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Deadline: 2016-11-15
Location: Durham, NH USA

Assistant Professor in the Computational or Theoretical Astrophysics of Strongly Gravitating Systems, Durham, NH USA

The Department of Physics and Space Science Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August, 2017, in the area of gravitational astrophysics, with a particular emphasis on the numerical modeling of compact objects and their gravitational or electromagnetic radiation.

The successful applicant can expect to interact with a number of active research groups, including: the high-energy theory group, whose interests include classical gravitational physics, quantum gravity, and string theory; the high-energy astrophysics group, which conducts experimental research in gamma-ray astronomy and is currently working on efforts to measure gamma-ray burst polarization; and the space-plasma theory group, which is involved in theoretical studies and numerical modeling of heliospheric plasmas and magnetospheres.

UNH is a research university on the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast, roughly an hour north of Boston, with significant resources for numerical scientists, including UNH’s Integrated Applied Math Program and a CRAY XE6m-200 supercomputer. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of research accomplishments and outstanding potential for teaching and securing external grant funding. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2016.

Applicants should submit their application as a single PDF document to Ms. Katie Makem-Boucher at[AT] This document should contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and brief summaries of teaching interests and future research plans. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same address. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. Ben Chandran at benjamin.chandran[AT]

UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply. For a more comprehensive job description, visit

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