Assistant Professor in Computational Astrophysics
This position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2019. The Department is expanding into a number of the National Science Foundation’s 10 Big Ideas for research areas, including Multi-Messenger Astronomy (MMA). Currently the department has 25 faculty members, five of whom work in astronomy and astrophysics. Specialties include radio, UV, and X-ray observations of the interstellar medium, infrared observations of disks, hydrodynamical and spectral simulations of interstellar gas, and atomic and molecular laboratory astrophysics. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in neutron star merger/kilonova modeling, hydrodynamical simulations, and related MMAareas. However, outstanding candidates in all fields of computational astrophysics will be considered. The Department has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. The new hire will be expected to contribute effectively to our teaching effort and to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program. UGA is uniquely located within short drives to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (NL), Savannah River NL, Marshall Space Flight Center, and Atlanta.