Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in extragalactic astrophysics, with particular emphasis in either time domain astrophysics or near field cosmology, at Texas Tech University. Texas Tech University has recently hired two new astrophysics faculty and looks to rapidly expand in the coming years.
The successful applicant will work with Prof. David Sand on any number of topics in extragalactic astronomy. Projects may include utilizing the recently commissioned FLOYDS robotic spectrographs at the Faulkes Telescope North & South, which are ideal for rapid supernova/transient follow-up, as well as AGN reverberation mapping. Likewise, ongoing programs to study the Milky Way satellite population and it origins, along with the dwarf galaxy population in the Local Volume, are another possible area of research. The successful applicant may be involved in any of these ongoing large programs, depending on their interests, and will be encouraged to develop their own independent research program.
The initial appointment will be for two years, with possible extension to a third year. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, bibliography, and a brief statement of research experience and interests in a single pdf file, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Joyce Norton ( Joyce.Norton@ttu.edu) by January 15, 2013. Texas Tech is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.