Assistant Professor Tenure-Track

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Duke University
Department Name: 
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in observational or theoretical astrophysics/cosmology. The physics department is committed to building an inclusive faculty and representative of our community. For this reason, we strongly encourage applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in physics departments. 

The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong previous research record and be ready to lead an independent research effort. They should also be committed to teaching, facilitating learning, and acting as a mentor and advisor for research. While the search is not focused on a particular branch of astrophysics/cosmology, applicants are encouraged to discuss how their work can be complementary to the department's existing efforts with the Rubin Observatory, the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC), the Dark Energy Survey (DES), and the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope program. Current strengths in the department include large-scale structure and weak gravitational lensing, and various transient studies, mainly focused on supernova cosmology. The Duke cosmology group continues to grow and expand. In addition to this search, the department is also currently soliciting applications for a research assistant professor with a focus on wide-field cosmology using imaging data. More information on the group can be found at 

The Duke physics department has strong synergistic efforts in particle physics, nuclear astrophysics, and neutrino physics. Duke University particularly values interdisciplinary collaboration across the university and opportunities exist to collaborate with colleagues from departments including statistical science and mathematics, along with the data science initiatives on campus. 

The appointment is expected to begin on or after July 2023. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field, along with postdoctoral experience, and show a strong commitment to research, teaching, and mentor-ship. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and statements of research and teaching, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation submitted through Academic Jobs Online at Applicants are encouraged to describe in their cover letter how their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, service, or experience would contribute to a diverse and inclusive community. 

Questions regarding the application process and the position should be submitted to  [email protected]

Applications received by December 1 will be guaranteed consideration.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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