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|Tenure Track Astronomy Position at Haverford College
From: Steve Boughn [sboughn_at_haverford.edu]
September 21, 2007
Haverford College seeks to fill a tenure-track position in astronomy at the assistant professor level, beginning September 2008. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching and
establishing a vigorous research program involving undergraduate students in astronomy. Ph.D. required; post-doctoral experience highly desirable. The candidate will teach astronomy
at all levels, contribute to the physics program, and support the observational component of our astronomy program.
Applicants should submit c.v., a list of graduate courses taken, a
statement of research plans, a brief statement of teaching philosophy,
and three letters of recommendation to: Merleen MacDonald, Search
Secretary, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, PA
19041-1392. Questions to: Dr. Walter Smith, Chair,
(wsmith_at_haverford.edu). First priority will be given to
applications received before November 15, 2007.
Haverford College (http://www.haverford.edu), a liberal arts college with a strong record of faculty and student research, is located 12 miles
northwest of Philadelphia.
Haverford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and
nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups.
|Submillimeter Array Postdoctoral Fellowships
From: David Wilner [dwilner_at_cfa.harvard.edu]
September 14, 2007
The Submillimeter Array (SMA), a collaborative project of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan), consists of
eight movable 6 meter diameter antennas that together combine to make uniquely detailed images in the submillimeter part of the spectrum, through atmospheric windows that open up on the
high, dry summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. With collecting area comparable to the largest single dish submillimeter telescopes and baselines up to 500 meters, the SMA is used to study a wide
range of astrophysical phenomena, including Solar System bodies, protoplanetary disks, star forming regions, evolved star envelopes, supermassive black holes, nearby galaxies, and
starbursts at cosmological distances. Detailed information about the SMA is available at the SMA Observer Center, http://sma1.sma.hawaii.edu.
Applications are invited for SMA Postdoctoral Fellowships starting in fall 2008. These positions are aimed chiefly at research in submillimeter astronomy, and the successful candidates will
propose and participate in science observations with the SMA. Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. in astronomy or a related field. Practical experience in millimeter or submillimeter
wavelength astronomy, radio interferometry, instrumentation, or experience in any applicable branch of astrophysical theory is desirable. It is expected that the SMA Fellows will be based
at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. However, candidates with a desire to be based at the SMA facility at the University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI, are also
encouraged to apply. More information and instructions for submitting applications can be found at
Please direct questions to smapostdoc_at_cfa.harvard.edu. Online applications are due December 15, 2007.
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer where all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex or national origin.
|FACULTY POSITION, PHYSICS/ASTRONOMY, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
September 7, 2007
Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of physics beginning fall 2008 with a joint appointment in the Lyman Briggs College (75%) and
either the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Natural Science or the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (25%).
Candidates must have a PhD in
physics or astronomy. Preference will be given to applicants with postdoctoral teaching and research experience, and especially to those who are passionate about working with
undergraduates. Research in all areas of physics and astronomy will be considered.
Founded in 1967, Lyman Briggs College is a vibrant undergraduate, residential college
focusing on the study of science and its impact on society. The Lyman Briggs curriculum integrates its natural and physical sciences and mathematics courses with courses in the History,
Philosophy, and Sociology of Science. The joint appointment with the Department of Physics and Astronomy or the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory will enable the candidate
to maintain an active research program.
A complete application package consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and portfolio, statement of research interests,
writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (sent under separate cover). Complete applications should be received by December 1, 2007; later applications may be considered.
This material should be sent to: Physics Search Committee, Lyman Briggs College, 28 East Holmes Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48825-1107. For
further information, contact Ms. Kathie Ellis at (517) 353-6486 or email@example.com or visit http://www.lymanbriggs.msu.edu/employment/physics.html .
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is
committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons
|OPENINGS, DEPT. OF PHYSICS, NC STATE UNIVERSITY
September 7, 2007
The Department of
Physics at NC State
hired six new
over the last four
years and continues
to seek highly
applicants in all
and in physics
encouraged to apply
at this time.
teaching and will
be expected to
vibrant programs in
We plan to hire
primarily at the
level, but will
Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. degree in physics or a physics-related area. To receive full consideration, applications for the Fall 2008 academic year should be received by
November 30, 2007. Review of applications will begin immediately, but no final decision will be made prior to November 30, 2007. To apply, please visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu
and designate position number 07-52-0712. You will be required to send a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research and teaching goals, and a list of at least three references. The College
of Physical and Mathematical Sciences welcomes the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners. AA/EOE. In addition, NC State
University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation.
|AIP Fellowship Announcement
From Audrey Leath (firstname.lastname@example.org)
August 31, 2007
GOVERNMENT FELLOWSHIPS FOR SCIENTISTS:
Experience a unique year in
Washington, DC as a Science Fellow!
