Faculty Opening, Astrophysics Experiment

The Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty opening at the Assistant Professor level in Astrophysics Experiment. This is an open search in all areas of astrophysics, particle astrophysics and experimental cosmology. The appointment will include membership in the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates who use experimental techniques that overlap with our newly established Center for Quantum Sensors. The appointment will begin Fall 2019.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field at the time of appointment, significant research achievements and an aptitude for teaching physics at graduate and undergraduate levels. Duties will include, but are not limited to: conducting original research and writing for publication, teaching courses, advising students, and service to the Physics department and university as well as service to the research community. The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is one course per semester on average. Applications should be submitted electronically to astrosearch@physics.wustl.edu and should consist of a single file in PDF format containing a cover letter, a current resume including publication record, a statement of research interests and plans (up to 4 pages), a statement of teaching interests and approach (up to 2 pages), and names and contact information of three references. Applications received by December 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Please note that while the official deadline is December 1, 2018, we will continue to look at applications through January 4, 2019.

Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.