Gravitational Wave Physics position at SISSA, Trieste, Italy

The Astroparticle Physics and Astrophysics groups at the “Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati” (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, invite expressions of interest for a faculty position from outstanding candidates with a strong theoretical research record in the fields of Gravitational Wave Physics, Strong Gravity and Gravitational Astrophysics.

While it is currently foreseen that the appointment procedure will be activated at the assistant professor, tenure-track, level*, a more senior position may be considered.

The successful candidate is expected to work as an independent principal investigator, promoting and leading research activities to complement the current expertise of the SISSA groups in Particle Astrophysics, Gravitation Theory and Cosmology, as well as to attract external funds, take an active part in the SISSA PhD teaching programme and supervise graduate students.

The deadline for receipt of the expressions of interest, in English and only via Academic Jobs Online, is May 10, 2017.

Assistant professor position in general relativity and quantum gravity at the University of New Brunswick, Canada

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to commence on July 1, 2017, or as negotiated. The Department is seeking applicants in the area of Mathematical Physics, in particular General Relativity and Quantum Gravity. Applicants should have broad interests in applied mathematics, compatible with the research currently being done in the Department.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and demonstrated excellence in research. Evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide range of courses in mathematics and to develop a strong research program with external funding.

Applications should be made through the online system www.mathjobs.org [UNBF-MATHPHYS, job listing 10054] and must include curriculum vitae, list of publications, research program, a teaching statement which includes an account of teaching experience, and four references (with one addressing the teaching record). Candidates are also encouraged to provide web links for up to three selected reprints or preprints, or to upload them to MathJobs.Org.

Applications through www.mathjobs.org are preferable and strongly encouraged; in exceptional circumstances applications may also be sent by regular mail or email to:

Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canada, E3B 5A3
email: math[AT]unb.ca
Fax: 506-453-4705

Informal inquires about this position can be made to Viqar Husain (vhusain[AT]unb.ca) or Sanjeev Seahra (sseahra[AT]unb.ca).

Review of applications will begin on March 21, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizen status.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to the principle of employment equity.

Montalcini fellowships for tenure-track positions in Italy

The new call for the Rita Levi Montalcini programme for the recruitment of young researchers is now open. The deadline is 15/03/2017.

Aim: the programme (budget: 5.000.000 Euro) aims at funding 24 new tenure-track positions in Italian universities.

Eligibility requirements: applicants should be scholars (of any nationality) who
1) have been awarded their doctoral Degree, or equivalent, after 31/10/2010 and by 31/10/2013;
2) at the date of the application submission, have been permanently and continuously employed abroad (outside Italy) for at least three years in teaching or research activities in qualified universities or research institutions (an interruption of 6 months is allowed).

Submission: online submission at https://loginmiur.cineca.it/

The call allows young researchers to list up to five preferred Host Italian Institutions without requiring any prior commitment by them; however, selected applicants enrollment will have to be approved through the commitment of the university department/centre at the Host Institution in order to provide adequate resources.

It is strongly recommended, prior to submission, to consider contacting the research groups in the applicant’s area of research at the designed Host universities.

For further information on proposals submission for the University of Trento, as Host institution, please write to research.support[at]unitn.it.

Lectureship in Cosmology or Observational Cosmology at Queen Mary University of London, UK

The School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London is seeking to make a permanent appointment at Lecturer level (equivalent to Assistant Professor level) in the area of Cosmology within the Astronomy Unit (AU). The Astronomy Unit’s major activities cover cosmology, extrasolar planets, planetary formation and dynamics, space and solar plasma physics, and survey astronomy. Research in the AU is supported by access to high quality computing resources in the form of local HPC facilities.

The successful candidate will already have shown outstanding research achievements consistent with their current career point. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a proven record of research in cosmology, with a leading role in current and future space-missions and/or ground based surveys, and demonstrated some expertise in data analysis. We aim to appoint someone whose research will complement and enhance the existing theoretical research activities of the cosmology group at QMUL, which include making predictions from early Universe models for comparison with observations, and developing tests of General Relativity for the upcoming surveys that will be conducted by Euclid, the SKA, the LSST and other experiments. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching within the school in the form of lectures, tutorials, and undergraduate and PhD student project supervision.

Faculty Position in General Relativity at FSU Jena, Germany

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena would like to fill by fall 2017 the position of

Professor (W2) in Theoretical Physics in the area of Gravitational Theory

Focus area of the position is the theory of general relativity, especially its modern applications in gravitational wave astronomy. The University of Jena searches for an excellent young scientist with outstanding scientific record in the named research field. The candidate should be able to make substantial contributions to research and education in the area of Gravitational Theory as well as academic administration at the Theoretical Physics Institute of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree, possess pedagogic skills and be able to perform excellent scientific work, which is demonstrated by a habilitation or equivalent work in gravitational physics. Experience in raising research funds and the coordination of research projects are highly appreciated. In case this is the first professorial position of the candidate, the appointment is initially limited in time, although exceptions are possible.

