The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas (KU) seeks outstanding applicants for an assistant professorship in physics (tenure track position) in astroparticle physics (AP), to start August 18, 2021. The KU AP group currently participates on multiple experiments either currently operating, or planned, in the polar regions, and seeks to build on its experience with radio-wave detection of cosmic rays and neutrinos, as well as develop and explore novel instrumentation and cosmic-ray detection strategies and technologies. Over the next decade, we hope to play a seminal role in the design, deployment, and calibration of the IceCube Gen2 radio and PUEO detectors. Candidates with research interests in radio-frequency instrumentation or areas closely related to it and compatible with, and complementing existing efforts in the department are particularly encouraged to apply.
The qualifying candidates must have a doctorate degree in physics or a closely related field. A strong record of research and commitment to excellence in teaching are required.
The University of Kansas is dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment. Individuals who are committed to furthering these causes are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in Physics and Astronomy. This includes, but is not limited to, women, racial and ethnic underrepresented minorities, and LGBTQIA individuals as well as those residing at the intersection of these axes. In addition, candidates with experience and/or demonstrated potential to effectively contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment
Lawrence, KS is an excellent place to live. It is an affordable and progressive city with a lively arts and music scene, excellent schools, high quality restaurants, economical living, and a diverse cultural mix. It is also only an hour drive from downtown Kansas City.
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to http://www.employment.ku.edu/academic/18308BR. A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement (up to 5 pages), a teaching statement (up to 2 pages), and the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for at least three references. Applicants should arrange for electronic letters of reference to be sent to Professor Hume Feldman, Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas, email@example.com. Initial review of applications will begin February 1, 2021. For full consideration, all application documents and reference letters must be received before this date. Late applications will be accepted as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.
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Internal Number: 18308BR
About University of Kansas, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Here at KU our faculty conducts research that reflects the breadth and depth of natural phenomena on both fundamental and applied directions and on all physical scales, from the Planck (the smallest possible) scale to the Hubble (the observable Universe) horizon.
We study the fundamental interactions of elementary particles, both theoretically and experimentally. Our faculty is on the team that recently discovered the Higgs particle, and we have graduate students and postdocs currently in Geneva Switzerland at CERN, in Fermilab in Illinois, and in Brookhaven NY doing research. We also are involved with neutrino research, capturing and studying extraterrestrial neutrinos in Antarctica, Siberia and Utah.
We are deeply engaged in applied physics research focusing on energy, nanoscience and technology, quantum computation using superconducting qubits and ultra-fast lasers. Our faculty is engaged in the development of semiconductor electronics, spintronics and photonics, material research and applications in low-diminutional nanostructures and devices such as photonic and plasmonic graphene, carbon nanotube and nanodetectors and high-frequency electronics, optoelectronics and nano...electromechnical systems.
We investigate the heavens, the Solar System, our Galaxy and its content, extragalactic phenomena such as galaxy evolution across most of cosmic time, galaxy clusters and the large-scale structure and geometry of the Universe. We use telescopes, both ground and space based and we have instruments on NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn and Titan. We are also partners with San Diego State University in the construction of the 1.25m Phillips Claud telescope at Mt. Laguna Observatory, 45 miles east of San Diego. We have an active plasma astrophysics program researching both solar system and cosmological phenomena.
We conduct extensive interdisciplinary research in astrobiophysics, specifically the impact of high-energy astrophysical events on the Earth, its atmosphere, and life forms over geologic times.
We have an active biophysics program that collaborates extensively with researchers from KU Medical Center and various other KU departments and centers investigating DNA structure, flexibility and dynamics to further both fundamental and medical understanding of the behavior of DNA molecules under varied conditions.
Please visit our website, http://physics.ku.edu/, to learn more about our department.
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