Astronomy and Space Science, Physics: Astrophysics, Physics: High Energy
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas (KU) seeks applicants for an Assistant Professorship in astroparticle physics to begin as early as January 1, 2022.
The KU astroparticle physics group’s research program focuses on radio-wave detection of ultra-high energy cosmic rays and neutrinos. Qualifying candidates must have a doctorate degree in physics or a closely related discipline. A strong record of research and commitment to excellence in teaching are required. Candidates with research interests in radio-frequency instrumentation or areas closely related to it and compatible with the existing efforts, and equipment, in the department are particularly encouraged to apply.
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.
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For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/19038BR. A complete application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement (up to five pages), a teaching statement (up to two pages), and the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for at least three references. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to Professor Hume Feldman, Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas, email@example.com. Initial review of applications will begin August 20, 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: 19038BR
About University of Kansas
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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