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Assistant Professor

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At http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/127271 applicants should specify Physics and Astronomy in the Department drop-down list box, then upload PDF versions of their cover letter, CV, publication list, and separate research and teaching/mentoring statements by Wednesday, November 30, 2017 when application review will begin. Applicants should submit the names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers of a minimum of four (4), and a maximum of four (4), reference letter writers, and should upload at least three of these letters by the deadline. A fourth letter will be requested only of candidates who advance to the shortlist. The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is dedicated to Carolina’s Commitment to building and sustaining an inclusive campus community that welcomes and respects all members from diverse backgrounds.

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Assistant Professor
Position Number
Appointment Type Tenured/Tenure Track
Salary Range
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
FTE
Vacancy ID FAC0002119
Posting Open Date 09/12/2017
Application Deadline 11/30/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2018
Position Summary

Observational/Experimental Astrophysics Assistant Professor Tenure Track
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UNC Chapel Hill seeks candidates with a PhD in astrophysics, astronomy, or a related field, and postdoctoral experience in observational/experimental astrophysics, to design and carry out a cutting-edge research program with the high-performance 4.1-m SOAR telescope (for technical and community science overviews: http://soar2020.web.unc.edu/soar-technical-overview/). Your work with our and other telescopes will address fundamental problems in cosmology or astrophysics in collaboration with our strong groups in multi-wavelength observational astronomy, computational astrophysics and gravity, high-energy and cosmology theory, and neutrino and nuclear astrophysics. UNC Chapel Hill has 60 nights guaranteed annually on the SOAR telescope atop Cerro Pachon, Chile only 2 km from the LSST site, and operates a state-of-the-art remote observing center. We are also a partner with guaranteed nights on the 11-m SALT telescope operating in South Africa, run a network of robotic telescopes (the PROMPT rapid response array in Chile and Skynet globally), and are leading the Evryscope all-sky survey. Our instrumentation labs built SOAR’s Goodman high-throughput facility spectrograph and are executing several SOAR and large telescope instrument projects including high-order robotic adaptive optics to support exoplanet research. Campus computing clusters total more than 10,000 cores and have advanced visualization capabilities. The Chapel Hill area is a dynamic R&D and entrepreneurial environment including Research Triangle Park, Duke University, NC State University, and joint programs on advanced statistics and data mining. It is also a few hours drive from NRAO Charlottesville and Green Bank.

Educational Requirements

PhD in astrophysics, astronomy, or related field

Qualifications and Experience

Postdoctoral experience in observational/instrumental astrophysics

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

At http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/127271
applicants should specify Physics and Astronomy in the Department drop-down list box, then upload PDF versions of their cover letter, CV, publication list, and separate research and teaching/mentoring statements by Wednesday, November 30, 2017 when application review will begin. Applicants should submit the names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers of a minimum of four (4), and a maximum of four (4), reference letter writers, and should upload at least three of these letters by the deadline. A fourth letter will be requested only of candidates who advance to the shortlist.

The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is dedicated to Carolina’s Commitment to building and sustaining an inclusive campus community that welcomes and respects all members from diverse backgrounds.

Quick Link http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/127271

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Dan Reichart
Department Contact Telephone or Email reichart@physics.unc.edu
Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to facultyrecruitment@unc.edu.

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy/evaluations
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest degree?
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    • MD
    • PharmD
    • DDS
    • DVM
    • JD
    • MLS/MIS
    • Masters
    • Other