The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri (MU) in Columbia anticipates filling a faculty position in Astrophysics at the tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor rank with competitive salary and start-up funds beginning Fall 2017. Our department has strong research programs on the interstellar medium, galaxy formation and evolution, general relativity, and cosmology. MU recently joined the WIYN Consortium, which gives us guaranteed access to the WIYN 3.5m telescope.
Candidates in the area of observational astronomy are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate, together with our existing Astrophysics faculty, is expected to take an interest in building upon our established relationship with our partner institution, University of the Western Cape, South Africa in radio astronomy research. Access to observational facilities is possible through an adjunct faculty appointment at UWC and could facilitate access to the future Square Kilometer Array.
The successful candidate is expected to join in all activities of the department including carrying out a vigorous, original and externally funded research program involving graduate students, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
PhD in Astrophysics
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience
Apply using the online application. Please merge your CV with a brief cover letter and upload the document in the Resume/CV section of the application. Applicants should also include: a statement of research and teaching interests and three letters of reference. Letters of reference can be emailed to Marianne Friedman at Friedmanm@missouri.edu Applicants may contact the Chair of Astrophysics Search Committee c/o Marianne Friedman, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services email@example.com for any questions about the application process.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
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