The university wants to promote women in science and education and is particularly looking forward to receive applications from qualified female researchers. Applications of handicapped people will be given preference in the selection among equivalently qualified competitors.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae with details on the scientific career, a list of publications, presentations, teaching and successful grant applications, as well as a description of scientific interests and research plans for the future. Applications should be received by March 27, 2017, and be addressed to Dean, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, 07743 Jena, Germany.

Permanent faculty member in Computational Astrophysics at KASI, Daejeon, Korea

The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas.

We are currently looking for creative and outstanding researchers. The candidate will have full access to all the resources and facilities of KASI. KASI’s resources and facilities include the Gemini and the MMT through K-GMT Science Program (~15 nights per semester), 1.8-m Bohyunsan optical telescope, 1.0-m Mt. Lemmon optical telescope, IGRINS, KVN, KaVA, TRAO 14-m telescope, ALMA through East Asia Region, and the JCMT through East Asia Observatory.

The Areas of Recruitment
– C1: Theoretical Astronomy (Computational Astrophysics)
– C2: Astronomical Instrumentation
– C3: All areas of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences
Full details for our faculty positions are available at https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/index.

Positions in TianQin Research Center for Gravitational Physics, Zhuhai, China

TianQin Research Center for Gravitational Physics at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) invites applications for two post-doctoral positions as well as a tenure-track research fellow position in gravitational wave astronomy and data analysis, with a focus on, but not limited to, space-borne gravitational experiments, gravitational wave astronomy, data analysis, numerical relativity, cosmology and gravitational theories.

post-doc
These positions are part of the TianQin project with the aim to launch a space-borne gravitational wave experiment. Anticipated researchers are expected to work closely with the current faculty, in the areas of gravitational wave astronomy and data analysis. These positions are fully supported by the research center for 2 years, with a possible additional 1 year extension. Researchers with outstanding performance may qualify for tenure-track faculty positions in the future.
Applicants should have the following basic qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or closely related field, 2) evidence of the ability to establish and maintain a successful research program, and 3) evidence of the ability to work in a large, collaborative effort. Applicants should send the following materials to tianqin[AT]sysu.edu.cn, with the subject title “Application for postdoc from [Applicant’s Name]” 1) a CV, including a publication list, 2) a statement of the candidate’s research interests and how the research fits into the space-borne gravitational wave detection project. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to tianqin[AT]sysu.edu.cn with the subject line “Letter of Recommendation for [Applicant’s Name]”. Applications received by Feb 15, 2017, will receive full consideration.
Successful candidates will be offered competitive salary, startup funding and affordable housing. They are expected to start at TianQin Research Center on Sep. 1, 2017, but the exact starting date is negotiable.

research fellow
This position is part of the TianQin project with the aim to launch a space-borne gravitational wave experiment. Anticipated researchers are expected to work closely with the current faculty, in the areas of gravitational wave astronomy and data analysis. This position is fully supported by the research center for 3 years. Research faculty with satisfying performance will be qualified to tenured faculty positions after the 3 year contract.
Applicants should have the following basic qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or closely related field, 2) evidence of the ability to establish and maintain a successful research program, and 3) evidence of the ability to work in a large, collaborative effort. Applicants should send the following materials to tianqin[AT]sysu.edu.cn, with the subject title “Application for research fellow from [Applicant’s Name]” 1) a CV, including a publication list, 2) a statement of the candidate’s research interests and how the research fits into the space-borne gravitational wave detection project. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to tianqin[AT]sysu.edu.cn with the subject line “Letter of Recommendation for [Applicant’s Name]”. Applications received by Feb 30, 2017, will receive full consideration.
Successful candidates will be offered competitive salary, startup funding and affordable housing. They are expected to start at TianQin Research Center on Sep. 1, 2017, but the exact starting date is negotiable.

About SYSU
Sun Yat-sen University was established in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of modern China, and has been consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in mainland China. Eighteen disciplines at the University, including physics and mathematics, rank in the top 1% world’s universities (ESI 2016), tied for the second most among universities in China.
Sun Yat-sen University is comprised of five campuses in three cities (Guangzhou, Zhuhai, and Shenzhen). Most research of TianQin will be administered by the TianQin Research Center, which is located in the scenery Zhuhai campus of SYSU. The campus is within half an hour driving distance to the city of Macau and Hong Kong.

