Tenure track assistant professor in multi-messenger and time-domain astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, January 31, 2022
Archive Date: 
Monday, March 14, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with a research emphasis in multi-messenger and time-domain astrophysics. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in independently funded research characterized by creativity and vision in the areas of multi-messenger (multi-wavelength electromagnetic waves, gravitational waves, and neutrino signals) and time-domain astrophysics, and will have a strong commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will also play an important role in the newly established Nevada Center for Astrophysics (NCfA), which has multi-messenger and time-domain astrophysics as the recent focus of development. The core members of NCfA are also members of the astronomy group of Department of Physics and Astronomy (https://www.physics.unlv.edu/research_astro.html), who have research expertise in theoretical modeling and observations in the areas of astrophysical transients, black holes, neutron stars, accretion disks, jets, protoplanetary disks, exoplanets, and cosmology. The successful candidate is encouraged to communicate and collaborate with center members while developing their independent research programs. This position requires a PhD in astronomy or physics from a regionally accredited college or university. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

Application materials must include 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae and publication list, 3) past and proposed research, 4) statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and 5) statement of past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Materials should be addressed to Prof. Bing Zhang, Search Committee Chair, and submitted online at https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNLV-External/job/UNLV1-Maryland-Camp.... For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected]. Three recommendation letters should be sent directly to [email protected] with the subject “AstroFacultySearch_ApplicantLastName_RecommenderLastName”. Questions regarding the position should be sent to [email protected]. Review of candidates’ materials will begin on March 19, 2022.

Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request. All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Prof. Bing Zhang
Search Committee Chair