UCSD Faculty Position in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics

The Department of Physics within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and invites applications for a tenured (Associate level) or tenure-track (Assistant level) faculty position in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics. This is a broad search for outstanding researchers in gravitational wave science, including theoreticians (fundamental gravitation theory, gravitational wave source modeling, numerical relativity), gravitational wave data analysts, or experimentalists working on the design, development or construction of instrumentation for gravitational wave science. All positions are subject to the availability of funding.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research. In addition, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. A successful candidate must have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have already benefitted from, contributed to, or created such programs, or served as a role model in mentoring others. A successful candidate will also have a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives. Applications should include a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found in the official job posting at the links listed below.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will commence on Dec. 4, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications submitted by Dec. 29, 2017 will receive full consideration. Applications should be submitted as described in detail on the official job posting links listed below:

Assistant Positions: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01597
Associate Positions: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01598

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, statement of past and proposed research, statement of past and proposed teaching, and a statement on past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates must also arrange to have three to five letters of reference addressing research, teaching, and professional service posted to the above website by the deadline.

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at the UCSD website.

UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Assistant Professor in Mathematics, Massachusetts, USA

Assistant Professor in Mathematics University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
The Department of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning in September 2018. We are seeking individuals with research interests complementary to data science, including (but not limited to) numerical linear algebra, statistics, applied and computational mathematics, and optimization. The ideal applicant will have significant research experience, help develop and support our Data Science programs, and collaborate with other members of the department. Faculty members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally-funded research program, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and participate in service activities.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is a Doctoral Research University conveniently located in the beautiful south coast of Massachusetts, with many beaches nearby and two capital cities (and two major airports) within easy driving distance. The mathematics department offers several undergraduate degrees, including a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, a Bachelor of Science in Computational and Applied Mathematics, and (jointly with the Computer Science department) a Bachelor of Science in Data Science. The department also offers a M.S. degree in Data Science jointly with the Computer Science department, and a Ph.D. degree in Computational Science and Engineering under the umbrella of the Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) program. The department is the centerpiece of the Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research (CSCVR) that promotes scientific computing, data science, and high performance computing. A new hire is expected to fit well into our interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and educational environment.

Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree in mathematics or a related field at the time of appointment and evidence of strong potential for teaching excellence and scholarly research. Preferred qualifications include significant postdoctoral experience, evidence of strong potential for external funding, and a good fit with the research interests of the department.

Application Instructions: Qualified applicants are invited to apply online at: http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/

Please submit electronically a letter of interest, a complete curriculum vitae with detailed research accomplishments and teaching activities, statements of research plans and teaching philosophy, a completed AMS Standards Cover Sheet (http://www.ams.org/employment) and four letters of recommendation with one addressing the candidate’s teaching.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017. Applications received before this date will receive full consideration, but the review will continue until the position is filled.

Employment is contingent upon verification of background/credentials and work authorization.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

Two lectureships in Theoretical Physics, Cambridge, UK

Applications are invited for two University Lectureships in Theoretical Physics to commence on 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointments will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Lecturers and will be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in Mathematics, Physics or equivalent and have an outstanding record of research in any area of theoretical physics which lies within the scope of our research portfolio, to be interpreted in the broadest sense. For more information about theoretical physics research in DAMTP please see: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research/hep/ and http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research/gr/ .

Applicants will be expected to give undergraduate and Masters-level lectures (including in particular being able to contribute to the very popular theoretical physics courses within Part III Mathematics, see http://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/part-iii-prospective ), taking feedback from students and providing them with career or pastoral advice, and perform other usual departmental duties such as those associated with examinations. They will be expected to investigate new areas of research and funding opportunities, and submit grant applications. They will also be required to write papers for, publication attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues and give presentations.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for these roles of up to GBP 10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

To submit an application for these vacancies and for further information about these posts, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/15171/. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

You will need to upload a letter of application, a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications and one page of A4 detailing research interests and future plans. You should also include the contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are contactable at any time during the selection process, and are made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Informal enquiries about these posts may be made to LE13482[AT]maths.cam.ac.uk .

Further general information regarding the Department can be found at: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference LE13482 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The deadline for applications is 8 January 2018.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Tenure-Track/Tenure Group Leader position at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam announces the opening of a group leader position either at tenure-track (5 years) or tenure (permanent) level depending on candidate’s qualifications and seniority. We are seeking highly qualified scientists with excellent research track record, committed to a career in research. The successful candidate is expected to play a key role in the discoveries and interpretations enabled by gravitational-wave detections, and be a leader in crafting the future of gravitational-wave science, whether performed on the ground or in space. She/he will lead a group of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and will take advantage of interactions and collaborations with other members of the division.

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division, led by Dr. Alessandra Buonanno, is currently composed of 21 scientists, and one Max Planck research group leader, Dr. Harald Pfeiffer. The division also hosts several long and short-term visitors.

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division focuses on several aspects of gravitational-wave physics and astrophysics, including (i) theoretical gravitational dynamics and radiation (effective field theory, post-Newtonian theory, gravitational self-force approach, perturbation theory and effective-one-body formalism), (ii) numerical relativity, most notably simulations of binary black holes and binary neutron stars, (iii) interpretation and analysis of data from gravitational-wave detectors on the ground (LIGO and Virgo) and in space (LISA), (iv) astrophysics of compact objects, (v) cosmography with gravitational waves from binary systems, and (vi) tests of strong gravity within General Relativity and alternative gravity theories. Members of the division have the opportunity to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration through the group’s membership, the LISA Consortium, and also participate in building the science case for

third generation ground-based detectors (Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer).