University Lecturer in Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge, UK

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Theoretical Cosmology to commence on 1st October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Lecturers and will be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics, Physics or equivalent and have an outstanding record of research in theoretical cosmology, to be interpreted in the broadest sense. For more information about the research of the department see: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research.

This position is linked to the Relativity and Gravitation (GR) Group, which is associated with the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC). The GR group is supported by an STFC Consolidated grant and other funding to pursue research in cosmology, CMB and large-scale structure, inflation and the early universe, numerical relativity, black holes, quantum gravity and unified fundamental theories. The CTC (www.ctc.cam.ac.uk), funded through endowments, supports a topical programme in these research areas with visiting fellows, postdoctoral fellowships, workshops and conferences intended to attract the world’s leading theorists and most promising young researchers. The group hosts the COSMOS Intel Parallel Computing Centre, which pioneers provision of research programming support on the latest HPC architectures, and it operates the COSMOS supercomputer (www.cosmos.damtp.cam.ac.uk), part of the national STFC DiRAC Facility. The group enjoys close and collaborative links with astrophysics and cosmology groups at the Institute of Astronomy and the Cavendish Laboratory, which are strengthened through full participation in the interdepartmental Kavli Institute for Cosmology (www.kicc.cam.ac.uk).

The successful candidate’s duties will include contributing to teaching seminars and tutorials, writing and adapting lecture material, taking feedback from students and providing them with career or pastoral advice. They must be able to investigate new areas of research, identify research topics, determine, adapt and apply appropriate methodologies and write up progress reports and papers for publication. They will be required to write and mark examination papers, dissertation reports and provide references. They will need to be able to actively investigate funding opportunities, submit research grant applications, attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues, give presentations and participate in working groups.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to GBP10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to LE10674[AT]maths.cam.ac.uk

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12052/

You will need to upload a letter of application, a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications and one page of A4 detailing research interests and future plans. You should also include the contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Further particulars of this position can be found at: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/vacancy/. Further general information regarding the Department can be found at: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is midnight 30 January 2017.

Please quote reference LE10674 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Theoretical Astrophysics, High Energy and Gravitational Theory

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the broadly defined area ranging from Theoretical Astrophysics to High Energy and Gravitational Theory, with an appointment to start July 1, 2017 or later. The department has close affiliations with the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, the University of California Observatories, and the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network. Further information may be found at the department’s website: http://www.physics.ucsb.edu. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field, and will teach a range of courses in the Physics Department. The department is committed to identifying excellent candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

Applicants must send a statement of research interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching, and a list of publications, and should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation. All application materials should be submitted via UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00918. Applications received on or before December 31, 2016 will be given full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Lectureship in General Relativity and Partial Differential Equations, Cambridge, UK

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in General Relativity and Partial Differential Equations. The post will be held jointly in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) and the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS).

Applicants are expected to have expertise in Analysis and General Relativity. Their research is expected to combine nonlinear PDE theory (which may include numerical aspects) with problems connected to gravitational waves, stability of black holes and related issues in Theoretical Physics.

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 physics.search[AT]unh.edu. 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.edu.

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 http://physics.unh.edu/jobs.

Three faculty positions at Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA

Dear Colleagues,

The Mathematical Sciences Department (which includes Physics) at Montclair State University has three openings for tenure-track or tenured positions. The first position is in physics or astronomy. The second is in applied mathematics (but includes areas relevant to some physicists). The third is for a department chairperson and is open to experienced researchers in any area of physics or mathematics.

Montclair State is in northern New Jersey, about 15 miles west of Manhattan. We are New Jersey’s second largest university, and have recently been designated as a Hispanic-serving institution and a Research-3 Doctoral University in the Carnegie classification. The normal teaching load for research-active faculty is ~18 credits per year (distributed over two semesters). A typical physics course varies from 3 credits (lecture only) to ~7.2 credits (48-person lecture + two lab sections).

Feel free to contact Marc Favata (marc.favata[AT]montclair.edu) for additional information about the university or the positions listed below.

1. Tenure-track position in Physics [deadline 1 December 2016]:

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physics. Priority will be given to a physicist or astronomer with expertise in experiment, instrumentation, or data analysis. Applications from all areas of fundamental physics or astronomy are welcome to apply. We are especially, but not solely, interested in candidates with expertise in gravitational physics, atomic physics, nuclear or particle physics, exoplanets or solar system astronomy, radio astronomy, quantum computing, biophysics, and statistical physics. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of experimental physics and will be able to directly involve undergraduates in hands-on laboratory research.

