The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University invites applications for a tenure-track astrophysics faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin Fall 2012 or later. We are particularly interested in applicants with theoretical expertise in the areas of cosmology, galaxy formation, and the early universe, but we welcome applications from all observers and theorists whose research interests broaden, yet contact with, those of the current faculty members.
Rutgers University has a 10% share in SALT, an 11-meter optical telescope in South Africa (now operational), and has access to other telescopes at SAAO. It is also participating in ACT & ACTPol, Astro-H, CANDELS, CLASH, HETDEX, LSST, large MeerKAT surveys, and a number of other projects. Current astrophysics research interests at Rutgers include cosmology, galaxy formation, dark matter, galaxy clusters, galaxy dynamics and evolution, globular clusters, gravitational lensing, supernovae and their remnants, and instrumentation development. The Department also has a strong particle physics group. More information about astrophysics research and resources at Rutgers can be found at the group website or by email from any of the current astronomy faculty.
Applications should include a complete Curriculum Vitae, publication list, and a short (2-3 pages) statement of research accomplishments and plans, and should be sent by email to the above address. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by email to the above address. Complete applications received by November 15, 2011 will be given full consideration.