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.

Associate Professor in non-classical laser interferometry at Leibniz Universitaet, Hannover

The Institute of Gravitational Physics at Leibniz Universitaet Hannover invites applications for a University Professorship (Salary Scale W 2 NBesO) in non-classical laser interferometry starting 1.04.2016.

The future appointment holder shall represent the field of modern laser interferometry as it is needed for the development and operation of future generations of laser-interferometric gravitational wave detectors. This includes the development and application of new light sources as well as the investigation of fundamental quantum-mechanical processes in delicate optical instruments. Close collaboration with the Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics and appropriate participation in the large research projects of the institute are expected. An important part of the duties is teaching courses at all levels, for students of physics and from other faculties.

Canada Research Chair, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec

Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec (www.ubishops.ca) has an opening for a Tier2 Canada Research Chair position. The STAR Research cluster (www.ubishops.ca/star) welcomes applications in one or more of the following areas: cosmology, astroparticle physics, interacting binaries, compact objects, exoplanets, classical and quantum gravity, and their interface with mathematical physics.

The CRC program was created by the Government of Canada to cultivate world-class research and development.

Applicants for these positions should possess a PhD (or equivalent), have a superior research profile in one of the proposed areas, demonstrate the ability to obtain external funding, and demonstrate potential to emerge as an internationally recognized scholar. Teaching duties consist of two (3 credit hours each) semester-length courses per academic year. A strong teaching record is also beneficial. Bilingualism/multilingualism is an asset.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact Bishop’s Research Office for eligibility details and the CRC for website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (http://www.chairs- chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s3).

The CRC will be awarded for a five year period, renewable once upon approval from the CRC program in Ottawa.

Bishop’s University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified men and women, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their applications. Bishop’s University is an equal opportunity employer.

Application packages, which should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statement of research achievements and future objectives, evidence of teaching effectiveness and the names and contact information of at least three referees, must be sent by email to Sylvie Cote, Director of Research Services at scote[AT]ubishops.ca.

Applications will be reviewed starting September 15, 2015 and will continue to be accepted until a nominee is chosen. Ideally, the nominee will submit a full application package to the CRC program in April 2016. Start date to be negotiated.

For further information, please contact Miles Turnbull, Vice-Principal Academic, responsible for research or consult the CRC website at www.chairs.gc.ca.

Associate Professor/Professor of Applied Mathematics, Victoria, Australia

The University
Monash University seeks to improve the human condition by advancing knowledge and fostering creativity. It does so through research and education and a commitment to social justice, human rights and a sustainable environment.
The Opportunity
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 number of appointments in Pure Mathematics were made in 2014 and in 2015 Applied Mathematics is to be strengthened.
Outstanding candidates in Applied Mathematics are invited to apply for the posts. Some of the appointments will further build our research in mathematical biology, numerical analysis and scientific computing, fluid dynamics, mathematical finance, and nonlinear dynamics with engineering applications.
Successful candidates at level D/E will be expected to take leadership roles and be involved with recruitment at lower levels. 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.
Duration
Full-time, continuing appointment
The Benefits
Remuneration package of $149,054 – $164,205 pa Level D / $192,001 pa Level E (which includes employer superannuation contribution of 17%)
Relocation travel, removal allowance and salary packaging are available.
Monash offers a range of professional development programs, support for research, study and overseas work, generous maternity leave and flexible work arrangements.

Applications accepted via the university website:
http://jobs.monash.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=534771&lCategoryID=641%2C+640%2C+636&lBrandID=&lWorkTypeID=&lLocationID=&stp=AW&sLanguage=en

Reader (Associate Professor) position in Cosmology at Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary, University of London is a leading university in the UK, with a breadth of excellence across Science and Engineering, Medicine, and Humanities and Social Sciences. The School of Physics and Astronomy maintains a tradition of outstanding research in ground-breaking fields. Research in the School is internationally excellent, with academic and research staff and students working in dedicated Research Centres in Astronomy, Condensed Matter Physics, Experimental Particle Physics and Theoretical Physics.

The School is seeking to appoint a Reader (equivalent to Associate Professor) in the area of Theoretical Cosmology within the Astronomy Unit (AU). The Astronomy Units current major activities cover cosmology, relativity, survey astronomy, planetary formation and dynamics, and space and solar plasma physics. The AU has access to high quality computing resources in the form of local HPC facilities.