For more information and to apply see: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7906

2. Tenure-track position in Applied Mathematics [deadline 30 November 2016]:

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Applied Mathematics. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered at higher rank. Preference will be given to candidates with potential to engage with and reinforce the following active areas of research by current faculty: applied dynamical systems, computational fluid dynamics, computational modeling, mathematical biology and medical imaging. However, strong candidates in all areas of applied mathematics will be considered.

For more information and to apply see: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9129

3. Department chairperson [deadline 18 November 2016]:

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montclair State University seeks applicants for a tenured-faculty position at the associate or full professor rank to serve as the Department Chairperson. The successful candidate will provide leadership for the Department by promoting the development of research activities and educational programs, effective handling of administrative responsibilities, as well as by articulating the Department’s scientific and educational mission within the University and to the broader community. In addition to the requisite academic qualifications, candidates should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a demonstrated ability to manage administrative functions in an academic environment. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a field related to the disciplines represented within the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and a sustained record of research activity that includes scholarly publications as well as a record of securing and successfully managing externally funded grant awards. In addition, the applicant must show evidence of effective teaching, mentoring students in research, as well as strong administrative and leadership experience.

For more information and to apply see: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9119

Positions in Financial Mathematics at Monash University

Positions in Financial Mathematics at Monash University, Australia

The School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University is seeking outstanding researchers who can apply/develop mathematics to practically relevant problems arising in quantitative finance. We are also interested in researchers who are able to promote their research to the professional sector. The School is multidisciplinary with very active groups in research areas that include mathematical finance, PDEs, stochastic modelling, scientific computing, optimisation and machine learning.

In particular, the school is currently expanding its reach in the area of Financial Mathematics by:

– the recent creation of a Master of Financial Mathematics
– developing partnerships with financial institutions
– developing its academic research activity, particularly in the areas of stochastic control, computational finance, and systematic investment strategies.

We have a number of positions ranging from Lecturer to Associate Professor. If you are highly motivated and would enjoy being part of a supportive team of academic and professional staff, apply now. Applications must be submitted online by the due date and must address the selection criteria.

Prof/AP/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer positions in gravity at Rhodes University, South Africa

The Department of Mathematics of Rhodes University has two vacancies in Applied Mathematics, which will be appointable at the Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer or Lecturer level. In particular, we are looking for candidates with a strong research record in gravity, gravitational waves, or cosmology to contribute to current departmental strengths in these areas.

Candidates should have a PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics, or related disciplines, and a record of publications in accredited journals. For more senior posting, they should also have experience teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate level in applied mathematics or theoretical physics, as well as an active research programme.

The Mathematics Department of Rhodes University consists of nine permanent members, offering degrees in both Pure and Applied Mathematics at the undergraduate and graduate level. The department is a member of the National Astrophysics and Space Sciences Program (NASSP), and operates a small computer cluster for research and teaching.

J. D. Stranathan Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics at the University of Kansas

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas (KU) seeks outstanding applicants for the J.D. Stranathan Assistant Professorship in Experimental Physics (tenure track position) in the area of high-energy physics (HEP) to begin as early as August 18, 2017. The primary focus of the KU HEP group presently is on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) where they have significant responsibilities with the detector development, software and computing, in addition to a strong participation in a variety of physics analyses. The group also is working to develop future detectors and is very active in various outreach projects.

The qualifying candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field and relevant postdoctoral experience. A strong record of research and commitment to excellence in teaching are required. Candidates with research interests compatible with the existing experimental high-energy program are particularly encouraged to apply.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/7120BR . A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three professional letters of reference. The letters of reference should be sent from the referees directly to kuhepexprof[AT]ku.edu. For additional information about the position, please contact: Professor Alice Bean, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas, kuhepexprof[AT]ku.edu. Initial review of applications will begin October 31, 2016 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA[AT]ku.edu , 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.

Associate Professor or Professor of Physics, at General Relativity Group, FaMAF, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

Additional Information: http://www.famaf.unc.edu.ar/
Person of Contact: Dr. Gustavo Dotti (gdotti[AT]famaf.unc.edu.ar)

The General Relativity Group at FaMAF-UNC, Cordoba, Argentina, announces an opening for a researcher-Professor position.

The Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (UNC) is one of the Latin America leading research-focused universities. With over 100,000 students, and 8800 Professors, it is among the largest of the Universities in South America. The different Faculties of the UNC cover a wide range of subjects of the human knowledge.

The Facultad de Matematica Astronomia Fisica y Computacion (FaMAF) has strong research groups across the spectrum of areas within Pure and Applied Mathematics, Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Computer Science. FaMAF also has well elaborated graduate and doctoral programs.

