The Department of Physics at Purdue University (http://www.physics.purdue.edu) seeks applications for a faculty position at the level of assistant professor in the area of astrophysics. Preference will be given to theorists or numerical astrophysicists. The current astrophysics program at Purdue has a strong focus on high energy astrophysics, covering a wide range of topics including pulsars, supernova remnants, microquasars, AGN, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies, with observational efforts at radio, optical, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths. Successful candidates are expected to develop a synergy with the current program while pursuing new directions. Purdue maintains excellent scientific computing research facilities on campus, and is a member of the XSEDE high performance computing consortium.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astrophysics or a related field, an outstanding record of research accomplishments, and evidence of potential excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Candidates are expected to develop vigorous research programs, supervise graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, publication list, and brief descriptions of their planned research program and teaching philosophy. Electronic submission is preferred: https://www.physics.purdue.edu/searches/app/. At least three letters of recommendation should be sent to Astrophysics Search, Department of Physics, Purdue University, 525 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2036, USA. Applications completed by December 1, 2011 will be given full consideration, although the search will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.
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