Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Astrophysics

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of North Texas
Department of Physics
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Department of Physics at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in astrophysics with a preference for extragalactic astrophysics. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2023. We seek candidates with a demonstrated potential to successfully develop an independent, externally funded research program that will complement and strengthen current research in the department. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and encouraged to utilize the observational, computational, and educational facilities at UNT. A Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Physics, and postdoctoral research experience, is required; both observers and theorists will be considered for the position.

Nationally, UNT is one of a small number of universities that is ranked in the top tier of research universities according to the Carnegie Classification (R1-Very High Research Activity) as well as being designated as a minority serving institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution. With a diverse population of over 44,000 students, UNT is one of the largest educational institutions in Texas and the most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas area. Information about the Department of Physics may be obtained by visiting physics.unt.edu or by contacting Rachel Kamman, Administrative Assistant to the Chair, Department of Physics, e-mail: [email protected], phone: 940-565-4276.

For complete qualifications and application information, please visit jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/65316. Specifically, candidates must include the following with their application: 1) Cover letter, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) List of names and contact of three references, 4) Statement of research interests, 5) Statement of teaching philosophy, and 6) Diversity statement. The search committee will start to review applications by December 31st, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled.

The UNT Physics Department has two additional job openings: 1) tenure-track assistant professor in computational condensed matter physics (more details at  https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/65315); and 2) full-time, continuing lecturer (more details at https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/65942).

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Oct 28
Application Deadline
2023 Jan 15
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Rachel Kamman