The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge invites applications for an assistant or associate professor in the area of x-ray/gamma-ray astrophysics, starting in August 2020. Candidates are expected to have an established record in the area of observational high-energy astrophysics, for example with Fermi LAT, GBM, Swift, CALET, or other recent high-energy experiments, and to demonstrate interest and/or involvement in the design and planning of future missions. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous research program and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
About the Physics & Astronomy Department at LSU:
LSU is the flagship school of the state of Louisiana with over 30,000 students. The Physics & Astronomy department has over 50 faculty and 100 graduate students. About a third of the professors are engaged in Astrophysics-related research including x-rays, gamma rays, cosmic rays, gravitational waves, neutrinos, x-ray binaries, supernovae, interstellar medium, variable stars, exoplanets, and terrestrial gamma flashes. Our professors and students use and work at major research facilities around the world including LIGO, Fermi, CALET, Chandra, HST, Gemini, CTIO, Super-K, DUNE, and Auger.
LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, on the banks of the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge and New Orleans (about an hour's drive away) offer a vibrant culture known for its music, food, and of course Mardi Gras.
(Both Levels) Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field. (Associate Level) Must have 3 years of related experience.
(Both Levels) Established record in the area of observational high-energy astrophysics, for example with Fermi LAT, GBM, Swift, CALET, or other recent high-energy experiments, and to demonstrate interest and/or involvement in the design and planning of future missions. (Associate Level) Assistant professor or associate professor; strong national reputation.
Attach ALL documents under the Resume/CV section of your application. Applicants must provide a vita, a statement of research experience and interests and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.
For further information, please contact Michael Cherry, Astrophysics Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, 202 Nicholson Hall, Louisiana State University (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.
About Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University was founded by the Louisiana General Assembly in 1853. It was founded under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and was located near Pineville, Louisiana. The first session began January 2, 1860. LSU is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution, and is one of only 30 such universities in the nation. LSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The University includes 9 senior colleges and 4 schools, in addition to specialized centers, divisions, institutes, and offices. Enrollment is more than 28,000 students, including more than 1,600 international students and nearly 5,000 graduate students. LSU has more than 1,100 full-time faculty members and a staff of more than 3,500. LSU Libraries contain more than 3.2 million volumes. The School of the Coast and Environment (formerly CCEER) was designated as the first Coastal Marine Institute by the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, a rapidly growing metropolitan area. South Louisiana is home to great historical traditions from plantation homes along the ...Mississippi River to food and music from New Orleans to Cajun country. As an institution, LSU is the flagship university in Louisiana and leads the nation in knowledge and research of coastal environments.
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