Carnegie Mellon University
McWilliams Center for Cosmology
The Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University is conducting a broad search in cosmology and invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The position is associated with the Bruce and Astrid McWilliams Center for Cosmology, which joins efforts in particle physics and astrophysics within the Department of Physics with CMU strengths in statistics and computer science.
Since the establishment of the McWilliams Center in 2008, three new cosmology faculty members have been hired. The Center has an endowment for support of several McWilliams Postdoctoral Fellows, of which there are currently four. Carnegie Mellon has become an institutional member of SDSS-III, BigBOSS, and LSST. Center faculty are also involved in the ACT, HSC, and Planck experiments, and engaged in the nascent field of using new types of radio telescopes to explore the universe using the 21 cm radiation of neutral Hydrogen. Faculty members in the Center have taken leadership roles in the newly formed LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration. Computing facilities have been established both within the Center and a 1000+ core cluster in collaboration with Computer Science which is undergoing a major upgrade. Please visit the Center’s website at www.cmu.edu/cosmology for more details.
We seek candidates with significant accomplishments and promise for further achievement in exploring theoretically or experimentally the nature of dark matter and dark energy. Successful candidates are encouraged to enhance links between the Department of Physics and the School of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh.
The anticipated starting date is September 2013. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Academic Jobs Online
For full consideration, all materials should be received by November 30, 2012.
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