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division has two high-performance computer clusters (Minerva and Vulcan) to run numerical-relativity simulations, and to carry out source modelling and data-analysis studies.

The “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” division has ties with the Physics Department at the University of Maryland, the Humboldt University in Berlin, and the University of Potsdam.

For more information, a list of required documentation, and submission please go to: http://www.aei.mpg.de/en/gwgroupleaderpotsdam

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is December 15th, 2017. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Assistant Professor in Gravitational Physics, Oakland University, USA

The Department of Physics at Oakland University is seeking a gravitational physicist for a tenure track Assistant Professor position starting on August 15, 2018. A Ph.D. in physics or closely related discipline, and capability for excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level are required. Our preference is for a numerical relativist, but applicants in any area of gravitational physics will be considered. The department offers a B.S. and M.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Medical Physics. A Ph.D. program in Applied and Computational Physics is under consideration. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including list of publications, a description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, an unofficial transcript, and provide name and contact information for three professional references to http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/12234. Questions and inquires may be directed to the search committee at physics[AT]oakland.edu or to David Garfinkle at garfinkl[AT]oakland.edu. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017. For further information about the department, see http://www.oakland.edu/physics. Oakland University is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in the STEM fields. Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Additional note: Anyone applying for this position should notify David Garfinkle (garfinkl[AT]oakland.edu) when they are doing so. This is because of the possibility of glitches in the online application system, so I don’t want anyone to get lost in the shuffle. One possible glitch has to do with the insistence of our HR department that all applicants submit an “unofficial transcript” which is a record of classes taken with grades and degrees conferred from the institution where they got their PhD.

Group Leader/Tenure track position at AEI Hannover, Germany

The Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover Germany (Albert Einstein Institute) invites applications for a tenure-track group leader position at the Division of Observational Relativity and Cosmology [1]. The Division, led by Prof. Bruce Allen, consists of more than 25 scientists and several highly-qualified scientific programmers and sysadmins; the senior scientists are Dr. Badri Krishnan and Dr. Reinhard Prix. The Division works closely with two independent research groups hosted at the Institute, led by Dr. M. Alessandra Papa and Dr. Frank Ohme.

We are proud to provide a stimulating and dynamic research environment with broad opportunities. The Division’s core research area is gravitational-wave astronomy and data analysis; the current focus is the hunt for gravitational waves in data from the most sensitive ground-based interferometric detectors. This includes searches for long-lived signals from rapidly-rotating neutron stars, transient signals from the inspiral and coalescence of binary neutron stars and/or black holes, and unmodelled burst signals. These searches have already led to several binary black hole detections, and discoveries from other types of sources expected in the near future.

We seek to strengthen our efforts in the search for compact binary coalescence by hiring a researcher with proven scientific creativity and excellence. The successful candidate is expected to lead a vibrant research program, and supervise postdoctoral scientists, scientific staff members, and graduate students.

Since some gravitational wave searches are compute-intensive, the group operates a large dedicated analysis system optimized for such analyses. With 35,000+ CPU cores and 2000+ GPUs, ATLAS is the world’s most powerful computing system dedicated to gravitational-wave searches and data analysis. The division also operates Einstein@Home, a volunteer distributed computing project which uses computing power donated by the general public to search for gravitational waves and electromagnetic emission from neutron stars.

Our group is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, enabling full access to data from the LIGO, Virgo and GEO600 detectors.

Application materials, including a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, and a research statement should be sent to
jobs-gw-han[AT]aei.mpg.de no later than November 30, 2017. The applicant should arrange for three reference letters to be sent to the same email address. Applications will be considered as they arrive, until all positions are filled.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and to increase the number of women in those areas (such as this) where they are underrepresented. We explicitly encourage applications from such qualified individuals.

[1] http://www.aei.mpg.de/18636/05_Observational_Relativity_and_Cosmology

Associate Professorship in Cosmology, Oslo, Norway

The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo invites applications for an Associate Professorship in cosmology.

The faculty of the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics presently consists of 13 associate and full professors, of these 11 are permanent professors/associate professors (to be increased to 13) and 2 are adjunct professors shared with other institutions. The Institute employs about 16 postdoctoral and advanced research fellows. The Institute has two sections, one for solar and stellar physics and one for cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics. The Section for solar and stellar physics will from November 2017 become the Norwegian Center of Excellence “Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics”.

Observational material is collected from space-borne and ground-based observatories. In interaction with and parallel to the observational activity, there is a strong activity in theoretical astrophysics. The Institute is actively engaged in a large number of international collaborative programs. It is heavily engaged in organizational collaborations through the Norwegian membership in ESA, Norwegian participation in the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), the Institute’s participation in the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope on La Palma, the balloon-borne CMB polarization experiment Spider and the CO Mapping Array Pathfinder experiment COMAP at Owens Valley, California. Space projects with major participation from the Institute include the Japanese Hinode satellite, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) and ESA’s Solar Orbiter within solar physics and Planck and Euclid within cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics. A long-term effort for getting Norwegian membership in ESO is ongoing. In theoretical and computational astrophysics the Institute has built up strong groups within numerical modelling and within the use of modern computational statistics methods in data analysis. The groups have external funding through a number of grants from the European Union, the European Space Agency and the Research Council of Norway. The observational and theoretical activities at the Institute are supported by a modern computer infrastructure, including excellent access to supercomputing resources, both in-house, at the national level and internationally.

The teaching at the Institute is given as courses and as supervision within the framework given by the degrees bachelor, master and Ph.D. Presently the Institute has about 20 master’s students and 15 Ph.D. students.

