Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics or Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Southern California
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Los Angeles
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics & Astronomy ( at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California is hiring a tenure-track/tenured professor (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor) in Theoretical Astrophysics or Cosmology with an anticipated start date of Fall, 2019. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in physics or a related field. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the extraction of Astrophysics from gravitational wave observations, but we also encourage applications from candidates in other areas of specialization in Theoretical Astrophysics or Cosmology. Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to conduct independent research in these areas. USC is also developing a collaboration with Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena. The ideal candidate should therefore pursue a strong, independent research program at USC and create a new synergistic research program as part of the USC-Carnegie collaboration.

The position is expected to be at a junior or intermediate level, however applications from exceptional senior candidates are also strongly encouraged.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application: please follow this job link or paste in a browser: . Applications should include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter describing research interests related to the position
  • A statement of current research activities and future projects
  • A statement describing the candidate’s approach to teaching
  • A statement detailing the candidate’s current and future contributions to building a culture of diversity and equity in physics and astronomy
  • The names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference.

The search committee will start reviewing applications after Friday, October 26, 2018 until the position is filled.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 26, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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