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 I, 2019, subject to budgetary approval. The University of Pittsburgh Department of Physics and Astronomy is also hiring a tenure-stream position in machine learning and astrophysics or high energy physics. Relevant candidates are encouraged to apply to both openings. Application materials may be duplicated between the two positions, but must be submitted separately.
We are seeking candidates who will complement and extend current research strengths in astrophysical surveys, theoretical cosmology, and extragalactic astronomy. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in survey astronomy, but we will consider all candidates who can build on current areas of research. The department is a member of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Corporation and the Simons Observatory and participates in the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and Subaru Prime Focus Spectrograph projects. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated record of research success, a vision for their future research program, and potential for a high degree of teaching effectiveness at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 1, 2018.
Women and members of minority groups underrepresented in academia are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Included Benefits: University of Pittsburgh faculty receive a comprehensive package of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement savings/pension plans; and tuition scholarships for dependents. Details are available at: http://www.hr.pitt.edu/benefits
Internal Number: 175305
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