George Mason University
Assistant/Associate Professor, Extrasolar Planets
The George Mason University Department of Physics and Astronomy, within the College of Science, invites candidates to apply for our tenure-track faculty position in the field of Extrasolar Planets. The anticipated rank for this position is at the Assistant Professor level. A rank of Associate Professor may be considered for highly qualified applicants. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The successful candidate is expected to carry out a vigorous and externally funded research program involving graduate students; teach physics and astronomy courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and provide service activities to the department, college, and university.
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field, prior to the first day of this appointment. Well-qualified candidates will have postdoctoral research experience and show promise for developing an independent and externally funded research program. Candidates with expertise in all areas of observational and theoretical studies of extrasolar planets--including detection, characterization, and formation and evolution--will be considered.
George Mason University is located in Fairfax, Va., in the suburban Washington, D.C., area. This location offers prospects for collaboration at several nearby institutions and federal laboratories, such as the Goddard Space Flight Center, the Carnegie Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, the Space Telescope Science Institute, the National Institute of Science and Technology, and the Naval Research Laboratory. For more information about the department, visit us online at physics.gmu.edu/. Mason encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, minorities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9967z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and send three confidential letters of reference by the application deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Paul So, Ph.D.; Professor and Chair; Department of Physics and Astronomy, MS 3F3; George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030. Applicants must also upload a statement of research interests and future plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy (not to exceed three pages each).
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.