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Deadline: 2014-02-15
Location: Boca Raton, FL, USA

Two faculty positions in Gravity at Florida Atlantic University

The Department of Physics and the Honors College at FAU invites applications for one senior faculty appointment (position #992458) and one junior faculty appointment (position #991350) in gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics with an emphasis on data analysis and/or source modeling for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and its international partners. These will be tenure/tenure-track appointments starting in August 2014. Our goal is to build a gravitational wave data analysis team that collaborates with LIGO. We are thus seeking highly qualified candidates who work on research connected to LIGO. However, we will also consider applications from candidates working in related areas such as numerical relativity, analytic gravitational wave source modeling, or cosmology.

The Department currently has nine faculty members and we collaborate with the Honors College on our UG honors curriculum. Four of these work in areas such as numerical relativity, mathematical relativity and quantum gravity which are related to gravitational-wave research. The Department offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in physics and currently supports over 25 graduate students. We also offer a MS in medical physics degree.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach, conduct a vigorous research program, and contribute to the development of the current research initiatives within the Physics Department and at the Honors College.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources’ job website (reference the applicable position number above) by completing the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial and Professional Position Application and submitting the related documents.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter; curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications; copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format; and a statement of research and teaching interests.

Applicants must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation. These letters and any additional information or supplemental material that applicants would like to submit should be sent to search[AT] Applicants must apply online in order to be considered for the position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This position may close without prior notice. We encourage applications on or before February 15, 2014.

For further details e-mail to search[AT] or visit our Web page ( Positions are subject to anticipated availability of funds.

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