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Assistant Level Faculty Position - Experimental or Observational Astrophysics - Department of Physics

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 2nd, 2019
Last review date: Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The department is looking for individuals conducting research in the areas of either experimental astrophysics/instrumentation or observational astrophysics.

Astrophysicists in the Department benefit from the Department’s affiliations with the University of California Observatories, the Las Cumbres Observatory, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. Further information about research in the Department can be found on the website: https://www.physics.ucsb.edu/research .

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include the development of an actively funded research program, teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, and participation in university service and professional activities. At a minimum, applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in astrophysics or a related field at the time of application, with the PhD conferred by the anticipated appointment start date. A demonstrated record of forefront research, and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of research
• Statement of teaching
• Complete list of publications
• Applicants will need to arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Applications received by November 20, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01613

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Complete List of Publications

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required