Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Oxford, MS, USA

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Deadline:  2022-11-14

Location:  Oxford, Mississippi, USA

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in astrophysics with a preference for multimessenger observation, theory, and/or gravitational astrophysics for the Fall of 2023. We seek candidates from any area that complements or diversifies the research interests of our department. Our gravity and astrophysics group has expertise in gravitational-wave source modeling, tests of general relativity, quantum gravity, and cosmology, and we are members of the LIGO, LISA, and the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) collaborations. The successful candidate may also join the recently established Center for Multimessenger Astrophysics. Candidates are expected to develop a research program capable of supporting and leading graduate students to a Ph.D. A competitive startup package is available.

A Ph.D. in Physics or a related field is required. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the teaching and service activities of the Department and the University. Teaching duties include up to three courses a year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Interested candidates should apply online at https://careers.olemiss.edu/job/University-Assistant-Professor-of-Physics-and-Astronomy-MS-38677/939739700/ and submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching philosophy and commitment to inclusive pedagogy, a detailed proposal for developing their research program, and the names of three references who can provide letters of recommendation. Inquiries can be sent to the email address astrosearch@phy.olemiss.edu or to Astrophysics Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677.

Consideration of applications will begin on November 14, 2022, but applications will be accepted until an adequate applicant pool is established or until the position is filled. We encourage applications from candidates interested in scientific engagement with the community, including events that will take place in the STEM education building scheduled for opening during the 2023-2024 academic year on the UM campus.

As we are committed to increasing diversity in the field, we especially welcome applicants who would expand the representation of minority groups in the department. Our Department goals are supported by the larger University of Mississippi and College of Liberal Arts’ Pathways to Equity strategic plan. https://dce.olemiss.edu/equity-in-action-plans/college-of-liberal-arts/. The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.