Information about the research group:
The position is affiliated with the cosmology research group within the Section for cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics. The group presently consists of Profs. Oystein Elgaroy, Hans Kristian Eriksen, Frode Hansen, Per B. Lilje and David Mota, a senior research fellow, about 5 postdoctoral research fellows and about 6 Ph.D. students. The group interacts strongly with the extragalactic astrophysics group led by associate professor Sijing Shen. The main present activities are on analysis of data from CMB- and similar observatories, preparatory theoretical and computational research connected to the Euclid space mission, concerning observable consequences of modified gravity theories, especially through cosmological simulations, and general cosmological research. The group utilizes strongly local and national High Performance Computing facilities.

General information about the position:
Applicants must document scientific qualifications in his/her field, equivalent to an Associate professor position. The successful applicant must be able to teach at all levels and to supervise Master and PhD students. Up to 50% of the working time will be devoted to teaching (including supervision of students), teaching related activities and administrative tasks at the Institute and at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Teaching is given in Norwegian and English. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-three year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

Specific information about the position:
The position is meant to strengthen and/or broaden the cosmology group. Candidates who can cooperate with and complement the present activities of the group are especially desired. This can be either through theoretical/modelling research or through observational research. Ability and preference for working in teams are highly valued qualities. Applicants are required to outline one or several research projects and show how these are expected to strengthen the scientific activities in the cosmology group.

We offer:
Salary NOK 548 200 – 650 200 per annum, depending on qualifications and seniority.
A professionally stimulating working environment.
Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.
The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage.
How to apply:

The application must include:
Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest).
CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities).
Up to 10 selected scientific publications the applicant wishes to include in the evaluation. The publications must have been published during the previous 5 years. This time limit can be extended for childbirths, documented sick leaves or other documented career breaks. For maternity, the time limit is extended by 18 months for each child born. For paternity, it is extended by the documented paternity leave actually taken for each child born.
Complete list of publications.
A portfolio containing documentation of teaching experience, capability of external fund raising and other qualifications the applicant wants to have considered.
A research plan describing the applicant’s scientific ambitions for the position.
Ph.D. Diploma.
List of reference persons: 2 – 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number).
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In the evaluation of the scholarly production of the candidate, major weight is given to the production in the last five years. However childbirths will here be taken into consideration, so that the five year period is extended by eighteen months for each childbirth for women, and with the documented paternity leave actually taken for men.

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of the criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed. Interviews will be part of the appointment process, along with a trial lecture.

Formal regulations:
The successful candidate, who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications, will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period.

As a general rule an interview and a trial lecture will be used in the appointment process. The basis for assessment will be the scholarly production of the applicant, other qualifications, pedagogical or educational, the applicant’s qualifications within leadership and administration as well as the general personal suitability. In ranking the competent applicants, the full range of qualifications will be considered and explicitly assessed. Cf. the Rules for appointments to associate professorships. For more information see:
https://www.uio.no/english/about/regulations/personnel/academic/rules-appointment-professor.html

Rules for the assessment and weighting of pedagogical competence for appointments to permanent academic posts which include teaching duties:
https://www.uio.no/english/about/regulations/personnel/academic/rules-assessment-weighting-pedagogical-competence.html

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results, see: http://www.uio.no/english/for-employees/employment/work-results/agreement-rights-to-work-results.html

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions. Women are encouraged to apply.

Contact persons:
Head of Department Per Barth Lilje, phone: +47 228 56517, e-mail: mailto:p.b.lilje[AT]astro.uio.no or Professor Oystein Elgaroy, phone: +47 228 56584, e-mail: oystein.elgaroy[AT]astro.uio.no.

For question regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer Orjan Pretorius, email: orjan.pretorius[AT]mn.uio.no

Senior Lecturer in Gravitational Wave Science at ICG, Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation
Senior Lecturer in Gravitational Wave Science
Post number: ZZ004181
Closing date: 6th November 2017
 
The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth invites applications for a senior lectureship in gravitational wave science, as part of a new research group, complementing existing research at the ICG.
 
The ICG is a world-leading research institute in cosmology and astrophysics. In REF2014 96% of our research outputs were judged internationally excellent or world leading. We are now looking to expand into gravitational wave research, supported by external research funding and our undergraduate courses in Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology. We encourage applications from scientists with an excellent record of high quality research publications related to gravitational wave science, innovation, impact and external grant funding (which may include research fellowships).
 
Applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The ICG and the University of Portsmouth hold Athena SWAN bronze awards and we are an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter. These projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.
 
The ICG consists of 13 academic staff, 20 postdoctoral researchers, more than 20 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme.
 
ICG is a member of several major astronomical surveys (Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Dark Energy Survey, Large Synpotic Survey Telescope, Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument) with major involvement in ESA’s Euclid satellite mission and the Square Kilometre Array.
 
The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and hosts the 3704-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information can be found at http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/
 
Please contact the ICG directors, Profs Bob Nichol (bob.nichol[AT]port.ac.uk) and David Wands (david.wands[AT]port.ac.uk), to discuss this opportunity. Your application (application form and CV) should be submitted via the online application system by the closing date. Your application will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.

Assistant Professor in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy at The University of Mississippi

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track position in gravitational-wave astronomy at the rank of assistant professor for the Spring or Fall of 2018. Current faculty members working on gravitational physics (Berti, Bombelli, Cavaglia’, and Dooley) have expertise in gravitational-wave source modeling, data analysis and instrumentation, quantum gravity, tests of general relativity, and cosmology. The University of Mississippi is part of the LIGO collaboration. We seek candidates from any area that complements or diversifies the group’s research interests in gravitational-wave astronomy. 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 in the first three years. 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. In 2017, the University of Mississippi initiated Flagship Constellations, which are designed to bring together a wide range of faculty from across campus to address some of the most difficult and complex problems facing our nation and world. Candidates who are interested in working with cross-disciplinary researchers to solve key, grand challenges are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu and provide a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a detailed proposal for developing their research program. Inquiries can be sent to the email address gravitysearch[AT]phy.olemiss.edu or to

Gravity 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 October 20, 2017 but applications will be accepted until an adequate applicant pool is established, or until the position is filled.

