The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Astronomy.
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.
ROLE of the POSITION
The successful candidate is expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels (classroom and astronomy lab), as well as carry out an active, independent research program. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities at the department, college and university levels. We are interested in candidates who would supplement or expand on the interests of the current astronomy faculty members; Professors Stephen Lepp, Ken Nagamine, Daniel Proga, George Rhee and Bing Zhang. Their research interests include cosmology, high energy astrophysics, interstellar medium, galactic astronomy, star formation, numerical astrophysics, and exoplanets.. Additional information about the department and astronomy group may be obtained from our website, http://www.physics.unlv.edu/.
This position requires a Ph.D. in astronomy from a regionally accredited college or university. Preference will be given to applicants who have at least two years postdoctoral experience.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Review of candidates’ materials will begin on December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to George Rhee, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer Committed to Achieving Excellence Through Diversity.