Position Description: The Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a new full time faculty position in astrophysics/cosmology. We seek outstanding individuals in computation/theory or observation/instrumentation who will complement and expand the current activities of the McWilliams Center for Cosmology (https://www.cmu.edu/cosmology/). Candidates from all areas of observational and theoretical astrophysics are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates who will best leverage current interdisciplinary activities including those across the Physics, Statistics and Data Science, Computer Science, and Engineering Departments at CMU.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will be expected to conduct an original research program that includes mentorship of graduate students, to teach courses within CMU’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and to facilitate and/or contribute to diversity and inclusion within the Physics department. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics or a closely related field, and demonstrate achievement in research as well as commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Appointment at the tenure‐track Assistant Professor level is the target of this search, but more senior appointments with tenure may also be possible for exceptionally qualified candidates. The target starting date for this position is September 1, 2022.
Application Instructions: Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, research statement, teaching statement, and a diversity statement (describing past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion), and should arrange for a minimum of three reference letters to be sent in support of their application. The deadline for submission of all materials is December 15th, 2021. All materials should be submitted electronically through the Interfolio website: apply.interfolio.com/93999
Carnegie Mellon is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. We welcome faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service. Carnegie Mellon seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.