The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting in Fall 2023. Strong candidates in any area of observational or theoretical astronomy/astrophysics research will be considered, but preference will be given to areas that significantly broaden the department's current research profile, which is focused on observational studies of stellar mass compact objects and explosive transient events, and LIGO-band and pulsar timing studies of gravitational waves, while still having the potential for substantial intellectual interaction.
Applicants must have a PhD in Astronomy, Physics, or a related field. The successful candidate will have a strong record of publication and strong potential for obtaining external research funding, teaching graduate and undergraduate classes, mentoring students, and performing service to the department, college, and university. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for at least three references. For full consideration applications should be submitted by November 1, 2022. Applications should be submitted through https://www.texastech.edu/careers/ using position number 30371BR. Applicants should also arrange for their references to send letters directly to [email protected] by the application deadline.
Texas Tech University is a Hispanic Serving Institution. As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.