The successful candidate will already have shown outstanding research achievements or potential, consistent with their current career point, and have an outstanding proven record of research in an area of Cosmology that strengthens, complements and enhances existing research strengths within the Astronomy Unit. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching, in the form of tutorials, and research within the School.

The readership is full-time and permanent, subject to satisfactory 36-month probationary period. Starting salary will be up to 57,882 GBP per annum, depending on experience. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Timothy Clifton at t.clifton[AT]qmul.ac.uk.

General information about the School can be found at http://www.ph.qmul.ac.uk and about the Astronomy Unit at http://www.astro.qmul.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 1st May 2015.

Senior Lecturer at University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

Senior Lecturer

Employment type: Permanent
Employment basis: Full time
Salary: 37,394 – 45,954 GBP
Position number: 10013667
Date published: 24 November 2014
Closing date: 13 February 2015

Interview date: To be scheduled between 16 – 27 March 2015

A Senior Lecturer is required from 1st August 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is to enhance the programme of world-class research in the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) and high-quality teaching at the University of Portsmouth. The successful candidate will have an excellent research record, complementing and extending the existing research interests and expertise in cosmology and astrophysics. They will be expected to develop new opportunities for research and innovation, and to attract external funding. Holders of personal research fellowships are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will participate in the teaching delivery, including units in our undergraduate physics degrees.

The ICG consists of 11 academic staff, 18 postdoctoral researchers and 20 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and the Dark Energy Survey, with involvement in the UK Low Frequency Array (LOFAR:UK), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and other major international collaborations, including ESA’s Euclid satellite mission and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and hosts the 2700-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information is available at http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and is an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research statement) should be submitted via the online application system by the closing date, 13 February 2015. Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters to be sent by email to icg-admin[AT]port.ac.uk, to arrive by the same date.

Two Joint Faculty Positions at Perimeter Institute and Guelph

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 our efforts and reinforce our strengths in theoretical physics. Areas of common interest to the Department and Perimeter Institute include astrophysics, cosmology, high energy physics, gravitational physics and mathematical 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, please submit electronic (PDF) versions of a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, list of publications and at least three letters of recommendations ONLINE

Further information about the search can be obtained from Leonid Brown, Chair, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1. Consideration of applications will begin on January 15, 2015 however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

(please consult the link for further info)

Tenure Track position in cosmology or astrophysics at UNAM

The Instituto de Ciencias Fisicas of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (ICF-UNAM), at the Morelos campus in the city of Cuernavaca, invites applications for an Associate Professorship (Tenure Track) in the area of cosmology and/or computational astrophysics. We seek a candidate with a strong, internationally recognized record in one of the above subjects, including co-authorship of a simulation code of astrophysical or cosmological interest, and/or proficiency in public simulation codes, as well as the ability to get supercomputing resources at national and international levels. Strong candidates in other areas of cosmology are also encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be collaborating with local researchers, in particular Luis Benet, Gabriel German, Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Gloria Koenigsberger and Frederic Masset. Current research areas of this group at the ICF include: planetary formation and studies of protoplanetary disks, early universe cosmology and relativistic corrections to Large Scale Structure formation.

Local computational facilities include a 5320 core cluster (at UNAM) and a 24 K20 GPUs cluster in the Institute premises. Starting salary, including supplements, ranks between 31,500 and 32,500 USD, per annum after taxes.

Interested researchers should submit an application consisting of Curriculum Vitae, a list of publications and a statement of research interests as well as three letters of recommendation. Applications will be accepted in electronic form until the 30th of November of 2014. For further information please write to masset[AT]fis.unam.mx or hidalgo[AT]fis.unam.mx .

Faculty Position in Astronomy at Cardiff

The School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University has an immediate vacancy for an academic appointment at Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader level, in the area of astronomical research. We are seeking to make an appointment that will strengthen our research programme in extragalactic astronomy/cosmology, star formation, exoplanets or transient astronomy, and contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. We would also be interested in candidates whose research programme (theory or observational) would make use of the UK involvement in facilities such as ALMA, PLATO, Euclid and E-ELT and the major UK investment in the Square Kilometre Array. Our main criterion, however, is research excellence. For details please visit the job advert page.

