The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University invites applications for a new full time faculty position in astronomy and astrophysics, as part of a major expansion in this area over the coming years. We seek outstanding individuals who will complement and expand the current activities of the department in astronomy and astrophysics (www.physics.northwestern.edu) and who will become active members of CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (www.ciera.northwestern.edu). Candidates from all areas of observational and theoretical astrophysics are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in attracting astronomers with connections to major upcoming and current observational projects such as ALMA, JWST, LIGO, and LSST, and in potential interdisciplinary joint hires with planetary science, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, and engineering. Applicants should have a strong record of achievement in astrophysics research and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in physics and astronomy. Appointment at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level is the target of this search. The starting date for this position is September 1, 2017.
Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, list of publications, and research statement, and should arrange for a minimum of three reference letters to be sent in support of their application. The deadline for submission of all materials is November 1st, 2016. All materials should be submitted electronically; find the submission instructions at www.ciera.northwestern.edu. For questions about the application process please contact Gretchen Oehlschlager at CIERA@northwestern.edu.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence through diversity among its faculty and staff. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.