The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure system faculty position in astrophysical data science. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to do forefront research with large astrophysical datasets using sophisticated statistical or computational techniques. The candidate will have a partial appointment with the new department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering. The candidate will also be a central member of MSU's recently established Center for Data Intensive and Time Domain Astronomy.
MSU has strong astrophysics research programs in compact objects, nuclear astrophysics, galaxy clusters, large-scale simulations of galaxy formation and supernovae, and particle astrophysics. MSU astronomers enjoy guaranteed access to the 4.1-m SOAR Telescope, which is co-located on Cerro Pachon with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. MSU is also the lead institution of the NSF Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics Center for the Evolution of the Elements.
Applications should be submitted through the MSU hiring website (http://careers.msu.edu), posting #467874. Applicants should include (1) a cover letter; (2) a CV, including a list of publications; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a one-page teaching statement. Please include all information in a single PDF file. At this website, applicants should also submit contact information for three references, who will be automatically contacted once your application is submitted. The selection process will begin on December 1, 2017, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Questions may be directed to Prof. Steve Zepf (email@example.com) or to any other member of the astronomy group. Applicants are encouraged to peruse the MSU astronomy group website https://astro.natsci.msu.edu.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.
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