The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track position in astrophysics at the rank of assistant professor. The appointment will begin 16 August 2013.
We are particularly interested in applicants in observational or theoretical extragalactic astronomy and astrophysics. Topics of most interest include, but are not limited to, galaxy formation, galaxy interaction, galaxy clusters, dynamics of the early universe, the formation of the first stars, active galactic nuclei, and supernovae. Related research groups at UA are interested in extragalactic observation at all wavelengths, astrophysical sources of high-energy particles, computational stellar physics, interacting binary stars and their origins, and high-energy particle physics. More information about the department can be found on the departmental website, physics.ua.edu, and the astronomy group website, astronomy.ua.edu.
The minimum qualifications for this position are a Ph.D. or equivalent, postdoctoral experience, scholarly publications, and experience with modern research techniques in astronomy and astrophysics. Candidates for this position are expected to have an outstanding research record and exhibit potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate is expected to develop a high quality, externally funded research program, as well as teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/31659 and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae with publication list, a summary of accomplishments and research plans, a statement of teaching credentials and philosophy, as well as contact information for at least 3 references (names, telephone numbers, email and postal addresses).
For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 31, 2012 and the review process will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Prof. William C. Keel, at email@example.com or (205)348-1641.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Faculty benefits are described in http://hr.ua.edu/benefits/documents/BenefitsGuide.pdf.