The Department of Physics at Montana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Gravitational Physics / Cosmology, to start in the fall of 2010. A more senior appointment may be possible for an exceptionally well-qualified applicant. Candidates from any area of gravitational physics and cosmology are encouraged to apply, including, but not limited to: all sub-fields of gravitational wave astronomy, general relativity, and cosmology. For complete job announcement and application procedures go to
The successful candidate will have a strong research record, demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and a commitment to mentoring Ph.D. and undergraduate research projects.
The MSU Bozeman campus (http://www.montana.edu) is nestled in the Rocky Mountains, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, with easy access to many outdoor recreation activities including world-class downhill and cross-country skiing, fly fishing, and numerous hiking and mountain biking trails. Bozeman is well served by four major airlines.
The existing program in astrophysics and relativity focuses on gravitational wave astronomy and compact objects. MSU is a member institution of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and the faculty have close ties to the LISA project.
Required: A Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field and evidence of potential to:
(1) conduct independent research in gravitational physics / cosmology
(2) successfully teach undergraduate and graduate physics courses,
(3) supervise Ph.D. students, and
(4) obtain extramural funding.
To be considered, the candidate must send via e-mail to sbarutha AT physics.montana.edu , preferably as a single pdf document,
(1) A cover letter,
(2) a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications,
(3) a statement of teaching interests and experience,
(4) a research plan.
Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately to the same e-mail address.
Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2009. To receive full consideration applications should be received by January 15, 2010. Inquires may be e-mailed to sbarutha AT physics.montana.edu, or directed to Sarah Barutha at (406) 994-6186.
ADA/EO/AA/Veteran Preference. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.