The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah, which hosts the largest cosmic ray observatory (the Telescope Array Experiment) in the northern hemisphere, invites applications for a faculty position in experimental/observational high energy astrophysics. This is an open rank position, with potential to offer distinguished, senior candidates the Jack Keuffel Chair in Experimental Astrophysics. The anticipated start date is July/August 2020.
Candidates from all areas of experimental and observational high energy astrophysics are encouraged to apply. These areas include, but are not limited to: Gamma Ray Physics, Neutrino Astronomy, Gravitational Wave Detection, and Comic Ray Physics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics/Astronomy or a related field, a demonstrated record of accomplishment and innovation in research, dedication to excellence in teaching and mentoring, and commitment to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning environment. The Cosmic Ray Physics Group and the Institute for High Energy Astrophysics fully support the goals and priorities of the institution.
The successful candidate will be invited to join the Telescope Array Experiment, as well as have the opportunity to define the future direction of a very strong program in high energy astrophysics that currently has important involvement in the VERITAS and HAWC observatories, as well as ties to LIGO. The Department also has a vibrant astronomy group as well as a well-established high energy theory group, providing many opportunities for collaboration.
Review of applications will begin November 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of how the candidate will contribute to a climate of inclusivity in the department and institution, and at least three letters of recommendation, should be submitted using this link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/95688.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Internal Number: PRN00460CF
About University of Utah, Physics & Astronomy
The mission of the University of Utah is to educate the individual and to discover, refine, and disseminate knowledge. As a major teaching and research university, the flagship institution of the Utah state system of higher education, the University of Utah strives to create an academic environment where the highest standards of scholarship and professional practice are observed and where responsibilities to students are conscientiously met. It recognizes the mutual relevance and interdependence of teaching and research as essential components of academic excellence. It welcomes students who are committed to learning and who conform to high academic standards. The right of free inquiry is zealously preserved; diversity is encouraged and respected; critical examination and creativity are promoted; and intellectual integrity and social responsibility are fostered. The University is fully committed to the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action, which are designed to ensure that each individual be provided with the opportunity for full, unhampered, and responsible participation in every aspect of campus life.
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