Assistant Professor Tenure-Track – Big Data Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 27, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Louisiana State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Baton Rouge
United States of America
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Assistant Professor Tenure-Track – Big Data Astrophysics

College of Science - Department of Physics and Astronomy

Louisiana State University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in the area of big data astrophysics, starting in August 2019. Candidates are expected to have an established record in the area of big data astrophysics such as LSST, Gaia, Kepler, or TESS datasets, machine learning in large scale astronomical surveys, or multi-messenger observations of LIGO sources. The successful candidate is expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and establish a vigorous research program.

LSU is the flagship school of the state of Louisiana with over 30,000 students. The Physics & Astronomy department has over 50 faculty and 100 graduate students. About a third of the professors are engaged in Astrophysics-related research including computational stellar evolution, supernovae, interstellar medium, variable stars, exoplanets, x-ray binaries, neutrinos, gamma rays, cosmic rays, and gravitational waves. Our professors and students use major research facilities around the world including Hubble Space Telescope, Gemini, CTIO, LIGO, Super-K, Auger, and Balloon/ISS instruments. The LSU Center for Computation and Technology has long had a leadership role in high performance computing.

LSU is located in Baton Rouge which is the capital of Louisiana. Baton Rouge is on the banks of the Mississippi River with a population of about 600,000. Baton Rouge and New Orleans (about an hour's drive away) offer a vibrant culture known for its music, food, and, of course, Mardi Gras.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics, astronomy, or a related field.

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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