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 2020. We seek candidates from any area that complements or diversifies the research interests of our gravitational physics group (faculty members Bombelli, Gupta, and Stein) with expertise in gravitational-wave source modeling, tests of general relativity, quantum gravity, and cosmology, who are members of the LIGO and the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) collaborations. The successful candidate will also join the recently established Center for Multimessenger Astrophysics. Candidates are expected to develop a research program capable of supporting and leading graduate students to a Ph.D. A competitive startup package is available 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 submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a detailed proposal for developing their research program, and the names of three references who can provide letters of recommendation. Inquiries can be sent to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org 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 November 11, 2019, but applications will be accepted until an adequate applicant pool is established or until the position is filled. The University of Mississippi encourages faculty participation in 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. 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.
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Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.
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