Faculty Position in High Energy Theory at the University of Kansas

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas seeks applicants for a position in the field of theoretical high energy physics. Both tenure-track Assistant Professor and tenured Associate Professor levels will be considered. 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. A substantial start-up package is included. Candidates with research interests compatible with the existing high energy theory program are particularly encouraged to apply. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute 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/1702BR or https://employment.ku.edu/academic-jobs and search by key word [THEORY]. A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for three references. Applicants should arrange for electronic letters of reference to be sent to Professor H. Feldman, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kansas, kuheptheoryprof[AT]ku.edu. Initial review of applications will begin October 31, 2014 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, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA[AT]ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

Assistant Professor of Theoretical Cosmology (Tenure Track), Tufts University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Tufts University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in theoretical cosmology, starting September 1, 2015. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics and relevant postdoctoral experience who have an outstanding record of research at the interface of cosmology and fundamental physics, including particle physics and general relativity. Preference will be given to applicants who would enhance our existing research program in cosmology. Current areas of research in the program include topological defects, inflationary cosmology, and quantum effects in gravitational fields.

The new hire will be expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, to develop a vigorous independent program of research including the guidance of Ph.D. students, and to secure research funding.

Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent and relevant postdoctoral experience, outstanding record of innovative research at the interface of fundamental physics and cosmology.

Application Instructions:
Candidates can apply at: apply.interfolio.com/26416.
Applications should include a CV, a statement of research interests, a description of teaching experience, and three confidential references. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, all materials should be submitted by December 1, 2014.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor at Baylor University, Waco, Texas

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in physics or closely related field with teaching and research experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Establish strong, externally sponsored research program complementing existing research groups at Baylor in astrophysics, condensed matter physics, or high energy physics, though exceptional candidates in other research areas may be considered. Commit to excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at Otago

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

We are offering an opportunity for an academic appointment in Mathematics at the Lecturer or 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. Preference may be given to applicants with research interests in areas that are already represented or that suitably complement those that are.

Interested candidates may find a more detailed job description and other relevant information on the department’s home page at http://www.maths.otago.ac.nz.

Tenure position in Cosmology, Campinas, Brasil

The Instituto de Fisica Gleb Wataghin (IFGW) OF UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS (UNICAMP) opens one position for tenure track in EXPERIMENTAL COSMOLOGY.

UNICAMP is one of the top universities in South America with strong experimental activities in different areas of physics such as synthesis and characterization of novel materials and nanostructures, nanotechnology, optical communications, theoretical and experimental studies of biological, nanoscopic and self-assembled system, medical physics and theoretical and experimental high energy particle physics.

The University is located in Campinas city. Campinas is the 10th richest city in Brazil, showing a gross domestic product (GDP) of 36.68 billion reais (2010), which represents almost 1% (0.998%) of all Brazilian GDP. Currently, the city concentrates around one third of industrial production of São Paulo state. The Campinas Metropolitan Region is home to many national and international high-tech industries, including IBM, Dell, Motorola, Freescale, Lucent, Nortel, Compaq, Celestica, Samsung, Alcatel, Bosch, 3M, Texas Instruments.

A very nice description of Brazil Science is described in http://mag.digitalpc.co.uk/fvx/iop/physworld/brazil14/

IFGW started its activities in 1967 and became a center of excellence in research, teaching and extension, recognized as one of the best in Latin America. UNICAMP is ranked 17th in the World amongst the Universities younger than 50 years and is amongst the top 3 overall South American Universities (2013 QS Top Universities ranking). Exciting opportunities for graduate students, post-docs and researchers are continuously offered.

The Institute of Physics consists of four departments: Quantum Electronics, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Cosmic Rays and Chronology. Grants from state and federal funding agencies are easily obtained for travel and research as well as for students and postdocs. A stronger program from the federal government, Science without Borders, allow to bring younger and senior people to Brazil for an extended stay.

The deadline for this application is on 6th of June 2014.

Initial Salary: R$ 122,161.83 Brazilian reais per year

Documents necessary:
Please ask the required documents in holanda[AT]ifi.unicamp.br, with the Dean of Cosmic Rays Departament or with the Secretary of Physics Institute, secgeral[AT]ifi.unicamp.br

Nominations for the position of Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR
at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute),
Potsdam-Golm, Germany

The Albert Einstein Institute (AEI), with approximately 400 scientists, employees, and students, is the world’s largest research organization devoted to the study of the general theory of relativity (GR) and gravity. The AEI campus has three divisions (Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity, Quantum Gravity and Unified Theories, and Mathematical Relativity) located in Potsdam-Golm, near Berlin, and two divisions (Gravitational Wave Detection, Observational Relativity and Cosmology) located in Hannover.

