Faculty Position in Observational Astronomy with focus on Origins - Rice University
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in observational astronomy with an emphasis on Origins science, which includes the formation of galaxies, stars, and planets. This search seeks an outstanding individual whose research will complement and extend existing activities in star and planet formation at Rice University (see http://physics.rice.edu/). While preference will be given to observational astronomers, outstanding candidates with a theoretical or computational focus will also be considered. In addition to developing an independent and vigorous research program, the successful applicant will normally be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course each semester. The department expects to make an appointment at the assistant professor level. A PhD in astronomy/astrophysics or related field is required. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, a list of publications, and two or three selected reprints, in a single PDF file, to email@example.com with subject line “Astronomer Search” or to Prof. Hartigan, Chair, Astronomy Search Committee, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy – MS 61, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent by email or post. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but only those received by January 15, 2013 will be assured full consideration. The appointment is expected to start in July 2013. Rice University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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