Assistant Professor

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
North Carolina State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
2401 Stinson Dr.
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at NC State University invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track position in astrophysics or astronomy. We plan to hire at the assistant professor level, but will also consider exceptionally qualified senior applicants.

The successful candidate will establish a highly competitive, independent research program that complements the department’s current strengths. The research interests of current faculty include observational and theoretical / computational astrophysics: stellar astrophysics, gravitational physics, extragalactic astrophysics, and nuclear/neutrino astrophysics. In addition, the position holder will: (i) advise and direct undergraduate students, graduate students and post doctoral research associates; (ii) teach undergraduate and graduate classes at the standard departmental teaching load for research-active faculty; and (iii) provide service to the Department, University, and wider professional community. Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.

Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. degree in physics, astronomy or a physics/astronomy-related area. To receive full consideration, applications for the Fall 2023 academic year should be received by November 15, 2022. To apply, please visit and designate position number #00104920. You will be required to send a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, an anonymized research statement, a diversity statement, and contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent by e-mail to [email protected], with the name of the applicant in the subject line. T

he first evaluation of the application is based solely on the scientific merit of the anonymized Research Statement, and the extent to which the candidate makes the case that they complement the current department strengths. The Research Statements will be screened and redacted if necessary so that candidate names, collaborators, supervisors, institutions, and journal names are not visible in the statement. Other than the Research Statement, no other parts of the application need to be anonymized.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual witha disability, or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919.515.3148 or send an email to [email protected].

Included Benefits: 

NC State University Benefits:

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. James Kneller