The Department of Physics at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor rank) in astrophysics. Candidates from all subfields of astrophysics and astronomy are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants in the fields of gravitational-wave astrophysics, multi-messenger astronomy, and related areas.
OSU is a public R1 research university and the largest university in the state of Oregon, with an enrollment of over 33,000 students and a sponsored-project research budget of over 380 million dollars per year. Our department has research groups in the areas of astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, high energy physics, optical physics, physics education, and quantum cosmology. The successful candidate will engage in theoretical and/or observational work that expands or complements the current research areas of the astrophysics group at OSU. These areas include theoretical and computational astrophysics, gravitational-wave astronomy, pulsar timing, data analysis, general relativity, and cosmology. This position is one of two anticipated hires to further grow our astrophysics efforts. OSU is located in the city of Corvallis. Corvallis is ranked as one of the safest, greenest, and best college towns in the US. The city offers year-round cultural and outdoor activities, as well as convenient trips to the mountains or the coast.
The primary responsibilities of this position are to establish and sustain an independent research program through external funding; publish original research in peer-reviewed journals; teach and mentor graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdocs; and provide institutional and professional service. Successful candidates will also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a tolerance for diverse ideas within the academy, including those different from one’s own; and a commitment to free inquiry based on evidence and criticism.
OSU is committed through continuous improvement to be a collaborative, inclusive, and caring community that strives for equity and equal opportunity in everything we do, and enables success for our students and people from all walks of life. The University particularly seeks candidates interested in contributing to the diversity and inclusive excellence of our academic community through research, teaching, and service, and who are committed to the success of all of our students.
The starting date for the position is anticipated to be in September 2022. To apply, please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/109310. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, and contact information for 3-5 references. To be assured full consideration, applications and reference letters should be received by January 3 2022; however, the position will remain open until filled.