Astronomy and Space Science, Physics: Astrophysics
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in astrophysics. The expected start date is August 2019.
Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or foreign degree equivalent) in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field. This hire is expected to complement or expand the current research interests of astrophysics faculty in the department, which include cosmology, galaxy groups and clusters, large scale structures, galaxy evolution, gravitational-wave astronomy, astrophysical simulations, and areas of high-energy astrophysics. The position is open to candidates in both experimental and theoretical areas.
The new faculty member will also be able to collaborate with scientists from UAH's Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) and the neighboring NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, which manages the Chandra X-ray and Fermi gamma-ray telescopes, and houses astrophysicists over a broad spectrum of research areas (solar and planetary physics, X-ray and gamma ray astrophysics, cosmic rays, and others). The candidate is expected to establish and maintain a vigorous research program with external funding, involve both graduate and undergraduate students in research, and be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and in service to the university and research community.
Applicants should email, as one PDF file, a curriculum vitae, a cover letter (refer to log number 19/20-537) that includes a statement of research and teaching philosophy and experience, and at least three references with complete contact information to Dr. James Miller, Professor & Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Specific inquires about this position can be sent to the same email address.
The deadline for receipt of application materials is December 15, 2018. Early applications are encouraged, as completed applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/females/veterans/disabled.
Internal Number: Log #19/20-537
About The University of Alabama in Huntsville
The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is one of three campuses in the University of Alabama System. Established in 1950, UAH has a current enrollment of 6,500 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students in 84 degree programs. Research expenditures total $65M in 9 colleges and 15 research centers.
Huntsville, nestled in the Tennessee Valley, is a vibrant southern metropolis that is home to a robust economy and a high standard of living. Among the city’s largest employers are Redstone Arsenal; NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology; and Cummings Research Park (CRP), the nation’s second largest research park. More than 285 high-tech and research companies and 25,000 employees are located in CRP, with UAH as the park’s anchor tenant. The city’s 400,000+ residents are also some of the country’s most educated with one of the highest per-capita incomes.