Boston University, Department of Physics

Position ID:BU-Physics-ASTP1 [#25579]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Cosmology
Appl Deadline:2023/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/06, listed until 2024/03/06)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics at Boston University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in experimental or observational cosmology. We encourage applications from candidates whose expertise includes development of new instruments or analysis techniques for next-generation experiments to investigate cutting edge questions in cosmology. The successful candidate is expected to have completed a Ph.D. degree, to lead a robust research program, and to participate fully in the university’s teaching mission at both, the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applications should be submitted via and should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. While not required, when appropriate, candidates may want to include some description of their involvement and contributions to outreach and diversity and inclusion activities. The review of applications will start on November 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled, pending budgetary approval.
Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged. Boston University is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse academic community dedicated to the highest level of excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. 

BU conducts a background check on all final candidates for certain faculty and staff positions. The background check includes contacting the final candidate’s current and previous employer(s) to ask whether, in the last seven years, there has been a substantiated finding of misconduct violating that employer’s applicable sexual misconduct policies. To implement this process, the University requires a final candidate to complete and sign the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” after execution of an offer letter. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

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590 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 255
Boston MA 02215