Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics

Gainesville FL
Sep 15, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics

Job Description:

As part of a major faculty hiring initiative, the Department of Physics at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics (TA) to begin on August 16, 2018. Highly qualified candidates from all areas of TA are encouraged to apply.

Presently, the TA group engages in a broad range of research activities in galaxy evolution, gravitational waves (GW), planetary atmospheres, neutrino physics, quantum gravity, dark matter, and cosmology. The TA faculty maintain close ties with the Astronomy Department and are heavily involved in GW research in conjunction with ongoing UF experimental interests in both the LIGO and LISA projects.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent), and postdoctoral research experience is expected. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, while establishing a well-recognized research program, is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted online at and must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publication list, a statement of research and proposed activities, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Reference providers will only be notified of their upload link once an application is submitted in full, so early completion of an application is highly recommended.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

This position is open until filled.  To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by November 15, 2017. For more information, please contact Prof. Bernard Whiting (

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