The Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking applications for a postdoctoral researcher to be hired under the title of Research Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will assist Professor Richard Ignace with research functions related to the funding grant. Among other tasks, the research includes astrophysical investigation relating to massive stars (especially Wolf-Rayet stars) through theoretical modeling and interpretation observational data, attending scholarly meetings, and publishing scholarly articles. Knowledge of stellar astrophysics, coding, theoretical modeling practices relevant to the subject area, experience with applying models to data, experience with publishing articles. PhD (or ABD) in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics with an astronomy emphasis.
Position is not tenure-track nor subject to tenure. Position is for 1 year, renewable for a 2nd year upon review. Potential for additional years subject to both grant funding and satisfactory performance. All positions at East Tennessee State University are contingent upon sufficient funding. Please provide a cover letter, CV, and contact information for at least 2 references, but not more than 3. Review of applications will begin April 1st and continue until position is filled. For consideration, candidates must apply and submit all required documents to the university’s hiring system (link provided) and follow any special instructions listed in the posting.
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.