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Employer.

Assistant professor in gravitational-wave astrophysics at GRAPPA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A tenure track position for gravitational-wave astrophysics is available in the Gravitation and AstroParticle Physics Amsterdam group (GRAPPA), at the interface of the National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef) and the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). GRAPPA is a joint effort between the Institute for High Energy Physics, the Anton Pannekoek Institute, and the Institute for Theoretical Physics. It consists of nine faculty members – S. Ando, D. Baumann, D. Berge, G. Bertone (spokesperson), M.P. Decowski, B. Freivogel, S. Markoff, J. Vink and C. Weniger – whose research interests include black holes, cosmic rays, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy, early universe cosmology, and string theory. In addition, there are about 15 affiliated GRAPPA faculty who are involved with experimental work on Antares/KM3NeT, ATLAS, CTA, LIGO/VIRGO, LOFAR and XENON100/XENON1T, as well as theory.

Project description
The Anton Pannekoek Institute and Nikhef are currently in the process of strengthening their efforts in gravitational-wave astrophysics. Nikhef is a member of the LIGO/Virgo consortium and it has strong expertise in detector construction and in the detection and interpretation of gravitational-wave signals. API has one of the world-leading groups in the astrophysics of compact objects, strong gravity, and evolution of massive stars. The research of both institutes has become more strongly linked since the founding of GRAPPA five years ago; the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in connecting the research in gravitational-wave astrophysics of the two institutes further. Nikhef and API are embedded locally and nationally in a strong and vibrant research environment: the Science Park Amsterdam campus houses national research institutes in many areas of Physics and Computational Science, the Faculty of Science of UvA, the joint BSc and MSc degrees in physics and astronomy of UvA and VUA, and has strong ties to small business incubators and major research companies. Nationally, Nikhef is the home base for the Dutch involvement in CERN, and API is a member of NOVA, the national home base for research at ESO, and has close ties to SRON and ASTRON, the national institutes for Space Science and Radio Astronomy. API has over 30% female faculty, and more than half of the recent hires in physics and astronomy have been female.
The candidate should bring and further develop an independent research program in the field of gravitational-wave astrophysics. This program should be complementary to and synergetic with the ongoing research at Nikhef and API. Acquisition of external funding for building a research group is part of the position, as are enthusiastic participation in the teaching program both on Bachelor and Master level. All staff members at the UvA also have functions in the self-administration and management of the institution.

Requirements
We are looking for a candidate with an exceptionally strong research program and a strong interest in excellent teaching in the areas of interest of GRAPPA, with a strong preference for candidates working in gravitational-wave astrophysics. For a balanced composition of GRAPPA, we also have a strong preference for female candidates.
The candidate is required to have a PhD in (astro-)physics, an excellent scientific track record, and the proven capability to attract funding. The candidate should have the capabilities to build up a research group of internationally outstanding level and to initiate and carry out scientific research. The candidate should also be able to develop and provide allotted cohesive academic course components for a wide range of target groups, based on the faculty’s curriculum, so that students may meet the course objectives in terms of knowledge, understanding, skills, competence and attitude.

Appointment
The initial appointment will be for a period of six years. Based on performance indicators agreed on at the start of the appointment, the tenure track position will lead to a tenured position in a period of maximally 5 years. In the fifth year of the appointment the tenure decision will be taken. These conditions can be tailored appropriately for candidates that have somewhat greater seniority. Exceptional candidates may be directly considered for a tenured position.
The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel. Based on a full time appointment (38 hours per week) the maximum salary is EUR 5,405 gross per month. This is excl. 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end of year bonus. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.
Within the Faculty of Science, newly appointed staff follow a didactic training trajectory, which should lead up to completion of a certificate qualifying yourself for academic teaching (basiskwalificatie onderwijs, BKO) within two years. Foreign teaching qualifications/certificates are assessed in compliance with the faculty’s regulations.

Job application
Applications must include:
cover letter;
curriculum vitae including full list of electronically accessible publications;
research statement;
teaching statement.
You will also need to provide contact details for 3 referees. They will be contacted directly.
Application deadline 1 December 2017

Guelph-Perimeter Joint Faculty Position in Theoretical Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invite applications for a joint position at the Assistant Professor level in theoretical physics. This is a tenure-track faculty position at Guelph, combined with an Associate Membership at Perimeter Institute. The two institutions are partnering to create a cluster of research excellence in areas of shared interest. We are looking for candidates with exceptional research achievements in theoretical gravitational-wave physics; we also welcome applications in other areas of gravitational physics including astrophysics, cosmology, and high energy physics. The successful candidate will complement and be a part of this exciting new partnership, will be expected to spend time at both institutions, and will benefit from a reduction in teaching load at Guelph in addition to having access to resources and opportunities at both institutions.

The Department of Physics counts 19 faculty members and 12 postdoctoral fellows, and offers strong undergraduate and graduate programs to the Ph.D. level. Research areas include astrophysics and gravitation, biophysics and medical physics, condensed matter physics and material nanoscience, physics education, planetary surface exploration, and subatomic physics. More information is available at www.physics.uoguelph.ca. Perimeter Institute is a rapidly growing independent centre for fundamental research in theoretical physics. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 40 full-time and part-time faculty members, 40 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs, and 55 postdoctoral researchers. More information is available at www.perimeterinstitute.ca.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and will have demonstrated exceptional strength in independent research. The candidate will also have a proven ability or demonstrated potential for teaching.

