Assistant Professor Position in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Requisition Number::

0812777

Number of Open Positions::

1

Position Title::

Assistant Professor

Other Title Information::

Assistant Professor Position in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Organization::

204461 - PHYSICS

Position Summary::

Candidates for this position are expected to exhibit potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate is expected to develop a high quality, externally funded research program, as well as teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Ad Text::

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in astronomy and astrophysics. The successful candidate will be engaged in observational and/or theoretical studies which are aligned with and extend current research in the group. These fields include formation of galaxies and large-scale structure, formation of the first stars, structure and evolution of galaxies, stellar explosions, variable stars, active galactic nuclei, and high-energy emission from black holes, neutron stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies. We are particularly interested in applicants working in time-domain astronomy (such as supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, accretion phenomena around massive black holes, exoplanet observations, and new types of astrophysical transients). The appointment will begin August 16, 2021. In addition to faculty working in observational and theoretical astrophysics, we have related research groups in astroparticle physics (IceCube, VERITAS, CTA), experimental particle physics (dark matter detection, CERN), experimental nuclear physics and theoretical particle physics. The UA astronomy group is part of the SARA consortium, remotely operating 1-meter telescopes at 3 sites, and operates its own well-equipped 0.4m telescope locally. More information about the department can be found on the department’s website physics.ua.edu.

The minimum qualifications for this position are a Ph.D. or equivalent, postdoctoral experience, scholarly publications, and experience with modern techniques in astronomy and astrophysics. Candidates for this position are expected to have an outstanding research record and exhibit potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate is expected to develop a high quality, externally funded research program, as well as teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We will begin reviewing applications on January 1, 2021 and the review process will continue until the position is filled. There will be a preliminary Zoom screening of selected applicants, after which top candidates will be informed whether the following interviews will proceed virtually or in-person, depending on how the corona-virus pandemic will have evolved by that time.

Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, including descriptions of the applicant’s accomplishments, research interests, teaching philosophy, and a list of publications with citation counts. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to [email protected] or by mail to Prof. Jeremy Bailin, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Box 870324, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487. Applications must be submitted online at the University of Alabama website https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/47759. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Prof. Jeremy Bailin, at [email protected]

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Search Initiation Date::

12/01/2020

Expected Starting Date::

08/16/2021

College/School/Division::

Arts and Sciences

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Posted: 11/29/2020
Application Due: 9/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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