About the role

We are announcing the opening for a position within the General Relativity Group at FaMAF. We are seeking to appoint in an area of general relativity with applications to present worldwide topics of interest. The successful candidate will have an excellent research profile and will be expected to contribute to the development of a research project in the General Relativity Group at FaMAF. The successful candidate will also have the ability and flexibility to teach across a range of topics related to Physics at the undergraduate and graduate levels; excellent organizational and leadership skills; ability to work well with students, faculty, and administrators.

About the mechanism

During November of 2016, there will be a preliminary selection of interested researchers that will enter the standard procedure of FaMAF to incorporate new Professors. During the first months of 2017, there will be a formal selection and the successful candidate is expected to join the Faculty as early as the 1st of April 2017.

Pay and Benefits

Interested researchers are also expected to apply to a position at Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET); which pays the difference between the University salary and
CONICET one. This agency also supply grants for researchers. The level of the position at FaMAF and at CONICET are naturally dependent on the curriculum of the candidate. Both positions provide health-care programs.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in Argentina in accordance with the current Immigration laws.

Inquiries may be made to Dr. Gustavo Dotti (gdotti[AT]famaf.unc.edu.ar).

Please ensure you send a letter stating your interest in the position to Dr. Osvaldo Moreschi (moreschi[AT]fis.uncor.edu), FaMAF-IFEG, Ciudad Universitaria, Cordoba, Argentina; and include with your letter a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a teaching statement and a research statement. Interested researchers should arrange for at least three letters ofrecommendation to be emailed to Prof. Osvaldo Moreschi at (moreschi[AT]fis.uncor.edu) or mailed to:
FaMAF-IFEG,
Ciudad Universitaria,
(5000) Cordoba, Argentina
Initial review of applications will begin October 31, 2016.

The closing date for sending your interest in the position is Friday 28 of October, 2016

Please visit http://www.famaf.unc.edu.ar/ for information about the
Facultad and http://www2.famaf.unc.edu.ar/grupos/grg/ for
information about the General Relativity Group at FaMAF.

Associate Professor or Professor of Applied Mathematics at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Over the years Monash has built a strong reputation in Mathematics and, following the relocation of some of the more applied research areas, the School of Mathematics is embarking on a unique expansion across broad areas of Mathematics. A large number of appointments have been made in Pure and Applied Mathematics since 2014 and we wish to further strengthen the Applied area with this position.

Outstanding candidates in Applied Mathematics are invited to apply for this position. Research areas of interest include PDEs, scientific computing, fluid dynamics, mathematical finance, numerical analysis, asymptotic analysis, applied analysis, dynamical systems, nonlinear dynamics with engineering applications and mathematical biology. We are interested in outstanding researchers who apply mathematics to problems in science, engineering, technology, or other related fields.

Successful candidates at level D/E will be expected to take a leadership role within the department. All candidates will be expected to have outstanding research records and help our drive for excellence across the school. The school recognises the need for a strong mathematical underpinning of research in many schools across the campus, and is committed to delivering outstanding mathematics teaching across the campus.
The appointment will be on a continuing basis at a level appropriate to the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Applications must be submitted online and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Confidential enquiries regarding the position may be made to Professor Philip Hall, Head, School of Mathematical Sciences.

Tenure track position in theoretical physics at the University of Trento, Italy

The University of Trento has opened a tenure-track position in the field of theoretical physics. Candidates working in relativistic quantum field theory and gravitational theory are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position is for 3 years at the end of which the candidate will be evaluated and, if the evaluation will be positive, will be promoted to tenured associate professor.

In order to apply candidates need to hold a PhD in Physics (or related area) and have been a postdoc for at least three years. Candidates that worked at least one year outside Italy are strongly encouraged to apply. Knowledge of the Italian language is not required.

In order to apply, candidates need to provide the following documents:

1) full curriculum vitae (in English) including full list of publications
2) up to 12 publications in pdf format (candidates are suggested to submit their best 12 refereed publications)
3) a list of three persons that will provide reference letters

All the documents have to be submitted online by June 16 2016 via the form available at
https://lavorare.unitn.it/rwe2/module_preview.jsp?MODULE_TAG=Valutazione_289/2016

The reference letters should be sent via email to recruitment [AT] unitn.it by the deadline.

More details about the application, including the full list of documents, and the selection procedure can be found in the job announcement (both in Italian and English) at http://www.unitn.it/ateneo/bando-dr-valcomp/40914/valutazione-comparativa-a-n-1-posto-di-ricercatore-a-tempo-determinato-l-2402010-settore-concorsua

In case of questions about the online form, candidates may contact recruitment [AT] unitn.it. More general questions about this position can be sent to Bruno Giacomazzo (bruno.giacomazzo [AT] unitn.it) or Sergio Zerbini (sergio.zerbini [AT] unitn.it).