The AEI is seeking a new Director following the departure of Prof. Gerhard Huisken, former Director of the Mathematical Relativity division. The successful candidate will have established a record of original and creative research at the highest international level, and will have demonstrated the ability to inspire and lead a substantial group of younger scientists. The search will span the following areas: Mathematical Relativity, Classical General Relativity and Gravity, Theoretical Cosmology, and Quantum Gravity.

Nominations can be submitted with a deadline of 1 July 2014 by registering at the following link:

http://NewDirector.aei.mpg.de

Upon registration nominators will receive an access code that will allow them to enter their nomination (multiple nominations are possible). Nominations must include a short description of the nominee’s background and most significant scientific accomplishments. Self-nominations are not permitted. All nominations will be treated confidentially.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer, and seeks to increase the percentage of female Directors. It is also committed to employing more individuals with disabilities. Nominations in these categories are particularly welcome.

Lectureship in Theoretical Cosmology at Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary, University of London is a leading university in the UK, with a breadth of excellence across Science and Engineering, Medicine, and Humanities and Social Sciences. The School of Physics and Astronomy maintains a tradition of outstanding research in ground-breaking fields. Research in the School is internationally excellent, with academic and research staff and students working in dedicated Research Centres in Astronomy, Condensed Matter Physics, Experimental Particle Physics and Theoretical Physics.

The School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the area of Theoretical Cosmology within the Astronomy Unit (AU). The Astronomy Unit’s current major activities cover cosmology, planetary formation and dynamics, space and solar plasma physics, helio/asteroseismology and survey astronomy. The AU has access to high quality computing resources in the form of local HPC facilities.

The successful candidate will already have shown outstanding research achievements or potential, consistent with their current career point, and have an outstanding proven record of research in an area of Theoretical Cosmology that strengthens, complements and enhances existing research strengths within the Astronomy Unit. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching, in the form of tutorials, and research within the School.

The lectureship is full-time and permanent, subject to satisfactory 36-month probationary period. Starting salary will be in the range £38,579 – £44,225 per annum, depending on experience, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Richard Nelson at r.p.nelson[AT]qmul.ac.uk or on +44 20 7882 3460.

General information about the School can be found at http://www.ph.qmul.ac.uk and about the Astronomy Unit at http://www.astro.qmul.ac.uk. Further details and an application form can be found at https://ig24.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_QMUL01.asp?newms=rf&ID=QMUL3631

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2014.

Lectureships in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (3 posts), Newcastle, UK

Lectureships in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (3 posts)
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Faculty/Services Science, Agriculture and Engineering
Department School of Mathematics & Statistics
Job Type Academic (non-clinical)
Hours of Work Full time

The Applied Mathematics section currently consists of eleven permanent staff: six professors, one reader, one senior lecturer, and three lecturers. The section has a strong record of activity in a wide range of areas of theoretical physics, mathematical physics, and astrophysics, some in collaboration with experimentalists and observers. We have frequent visitors and a wide network of collaborators.
Research interests of the group include radio astronomy, astrophysical fluid dynamics (in particular dynamo action and magneto convection), galactic, solar and geophysical magneto-hydrodynamics, quantum field theory, cosmology and quantum gravity, vortex dynamics, superfluidity and Bose-Einstein condensation in quantum fluids and gases including dipolar gases, finite-temperature effects and related aspects of quantum optics. Some staff in Applied Mathematics are also involved in population models of archaeology and prehistory.

Tenure-track position at UNAM, Mexico City

The Department of Gravitation and Field Theory of the Institute for Nuclear Sciences at UNAM is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at roughly the assistant professor level (either “Asociado C” or “Titular A”), the exact appointment depending on qualifications.

The Department lines of research include classical and quantum aspects of gravitation, numerical relativity, cosmology, quantum field theory, mathematical physics, lattice QCD, biophysics, and complex systems. We invite applications from talented young researchers working in any of these fields, but also welcome novel profiles compatible with the Department’s general direction. Current members include Miguel Alcubierre, Wolfgang Bietenholz, Chryssomalis Chryssomalakos, Jemal Guven, Darío Núñez, Hernando Quevedo, Marcos Rosenbaum, Marcelo Salgado, Christopher Stephens, Daniel Sudarsky, Roberto Sussman, Alexander Turbiner, and various postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The Department participates actively in the Graduate Program in Physics of UNAM, a typical teaching load for its members being a graduate level course every other semester.

