The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in astrophysics, to begin Fall 2018. We welcome applications from observers and theorists whose research interests broaden, yet contact with, those of the current faculty members. Rutgers has a 10% share in SALT and participates in projects including Advanced ACTPol, HETDEX, LSST, large MeerKAT surveys, the Simons Observatory, and WFIRST. Ongoing research covers a broad range of observational and theoretical work in cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, dark matter, galaxy clusters, gravitational lensing, star clusters, and supernovae and their remnants. We are considering expanding into a new area such as planetary systems, statistical or time domain astronomy, gravitational wave astronomy, early universe physics, or star formation. For candidates with suitable interests, it may be possible to begin with a three-year joint (50%) appointment with the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA), which is part of the Flatiron Institute in New York City.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy and an outstanding record of research and publication in the field. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program at Rutgers that will attract external funding, and to effectively teach and mentor the university's highly diverse undergraduate and graduate students. Applications should include a CV, publication list, 2-3 page statement of research accomplishments and plans, 1-2 page statement of teaching and mentoring accomplishments and plans, and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted online via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/45470. For full consideration, applications should be received by 15 November 2017.
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