Tenure track Faculty Position at UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

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Deadline:  2018-04-30

Location:  Mexico City

Faculty Position in Gravitational Physics at ICN-UNAM, Mexico City

The Department of Gravitation and Field Theory at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences (ICN) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, announces the opening of a tenure track Faculty Position in Gravitational Physics. The focus of the position is Gravitational Waves Physics and related subjects (numerical relativity, post-Newtonian approximations, effective one-body approaches to relativistic two-body problems, self-force and corrections to geodesic motion, precision tests and alternative theories). The successful candidate is invited to collaborate with other members of the Department.

The successful candidate will play an active role in a program devoted mainly to the study of the two-body problem in General Relativity and alternative theories of gravity, in connection with the interpretation of data from Gravitational Wave detectors of the currently operating devices (LIGO, VIRGO, GEO600) and of the forthcoming ones (LISA, KAGRA, LIGO-INDIA).

The position is a tenure track professorship whose level (assistant, associate or full) will be determined by the candidate’s expertise and experience. Salaries are competitive and include tax-free subsidies from funding agencies within UNAM and the Mexican National Science Foundation (Conacyt). The contract package includes health insurance among other benefits.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in a single PDF file to the Department’s head, Prof. Hernando Quevedo (quevedo at nucleares.unam.mx):
– full curriculum vitae;
– publication list, with the five most significant publications clearly highlighted;
– brief description of research interests.
In addition, three recommendation letters should be arranged to be sent to the same email address. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The Institute offers the successful candidate significant liberties in developing their own research and teaching program and counts with a very low and flexible teaching load. The Department participates in various graduate programs at the university level, including physics, mathematics, astronomy, engineering, philosophy and others.

Research grants are available from an internal UNAM funding agency and from Conacyt. An active postdoctoral recruiting program within the UNAM runs twice a year. Large computing (including supercomputers) and extensive library resources are available within the UNAM campus. The successful candidate is expected to apply for research funding and to take advantage of the postdoctoral program to help develop and to strengthen her/his research projects.

Currently, the Department’s faculty members are Miguel Alcubierre, Wolfgang Bietenholz, Yuri Bonder, Chryssomalis Chryssomalakos, Jemal Guven, Tim Koslowski, Dario Nunez, Hernando Quevedo, Marcos Rosenbaum, Marcelo Salgado, Christopher Stephens, Daniel Sudarsky, Roberto Sussman, and Alexander Turbiner. In addition, there is a considerable number of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students associated to the Department. The research interests are diverse and include black hole physics, relativistic physics, cosmology, numerical relativity, QFT in curved spacetimes, alternative theories, quantum gravity, lattice field theory, shape dynamics, condensed matter, complex systems, integrable systems, mathematical physics, QCD, foundations of quantum physics, among others. The Department shares building facilities with the High Energy Physics Department, facilitating a close collaboration with its theoretical and experimental branches which focus on related subjects (e.g. dark matter search, neutrino physics, string theory and AdS/CFT duality, cosmic and gamma rays, hadron physics, physics beyond the standard model, etc.).

The campus hosts a rich cultural life and ludic activities as well as an array of sport and fitness facilities.

The UNAM is an equal opportunity employer.