The Physics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a faculty position in Astrophysics. The search is unrestricted with respect to area of specialization. Current astrophysics faculty are active in optical, infrared, radio, X-ray, and gravitational wave astronomy; broad areas of theoretical astrophysics and cosmology; and studies of exoplanets, potential gravitational wave sources, observational cosmology, the physics of compact objects, the detection of dark matter, and space plasma physics. MIT hosts the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, whose faculty and research staff contributed instrumentation for and conduct research using several facilities including LIGO, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Murchison Widefield Array, the Magellan telescopes, and the Suzaku x-ray mission.
Faculty members at MIT conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate participation in research. Candidates must show promise in teaching as well as in research. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level. The application deadline is November 21, 2012. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief description of research interests and goals (the latter not to exceed 3 pages) at the following web site: http://www.academicjobsonline.com. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to the same site. Only web submissions will be accepted. Any inquiries should be directed to Prof. Deepto Chakrabarty, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com.
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