Assistant Professor in Astroparticle Physics at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA

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Deadline:  2021-02-01

Location:  Lawrence, Kansas, USA

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas (KU) seeks outstanding applicants for an assistant professorship in physics (tenure track position) in astroparticle physics (AP), to start August 18, 2021. The KU AP group currently participates on multiple experiments either currently operating, or planned, in the polar regions, and seeks to build on its experience with radio-wave detection of cosmic rays and neutrinos, as well as develop and explore novel instrumentation and cosmic-ray detection strategies and technologies. Over the next decade, we hope to play a seminal role in the design, deployment, and calibration of the IceCube Gen2 radio and PUEO detectors. Candidates with research interests in radio-frequency instrumentation or areas closely related to it and compatible with, and complementing existing efforts in the department are particularly encouraged to apply.

The qualifying candidates must have a doctorate degree in physics or a closely related field. A strong record of research and commitment to excellence in teaching are required.

The University of Kansas is dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment. Individuals who are committed to furthering these causes are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in Physics and Astronomy. This includes, but is not limited to, women, racial and ethnic underrepresented minorities, and LGBTQIA individuals as well as those residing at the intersection of these axes. In addition, candidates with experience and/or demonstrated potential to effectively contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment

Lawrence, KS is an excellent place to live. It is an affordable and progressive city with a lively arts and music scene, excellent schools, high quality restaurants, economical living, and a diverse cultural mix. It is also only an hour drive from downtown Kansas City.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement (up to 5 pages), a teaching statement (up to 2 pages), and the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for at least three references. Applicants should arrange for electronic letters of reference to be sent to Professor Hume Feldman, Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas, kuapsearch2020[AT] Initial review of applications will begin February 1, 2021. For full consideration, all application documents and reference letters must be received before this date. Late applications will be accepted as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

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