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

This two year research fellowship accompanies the relocation of the National Solar Observatory (NSO) headquarters to Boulder. The University of Colorado and surrounding institutions provide a rich environment within which to conduct solar research; Hale fellows have pursued/are conducting theoretical and computational studies of dynamics within solar and stellar interiors, photospheres, and atmospheres (chromospheres and coronae). Boulder is an internationally recognized center for studying convection, turbulence, radiative magnetohydrodynamics, and the dynamo amplification of magnetic fields in the Sun.

Hale fellows 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. Forging 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) are encouraged while Fellows are in Boulder.

Hale fellows also have the opportunity play a prominent role in the new George Ellery Hale collaborative graduate education program, which aims 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. Hale fellows have the opportunity to work closely with the program to develop capability and facilitate learning in this distributed environment. Fellows can also work directly with Hale Graduate Fellows. 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.

How to apply

For more information please contact Prof. Benjamin Brown, Search Committee Chair. Applications can be submitted via the CU jobs portal, Job number 12519. Review of applications will begin 2 April, 2018. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at