Candidates for the position should have a PhD in Physics, or closely related fields, and should be under 37 (male) / 39 (female) years of age when starting the job (tentatively around September 2014, although adjustments are possible to suit particular needs). Persons interested in applying should submit a CV and short research plan, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by email to Prof. Chryssomalis Chryssomalakos (chryss[AT]nucleares.unam.mx) with copy to Mrs. Trinidad Ramirez (fengari[AT]nucleares.unam.mx).

Professor position at University of Vienna

The Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna announces the position of a

Full Professor of Mathematical Physics

We are searching for a researcher with high international standing in theoretical physics, with a particular emphasis on mathematical physics, a person with a record of research funding who participates in the teaching and supervision of students at all levels. The successful candidate should establish (and lead) a research group at the Faculty of Physics. A thematic overlap in the research interests of the successful candidate and other members of our faculty is welcome.

For more information, see the external link provided

Two Lectureships in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield (UK)

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield (UK) invites applications for two lectureships with a starting date of 1 September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The School has a strong research ethos and an international reputation in research, with clusters in Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, Category Theory, Differential Geometry, Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Biology and Environment, Number Theory, Particle Astrophysics and Gravitation, Probability, Solar Physics, Statistics, and Topology.

We are looking for candidates with a strong record of high quality research linking to the existing strengths of the School, and able to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level and to contribute to our Financial Mathematics Programme. You will have a PhD or equivalent experience and an established record of publishing work in high quality journals. An interest in spending two or more months of the year on concentrated teaching at the new campus in Nanjing (China) would be an advantage.

Informal enquiries from candidates with an interest in gravitational physics/cosmology may be directed to Sam Dolan (s.dolan[at]sheffield.ac.uk).

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 https://jobs.fau.edu (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]physics.fau.edu. 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]physics.fau.edu or visit our Web page (http://www.physics.fau.edu). Positions are subject to anticipated availability of funds.

Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057.

Faculty position in Gravitation Theory and Theoretical Cosmology, UChicago

The Department of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago invite applications for faculty positions in the areas of gravitation theory (such as numerical relativity and gravitational wave astronomy) and theoretical cosmology (especially connections with particle physics and gravitation). Candidates must have a doctoral degree in physics or a related field prior to appointment and are expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs while engaging in forefront research.

Applicants must apply through the University’s Academic Jobs website and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae with list of publications, and a brief research statement. In addition, three recommendation letters are required as part of the application process. If applying for a position at more than one rank, separate applications are required.

Review of applications will start in the fall of 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and recommendation letters should be received no later than November 15, 2013.

For a position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the field of gravitation theory and theoretical cosmology, please apply at: http://tinyurl.com/bua5x63. To be considered for an Associate Professor position in this field, please apply at: http://tinyurl.com/bvmb9cy. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. (#1380/1381)

Faculty Position in Physics at the University of Mississippi

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Mississippi

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track position in physics at the rank of assistant professor for the Fall of 2014. The emphasis of this position is on developing an externally funded research program and laboratory capable of supporting and leading graduate students to a Ph.D. A competitive startup package is available in the first three years. The University currently has strong programs in atmospheric physics, biomedical ultrasonics, condensed matter physics, gravitation, high-energy physics, and physical acoustics. A Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and one year postdoctoral experience is required. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the teaching and service activities of the Department and the University. Teaching duties include three courses a year at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Interested candidates should apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu. A curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a detailed proposal for developing their research program should be sent directly to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677. Recommendation letters should address the candidate’s qualifications and assess the quality of the proposed research plan. The search will remain open until an adequate applicant pool is established, or until the position is filled.

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Employer.

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Gravitational Wave Data Analysis at Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level starting August 2014. Responsibilities include research, teaching, and service to the School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS), the College of Science, and RIT.

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the scholarship of the SMS through externally funded research and peer-reviewed publications, teaching, mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and participating in developing a new Ph.D. program in Mathematical Modeling. We are looking for candidates who can add to the School’s current strengths in gravitational wave data analysis.

