Assistant Professor in Experimental Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
New Hampshire
United States of America
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Assistant Professor in Experimental Astrophysics
University of New Hampshire
Department of Physics / Space Science Center


The Department of Physics and the Space Science Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2018 in the broad area of experimental astrophysics. The successful applicant can expect to interact with other research groups, in particular, the astrophysics group in the Space Science Center and the gravitational / high-energy theory group in the Physics Department. The astrophysics group conducts experimental research in X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy from both balloon and satellite platforms. There is also closely related research in cosmic rays, high-energy solar radiations, and high-energy atmospheric radiations. The gravitational / high-energy theory group has ongoing research in compact object mergers, gravitational waves, gamma-ray bursts, and classical gravitational physics. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of research demonstrating outstanding potential for establishing his or her own independent research program. Extensive experimental resources are available, including a machine shop, engineering support, thermal / vacuum test facilities, and EMI/EMC test facilities. In addition, UNH has excellent computational resources, including a CRAY XE6m-200 supercomputer. UNH researchers enjoy a close collaborative relationship with the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), whose Department of Earth, Oceans, and Space (SwRI-EOS) is co-located and shares facilities with the UNH Space Science Center. The candidate should be enthusiastic about teaching physics and astronomy classes at all levels, and would actively participate in the development of an astronomy program within the Department of Physics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field. Applicants should submit their application as a single PDF document containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and brief summaries of teaching interests and future research plans. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent in support of their application. All materials, including letters of reference, should be submitted online at Review of completed applications, which must include reference letters, will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. Mark McConnell at UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply. For a more comprehensive job description, visit




Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
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