The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in computational or statistical astrophysics. Those candidates who would benefit from the University of Utah's participation in large surveys covering infrared to X-ray wavelengths are particularly encouraged. The successful candidate will have expertise in statistics, data mining, numerical simulations, or data management. The appointment may be made at the level of assistant, associate, or full professor depending upon the qualifications of the successful applicant. The expected start date is July/August 2019.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an active research program involving undergraduate and Ph.D. students, to teach two courses per year, and to take an active role in furthering the University’s Astronomy and Astrophysics initiative. The faculty at the University of Utah actively participate in SDSS-IV/V, DESI, and NuSTAR. The new faculty member will complement the Department's current astronomy and astrophysics research program in galaxy formation and evolution; Galactic archaeology and chemodynamics; planet formation; galaxy clusters; theoretical gravitational dynamics; and observational cosmology.
The deadline for receipt of application materials is December 1, 2018. Early applications are encouraged as completed applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis. However, applications may be considered after the deadline until the position is filled. Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three letters of recommendation, should be submitted using this link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/80276.
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