The American Institute of
Physics offers two Science Fellowship programs that are open to qualified members
the AIP Member Societies. AIP State Department Fellows serve a year at the DC
headquarters of the U.S. Department of State (application deadline November 1); AIP
Congressional Fellows spend a year working in a congressional office or on a
committee staff (application deadline January 15). Both programs enable U.S.
scientists to learn about the federal government while contributing S&T
expertise to the policymaking process. AIP Fellowship qualifications include
U.S. citizenship, membership in one of the 10 AIP Member Societies, PhD or
equivalent in physics-related field, and a desire to use your scientific knowledge
to serve and inform U.S. domestic or foreign policy. Please see www.aip.org/gov/fellowships.html for further information on the programs, qualifications, deadlines, and how to apply. Several AIP Member
Societies (APS, AGU and OSA) also offer Congressional Fellowships for their
members. Please see www.aip.org/gov/fellowships.html
for links to more information on these programs.
|Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Dept. of Physics, Baylor University
August 31, 2007
Applications are invited for a research postdoctoral position available in the area of Complex Plasmas at the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research in the Physics
Department at Baylor University starting in January, 2008. Candidates with research experience in the areas of computational and/or experimental studies of the dynamics and charging of
dust grains within either astrophysical or laboratory plasmas are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field and have excellent
programming skills, extensive experience in computation and algorithm development, image and data acquisition and analysis, or experience in experimental laser diagnostics (LIF, line ratio
imaging), high vacuum, rf, and complex plasma systems. Successful candidates will be able to work independently and expected to become an active member of the complex plasma group, leading and
organizing groups of graduate and undergraduate students.
Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2007 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full
consideration, your application must be completed by November 15, 2007. Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae
(including relevant publications), a summary of their research experience and five significant/relevant publications, and arrange for
reference letters to be sent to Dr. Lorin Swint Matthews, One Bear Place 97316, Waco, Texas, 76798-7316. For further details about
current research activities, refer to www.baylor.edu/CASPER <http://www.baylor.edu/CASPER>.
Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with
disabilities to apply.
|Assistant Scientist with ALMA
From: Fonda Bryant <fbryant_at_nrao.edu>
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is currently under construction in Northern Chile. ALMA will provide an order of magnitude, or more, improvement in observational
capabilities in the millimeter/submillimeter wavelength band and can provide direct observations of many important phenomena, from proto-planetary disks to high z galaxies. The North
American ALMA Science Center (NAASC), located at the NRAO headquarters in Charlottesville, VA, is the portal for scientific and technical support of ALMA users in North America.
build up the NRAO scientific staff at the NAASC to support ALMA users and ALMA, we invite applications for one or more Assistant Scientist positions in the NAASC. The primary
responsibility of the successful candidates initially is to participate in ALMA Commissioning and Science Verification (CSV). These positions include 25% time for independent research.
Commissioning of the first ALMA antennas in Chile will commence in 2008, in preparation for early science in 2010. The NAASC is looking for candidates with scientific interests that
are dependent on ALMA and with experience in short wavelength radio astronomy, and who can acquire the requisite expertise for long-range user and telescope support at the NAASC.
The duty station is Charlottesville, VA. However, the first few years will require substantial time spent in Chile (roughly 30% to 50%), training and functioning as part of the CSV team.
Successful participation in CSV activities in Chile places the candidate in a strong position to play a leading role in user and telescope support at the NAASC once early science begins,
and to capitalize on the extraordinary scientific capabilities of ALMA. An active scientific research program is highly encouraged in these positions. The NRAO will provide
basic research support, such as computing, scientific travel (conferences and observing) and page charges.
The initial term of the appointment is 3 years, starting in the spring of
2008. If renewed after the initial term, the positions are expected to be long-term, following the NRAO scientific staff policy. Renewal is based on the performance reviews and the
availability of funds. The NRAO benefits include vacation accrual, medical insurance, retirement benefits, and a moving allowance (see http://www.nrao.edu/administration/personnel_office/employeebenefits.pdf).
applicants, these appointments may be made at the Associate Scientist or Scientist level.
Candidates should have a PhD in astronomy, physics, or a related field, and should have a
strong plan of independent research.
Applications should include a statement of planned research, a description of any software, instrumentation, or telescope commissioning
experience, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and the names of three scientists who have agreed to provide letters of reference upon request. All material should be submitted
as a single PDF file of the form
"LastNameFirstInitial.AssistantScientist.pdf" via email to: resumes_at_nrao.edu. Please reference "Assistant Scientist Position
CV 3463" in the subject line. All applications received by November 31, 2007, will be given full consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are
filled. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
|Jansky Fellowships 2008
From: Fonda Bryant <fbryant_at_nrao.edu>
The National Radio
(NRAO) announces the 2008
Fellowship program that
opportunities for research
in astronomy. Jansky
Fellows formulate and
carry out investigations
either independently or in
collaboration with others
within the wide framework
of interests of the
Observatory. Prior radio
experience is not required
projects leading to a
synergy with NRAO
encouraged. The NRAO
candidates with interest
in radio astronomy
three appointments will be
made for positions at any
of the NRAO sites
(Socorro, NM; Green Bank,
WV; and Charlottesville,
VA). In the coming
years, as ALMA
get underway, we expect
that there will also be
positions available in
Fellows are encouraged to
spend time at universities
working with collaborators
during the course of their
addition to appointments
at NRAO sites, up to three
will be offered for
positions that may be
located at a U.S.
and/or long term visits to
NRAO sites are encouraged.
