Physics Department, Brandeis University

Position ID:Brandeis-PHYS-ASST [#8052]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Theoretical Astrophysics, Relativity, Cosmology, Experimental Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2016/12/01 finished (posted 2016/09/21, finished 2017/08/08, listed until 2017/03/21)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Brandeis University Department of Physics invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of astrophysics, appointment to begin Fall 2017. We will consider applications from observers, experimentalists and theorists working in any area of astrophysics, but particular areas of interest are cosmology, extragalactic astronomy, and relativistic astrophysics, including gravitational wave astrophysics. We are particularly interested in attracting astronomers with connections to major upcoming and current observational projects such as ALMA, JWST, LIGO, and LSST, and those who might also collaborate with our high energy experiment group and/or our high energy theory group.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in astrophysics or a closely related field, and a strong record of achievement in astrophysics research, together with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in physics and astronomy. Duties include research, supervising graduate and undergraduate research, teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses, and service in the department and the university.

Applicants should upload their CV, list of publications, statement of research interests and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy to Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.

Inquiries may be sent to John Wardle (, chair of the search committee and head of the Division of Science. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2016.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to Brandeis’ primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their creative endeavors, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
Search Committee Chair
Department of Physics - MS 057
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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