Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astronomy
The Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia invites applicants in theoretical astrophysics, to be hired at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. New faculty will have the opportunity to interact closely with the department's theory group, as well as observational astronomers at UVa and the neighboring National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which houses the North American ALMA Science Center. Ideal candidates will likely have strengths in computational modeling and/or large data set analysis, consistent with a plan of building computational and data sciences at the University of Virginia.
In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department, and professional organizations. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013. The appointment will begin on August 25, 2014. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in a relevant field and have postdoctoral experience at the time of application.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0612875, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter describing research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests. They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to Barbara Johnson, email@example.com, with subject heading "Assistant Professor in Astronomy". Questions regarding the application in JOBS@UVa should be directed to Barbara Johnson, 434-924-5070.
The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The College of A&S and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally diverse, intellectual environment, and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.