rank of full Professor. This appointment has a proposed start date of July 2025.

How to apply

Interested applicants should prepare a complete package that includes:

  • Cover letter outlining relevant experience, which may also suggest a home department within CoS or CoE that the candidate envisions.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests (no more than 3 pages)
  • Teaching portfolio that includes an educational philosophy statement and if applicable, any material relevant to the applicant's teaching abilities (e.g., student surveys, sample syllabi, sample assignments or activities for a course) may also be included
  • Contact information for three references.

Application materials should be submitted as PDF files via this website:

Requests for information regarding the appointment may be directed to Morris Cohen, Search Committee Chair, at

For assistance with your application, please contact Tavia Holloway at

posted: 27 June 2024     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.