To apply, electronic (PDF) versions of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, publications list, and at least three letters of recommendations must be submitted to https://perimeterinstitute.ca/applications/503.

Further information about the search can be obtained from Martin Williams, Acting Chair, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1. Consideration of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Faculty Position in Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology, Dallas, USA

The Department of Physics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the broadly defined area of Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology. The appointment will start in August 2018 or later. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or closely related field.

Current research at the Department of Physics at SMU is concentrated in the field of particle physics. Current experimental program includes ATLAS at the LHC, NOvA at Fermilab, SuperCDMS and DESI. The theory program is concentrated on the LHC related topics. The department expects an increased interest in astrophysics and astronomy. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, supervise graduate students and to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applications may be submitted electronically (PDF format preferred) via https://academicjobsonline.org/ website and should include a research statement, statement of teaching interests, curriculum vitae and three letters of references. To ensure full consideration, the application should be received by October 31, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Inquiries (but not applications) can be sent to: jobsearch[AT]physics.smu.edu

Southern Methodist University will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity[AT]smu.edu. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

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), but we expect the successful candidate to have wider interests and to be able to collaborate with other members of the Department.

The candidate is expected to play an active role in the development and consolidation of 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 Depart-ment’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 e-mail ad-dress. The review of applications starts on October 1-st, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department participates in the operation of various graduate programs at the university level, including physics, mathematics, astronomy, engineering, philosophy and others. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the undergraduate and graduate physics activities at UNAM, including teaching and mentoring students.

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, Darío Núñez, 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 quantization, shape dynamics, condensed matter, complex systems, integrable systems, mathematical physics, QCD, foundations of quantum physics, among others. The Department shares building facilities with the neighboring 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.).

There are several other research institutes (physics, mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, philosophy, among many others) based on campus, allowing a rich exchange of ideas during the year through seminars, colloquia, and local meetings. A rich cultural life and ludic activities can be found in the campus (art cinemas and museums, concert halls, classical music seasons, festivals, conferences, a Mexican premier league soccer team, etc.), which also hosts an array of sport and fitness facilities.

The UNAM is an equal opportunity employer.

STFC Rutherford Fellowship, Nottingham, UK

The School of Mathematical Sciences of the University of Nottingham plans to support a candidate for the Ernest Rutherford Fellowship awarded by the STFC. The duration of the fellowship is 5-years and the STFC deadline is September 21st 2017. More information about the fellowship can be found here:
http://www.stfc.ac.uk/funding/fellowships/ernest-rutherford-fellowship/

The School of Mathematical Sciences can support only one candidate and it will review applications from interested candidates. Expressions of interest should be sent to
Dr Thomas Sotiriou, email: Thomas.Sotiriou[AT]nottingham.ac.uk.
They should be received before June 30th in order to receive full consideration and should include a full CV (a research statement or proposal is not necessary at this stage).

Successful applicants will be hosted by the Quantum Gravity Group that includes John Barrett, Kirill Krasnov, Jorma Louko, Alex Schenkel, Thomas Sotiriou and Silke Weinfurtner. The research interests of the group include:
– alternative theories of gravity
– analogue gravity
– black holes and compact stars (strong gravity)
– quantum field theory in curved spacetimes
– quantum gravity
Research proposals in topics that are complementary to the above are welcome.
The group has close ties (including a joint STFC Consolidated Grant) with the Particle Theory Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy, which includes Tasos Avgoustidis, Clare Burrage, Ed Copeland, Anne Green, Adam Moss, Tony Padilla and Paul Saffin.

Gravitational Wave Physics position at SISSA, Trieste, Italy

The Astroparticle Physics and Astrophysics groups at the “Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati” (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, invite expressions of interest for a faculty position from outstanding candidates with a strong theoretical research record in the fields of Gravitational Wave Physics, Strong Gravity and Gravitational Astrophysics.

While it is currently foreseen that the appointment procedure will be activated at the assistant professor, tenure-track, level*, a more senior position may be considered.

The successful candidate is expected to work as an independent principal investigator, promoting and leading research activities to complement the current expertise of the SISSA groups in Particle Astrophysics, Gravitation Theory and Cosmology, as well as to attract external funds, take an active part in the SISSA PhD teaching programme and supervise graduate students.

The deadline for receipt of the expressions of interest, in English and only via Academic Jobs Online, is May 10, 2017.

Assistant professor position in general relativity and quantum gravity at the University of New Brunswick, Canada

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to commence on July 1, 2017, or as negotiated. The Department is seeking applicants in the area of Mathematical Physics, in particular General Relativity and Quantum Gravity. Applicants should have broad interests in applied mathematics, compatible with the research currently being done in the Department.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and demonstrated excellence in research. Evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide range of courses in mathematics and to develop a strong research program with external funding.

Applications should be made through the online system www.mathjobs.org [UNBF-MATHPHYS, job listing 10054] and must include curriculum vitae, list of publications, research program, a teaching statement which includes an account of teaching experience, and four references (with one addressing the teaching record). Candidates are also encouraged to provide web links for up to three selected reprints or preprints, or to upload them to MathJobs.Org.

Applications through www.mathjobs.org are preferable and strongly encouraged; in exceptional circumstances applications may also be sent by regular mail or email to:

Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canada, E3B 5A3
email: math[AT]unb.ca
Fax: 506-453-4705

Informal inquires about this position can be made to Viqar Husain (vhusain[AT]unb.ca) or Sanjeev Seahra (sseahra[AT]unb.ca).

