The Astronomy Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of theoretical astrophysics. We seek individuals whose research will complement and expand the current activities of the department that include studies of interstellar/intergalactic media, galactic structure and dynamics, extragalactic and galactic star formation, galaxy formation and evolution, and large-scale structure and cosmology. The department has completed a large local computational facility, and the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), one of the world's largest single dish telescopes for millimeter-wavelength astronomy in collaboration with Mexico. We encourage applicants who can lead future scientific investigations using these new facilities. Applicants should have a PhD in Astronomy, Physics, or a related field, and either promise of establishing or a strong record of achievement in astrophysical research, and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The start date can be as early as September 2013. Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research statement, and provide the names and contact information of three references. Review of applicants will begin on December 3, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.
Email Inquiries: Houjun Mo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Application materials to: Astronomy Faculty Search
c/o Connie Milne
Department of Astronomy
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9305
Further information about the Department can be found in the web at http://www.astro.umass.edu.
The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. The Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty and student body.