Astronomy and Astrophysics: Assistant Professor in Astrophysics (Initial Review 12/16/19)
Open date: October 11th, 2019
Next review date:Monday, Dec 16, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
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.
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California (UC), Santa Cruz invites applications for a position at the Assistant Professor tenure-track level. Outstanding candidates in all subfields of astrophysics will be considered. We are especially seeking applications from candidates with research interests in theoretical and computational astrophysics as well as in astronomical data science.
UC Santa Cruz is one of the world's leading centers for research in computational astrophysics, which includes the cross-departmental research unit Theoretical Astrophysics Santa Cruz. The campus is also the home of the University of California Observatories, which has instrumentation development laboratories, the Laboratory for Adaptive Optics, observing facilities including the Lick and Keck Observatories, and the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, all of which are relevant to the advertised position.
The current faculty has strengths in optical and near-IR observations, theory, numerical simulations, and instrumentation, with special concentrations in cosmology and galaxy formation, galactic structure, high-energy astrophysics, star and planet formation, and particle astrophysics. We seek candidates whose research will integrate with the programs mentioned above and broaden the scope of our faculty.
The successful candidate is expected to maintain a first-class research program, teach in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs, supervise graduate and undergraduate student research, and contribute broadly to the intellectual vitality of the institution. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of research excellence and basic teaching experience, and will have completed at least one year as a postdoctoral scholar or one year of research lab experience at the time of application. For additional information on the department, please see http://www.astro.ucsc.edu.
UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We seek candidates whose personal experience and educational background have shaped their appreciation of barriers facing underrepresented groups in academic careers, including women and ethnic minorities, and who have demonstrated a commitment to improving equity and diversity in the scholarly environment through teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or other service.
ACADEMIC TITLE Assistant Professor
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Astronomy, Physics, or related field; and at least one year of postdoctoral or research lab experience at the time of application.
POSITION AVAILABLE July 1, 2020 with the academic year beginning September 2020.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UC Santa Cruz Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Reference Requirement Applications must include 3 - 5 confidential letters of recommendation.* Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UC Santa Cruz's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2020.
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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-3676.
Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). More information is available at the APO website (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/104.000%20.html) or call (831) 459-4300.
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