Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 29, 2016
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Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Arizona
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Theoretical Astrophysics
The University of Arizona

The University of Arizona's Theoretical Astrophysics Program invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in Fall 2017. The Theoretical Astrophysics Program is an interdisciplinary program that fosters academic and scientific links amongst the departments of astronomy, physics and planetary sciences at the University, to complement with a strong theory program the world-renowned astronomical facilities in Tucson, AZ.  The Program consists of four core faculty and about 25 affiliate members working in a range of topics spanning planetary astrophysics to cosmology. In addition to the typical facilities available at a research university, the UA’s new Research Data Center provides our faculty access to local high-end supercomputing resources, including distributed, shared-memory and GPU architectures.

We interpret theoretical astrophysics broadly, and our areas of interest include planetary systems formation and evolution, atomic and molecular astrophysics, high-energy and nuclear astrophysics, general relativity, plasma astrophysics, stellar and galactic astrophysics and cosmology.  We are interested in highly qualified individuals from any area of theoretical astrophysics who will interact effectively with all the participating departments.  The appointment will be at the level of assistant professor in one or more of the participating departments.  Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or a closely related field.  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate through advanced graduate classes, establish and maintain a distinguished research program and contribute to academic service.

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Apply for Job# F20777 at Applicants are asked to submit a CV with publication list, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses of at least three references.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community.  We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies.  Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Please direct inquiries to:
Professor Dimitrios Psaltis
Chair, Theoretical Astrophysics Program
Astronomy Department
933 N Cherry Ave,
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721
Email: [email protected]

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Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 2, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
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