The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University seeks applications for two tenure-track assistant professors. More senior candidates may be considered at the associate professor or professor level. Each selected candidate must hold an earned PhD in astronomy, physics, or a related area. The appointments are expected to begin on September 1, 2014.
One of the positions is in any area of astrophysics (observational, instrumentation, computation, theory). The astronomy program at Texas A&M University is a vigorous group with members of DES, LSST, HETDEX, and CSP. We participate in the Hobby-Eberly Telescope and are partners in the Giant Magellan Telescope project. We are frequent users of a variety of space- and ground-based observatories and have a strong instrumentation program. More details can be found at astronomy.tamu.edu..
The other position is in the area of theoretical cosmology or theoretical astrophysics. The George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy builds on the interface between astrophysics, experimental high energy physics, and theoretical high energy physics to advance our knowledge and understanding of the Universe. We explore the Universe from the lightest particles to its most massive structures through vibrant research programs centered on theory, observations, and experiments. We are dedicated to sharing out knowledge and the excitement of discovery through education and public outreach, conferences, workshops, and a visitors’ program. More details can be found at mitchell.tamu.edu.
The selected candidates will be part of the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy and are expected to participate fully in the operations and activities of the Institute. Successful candidates will assume full teaching responsibilities at the graduate and undergraduate levels and are expected to conduct vigorous research programs. Each applicant should submit vita; publication list; description of future research plans; teaching statement; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references by e-mail (in Word or .pdf formatted attachments) to email@example.com or by regular mail to
Astronomy Search Committee or Theoretical Cosmology Search Committee (Walker)
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-4242
Application 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.