The University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, to begin in Fall 2017. Outstanding candidates in all subfields of astronomy and astrophysics will be considered, with researchers working in the areas of planetary or exoplanet science, time-domain astronomy, and/or observational cosmology strongly encouraged to apply. UC Irvine currently has 12 faculty members working in the area of astrophysics. Faculty have access to the Keck and Lick Observatories as well as the opportunity to participate in the Thirty Meter Telescope project. Further information may be found at the Department's website: http://www.physics.uci.edu.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent, and is expected to participate effectively in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Physics & Astronomy is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Completed applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching, and at least three letters of recommendation. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion must also be included in the application materials, as described here.
All application materials must be submitted via UCI Recruit by December 1, 2016 for full consideration.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.