Astronomy and Space Science, Physics: Astrophysics
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in astronomy & astrophysics. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in computational applications to research problems, e.g., for large datasets/surveys, numerical simulations, etc. We seek candidates who also show promise as effective educators and mentors, and who will contribute positively to a diverse and inclusive environment within the department and at the University of Utah. The expected start date is August 2021.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an active research program involving undergraduate and Ph.D. students, to teach two courses per year, and to take an active role in advancing the mission of the Department of Physics & Astronomy. The new faculty member will complement the Department's current “Astro Group Faculty” (as listed on http://www.physics.utah.edu/research/astronomy-astrophysics.php) in galaxy formation and evolution; Galactic archaeology and chemodynamics; planet formation; galaxy clusters; theoretical gravitational dynamics; and observational cosmology.
Application review will begin on November 30, 2020, and will proceed until the position is filled. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, and a dedicated statement for each: research interests and plans; teaching and mentoring philosophy; and commitment and contributions to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applications should be submitted using this link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/108294.
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: PRN00599CF
About University of Utah, Physics & Astronomy
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