The University of Trento is regularly ranked among the top universities in Italy (first according to the latest national ranking) and it is on the list of the top 200 universities in the world. It has an international population of students and all master courses in the Physics department are taught in English. More information about the Physics department can be found at http://www.physics.unitn.it/en

Trento is located in the autonomous region of Trentino, near the Dolomites, and it is very well connected nationally and internationally (the international airport of Verona is 1 hour away by train, while Rome and Munich can both be reached by train in 4 hours). The city of Trento is regularly ranked among the 5 best cities to live in Italy.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Otago, New Zealand

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

The department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Otago invites applications for two positions in Mathematics. The appointments are expected to be made at the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level. The U.S. equivalent level of appointment is Assistant Professor (Lecturer) and Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer).

We welcome applications from candidates with research expertise in any area of Mathematics. Research areas of current Mathematics staff include algebra, complex analysis, fractional calculus with applications, functional analysis, graph theory, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, operator algebra, polar-marine physics, ring theory and stochastic PDE. Our expectation is that one position will be offered in pure mathematics and the other in applied mathematics.

Otago has consistently been among the top-ranked research universities in New Zealand, with Pure and Applied Mathematics research at Otago topping the most recent national ranking assessment. The University values research and research-informed teaching, and teaching assignments and loads are structured accordingly. The University is located in the vibrant southern city of Dunedin, which is a gateway to the beautiful Otago region of New Zealand. We encourage academics to establish and maintain international research connections, and we support this with generous research/sabbatical and conference leave.

Candidates for this position should have a PhD in Mathematics or equivalent, a demonstrated commitment to ongoing mathematical research with a potential to develop a research program of international repute, and demonstrated success and/or aptitude in teaching Mathematics. The successful applicant will be capable of teaching the full range of our Mathematics courses at the undergraduate level, from first-year to Honours courses, and will supervise postgraduate research students.

The position is full time and permanent subject to the satisfactory completion of the confirmation-path objectives for new appointees. The confirmation-path process is similar to the process of gaining tenure but is entirely internal with predetermined objectives.

We welcome international candidates and provide financial assistance for relocation and visa applications. There is a wealth of practical information available for migrants considering a move to New Zealand and Dunedin.

Specific enquiries about this position may be directed to the Head of Department Professor Robert Aldred, contact details and other information can be obtained at https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1600643.

Applications quoting reference number 1600643 will close on Friday, 20 May 2016.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position available at the University of Cape Town, SA

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town is a large and dynamic department with over thirty permanent faculty members. We seek to make one new appointment in Applied Mathematics at the level of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer. We are mainly interested in candidates specializing in some field related to cosmology, but applications in all areas of Applied Mathematics will be considered. In particular, candidates with interests in quantum gravity, theoretical astrophysics, string theory or theoretical cosmology are encouraged to apply.

Requirements include:

– A PhD in Applied Mathematics or related areas as described above.
– Academic experience in the relevant areas as described below.

For the Level of Lecturer:
– A record of published research outputs.
– Postdoctoral experience.
– Some teaching experience would be advantageous.

For the Level of Senior Lecturer:
– An established track record of published research outputs.
– Demonstrable teaching experience at junior and/or senior years.
– A record of postgraduate student supervision.

Assistant Professor in Mathematical Physics at Nottingham, UK

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for the position of Assistant Professor in Mathematical Physics at the School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute substantially to maintaining and enhancing the School’s high standards in teaching and research.

Candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Mathematics or a related subject and have a commitment to high-quality teaching in mathematics to a broad range of students across science and engineering. The post-holder will undertake original research of international excellence in mathematical physics and related areas of pure mathematics, complementing existing activity within the School. Priority will be given to research in mathematical physics that has the potential to contribute to the creation of new mathematics.

The REF 2014 results place the School in the top 10 nationally within Mathematical Sciences for ‘research power’ and ‘research quality’; with 32% of its research recognised as world-leading and a further 56% as internationally excellent. Its research environment was classified as 75% world-leading in vitality and sustainability, with the remaining 25% internationally excellent, reflecting the outstanding setting the School provides for its academic staff as well as its postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers. Overall the University of Nottingham is ranked 8th in the UK in terms of Research Power. In recognition of its commitment to promoting women in science, the University of Nottingham is one of a small number of universities to hold a Silver Athena SWAN Award.

This post is available from 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Information about the School is available at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/index.aspx.
Information about the Mathematical Physics research group is available at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/research/mathematical-physics.aspx

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor John Barrett, tel: +44 (0) 115 95 14956 or email: john.barrett[AT]nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

In order to apply please follow this link:
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/SCI037516

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer and Research Fellow in Topology at Monash University

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Pure Mathematics
Monash University

The School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University invites applications for a suitably qualified and enthusiastic Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Mathematics to join a highly motivated team of mathematicians teaching and researching at Clayton campus.