Review of applications will begin on March 21, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizen status.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to the principle of employment equity.

Montalcini fellowships for tenure-track positions in Italy

The new call for the Rita Levi Montalcini programme for the recruitment of young researchers is now open. The deadline is 15/03/2017.

Aim: the programme (budget: 5.000.000 Euro) aims at funding 24 new tenure-track positions in Italian universities.

Eligibility requirements: applicants should be scholars (of any nationality) who
1) have been awarded their doctoral Degree, or equivalent, after 31/10/2010 and by 31/10/2013;
2) at the date of the application submission, have been permanently and continuously employed abroad (outside Italy) for at least three years in teaching or research activities in qualified universities or research institutions (an interruption of 6 months is allowed).

Submission: online submission at https://loginmiur.cineca.it/

The call allows young researchers to list up to five preferred Host Italian Institutions without requiring any prior commitment by them; however, selected applicants enrollment will have to be approved through the commitment of the university department/centre at the Host Institution in order to provide adequate resources.

It is strongly recommended, prior to submission, to consider contacting the research groups in the applicant’s area of research at the designed Host universities.

For further information on proposals submission for the University of Trento, as Host institution, please write to research.support[at]unitn.it.

Lectureship in Cosmology or Observational Cosmology at Queen Mary University of London, UK

The School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London is seeking to make a permanent appointment at Lecturer level (equivalent to Assistant Professor level) in the area of Cosmology within the Astronomy Unit (AU). The Astronomy Unit’s major activities cover cosmology, extrasolar planets, planetary formation and dynamics, space and solar plasma physics, and survey astronomy. Research in the AU is supported by access to high quality computing resources in the form of local HPC facilities.

The successful candidate will already have shown outstanding research achievements consistent with their current career point. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a proven record of research in cosmology, with a leading role in current and future space-missions and/or ground based surveys, and demonstrated some expertise in data analysis. We aim to appoint someone whose research will complement and enhance the existing theoretical research activities of the cosmology group at QMUL, which include making predictions from early Universe models for comparison with observations, and developing tests of General Relativity for the upcoming surveys that will be conducted by Euclid, the SKA, the LSST and other experiments. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching within the school in the form of lectures, tutorials, and undergraduate and PhD student project supervision.

Faculty Position in General Relativity at FSU Jena, Germany

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena would like to fill by fall 2017 the position of

Professor (W2) in Theoretical Physics in the area of Gravitational Theory

Focus area of the position is the theory of general relativity, especially its modern applications in gravitational wave astronomy. The University of Jena searches for an excellent young scientist with outstanding scientific record in the named research field. The candidate should be able to make substantial contributions to research and education in the area of Gravitational Theory as well as academic administration at the Theoretical Physics Institute of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree, possess pedagogic skills and be able to perform excellent scientific work, which is demonstrated by a habilitation or equivalent work in gravitational physics. Experience in raising research funds and the coordination of research projects are highly appreciated. In case this is the first professorial position of the candidate, the appointment is initially limited in time, although exceptions are possible.

The university wants to promote women in science and education and is particularly looking forward to receive applications from qualified female researchers. Applications of handicapped people will be given preference in the selection among equivalently qualified competitors.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae with details on the scientific career, a list of publications, presentations, teaching and successful grant applications, as well as a description of scientific interests and research plans for the future. Applications should be received by March 27, 2017, and be addressed to Dean, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, 07743 Jena, Germany.

Permanent faculty member in Computational Astrophysics at KASI, Daejeon, Korea

The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas.

We are currently looking for creative and outstanding researchers. The candidate will have full access to all the resources and facilities of KASI. KASI’s resources and facilities include the Gemini and the MMT through K-GMT Science Program (~15 nights per semester), 1.8-m Bohyunsan optical telescope, 1.0-m Mt. Lemmon optical telescope, IGRINS, KVN, KaVA, TRAO 14-m telescope, ALMA through East Asia Region, and the JCMT through East Asia Observatory.

The Areas of Recruitment
– C1: Theoretical Astronomy (Computational Astrophysics)
– C2: Astronomical Instrumentation
– C3: All areas of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences
Full details for our faculty positions are available at https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/index.

Positions in TianQin Research Center for Gravitational Physics, Zhuhai, China

TianQin Research Center for Gravitational Physics at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) invites applications for two post-doctoral positions as well as a tenure-track research fellow position in gravitational wave astronomy and data analysis, with a focus on, but not limited to, space-borne gravitational experiments, gravitational wave astronomy, data analysis, numerical relativity, cosmology and gravitational theories.

post-doc
These positions are part of the TianQin project with the aim to launch a space-borne gravitational wave experiment. Anticipated researchers are expected to work closely with the current faculty, in the areas of gravitational wave astronomy and data analysis. These positions are fully supported by the research center for 2 years, with a possible additional 1 year extension. Researchers with outstanding performance may qualify for tenure-track faculty positions in the future.
Applicants should have the following basic qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or closely related field, 2) evidence of the ability to establish and maintain a successful research program, and 3) evidence of the ability to work in a large, collaborative effort. Applicants should send the following materials to tianqin[AT]sysu.edu.cn, with the subject title “Application for postdoc from [Applicant’s Name]” 1) a CV, including a publication list, 2) a statement of the candidate’s research interests and how the research fits into the space-borne gravitational wave detection project. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to tianqin[AT]sysu.edu.cn with the subject line “Letter of Recommendation for [Applicant’s Name]”. Applications received by Feb 15, 2017, will receive full consideration.
Successful candidates will be offered competitive salary, startup funding and affordable housing. They are expected to start at TianQin Research Center on Sep. 1, 2017, but the exact starting date is negotiable.

research fellow
This position is part of the TianQin project with the aim to launch a space-borne gravitational wave experiment. Anticipated researchers are expected to work closely with the current faculty, in the areas of gravitational wave astronomy and data analysis. This position is fully supported by the research center for 3 years. Research faculty with satisfying performance will be qualified to tenured faculty positions after the 3 year contract.
Applicants should have the following basic qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or closely related field, 2) evidence of the ability to establish and maintain a successful research program, and 3) evidence of the ability to work in a large, collaborative effort. Applicants should send the following materials to tianqin[AT]sysu.edu.cn, with the subject title “Application for research fellow from [Applicant’s Name]” 1) a CV, including a publication list, 2) a statement of the candidate’s research interests and how the research fits into the space-borne gravitational wave detection project. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to tianqin[AT]sysu.edu.cn with the subject line “Letter of Recommendation for [Applicant’s Name]”. Applications received by Feb 30, 2017, will receive full consideration.
Successful candidates will be offered competitive salary, startup funding and affordable housing. They are expected to start at TianQin Research Center on Sep. 1, 2017, but the exact starting date is negotiable.

About SYSU
Sun Yat-sen University was established in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of modern China, and has been consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in mainland China. Eighteen disciplines at the University, including physics and mathematics, rank in the top 1% world’s universities (ESI 2016), tied for the second most among universities in China.
Sun Yat-sen University is comprised of five campuses in three cities (Guangzhou, Zhuhai, and Shenzhen). Most research of TianQin will be administered by the TianQin Research Center, which is located in the scenery Zhuhai campus of SYSU. The campus is within half an hour driving distance to the city of Macau and Hong Kong.

University Lecturer in Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge, UK

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Theoretical Cosmology to commence on 1st October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Lecturers and will be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics, Physics or equivalent and have an outstanding record of research in theoretical cosmology, to be interpreted in the broadest sense. For more information about the research of the department see: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research.

This position is linked to the Relativity and Gravitation (GR) Group, which is associated with the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC). The GR group is supported by an STFC Consolidated grant and other funding to pursue research in cosmology, CMB and large-scale structure, inflation and the early universe, numerical relativity, black holes, quantum gravity and unified fundamental theories. The CTC (www.ctc.cam.ac.uk), funded through endowments, supports a topical programme in these research areas with visiting fellows, postdoctoral fellowships, workshops and conferences intended to attract the world’s leading theorists and most promising young researchers. The group hosts the COSMOS Intel Parallel Computing Centre, which pioneers provision of research programming support on the latest HPC architectures, and it operates the COSMOS supercomputer (www.cosmos.damtp.cam.ac.uk), part of the national STFC DiRAC Facility. The group enjoys close and collaborative links with astrophysics and cosmology groups at the Institute of Astronomy and the Cavendish Laboratory, which are strengthened through full participation in the interdepartmental Kavli Institute for Cosmology (www.kicc.cam.ac.uk).

The successful candidate’s duties will include contributing to teaching seminars and tutorials, writing and adapting lecture material, taking feedback from students and providing them with career or pastoral advice. They must be able to investigate new areas of research, identify research topics, determine, adapt and apply appropriate methodologies and write up progress reports and papers for publication. They will be required to write and mark examination papers, dissertation reports and provide references. They will need to be able to actively investigate funding opportunities, submit research grant applications, attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues, give presentations and participate in working groups.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to GBP10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to LE10674[AT]maths.cam.ac.uk

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12052/

You will need to upload a letter of application, a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications and one page of A4 detailing research interests and future plans. You should also include the contact details of three academic referees. Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Further particulars of this position can be found at: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/vacancy/. Further general information regarding the Department can be found at: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is midnight 30 January 2017.

Please quote reference LE10674 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Theoretical Astrophysics, High Energy and Gravitational Theory

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the broadly defined area ranging from Theoretical Astrophysics to High Energy and Gravitational Theory, with an appointment to start July 1, 2017 or later. The department has close affiliations with the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, the University of California Observatories, and the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network. Further information may be found at the department’s website: http://www.physics.ucsb.edu. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field, and will teach a range of courses in the Physics Department. The department is committed to identifying excellent candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

Applicants must send a statement of research interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching, and a list of publications, and should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation. All application materials should be submitted via UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00918. Applications received on or before December 31, 2016 will be given full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Lectureship in General Relativity and Partial Differential Equations, Cambridge, UK

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in General Relativity and Partial Differential Equations. The post will be held jointly in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) and the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS).

Applicants are expected to have expertise in Analysis and General Relativity. Their research is expected to combine nonlinear PDE theory (which may include numerical aspects) with problems connected to gravitational waves, stability of black holes and related issues in Theoretical Physics.

Assistant Professor in the Computational or Theoretical Astrophysics of Strongly Gravitating Systems, Durham, NH USA

The Department of Physics and Space Science Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August, 2017, in the area of gravitational astrophysics, with a particular emphasis on the numerical modeling of compact objects and their gravitational or electromagnetic radiation.

The successful applicant can expect to interact with a number of active research groups, including: the high-energy theory group, whose interests include classical gravitational physics, quantum gravity, and string theory; the high-energy astrophysics group, which conducts experimental research in gamma-ray astronomy and is currently working on efforts to measure gamma-ray burst polarization; and the space-plasma theory group, which is involved in theoretical studies and numerical modeling of heliospheric plasmas and magnetospheres.

UNH is a research university on the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast, roughly an hour north of Boston, with significant resources for numerical scientists, including UNH’s Integrated Applied Math Program and a CRAY XE6m-200 supercomputer. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of research accomplishments and outstanding potential for teaching and securing external grant funding. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2016.

Applicants should submit their application as a single PDF document to Ms. Katie Makem-Boucher at physics.search[AT]unh.edu. This document should contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and brief summaries of teaching interests and future research plans. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same address. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. Ben Chandran at benjamin.chandran[AT]unh.edu.

UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply. For a more comprehensive job description, visit http://physics.unh.edu/jobs.

Three faculty positions at Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA

Dear Colleagues,

The Mathematical Sciences Department (which includes Physics) at Montclair State University has three openings for tenure-track or tenured positions. The first position is in physics or astronomy. The second is in applied mathematics (but includes areas relevant to some physicists). The third is for a department chairperson and is open to experienced researchers in any area of physics or mathematics.

Montclair State is in northern New Jersey, about 15 miles west of Manhattan. We are New Jersey’s second largest university, and have recently been designated as a Hispanic-serving institution and a Research-3 Doctoral University in the Carnegie classification. The normal teaching load for research-active faculty is ~18 credits per year (distributed over two semesters). A typical physics course varies from 3 credits (lecture only) to ~7.2 credits (48-person lecture + two lab sections).

Feel free to contact Marc Favata (marc.favata[AT]montclair.edu) for additional information about the university or the positions listed below.

1. Tenure-track position in Physics [deadline 1 December 2016]:

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physics. Priority will be given to a physicist or astronomer with expertise in experiment, instrumentation, or data analysis. Applications from all areas of fundamental physics or astronomy are welcome to apply. We are especially, but not solely, interested in candidates with expertise in gravitational physics, atomic physics, nuclear or particle physics, exoplanets or solar system astronomy, radio astronomy, quantum computing, biophysics, and statistical physics. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of experimental physics and will be able to directly involve undergraduates in hands-on laboratory research.

For more information and to apply see: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7906

2. Tenure-track position in Applied Mathematics [deadline 30 November 2016]:

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Applied Mathematics. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered at higher rank. Preference will be given to candidates with potential to engage with and reinforce the following active areas of research by current faculty: applied dynamical systems, computational fluid dynamics, computational modeling, mathematical biology and medical imaging. However, strong candidates in all areas of applied mathematics will be considered.

For more information and to apply see: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9129

3. Department chairperson [deadline 18 November 2016]:

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montclair State University seeks applicants for a tenured-faculty position at the associate or full professor rank to serve as the Department Chairperson. The successful candidate will provide leadership for the Department by promoting the development of research activities and educational programs, effective handling of administrative responsibilities, as well as by articulating the Department’s scientific and educational mission within the University and to the broader community. In addition to the requisite academic qualifications, candidates should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a demonstrated ability to manage administrative functions in an academic environment. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a field related to the disciplines represented within the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and a sustained record of research activity that includes scholarly publications as well as a record of securing and successfully managing externally funded grant awards. In addition, the applicant must show evidence of effective teaching, mentoring students in research, as well as strong administrative and leadership experience.

For more information and to apply see: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9119

Positions in Financial Mathematics at Monash University

Positions in Financial Mathematics at Monash University, Australia

The School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University is seeking outstanding researchers who can apply/develop mathematics to practically relevant problems arising in quantitative finance. We are also interested in researchers who are able to promote their research to the professional sector. The School is multidisciplinary with very active groups in research areas that include mathematical finance, PDEs, stochastic modelling, scientific computing, optimisation and machine learning.

In particular, the school is currently expanding its reach in the area of Financial Mathematics by:

– the recent creation of a Master of Financial Mathematics
– developing partnerships with financial institutions
– developing its academic research activity, particularly in the areas of stochastic control, computational finance, and systematic investment strategies.

We have a number of positions ranging from Lecturer to Associate Professor. If you are highly motivated and would enjoy being part of a supportive team of academic and professional staff, apply now. Applications must be submitted online by the due date and must address the selection criteria.

Prof/AP/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer positions in gravity at Rhodes University, South Africa

The Department of Mathematics of Rhodes University has two vacancies in Applied Mathematics, which will be appointable at the Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer or Lecturer level. In particular, we are looking for candidates with a strong research record in gravity, gravitational waves, or cosmology to contribute to current departmental strengths in these areas.

Candidates should have a PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics, or related disciplines, and a record of publications in accredited journals. For more senior posting, they should also have experience teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate level in applied mathematics or theoretical physics, as well as an active research programme.

The Mathematics Department of Rhodes University consists of nine permanent members, offering degrees in both Pure and Applied Mathematics at the undergraduate and graduate level. The department is a member of the National Astrophysics and Space Sciences Program (NASSP), and operates a small computer cluster for research and teaching.

J. D. Stranathan Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics at the University of Kansas

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas (KU) seeks outstanding applicants for the J.D. Stranathan Assistant Professorship in Experimental Physics (tenure track position) in the area of high-energy physics (HEP) to begin as early as August 18, 2017. The primary focus of the KU HEP group presently is on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) where they have significant responsibilities with the detector development, software and computing, in addition to a strong participation in a variety of physics analyses. The group also is working to develop future detectors and is very active in various outreach projects.

The qualifying candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field and relevant postdoctoral experience. A strong record of research and commitment to excellence in teaching are required. Candidates with research interests compatible with the existing experimental high-energy program are particularly encouraged to apply.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/7120BR . A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three professional letters of reference. The letters of reference should be sent from the referees directly to kuhepexprof[AT]ku.edu. For additional information about the position, please contact: Professor Alice Bean, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas, kuhepexprof[AT]ku.edu. Initial review of applications will begin October 31, 2016 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

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