Assistant Professor, Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
Physics
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Physics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites applications for a faculty position in Astrophysics. The Astrophysics search is unrestricted with respect to area of specialization. Current astrophysics faculty are active in broad areas of observational and theoretical astrophysics, including optical/IR, radio, and high energy astronomy; studies of exoplanets; gravitational wave science; and observational and theoretical cosmology. MIT hosts the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, whose faculty and research staff contribute instrumentation for and conduct research using several facilities including the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Magellan telescopes, the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), and the forthcoming Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), as well as an in-house high-performance computing cluster.

Faculty members at MIT conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate physics courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate participation in research. Candidates must show promise in teaching as well as in research. A Ph.D. in physics or physics-related discipline is required by the start of employment. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level. The application deadline is November 1, 2017. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief description of research interests and goals (the latter NOT TO EXCEED 3 PAGES IN LENGTH), and arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to Academicjobsonline.com. Only web submissions will be accepted. Enquiries should be directed to Prof. Rob Simcoe, Search Committee Chair, simcoe@space.mit.edu.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, April 30, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Attention To: 
Prof. Robert Simcoe, Search Chair