The appointment will be made in an area of topology to build on or complement the strengths of Monash University’s existing research group in low-dimensional topology.

Applicants should have a PhD. Candidates will be expected to have an outstanding research record and help our drive for excellence across the school, with proven teaching ability.

The school recognises the need for a strong mathematical underpinning of research in many schools across the campus and is committed to delivering outstanding mathematics teaching across the campus.

This is a continuing position subject to probation review after five years.

Research Fellow in Pure Mathematics (Two year fixed-term appointment)
Monash University

The Research Fellow will undertake research in the field of low-dimensional topology, with preference for the areas of knot theory, hyperbolic geometry, quantum topology, or related areas.

Monash University has a very active and growing group in topology.

The research program will cover topics related to an ARC Discovery Project focused on relating quantum invariants to hyperbolic geometry. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with others in the group and for the appointee to pursue their own independent research program.

Monash University is a leading Australian research university that ranks in the top 100 globally. Monash University is located in Melbourne, which is a major cosmopolitan centre and has been named the world’s most liveable city for five years in a row.

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Monash University

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
Monash University

The School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University invites applications for a number of continuing academic positions in Applied Mathematics at the level of Senior Lecturer/Lecturer. The school is currently going through a phase of significant growth that will reinforce its position as a research leader in Applied Mathematics.

Research areas of interest include PDEs, scientific computing, numerical analysis, asymptotic analysis, applied analysis, dynamical systems, and related areas. We are interested in outstanding academics who apply their mathematics research to problems in science, engineering, technology, and the biomedical sciences.

These are continuing positions subject to probation review after five years.

All candidates will be expected to have outstanding research records and help our drive for excellence across the school. The school recognises the need for a strong mathematical underpinning of research in many schools across the campus and is committed to delivering outstanding mathematics teaching.

Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics, an outstanding research record and proven teaching ability.

Applications must be made via the Monash website and your application must address the selection criteria.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2016. We invite applications in all areas from outstanding candidates who specialize in data-intensive or computationally intensive research. We particularly encourage applicants who can utilize resources available at the University of Florida through the Informatics Institute and High Performance Computing Center. In addition, candidates should have a strong established research program that complements ongoing research in the department, a compelling plan for future research, and the ability to supervise both graduate and undergraduate research projects. A Ph.D. or its equivalent degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or a closely related field is required. This search and a parallel search in the Department of Physics are the beginning of a concerted effort by the University of Florida to expand in the area of astronomy and astrophysics. Between the two departments, faculty bring complementary skills and perspectives to many problems of common interest. This and future searches are expected to deepen and expand the collaboration between the two departments in the area of astrophysics.

Applications must be submitted online at the external link above and reference job # 495239. Further information about the position and a link to the department website can also be found from that link. Applications must include: (1) a complete curriculum vitae, (2) a list of publications, (3) a letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, past research and future research plans, and a statement of teaching experience and interest. Three reference letters should be submitted via email to jmrose[AT]ufl.edu with the subject heading Faculty Search. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 15, 2016, when the committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee until the position is filled.
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Questions may be addressed to the search chair, Professor Elizabeth Lada (see Contact above).

Assistant Professor in Astrophysics at the University of Florida, Gainesville

The Department of Physics at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in theoretical astrophysics with a preference for data-intensive or computationally intensive research. In particular, we are interested in candidates whose research and/or collaboration involves ‘big data’ – such as handling and analyzing large sets of data or computationally intensive simulations. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physics, Astrophysics or Astronomy. The candidate is expected to establish a broad, internationally competitive, and well-recognized research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate student education.

This search and a parallel search in the Department of Astronomy represent a concerted effort by the University of Florida to expand its activities in Astrophysics. Between the two departments, faculty already bring complementary skills and perspectives to many problems of common interest. Examples include the study of large-scale structures, dark matter, and cosmology, observations of compact objects via X-rays, infrared and gravitational waves, and descriptions of their theoretical properties. This and future searches are expected to deepen and expand the collaboration between the departments in these and other areas. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: gravitational N-body simulations that study the formation of the current universe from planetary to cosmological scales; the simulation of gravitational wave sources for the emerging field of gravitational wave astrophysics; 21 cm tomography; studies of the microwave background; and/or studies of large scale structure based on upcoming surveys.

To receive full consideration, applications should be complete by January 15, 2016, although the position will remain open until filled. A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement and three letters of reference. Applicants should ensure that all letters of reference have been sent directly to Ms Colson at mcolson[AT]ufl.edu before the deadline. All candidates must apply to job number 495242 through the UF Jobs website (external link above) where extra information is provided.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Questions may be addressed to the search chair, Bernard Whiting (see Contact above).

