Physics & Astronomy, Rice University

Position ID:RiceU-Physics & Astronomy-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#9961]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astro-Particle Physics/Cosmology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Cosmology
High-Energy Theory
Starting Date:2018/07/01
Appl Deadline:2017/12/15 finished (2017/09/27, finished 2018/06/17, listed until 2018/03/27)
Position Description:    

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Faculty Position: Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astro-Particle Physics/Cosmology

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor level) in Theoretical Astro-Particle physics and/or Cosmology. The department seeks an outstanding individual whose research will complement and connect existing activities in Nuclear/Particle physics and Astrophysics groups at Rice University (see This is the second position in a Cosmic Frontier effort that may eventually grow to three members. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent and vigorous research program, and teach graduate and undergraduate courses. A PhD in Physics, Astrophysics or related field is required.

Applicants should send the following: (i) cover letter; (ii) curriculum vitae (including electronic links to 2 relevant publications); (iii) research statement (4 pages or less); (iv) teaching statement (2 pages or less); and (v) the names, professional affiliations, and email addresses of three references. To apply, please visit: Complete applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but only those received by Dec 15, 2017 will be assured full consideration. The appointment is expected to start in July 2018. Further inquiries should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Paul Padley (

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