The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track astrophysics position in theory, observation, and/or instrumentation. We seek candidates with postdoctoral experience whose work will address fundamental problems in cosmology or astrophysics in collaboration with our strong groups in multi-wavelength observational astronomy, computational astrophysics and gravity, high-energy and cosmology theory, and neutrino and nuclear astrophysics. UNC Chapel Hill has 60 nights guaranteed annually on the high-performance 4.1-m SOAR telescope atop Cerro Pachon, Chile, and operates a state-of-the-art remote observing center. We are also a partner with guaranteed nights on the 11-m SALT telescope operating in South Africa, and run a network of robotic telescopes (the PROMPT rapid response array in Chile and Skynet globally). Our instrumentation labs built SOAR's high-throughput facility spectrograph and are working on several other SOAR and large telescope instrument projects. Campus computing clusters total more than 10,000 cores and support advanced visualization capabilities. The Chapel Hill area is a dynamic R&D and entrepreneurial environment including Research Triangle Park, Duke University, and NC State University. It is also only a few hours drive from NRAO Charlottesville and Green Bank.
At http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/8662 applicants should specify Physics and Astronomy in the Department drop-down list box, then upload PDF versions of their cover letter, CV, publication list, and separate research and teaching statements by Monday December 17, 2012 when application review will begin. They must also arrange for four letters of recommendation to arrive by then via email to email@example.com and subsequently in hard copy. Please also email separately to indicate that you have submitted an application.
The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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