Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Michigan Technological University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
1400 Townsend Drive
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) seeks a candidate to fill a faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or higher level starting Fall 2019. Preference will be given to astrophysics researchers with experience collaborating in multi-wavelength and/or multi-messenger research, gravitational wave research, astrophysical neutrino research, or extra-solar planet research. However, researchers displaying excellence in any area of astrophysics are encouraged to apply, in particular in areas that complement the activities of current astrophysics and physics faculty.

Required qualifications include a Ph D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, a record of substantive research, and good teaching skills. Historically, the department's teaching load has allowed significant time for research. Please apply online at https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/7242 including vita, cover letter, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Application evaluation will begin November 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Detailed information about research and educational programs in the department can be found at https://www.mtu.edu/physics/index.html . Questions about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair through [email protected]

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.

Michigan Tech's Physics Department is sincerely interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applications from diverse candidates, including from women and minorities. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Tech is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting partner engagement and retaining a quality workforce. Michigan Tech is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance to partners whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community. See https://www.mtu.edu/provost/programs/partner-engagement/ for additional information.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 30, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, April 5, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Astrophysics Search Committee
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