Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Stony Brook University

Position ID:SBU-PhysicsAndAstronomy-CAPAP2 [#7325]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track) in Theoretical Astronomy - Stony Brook University
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph)
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/09/07, finished 2017/06/04, listed until 2016/12/02)
Position Description:    

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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Stony Brook University

The Department of Physics & Astronomy ( at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the field of Computational Astrophysics, with a focus on simulations. This search includes, but not limited to, research in the area of planetary and exoplanetary dynamics and atmospheres, stellar evolution and galactic evolution. The appointment will be made jointly with the Center for Computational Astrophysics in the Flatiron Institute, where the successful candidate will hold a group leader position. The expected start date is September 2017.

The Department benefits from its highly ranked faculty in research and teaching, excellent students, and close affiliation with experimental and theoretical research centers of international reputation, and its proximity to BNL.

The Flatiron Institute, located in Manhattan, is a major new internal scientific unit of the Simons Foundation, focused on the computational aspects of a wide range of basic science. The Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA), led by David Spergel, aims to become a focal point for computational astronomy around the world and plans to develop the computational tools needed for calculations, simulations and analyses. In steady-state, CCA will be comprised of up to 60 research scientists.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Planetary Sciences, Astrophysics, Physics, or an equivalent degree, with demonstrated research credentials. Candidates should have good leadership abilities, an established track record in attracting independent research funding and a keen interest in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the department. ,P> The applications should be submitted at: A short list of candidates will be interviewed in Stony Brook and at the Flatiron Institute.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of up to three recent papers, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names (and affiliation) of at least three references. The candidate should use the options provided at the AJO website to request the letters of references. Application deadline is November 30th, 2016.

Note that the Department is concurrently running a search for a second tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the field of Computational Astrophysics, which can be accessed at:

Electronic submission via academicjobsonline is strongly preferred.

Alternatively, applicants may submit the application materials by mail to:

Nathan Leoce-Schappin, Department Administrator, PHY-AST Department, P-104 Physics Bldg., Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800.

Stony Brook University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Stony Brook University
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800

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