Tenure Track in Gravitational-wave Astronomy and Astrophysics at Cal State Fullerton

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Location:  Fullerton, CA, USA

The Physics Department at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position 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.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2012. The successful candidate must indicate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching a diverse population of students and to curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will be expected to develop an active, externally-funded research program that includes close collaboration with the existing LIGO research group at CSUF and contributes to the development of our new Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy Center. The department offers both B.S. and M.S. degrees and is seeking a physicist who is able to involve undergraduate and Master’s level students in their research activities.

A Ph.D. in physics and a minimum of one year of postdoctoral experience (two years preferred) is required. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, an approximately 1500 word description of teaching experience and interests, an approximately 1500 word description of research plans and goals which includes start-up needs, and letters of recommendation from at least three references familiar with your research and teaching experience. Applications should be sent to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Physics, California State University, Fullerton, PO Box 6850, Fullerton, CA 92834-6850. Review of completed applications will begin on Monday, October 17, 2011. Applications received after this date will be reviewed only if the position is not filled from the original pool of applicants. Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/ Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer.

The announcement is posted on the CSUF campus website: