Tenure-track faculty position in Astroparticle Physics at SISSA, Trieste, Italy

The Astroparticle Physics group at the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, invites expressions of interest for a faculty position from outstanding candidates with a strong astroparticle theoretical research record on cosmological implications of beyond standard model physics, including research on baryogenesis/leptogenesis scenarios, phase transitions, axion physics, early universe tests of fundamental interactions.

The appointment procedure will be activated at the assistant professor, tenure-track, level.

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 September 2, 2019.

They should include:
– Curriculum Vitae with a complete publication list and the names of at least three referees.
– Description of current research interests.
– List of ten publications of greatest interest for the selection.

The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) is a leading research and training institution (PhD School) based on the beautiful sea coast of Trieste in Italy. It offers first rate facilities (also for High Performance Computing) and has close relations with the other scientific institutions in the area. In particular, together with the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), SISSA is a founding member and supports the Institute for Fundamental Physics of the Universe (IFPU), Trieste, a newly born institute aiming at hosting and promoting a vigorous and innovative multi-disciplinary research program focused on investigating the fundamental laws of Nature under a Cosmological and Astrophysical perspective.

Visiting Assistant Professor position in Physics/Astronomy at Montclair State University, NJ, USA

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Montclair State University has an opening for a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor. The position is primarily instructional and must begin on September 1, 2019. We expect to conduct a tenure-track search in the fall, and we hope to attract a candidate who will also be competitive in that search. (In the past, we have made hires from our visiting faculty.)

If interested, please submit your application by August 1, 2019 for full consideration.

Full details can be found at the URL above.

Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowships, Nottingham, UK

Applications are invited for Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowships in the School of Mathematical Sciences. Our fellowships provide 3 years of independent research funding, and are linked to a permanent academic position. More information about the fellowship scheme can be found here (use other link to apply):

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/researchwithus/fellowships/nottingham/index.aspx

All queries regarding eligibility/details of the scheme should be directed to fellowships[AT]nottingham.ac.uk. Queries about a research project and its fit with School research priorities should be sent to Professor Thomas Sotiriou: thomas.sotiriou[AT]nottingham.ac.uk or David Hawker: david.hawker[AT]nottingham.ac.uk.

Applications need to be submitted online though external link.

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 19th 2019. 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 we will review applications from interested candidates. Expressions of interest should be sent to Professor Thomas Sotiriou, email: Thomas.Sotiriou[AT]nottingham.ac.uk They should be received before July 15th 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, Steffen Gielen, Kirill Krasnov, Jorma Louko, Alex Schenkel, Thomas Sotiriou and Silke Weinfurtner. The current 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 also very 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.

Candidates who would like to be consider for other national fellowship schemes (e.g. Royal Society University Research Fellowship, EPSRC Early Career, etc.) or the Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowships are strongly encouraged to mention it in their expression of interest.

Montalcini Fellowship in the University of Trento, Italy

The Laboratory of “Relativistic theory of gravity and cosmology” of the Physics Department of the University of Trento, Italy, encourages suitable candidates to apply for a “Rita Levi Montalcini” fellowship.

The group is composed by Prof. L. Vanzo, Dr. M. Rinaldi, one postdoc, and few PhD students. The research interests span from the physics of black holes to inflation, dark energy, modified gravity, and quantum fields on curved space.

The “Rita Levi Montalcini” is a very competitive program aimed to bring to Italy young researchers, of any nationality, who have worked at least three years outside Italy and have obtained their doctorate between Oct 31st 2012 and Oct 31st 2015.

The online application form allows to choose up to 5 institutions in order of preference. If a candidate is willing to work in our lab, he/she should put Trento as first choice.

The appointed candidates will be enrolled with a three-year tenure track contract that will turn into associate professorship upon satisfactory performance.

To apply, go the url indicated below and click on “Presentazione domande”. A description in English of the Montalcini Fellowship is available here:

https://bandomontalcini.cineca.it/ProgGiovRic/dm241218_869_english_version.pdf

The deadline for online submission is July 18th 2019.

Faculty position in gravitational wave observation, Leuven, Belgium

KU Leuven invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position to strengthen its gravitational wave research program and to lead its efforts towards the development and scientific exploitation of the next generation of gravitational wave observatories.

The Gravitational Wave Centre at KU Leuven currently includes gravity theorists and astrophysicists, and experimentalists working on the design of instrumentation for gravitational wave observations. In addition, KU Leuven is home to an extensive signal processing, data science and machine learning community.

Tier II Canada Research Chair in multi-messenger astrophysics at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Canada

TIER II CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR IN MULTI-MESSENGER ASTROPHYSICS
Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec (www.ubishops.ca) has an opening for a tenure-stream Tier II Canada Research Chair position in multi-messenger astrophysics. The Department of Physics & Astronomy welcomes applications in this broad field, with specialization in one or more of the following areas: gravitational waves, compact objects, cosmology, and gravitational physics; astroparticle physics; radio, optical, and X-ray astronomy; big data and astronomical instrumentation.

The CRC program was created by the Government of Canada to cultivate world-class research and development. The Tier II Chair will be awarded for a five year period, renewable once upon approval from the CRC program. Tier II Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who completed their highest degree more than 10 years ago (and where career interruptions exist) may have their eligibility for a Tier II CRC assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. The legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, sick leave) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. Please contact Bishop’s Research Office for eligibility details and consult the CRC Foundation for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx).

Applicants for this position should possess a PhD (or equivalent) and have postdoctoral experience and a superior research profile in one of the proposed areas. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to obtain external funding and the potential to emerge as internationally recognized scholars. Teaching duties consist of two (3 credit hours each) semester-length courses per academic year. A strong teaching record is also beneficial. Bilingualism/multilingualism is an asset.

The successful candidate will join a thriving research team comprised of faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students. Bishop’s commits to building and enhancing an environment that supports outstanding research and creative activity. Astrophysics and Relativity are long-standing research strengths at Bishop’s University and are prominent in its Strategic Research Plan (https://www.ubishops.ca/wp-content/uploads/Strategic-Research-Plan2017-2022-FINAL.pdf).

Bishop’s University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified members of equity-seeking groups, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people with diverse gender identities, and people with disabilities. Members of these groups are encouraged to identify themselves. Although, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, all qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Bishop’s University implements an equal access employment / program under the Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies for women, visible minorities, ethnic minority, Aboriginal and disabled people (including the possibility of accommodation during the selection process). Candidates who anticipate needing accomodation for any part of the process may contact Human Resources at HR@ubishops.ca.

Application packages, including a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statement of research achievements and future objectives, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact of at least three referees, must be sent as PDF files to researchoffice[AT]ubishops.ca

Review of the applications will begin on August 30, 2019 and will continue until a nominee is chosen. Ideally, a full application package will be submitted to the CRC program in April 2020. The start date is negotiable.

Faculty Position in Cosmology at ICN-UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

Faculty Position in Cosmology 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 Cosmology. The position includes research, teaching and administrative duties. Interested candidates should have a PhD in Physics and extensive postdoctoral experience. The succesful candidate should be able to perform independent research in theoretical and observational cosmology and to use recent observational data to test theoretical cosmological models.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in a single PDF file to the Department Head, Prof. Hernando Quevedo (quevedo[AT]nucleares.unam.mx and fengari@nucleares.unam.mx):
– full curriculum vitae;
– publication list, with the two 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 addresses.

The selection process will start on March 11, 2019, but the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The UNAM is an equal opportunity employer.

Full Professor Position in Mathematical Methods in the Natural Sciences, Tuebingen, Germany

The Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Science at Tuebingen University invites applications for the position of

Professor (W3) of Mathematical Methods in the Natural Sciences
The position is due to commence on April 1, 2019.

The successful candidate pursues an internationally high-profile research agenda in the field of mathematical physics, which enables collaboration, for example, with the existing groups of mathematical quantum theory and statistical physics, as well as with colleagues from other areas of mathematics. He/She will be jointly responsible for the international master program “Mathematical Physics” and should be able to offer excellent teaching on a broad variety of topics in mathematical physics. The willingness to acquire research grants, also in collaborations, and to contribute to the teaching for the bachelor and master programs in “Mathematics” are expected.

Formal requirements for appointment are the Habilitation or equivalent postdoctoral qualification, as well as proven teaching aptitude.

Tuebingen University is particularly interested in applications from female candidates for this position and therefore, strongly encourages women to apply. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany.

Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants.

Applications with supporting documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications and teaching experience, diplomas/certificates) as well as a teaching statement and a research statement including collaboration plans, along with the completed application form (https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/faculties/faculty-of-science/faculty/service/appointment-procedures/) should be sent by e-mail as a single PDF-file to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rosenstiel, University of Tuebingen, Germany (career[AT]mnf.uni-tuebingen.de) by January 4, 2019. Enquiries may be directed to this address.

Louis-Hansen Foundation Assistant and Associate Professorships in Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) invites applications for up to four fixed-term Louis-Hansen Foundation Assistant/Associate Professorships as part of a vigorous campaign to expand into new research areas, such as theoretical gravitational physics and quantum information theory, and to strengthen on-going programs, including Theoretical Astrophysics, Astroparticle Physics, Neutrino Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology, Condensed Matter Physics, and Quantum Devices. While these research areas are our preferred targets, NBIA will consider truly outstanding candidates in all areas of theoretical physics. Louis-Hansen Foundation Assistant/Associate Professors will be appointed for a period of 5 years, preferably starting during the fall of 2019.

We are seeking internationally outstanding, highly motivated individuals who are eager to start their own groups with the potential to become leaders in their fields. The ideal candidates will play leading roles by contributing to the development of the Academy. Some of the areas NBIA is eager to expand into are theoretical gravitational physics (including gravitational waves, numerical relativity, compact objects, multi-messenger astrophysics, and cosmology) and quantum information theory (including quantum encryption and quantum computing). Outstanding applicants with a strong potential to enhance existing research programs will be considered on equal footing.

Louis-Hansen Foundation Assistant and Associate Professors are expected to carry out an independent research program and interact with other NBIA members. They will have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows, teach courses at various levels, participate in outreach activities, and organize international meetings and PhD schools.

The Niels Bohr International Academy, hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute, strives to attract the best and the brightest by providing the environment to enable curiosity-driven breakthrough research in the physical sciences and mathematics. The Academy hosts numerous workshops, symposia and PhD-schools every year, as well as a number of outreach activities, including an annual series of public lectures.

Applicants are requested to express their interest by submitting their applications via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12564 (including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation). Applicants should indicate in their cover letters whether they are applying for the Assistant or Associate Professor position. Exceptionally strong applicants for the Assistant Professorships will be considered for the Associate Professor appointment. In order to receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1st, 2018.

Assistant and Associate Professors at the Niels Bohr International Academy receive a competitive salary (including pension) and funds for travel and computing. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, 6 weeks of paid vacation, pension contribution, and full medical care are available to employees in Denmark. Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life. Most international researchers are eligible for a favorable tax scheme.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Included Benefits:
Assistant and Associate Professors at the Niels Bohr International Academy receive a competitive salary (including pension) and funds for travel and computing. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, 6 weeks of paid vacation, pension contribution, and full medical care are available to employees in Denmark. Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life. Most international researchers are eligible for a favorable tax scheme.

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Geometry at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

The Mathematics department of Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) has a vacancy for a tenure track assistant/associate professorship in Geometry (broadly interpreted).

Initially this concerns an employment for six years. There will be a final evaluation after at most five and a half years. If the final review is positive the position will be converted to a permanent one. For candidates who are already further in their career an earlier evaluation is possible.

The department aims at increasing the number of female academic mathematicians employed by the institute. Female candidates are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

Tenure-track assistant professor in gravitational physics and astrophysics at the University of Mississippi, USA

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in gravitational physics and astrophysics for the Fall of 2019. Current faculty members working on gravitational physics (Bombelli, Cavaglia`, and Stein) 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 and the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) collaborations. We seek candidates from any area that complements or diversifies the group’s research interests, and who will join the newly 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 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.

Interested candidates should apply online at https://careers.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. Combine the documents into two individual documents and utilize the “cover letter” and “resume” upload feature. 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 December 1, 2018, but applications will be accepted until an adequate applicant pool is established or until the position is filled. 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. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in working with cross-disciplinary researchers to solve key, grand challenges.

Applications from underrepresented groups in physics are strongly encouraged. The department is committed to increasing diversity in the field.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

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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.

Assistant Level Faculty Position – Theoretical Astrophysics, UCSB, USA

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Theoretical Astrophysics at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019 . The department has close affiliations with the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, the University of California Observatories, and the Las Cumbres Observatory. Further information may be found at these websites: http://www.physics.ucsb.edu,
http://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~astrogroup.

Responsibilities of faculty members include teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field (or equivalent degree) except the dissertation at the time of application. PhD degree expected by appointment start date. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of research
• Statement of teaching
• Complete List of publications
• Applicants will need to arrange for at least 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.

A statement of contributions to outreach and diversity is also welcome, but not required.

Applications received by Dec 1, 2018 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01344.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

Tenure-track Faculty Position in General Relativity at the University of Virginia, USA

The University of Virginia Department of Physics invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a theoretical physicist with a strong record of research in the area of general relativity including numerical relativity, gravitational waves and cosmology. In addition to their primary role in the Physics department, it is highly desirable that the successful candidate can engage with the department of Astronomy and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, whose headquarters are located on the grounds of the University of Virginia. We seek candidates who are dedicated to our educational mission and are passionate about teaching at a world-class, international university.

Upon joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, the new faculty member will be expected to establish a vibrant and successful research program in physics; obtain external funding; teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; provide service to the University, Department, and professional organizations; and mentor doctoral students. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018; however, later applications may be considered until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2019, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2019. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or a related field at the time of application.

To apply, visit jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=85227. Complete a candidate profile online; attach a cover letter of interest, a statement describing the proposed research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a publication list (as Other 1), and contact information for three references. Have the reference letter writers email letters directly to phys-astro-job[AT]virginia.edu.

For questions about the application process, please contact Savanna Galambos at skh7b[AT]virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please visit http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career. For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Faculty position in Astrophysics at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

The Department of Physics (https://uwm.edu/physics/) at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship, beginning fall 2019. Areas of interest include but are not limited to gravitational-wave science, observational astronomy, and theoretical astrophysics.

The position is associated with the Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics (https://cgca.uwm.edu), home to seven professors, one visiting professor, eleven post-doctoral researchers and staff scientists, and a number of graduate and undergraduate students. We seek candidates with an outstanding record of research, excellent teaching skills and a commitment to building a diverse educational environment. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation.

Application material must be submitted electronically to http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/27894. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UWM promotes excellence through diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

Faculty position in theoretical gravitational physics and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applicants for a full-time tenured or tenure-track position in theoretical gravitational physics beginning in August 2019. We seek individuals with a strong background in general relativity, numerical relativity, gravitational wave physics, physics of compact objects, relativistic astrophysics, or cosmology.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Salary will be competitive and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. A Ph.D., or equivalent, is required, along with the ability and commitment to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A successful applicant will be expected to conduct a vigorous and significant research program. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.

Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, which is backed by a $100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established, which will provide incredible opportunities for world-renowned researchers. The two main research areas are Big Data and Bioengineering. More information regarding the Grainger Initiative can be found at: http://graingerinitiative.engineering.illinois.edu.

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload an application package. The application package should include a statement of teaching and research interests, statement on commitment to diversity, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and names and contact information of four references (no letters) all in a single .pdf file. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2018. Please contact Margie Gamel at 217-333-3762 or mgamel[AT]illinois.edu for further inquiries or questions.

We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (http://provost.illinois.edu/worklife/index.html). The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Tenure-track fellowships at Nottingham, UK

This year’s Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowships are now open for expressions of interest. Deadline: 12/10/2018

What are the fellowships?

Anne McLaren Fellowships – Our Anne McLaren Fellowships are aimed at outstanding female scholars in science, technology, engineering and medicine at the early stage of their academic careers.

Nottingham Research Fellowships – The Nottingham Research Fellowships target outstanding early career researchers in all academic disciplines across the University.

Each fellowship offers:

. Three years independent funding, starting October 2019, to conduct research while based at the University of Nottingham
. Extensive career development support, including participation in a mentoring scheme
. Competitive salary set on the Research and Teaching Staff Scales Level 5 (GBP 38,833 and GBP 47,722) depending on experience
. The linking of the Fellowship to an established academic post, subject to performance against a high quality threshold and the continued right to work in the UK.
. Research expenses totalling GBP 75,000
. Additional childcare costs of up to GBP 5,000 per annum
. Relocation expenses of up to GBP 1,500
. The opportunity to spend periods of time at University of Nottingham Campuses in China and Malaysia

Link with further general info:
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/researchwithus/fellowships/nottingham/index.aspx

Job advert for fellowships in Mathematical Sciences:
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/SCI1841

Tenure-track faculty position in astronomy or gravitational physics at Montclair State University, NJ, USA

Tenure-track position in Physics/Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Montclair State University

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physics. (Applications for exceptional applicants at the Associate Professor or Professor level will also be considered.) Priority will be given to a physicist or astronomer with expertise in data analysis, observation, or computing. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in gravitational-wave physics (data analysis preferred), multi-messenger astronomy, exoplanets, solar system astronomy, neutrino astrophysics, radio astronomy, optical/IR astronomy, and x-ray/gamma-ray astronomy. Highly qualified applicants in other areas of physics and astronomy may be considered.

Montclair State University is New Jersey’s second-largest university, with over 20,000 students. It is a Research Doctoral University under the Carnegie Classification of higher-education institutions. The University has a very diverse student body and has met the criteria to be a Federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. It is located 15 miles west of New York City in the town of Montclair. Additional information about our department can be found on our website: https://www.montclair.edu/physics-astronomy/ .

A Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy is required; one or more years of postdoctoral experience is preferred. We are especially interested in candidates who can support and further develop the astronomy or computational-physics/data science component of our curriculum. Applicants of all genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, and nationalities are welcome in our department.

A full search advertisement with more details and application instructions can be found at AcademicJobsOnline: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12051 . Applications should be submitted before November 12, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Contact Marc Favata with any questions or requests for information at physics-search[AT]montclair.edu.

Assistant Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas (KU) seeks outstanding applicants for an Assistant Professorship in the area of Astronomy and Astrophysics (tenure track position) expected to begin as early as August 18, 2019. We are interested in individuals with a computational, theoretical, or observational background who work in the broad realm of extragalactic or galactic astrophysics, although all qualified applicants will be considered. Some preference will be given to applicants who will have synergy with the research interests of KU faculty members. These interests include observational extragalactic astronomy and theoretical high energy astrophysics.

The qualifying candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics or a closely related field by the time of appointment as well as at least six (6) months of postdoctoral experience in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics. A strong record of research and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching are required. A successful applicant will be expected to conduct an active research program and teach astronomy and astrophysics classes at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Our department and university are 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.

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 has often been called the “Austin of Kansas.” It is also less than an hour drive from Kansas City.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/12922BR. A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references. The candidate should also arrange for the three reference letters to be sent to kuastrosearch[AT]ku.edu. For additional information about the position, please contact: Professors Gregory Rudnick and Mikhail Medvedev, Search Committee co-Chairs, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas, kuastrosearch[AT]ku.edu. The application deadline is November 10, 2018. All application materials should be received by this date for proper consideration.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, relation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA[AT]ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

Faculty Position in Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA

The Department of Physics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position in the broadly defined area of Theoretical Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitational Waves. The appointment will start in August 2019 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 fields of particle physics and astrophysics. The theory program is concentrated on the studies of CMB and Early Universe and on QCD and LHC related topics.

The current experimental program includes ATLAS at the LHC, NOvA and DUNE at Fermilab, SuperCDMS and DESI. The department is expected to have an access to the Simons Observatory. 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 the academic jobs online website and should include a research statement, statement of teaching interests, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. To ensure full consideration, the application should be received by October 31, 2018, 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.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in applied mathematics at the University of Waikato, New Zealand

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics within the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences has a strong research culture with ongoing research programmes in various areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer who will contribute to teaching, postgraduate supervision, administration and research within the Department and Faculty. Applicants must have the ability to teach several areas of graduate level applied mathematics and preference will be given to applicants who also have research strengths in applied mathematics.

A research record of sustained excellence and a recognised contribution to the academic field appropriate to the level of position applied for are essential. You will also have demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching including the ability to lecture to large numbers and conduct small group tutorials effectively, along with the ability to contribute to the graduate and postgraduate teaching programmes and to maintain an active research programme. A PhD in Mathematics or a relevant discipline is required.

Further information about the Department of Mathematics & Statistics is available at http://www.math.waikato.ac.nz/
The research interests of staff in the Department are listed under each staff member’s entry in the ‘People’ tab.

Current salary range for Lecturers is NZ $74,034 to $89,163 per year, and for Senior Lecturers is NZ $91,710 to $120,752 per year, depending on qualifications, skills and experience.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to the Department Chairperson, Associate Professor Sean Oughton:
email: sean.oughton[AT]waikato.ac.nz

Closing date: 19 October 2018 (NZ time)
Vacancy number: 380371

For more information and to apply, visit www.jobs.waikato.ac.nz

Two Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Physics, Wake Forest University, USA

The Department of Physics at Wake Forest University is seeking applications for two tenure-track positions to begin July 2019. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a related area and are expected to have a strong commitment to both teaching and research. The Department is searching for candidates whose research is in the area of Condensed Matter Physics (particularly in materials-focused experimental or theoretical/computational research), Biophysics (including all areas of experimental or theoretical/computational biophysics but particularly in biomaterials, disease-focused biophysics, bio-electronics, or applications involving machine learning), or observational Astrophysics (particularly with a focus on either LIGO/LISA/Multi-messenger or exoplanets). Candidates with research interests complementary to those of current Wake Forest Physics faculty are especially encouraged to apply. We expect to fill these positions at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates may be considered at other ranks. The successful candidates will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and establish a vigorous, externally supported research program.

Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. The Physics Department is a Ph.D.-granting department whose mission is to perform internationally recognized research and to excel in undergraduate and graduate education. Opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations exist with several centers: the Translational Science Center, the Center for Functional Materials, the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, and the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability. Opportunities are also available through the newly established Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem, one of the fastest-growing urban technology innovation districts in the United States. Also, many collaborations exist among our faculty and faculty at the Medical School (WFU Health Sciences).

The application package should include a letter of application with the names and contact information of at least three references, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans (maximum of 5 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum of 3 pages). Please see the external link for information on submitting an application. Review of applications will begin on October 15th and continue until the position is filled.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Junior Professorship (W1) for Theoretical Astrophysics (Tenure track), Potsdam, Germany

The University is seeking a young researcher who already has a strong research record in theoretical astrophysics that supplements and/or complements current astrophysical research at the department. The department’s main research topics include the interstellar and intergalactic medium, stellar astrophysics, theoretical and observational astroparticle physics, planetology, and others. The department is closely connected with other local research institutes such as the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), Deutsches Elektronen Synchroton (DESY), Zeuthen, and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (AEI). In the context of this professorship, the department is particularly interested in strengthening its cooperation with the AEI, for which (among others) the topics of gravitational wave astronomy, compact objects, supernovas and cosmology are particularly suited.

Applicants should have demonstrated early excellence in research, proven by a compelling publication record. Ideally, they already should have been successful in the acquisition of third-party funding. The position involves teaching duties as part of the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Physics and Astrophysics (in German and English).

W1 (Tenure-Track) Faculty Position in Theoretical Gravitational-Wave Physics, Frankfurt, Germany

he Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP) at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main invites applications for a Junior-Professor Faculty Position (W1) in Theoretical Gravitational-Wave Physics to be filled at the earliest possible date. The position is funded in the context of the DFG-funded CRC-TR 211 “Strong-interaction matter under extreme conditions” (https://th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de/~strongmatter).

We are looking for an early-career researcher with an outstanding research record in the field of gravitational-wave physics and its connections to neutron stars and nuclear physics. Participation in current and future collaborative-research initiatives of the Department of Physics, as well as interdisciplinary cooperation within the Faculties of Science is expected.

The ideal candidate has a PhD in Theoretical Physics and will be able to teach Theoretical Physics at all levels, including advanced courses in Theoretical Astrophysics and Gravitational Physics.

The position is for 6 years, with an evaluation after the first three years, but tenure and promotion to W2 or W3 level is possible after successful evaluation.

Details on the procedure to follow for the application are linked from the webpage of the ITP: http://www.goethe-university-frankfurt.de/66533451/ITP? The deadline for applications is set to 15.09.18

Open Faculty Positions in Physics and Materials Science, Okinawa, Japan

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (https://www.oist.jp/) invites applications for at least 3 new faculty positions in Physics and Materials Science, as part of its planned expansion of the University. All areas of Physics and Materials Science will be considered; areas of current interest include, but are not limited to: biophysics, gravitation, cosmology and astrophysics, quantum information, quantum matter, quantum technologies, soft matter, statistical physics, and ultrafast optical spectroscopy. In general, our focus is on attracting outstanding scholars, irrespective of any particular area of specialization.

Excellent scholarship and creativity are the main criteria. We are particularly interested in scholars who complement and extend existing strengths at OIST and have the potential to interact broadly with the interdisciplinary OIST community. In addition, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in research and education.

Successful candidates are expected to establish an active and independent program of research, to supervise Ph.D. students, to teach in the graduate program, and perform university services as required. Generous research resources will be provided, which may be supplemented with external grants. Appointments will be Tenure-Track or Tenured. Starting date is flexible.

Applications should include the following:
1. Cover Letter with contact details
2. CV and Publication List: select up to 6 significant publications, include 1-2 sentences to describe each publication
3. Research Statement: summary of previous research (max. 1 page) and a research proposal (including a short title of your research; max. 2 pages)
4. Teaching Statement (max. 1 page)
5. Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation (3 referees)

OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity educator and employer that is actively working to increase the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. OIST has implemented policies designed to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion and a family friendly working environment (See at https://groups.oist.jp/sites/default/files/imce/u100221/Equality%20and%20Diversity(E)_OIST_Diversity.pdf). These include considerations for hiring and supporting dual career couples, “stop the clock” options for new parents, an on site child care facility for children from 2 months to 6 years of age, and after-school and holiday programs for K-6 children. The University strongly encourages applications from women and other underrepresented groups.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Milind Purohit, Dean of Faculty Affairs, faculty-recruiting[AT]oist.jp

Faculty position in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

The Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics is looking for a tenure-track assistant professor in order to strengthen its research in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics.

Our department of Astrophysics is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). It is a friendly and open department consisting of 13 faculty, ~10 postdocs and ~25 PhD students. Research activities are concentrated in the fields of supermassive and stellar-mass black holes including the Event Horizon Telescope, jets, compact binaries, optical and radio transients, gravitational-wave (GW) and radio astronomy, stellar and binary evolution, stellar clusters, Galactic structure and magnetic fields, cosmic-rays and astroparticle physics, and asteroseismology.

We are part of the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA), and have access to major (inter)national research facilities (ESO, ESA, LOFAR/WSRT, ING telescopes), as well as to major computer facilities, either via a local cluster or national supercomputing facilities. Within IMAPP, we have close collaborations with the department of high-energy physics and with the applied stochastic group. For more information, see http://www.astro.ru.nl

The GW group is part of the Virgo collaboration, is the PI institute of the BlackGEM-array of telescopes and leads the NL activities for the LISA mission. We collaborate closely with Nikhef and the University of Amsterdam. Our group has been very active in the recent discoveries of GW sources, being (leaders) on the writing teams of the GW150914 Astrophysical interpretation paper, the GW170817 Multi-messenger paper and the GW170608 GW paper.

We are looking for an assistant professor (“UD: university lecturer”) to strengthen the research in the area of GW Astrophysics, to consolidate our position in this field and where possible seek collaborations with other departments within IMAPP. We offer a stimulating environment to develop your career. In special cases, appointment at a more senior level can be considered.

You should have a PhD in physics or astronomy and previous experience in the area of GW Astrophysics. You are expected to actively participate in the teaching of the physics and astronomy curriculum and in the outreach and management activities.

The Faculty of Science is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Priority will be given to female applicants in case of equal qualifications.

The position is part of the collective labour agreement (CAO) of the Dutch universities, with gross/month salaries of 3500-5000 Euro depending on experience (gross/year 50000-60000Euro). University positions in the Netherlands include good medical and social benefits (including maternity and paternity leave and child care) plus holiday and end-of-year bonuses. Radboud University stimulates a good work-life balance via several regulations. For more information on the benefits see

http://www.ru.nl/english/working-at/why-work-radboud-university/terms-employment/

http://www.ru.nl/english/working-at/why-work-radboud-university/group-health-care/

Application deadline: August 17, 2018

Please send your application, including a research statement and 3 reference letters to secr@astro.ru.nl with “GW Astro search” as subject.

Tenure Track Position in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics at SISSA, Trieste, Italy

The Astrophysics and Cosmology Group at the “Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati” (SISSA) in Trieste (ITALY), invites expressions of interest for a Tenure Track position from outstanding candidates with a solid theoretical research record in the fields of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics. The position will be activated at the Assistant Professor level, to be confirmed as an Associate Professor (Permanent Faculty) within three years after the appointment according to performances.

The successful candidate will work as an independent principal investigator, promoting and leading research activities concerning the astrophysics messengers represented by electromagnetic and gravitational radiation, neutrinos, and cosmic rays. Connections with existing observational facilities for gravitational wave detection and multi-messenger follow-up of electromagnetic counterparts will be strongly appreciated. The position complements the current expertise of the SISSA group in High Energy and Plasma Astrophysics, Stellar Physics, Gravitational Wave Physics, Galaxy Formation and cosmology.

The successful candidate is expected to be capable of attracting external funds, must also take an active part in the SISSA PhD teaching program and supervise graduate students. Expressions of interests submitted by June 30, 2018 will receive full consideration; submissions after this date are still welcome until the position is filled. The expression of interest, written in English and submitted exclusively via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11182/), should include:

Cover letter.
Curriculum Vitae with a complete publication list.
Description of current research interests.
List of 10 publications of greatest interest for the selection.

The candidate should also arrange for reference letters from at least 3 referees (to be uploaded on https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11182/).

The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) is a leading research and training institution (PhD School) located in the Italian coast nearby the Adriatic sea, in the city of Trieste. It promotes inter-disciplinarity, diversity of expertise, gender balance in research and administrative groups, and inclusion of minorities and people with disabilities. It offers top facilities for research, such as High Performance Computing including hardware and Master Course. PhD students and Post-Doc are regularly supported by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. SISSA has leading roles in large international collaborations, and constitutes a research network with the other scientific institutions in the area, including the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), and the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste (INAF-OATs). All of its activities are held in English. More information about the school and the groups can be found at http://www.sissa.it/, and http://www.sissa.it/ap/.

Upon receipt and evaluation of the expressions of interest, the SISSA governing bodies will deliberate on the opening of the position according to the provisions of the Italian law.

Tenure-track position in Theoretical Physics at the University of Trento, Italy

We have an opening for a tenure-track position in theoretical physics at the Department of Physics of the University of Trento (Italy): https://www.physics.unitn.it/en

The position is tenure-track for three years. Upon successful review, the position becomes permanent at the level of associate professor.

The candidate should have expertise in one or more of the following research areas: applications of General Relativity and Quantum Field Theory to astrophysics and cosmology, and in particular on modeling, interpretation and predictions of multimessenger observations with large facilities, both ground- and space-based, within themes like gravitation, dark matter, dark energy, neutrino physics, cosmology of primordial universe, extensions of standard model and any other related subject.

Knowledge of Italian language is not required, but fluency in English is required.

The successful applicant will cover undergraduate or graduate teaching courses (90 hours per year) about Theoretical Physics, Model and Mathematical Methods or Quantum Field Theory or General Relativity.

The overall annual hours of work for research, teaching and office hours for students within the areas indicated above equal 1,500 hours per year.

Online application form, further requirements, and instructions about reference letters are available here:

https://www.unitn.it/ateneo/bando-dr-valcomp/52070/valutazione-comparativa-a-n-1-posto-di-ricercatore-a-tempo-determinato-tipo-b-l-2402010-settore-co

Applications should be submitted online via the above link by July 5.

Royal Society URF/STFC Rutherford fellowship, King’s College London, UK

The Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology (TPPC) group at King’s College London welcomes expressions of interest to apply for the Royal Society University Research Fellowship and the Rutherford STFC Ernest Rutherford fellowship to be hosted by our group.

The TPPC group is a vibrant, international research team including experts in
– particle physics
– axion- and dark matter physics
– cosmology
– gravitational waves
– numerical relativity
– extensions of general relativity
– quantum gravity

The group has also strong ties to other Universities of the London area, including Imperial College, UCL and QMUL.

We invite interested candidates to contact us by sending a brief research proposal (max. 1 page) and an abridged CV to helvi.witek[AT]kcl.ac.uk or diego.blas[AT]kcl.ac.uk before the 25th of June 2018. We advise potential candidates to carefully check the eligibility criteria of the calls. We expect to make a decision on the candidates we can support by the end of June 2018.

Our group is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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 20th 2018. 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
Professor 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, Steffen Gielen, 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.