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

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Deadline:  2021-08-20

Location:  Lawrence, Kansas, USA

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas (KU) seeks applicants for an Assistant Professorship in astroparticle physics to begin as early as January 1, 2022.

The KU astroparticle physics group’s research program focuses on radio-wave detection of ultra-high energy cosmic rays and neutrinos. Qualifying candidates must have a doctorate degree in physics or a closely related discipline. A strong record of research and commitment to excellence in teaching are required. Candidates with research interests in radio-frequency instrumentation or areas closely related to it and compatible with the existing efforts, and equipment, in the department are particularly encouraged to apply.

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 plan 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 application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement (up to five pages), a teaching statement (up to two pages), and the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for at least three references. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to Professor Hume Feldman, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kansas, kuapsearch2020[AT] Initial review of applications will begin August 20, 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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