Assistant Professor

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Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Assistant Professor
Department Name 13206-Physics & Astronomy
Position Number 0003535
Position Details

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a new faculty member in astrophysics. This tenure-stream position will be at the Assistant Professor level, starting on or after September 1, 2018, subject to budgetary approval.

We are seeking candidates who will complement current research strengths in astrophysical surveys, theoretical cosmology, and extragalactic astronomy. We are particularly interested in candidates with the ability to teach courses throughout our physics and astronomy curriculum and with expertise in survey astronomy, but we will consider all candidates with can build on current areas of research. The department is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Corporation and is a participant in the Atacama Cosmology Telescope and Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument projects. In addition to research accomplishments and future promise, candidates must show potential for a high degree of teaching effectiveness at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Application Process

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 1, 2017. However, applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applicants can apply online at: Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, research statement, publication list, teaching statement and at least three letters of reference. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 08/15/2017
Open Until Filled No
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