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Supernovae, Bursts and Transients – Theory

Responsibilities:
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in the area of numerical simulations and theory of Supernovae, X-Ray Bursts, Gamma-Ray Bursts, and/or Luminous Transients, starting August 2016. While we expect to make an appointment at the assistant professor level, exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered for a more senior position. The successful candidate is expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate astronomy and astrophysics and establish a vigorous research program.

Required Qualifications:
(All levels) Ph. D. in physics, astronomy or a related field. Candidates are expected to have an established record in large-scale numerical simulations, theory and modeling of such phenomena.

(Associate) Three years of experience.

(Full) Five years of experience.

Preferred Requirements:
(Assistant) Postdoctoral research experience is desired.

(Associate) Successful service as an assistant professor; strong national reputation.

(Full) Successful service as an associate professor or equivalent; strong international reputation; demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and/or other scholarly activity in physics, astronomy or a related field.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2016, or until a candidate is selected. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position #032512. Applicants for this position should articulate in their letter of application how they will help LSU attain its goals as stated in Flagship 2020: http://www.lsu.edu/flagshipagenda/goals2020.shtml

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer

Tenure-track position in experimental physics or astronomy, Montclair State University

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physics. Priority will be given to a candidate with a strong background in experiment, observation, or instrumentation in the fields of gravitational physics or astronomy. We are especially interested in candidates who can further develop the experimental physics component of our curriculum.

Montclair State University is the second largest university in New Jersey and is located 15 miles west of New York City. More information about the position and instructions for applying can be found here: https://app1.montclair.edu/xf/hr_jobpostings/details.php?id=831

Feel free to direct any inquires about the position to Marc Favata, marc.favata[AT]montclair.edu.

Two Joint Faculty Positions in Theoretical Physics at University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute

The Department of Physics at the University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invite applications for two joint positions at the Assistant Professor level in theoretical physics. These are tenure-track faculty positions at Guelph, combined with an Associate Membership at Perimeter Institute. We are looking for candidates who will integrate with our efforts and reinforce our strengths in theoretical gravitational physics; we also welcome applications in all related areas including astrophysics, cosmology, and high energy physics. The successful candidates will be expected to spend time at both institutions, and will benefit from a reduction in teaching load.

The Department of Physics counts 15 faculty members and offers strong undergraduate and graduate programs to the Ph.D. level. Research areas include astrophysics and gravitation, biophysics and medical physics, condensed matter physics and material nanoscience, physics education, planetary surface exploration, and subatomic physics. More information is available at www.physics.uoguelph.ca. Perimeter Institute is a leading global centre for fundamental research in theoretical physics. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 23 faculty and 14 associate faculty members. It currently has strong research efforts in condensed matter physics, cosmology, mathematical physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum gravity, quantum information and particle physics. More information about Perimeter Institute is available at www.perimeterinstitute.ca.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and will have demonstrated exceptional strength in independent research. The candidates will also have a proven ability or demonstrated potential for teaching.

To apply, electronic (PDF) versions of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, publications list, and at least three letters of recommendations must be submitted ONLINE.

Further information about the search can be obtained from Paul Garrett, Chair, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1. Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute are committed to an Employment Equity Program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities and women. The appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

Faculty position in Physics, Valparaiso, Chile

The Institute of Physics at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso (PUCV) in Chile is opening a full-time academic position in the area of Gravitation and Cosmology. The Gravitation and Cosmology group of the PUCV consists of 7 faculty members, 8 postdocs and several graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates with research interests in the areas of cosmology, early and late Universe physics, modified gravity, black hole physics, classical and quantum gravity, AdS/CFT and their interface with mathematical physics are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will already have shown outstanding research achievements or potential, and have an outstanding proven record of research in an area that strengthens, complements and enhances existing research of the group.

The candidate must hold a PhD in Physics, have a superior research profile in one of the proposed areas, demonstrate the ability to obtain external (to PUCV) funding, and demonstrate potential to emerge as an internationally recognized scholar.

The candidate should be willing to give a talk during the selection process, if required, and submit a covering letter with a statement of research, Curriculum Vitae, a photograph, a PhD degree proof and two recommendation letters, to dppa[AT]ucv.cl, or by postal mail to Direccion de Personal y Perfeccionamiento Academicos, Vice Rectoria de Desarrollo, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Av. Brasil 2950, Valparaiso, Chile.

The results will be published during the first week of November 2015. The appointment is expected to commence on January 1, 2016.

For further information, please contact Prof. Ramon Herrera, ramon.herrera[AT]pucv.cl.