Assistant or Associate Professor X-Ray/Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 4, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Louisiana State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: 
Baton Rouge
State/Province: 
Louisiana
Zip/Postal: 
70803
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Job Description: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge invites applications for an assistant or associate professor in the area of x-ray/gamma-ray astrophysics, starting in August 2020. Candidates are expected to have an established record in the area of observational high-energy astrophysics, for example with Fermi LAT, GBM, Swift, CALET, or other recent high-energy experiments, and to demonstrate interest and/or involvement in the design and planning of future missions. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous research program and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  

About the Department of Physics and Astronomy at LSU:
LSU is the flagship school of the state of Louisiana with over 30,000 students. The Physics & Astronomy department has over 50 faculty and 100 graduate students. About a third of the professors are engaged in Astrophysics-related research including x-rays, gamma rays, cosmic rays, gravitational waves, neutrinos, x-ray binaries, supernovae, interstellar medium, variable stars, exoplanets, and terrestrial gamma flashes. Our professors and students use and work at major research facilities around the world including LIGO, Fermi, CALET, Chandra, HST, Gemini, CTIO, Super-K, DUNE, and Auger. LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, on the banks of the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge and New Orleans (about an hour's drive away) offer a vibrant culture known for its music, food, and of course Mardi Gras.  

Minimum qualifications:

(Both Levels) Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field. (Associate Level) Must have 3 years of related experience.

Preferred qualifications:

(Both Levels) Established record in the area of observational high-energy astrophysics, for example with Fermi LAT, GBM, Swift, CALET, or other recent high-energy experiments, and to demonstrate interest and/or involvement in the design and planning of future missions. (Associate Level) Assistant professor or associate professor; strong national reputation.

Special Instructions:

Attach ALL documents under the Resume/CV section of your application. Applicants must provide a vita, a statement of research experience and interests and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.
For further information, please contact Michael Cherry, Astrophysics Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, 202 Nicholson Hall, Louisiana State University (cherry@lsu.edu). Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 10, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 10, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Michael Cherry
Title: 
Astrophysics Search Committee Chair
Institution/Company: 
Louisiana State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: 
Baton Rouge
State/Province: 
Louisiana
Zip/Postal Code: 
70803
Country: 
United States of America
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
R00039579
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Michael Cherry
Subject: 
Inquiries about Assistant or Associate Professor X-Ray/Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Position
Email: 
cherry@lsu.edu