Faculty Opening Department of Space Science and Engineering National Central University, Taiwan

Release Date: 2024-06-03    Unit: Department of Space Science and Engineering
Faculty Opening
Department of Space Science and Engineering
National Central University, Taiwan
The Department of Space Science and Engineering at National Central University (NCU) in Taiwan invites applicants for one tenure track position at the assistant professor level or higher, which will be effective August 1, 2025. We are specifically looking for applicants with experience in magnetospheric physics and /or space plasma simulation.  The research in our department includes space physics (including aeronomy, ionospheric, and magnetospheric physics, heliophysics, planetary science, space plasmas, and space weather) and astronautical engineering (including spacecraft components, scientific payloads, spacecraft subsystems, spacecraft and ground support systems engineering, radar systems, astrodynamics, global navigation satellite systems, and related fields).
The applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree from an accredited university in a related field, such as aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, space science, or physics. The applicants should have a track record of formulating, executing, and publishing independent research recognized on a global level, and have the ability to secure external funding and build global partnerships. The applicants are expected to serve on departmental and university committees, and teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels, in English for certain classes. Fluency in Mandarin Chinese is considered a plus. The earliest date of appointment is August 1, 2025, but may be adjusted to later dates if required.
About Space Science and Engineering at National Central University
NCU is located just 40 minutes outside Taipei in Taoyuan City – home to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and one of the most rapidly growing hotspots for the technology industry in Taiwan. Established in Taiwan in 1964 as a result of the International Geophysical Year of 1957/1958, NCU has a longstanding focus on the geosciences, particularly pertaining to space science, remote sensing, and astronomy. NCU has had a longstanding history of participation in Taiwan’s national space program, providing satellite and sounding rocket payloads, space industry capacity building, as well as science data analysis and mission formulation.
The Department of Space Science and Engineering includes an independent graduate class, as well as an undergraduate class. The Department is in the process of complementing an established space science program with new aerospace engineering research and education capacity, while also providing spaceflight training and capacity building in collaboration with domestic and international firms.
NCU Department of Space Science and Engineering:
How to Apply
To apply, please provide a portfolio containing the following information:
1.     Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including resume, photograph, contact information, earliest starting date, and starting position level.
2.     Copy of a government issued identification document, such as a passport or national identification card, showing date of birth and place of birth. Taiwan nationals are requested to provide address of household registration.
3.     Proof of graduate education, including copies of doctoral diploma and dissertation, masters and PhD level transcripts, and Ministry of Education teaching certificate (if available). Documents from non-Taiwan institutions must be authenticated by the nearest overseas mission of Taiwan (ROC) as listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( ).
4.     List of publications over the past 5 years, including one first author paper selected as the applicant’s representative work.
5.     Statement of planned research and its relation to the future development of the Department.
6.     Teaching Statement, describing potential undergraduate and graduate classes, as well as syllabi for the planned courses.
7.     At least two letters of recommendation. References from the applicant’s doctoral advisor are especially encouraged.
Please send paper and digital copies of the aforementioned documents to the following addresses:
Faculty Selection Committee
Department of Space Science and Engineering
National Central University
300 Zhongda Road
Zhongli District, Taoyuan City 320317
Documents must be received by December 1,2024 to be considered. Only applicants selected following the first round of internal review will be notified to arrange an oral interview.
Updated: 2024-06-03 Category: Job Views: 675