The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah invites applications for two faculty positions to begin August 2021. The new faculty members will be expected to provide excellent teaching and research mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful applicants will be also expected to develop externally-funded research programs of significance. We especially welcome applicants specializing in the areas of secondary-educator training or bio/medical physics. We will also consider applicants specializing in other areas that strengthen or complement existing research programs, including astronomy (see physics.byu.edu).
The BYU Department of Physics and Astronomy has access to a number of telescope facilities. Starting in January 2021 we will be members of the ARC consortium with guaranteed access to the ARC 3.5-m telescope. We also operate the West Mountain Observatory with three telescopes ranging from 0.32-m to 0.92-m sitting atop a 6,850 ft mountain with reasonably dark skies. The campus observatory is made up of five robotic telescopes ranging from 0.15-m to 0.6-m. In addition, we have a significant number of nodes on the campus supercomputer which can be used for computational efforts. Finally, we operate a 119 seat planetarium that is used for education and outreach.
Interested candidates should complete an online faculty application at yjobs.byu.edu (posting 91597 under Faculty Positions) with current CV, a cover letter outlining teaching and research experience and aspirations, and also the name and contacts of three people willing to provide letters of recommendations. Applications must be received by October 15, 2020. For additional information, contact the chair of the faculty search committee at email@example.com. BYU, an equal opportunity employer, requires all faculty members to observe the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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