Applications are invited for a Prize Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Astrophysics at the Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park. Established in 2006, this postdoctoral program is connected with the Maryland Astronomy Center for Theory and Computation, whose faculty maintain active research programs in the areas of planetary/solar-system dynamics, exoplanet atmospheres, cosmology and galaxy formation, and high-energy astrophysics (including compact object physics). Candidates with a strong background in these fields, but particularly with a planetary/exoplanetary focus for this cycle, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field by the start date of the appointment. A Fall 2018 start date is envisaged, but earlier dates are also possible. The appointment term is 2-3 years.
To apply, please send a CV, publication list, and a 3-page statement of research interests and experience, packaged as a single PDF, to the e-mail address below by December 15, 2017. Candidates must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same e-mail address by this date. Please put "CTC Prize Postdoc" in the subject line of all correspondence. Applicants for this position may also be considered for other postdoctoral positions in the Astronomy Department at Maryland. For further information, please contact Prof. Douglas Hamilton at the e-mail address below.
The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.