The Department of Physics and Astronomy and Astronomy invites applications for the position of director of the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, with a joint appointment as a tenured professor in the department. The mission of the Mitchell Institute is to increase connections between cosmology, high energy physics, and astronomy to improve our understanding of the Universe. We seek a dynamic individual who can lead the Mitchell Institute into the future and enhance our research, educational, and public outreach activities. We seek senior applicants with an earned PhD in physics or astronomy, administrative/managerial experience, and a strong research record in one of the core areas of the Mitchell Institute. Faculty in the department have full teaching responsibilities, but the director of the Mitchell Institute may negotiate for teaching relief while serving in that role.
Applications should include a vita; publication list; description of research plans; a leadership statement; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least six references by e-mail (in Word or .pdf formatted attachments) to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to
Chair of the MIFPA Director Search Committee (Walker)
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-4242
Applications review will begin on January 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The university is further dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In addition, Texas A&M University strives to be responsive to the particular needs of dual career couples. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.