Split Fellowships with
time spent at NRAO and at
a U.S. university are
starting salary will be
$56,000 per year with an
appointment duration of
two years and possible
renewal for a third year.
There is a research budget
of up to $10,000 provided
per year for travel and
Fellows are eligible for
page charge support,
vacation accrual, health
insurance coverage, and a
moving allowance. In
addition, up to $3,000 per
year is provided to defray
local institutional costs
for non-resident Jansky
web site provides a
description of the
application process and
Candidates must receive
their PhD prior to
beginning a Jansky
deadline for BOTH
applications and letters
of recommendation is
November 16, 2007.
The NRAO is an equal
offers will be made by
February 15, 2008, with
the Fellowships expected
to begin in September
|Assistant Professor - Experimental High Energy Astrophysics -
The University of Iowa
From: Cornelia C Lang <cornelia-lang_at_uiowa.edu>
The Department of Physics and Astronomy (http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/) at the University of Iowa is seeking a tenure-track
assistant professor to begin Fall 2008. We invite applications from persons experienced in space-based high energy astrophysics, specifically in the development of
instrumentation and the analysis and interpretation of observations. Duties of the position will consist of teaching courses at all levels, establishment of an active
research program, and pursuit of external funding. A Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related discipline is required and post-doctoral research experience is
desirable. Iowa has a long history in building space-based instrumentation with instruments currently on Cassini and Mars Express and in development for Juno and the
Radiation Belt Storm Probes. This hire is intended to strengthen the Department's new program in space-based high energy astrophysics.
should send a CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three references to:
Chair, Astrophysics Search
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1479
Applications should arrive prior to November 15, 2007 to
receive full consideration. Electronic applications in pdf format are acceptable and can be sent to christine-stevens_at_uiowa.edu.
The Department and the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, and Department reflect this
commitment. Women and members of underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an Affirmative Action/Equal
|Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Plasma Theory - The University of Iowa
From: Cornelia C Lang <cornelia-lang_at_uiowa.edu>
The Department of Physics and Astronomy (http://www.physics.uiowa.edu) at The University of Iowa invites applications for a
tenure-track assistant professor to begin Fall 2008. All areas of theoretical plasma physics will be considered. Current research in the department includes
plasma kinetics and transport, waves in shear flows, linear and nonlinear wave interactions, dusty plasmas, strongly-coupled plasmas, plasma sources, atmospheric-density
plasmas, biomedical applications and other topics. Closely related efforts within the Department include space plasma physics, physics of the solar corona, and plasma
Please send a CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and have letters from three references (include names on the CV) sent to Chair,
Plasma Faculty Search Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1479. Electronic applications in pdf format are
acceptable and can be sent to christine-stevens_at_uiowa.edu.
A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. For full consideration application materials should
arrive by December 15, 2007.
The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic
plans of the University, College, and Department reflect this commitment. Women and members of underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
The University of Iowa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
|KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Rank of Research Associate (Instructor)
From: Helen Pates <hpates_at_kicp.uchicago.edu>
The KICP invites applications for one or more NSF Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellows (at the rank of Research Associate (Instructor)) from scientists of exceptional
ability and promise with a PhD. in Physics, Astrophysics or related fields between September 2004 and September 2008. There are no teaching responsibilities with this
position. The appointee(s) will be expected to conduct original research in experimental, numerical or theoretical cosmology in an interdisciplinary environment.
Research Associate (Instructors) are appointed to renewable one-year terms and may be considered for promotion. Research Associate (Instructors) may hold this rank
for no more than four years. Our positions at this rank carry a competitive salary and benefits package. Institute Fellows have the freedom to work on any of the efforts
in our Institute.
Research at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP), based at the University of Chicago, is focused on interdisciplinary topics in
cosmological physics: characterizing the Dark Energy, studying the inflationary era, understanding the formation of galaxies and structure in the Universe and
understanding the highest energy gamma and cosmic rays. Experimental studies of the CMB (polarization anisotropy and the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect) and Cosmic Infrared
Background; analysis of cosmological data including CMB data and large-scale structure survey data; analysis of Sloan Digital Sky Survey data; high energy astrophysics
with photons and cosmic rays; direct detection of Dark Matter particles and numerous topics in theoretical cosmology constitute the current slate of activities. The
KICP is seeking to expand the fellowship program to include researchers working on innovative data analysis techniques for large-scale structure, CMB, and other
cosmological data. The KICP also has active visitors, symposia, and education/outreach programs. Information about the KICP can be found at http://kicp.uchicago.edu/.
An application consisting of a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interests, and at least three letters of
recommendation should be sent to centerfellow2007_at_kicp.uchicago.edu or to Stephan Meyer, Director, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, 5640 S. Ellis Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60637. All recommendation letters should be sent via email from the recommender to the email above. Electronic submission (pdf or Ghostscript
files) of all application documents is greatly preferred.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2007 for positions that will begin in the Summer or
Fall of 2008. The position will remain open until filled.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.