We are seeking individuals who have the ability and interest to contribute to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity, and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE DESCRIPTION:

The School of Mathematical Sciences has 64 faculty members and four administrative staff members. There are 169 undergraduate students in the school’s three undergraduate programs: Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, and Applied Statistics. In addition, there are 35 students in its Master’s degree program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. The school offers mathematics courses for students from every RIT program. SMS faculty members are also involved in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology, Computing and Information Science, and Imaging Science.

The School of Mathematical Sciences is a division of the College of Science that promotes both teaching and research. SMS faculty members are involved with two research centers within the College of Science: the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, http://ccrg.rit.edu/, and the Center for Applied and Computational Mathematics, http://www.rit.edu/cos/math/acm/, and some SMS faculty members participate in other research centers across the college and university. We have recently hired applied mathematicians in the fields of mathematical physiology, computational physics, general relativity, fluid dynamics, and mathematical imaging, and we are developing a Ph.D. program in Mathematical Modeling.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the mathematical sciences or in a related field completed by November 17, 2013.
* Ability to communicate effectively in English.
* Professional experience compatible with strengthening existing gravitational wave data analysis research in SMS and contributing to the development of a Ph.D. program in Mathematical Modeling.
* Potential to collaborate with SMS and/or RIT faculty.
* One or more years of postdoctoral research or college-level teaching after Ph.D. completed or equivalent experience by Fall 2014.
* An ongoing record of peer-reviewed publications.
* A commitment to obtaining external grants to support research.
* A commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, including the ability to teach advanced courses in statistics.
* A commitment to mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in research.
* Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Enter requisition number 811BR for the position in gravitational wave data analysis. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a vita including a list of publications and the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references; a description of research plans that also addresses efforts and/or plans to obtain external funding, potential to collaborate with SMS/RIT faculty, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research; a statement of teaching philosophy and any experience that also addresses commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, including the ability to teach advanced courses in statistics; up to three sample publications/preprints; and a “contribution to diversity” statement. Please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation, one of which includes an assessment of teaching potential, sent directly via email to smsjobs@rit.edu.

You can contact the search committee with questions about the position at smsjobs[AT]rit.edu.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2013.

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

PhD

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:

Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
Research Statement
Statement of Diversity Contribution
List of References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Letters of Recommendation

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers[AT]rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Faculty position in physics at Utah State University

The Department of Physics at Utah State University is seeking a mathematical physicist to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor opening in Fall 2014. The targeted research area for this position is one or more of: mathematical relativity, classical and quantum field theory, string theory, topological field theory, integrable systems, differential geometry, mechanics and dynamical systems, geometric methods in physics, or a closely related area.

The department is looking for a scientist who can complement/support the efforts of the Geometry, Mathematical Physics and Computer Algebra (GMPCA) group, consisting of Charles Torre in the Department of Physics and Ian Anderson, Mark Fels, Zhaohu Nie, Nathan Geer, all in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience and a track record of publications in mathematical physics. Research activities which incorporate computer algebra techniques are desirable. Candidates should be able to teach a wide variety of physics courses – and possibly some mathematics courses – at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will support development of a new interdisciplinary PhD program in mathematical physics. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is also conducting a search for a mathematician to join the GMPCA group.

Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59391. Applicants must have a terminal degree in Physics or a closely related field. A complete application includes: a letter of application stating qualifications and fit to this position; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; a statement of teaching philosophy; and at least three letters of reference. Requests for further information can be sent to the Search Committee at GMPCA[AT]usu.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1.

The Department of Physics, one of five departments in the College of Science (http://www.usu.edu/science/), offers BS, BA, MS, and PhD degrees in Physics. The Department currently has 15 full-time faculty, about 100 undergraduate majors, and about 30, mostly PhD, graduate students. Utah State University is a 28,000-student, land grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Doctoral/STEM-dominant/high research activity university. Based in Logan (perennially rated as one the safest communities in America), USU is surrounded by spectacular mountains offering a wide range of outdoor activities. Located eighty miles north of Salt Lake City, Logan is within an easy drive of five national parks and numerous other historical and recreational sites. Logan offers affordable housing, excellent health care facilities, and a family-friendly environment. USU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to recruiting and retaining top candidates from a diverse pool including women and minorities. The University provides spousal accommodation packages for dual career applicants, and offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits (see http://www.usu.edu/hr/ for details).