The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University invites applications for a faculty position in physics starting in the fall of 2012. The faculty in the gravity theory group at LSU consists of Peter Diener, Robert O’Connell, Jorge Pullin, Parampreet Singh and Gabrielle Allen and Edward Seidel (both on leave at the National Science Foundation). There is also a quantum information technology group at LSU led by Jonathan Dowling, a theoretical astrophysics group led by Juhan Frank and Joel Tohline, and an experimental gravity group led by Thomas Corbitt, Joe Giaime, Gabriela González and Warren Johnson. The Department has strong research efforts in particle physics, including nuclear and neutrino physics, space physics, condensed matter physics, medical physics, and astronomy and astrophysics.
Preference will be given to candidates working in loop quantum gravity, but exceptional candidates in other areas of theoretical gravity will also be considered.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is December 15th 2011 or until a candidate is selected.
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