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Assistant Professor, Astrophysics

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Mercy Balderrama at mercyb@unr.edu as part of the application package. Applications and letters of reference should be received by October 31, 2017. Please upload the following documents with your online application: Application/Cover letter with statement of qualifications. Resume/CV including a list of publications. Statement of Research plan and a detailed research proposal.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor, Astrophysics
Department Physics
Department Web Address http://www.unr.edu/physics
Full Time Equivalent

100%

Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade II
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position with the Department of Physics in the area of Astrophysics. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or related discipline. Preference will be given to applicants with postdoctoral research experience. The successful candidate is expected to be an effective teacher who will establish a vigorous research program in Astrophysics. Synergy with existing atomic, molecular, and optical physics, plasma physics, high-energy density physics, laboratory astrophysics, or gravitation research in the department would be advantageous. Start-up funds will be provided. In addition, the University is a founding partner in the Great Basin Observatory, providing remote access to a 0.7-meter research-grade telescope/instrumentation located in the darkest skies in the continental US.

The University of Nevada, Reno has a growing and increasingly diverse student population of approximately 21,000, including over 2,800 graduate students. The city of Reno offers an excellent quality of life, with entertainment and cultural opportunities in excess of most cities of similar size. The city lies one hour from Lake Tahoe and four hours east of San Francisco in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and has a mild high desert climate. A highly rated location for living and outdoor recreation, the Reno area also enjoys a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Physics or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Postdoctoral research experience.

Evidence of ability and strong commitment to establish a vigorous research program in the area of astrophysics.

Evidence of ability and motivation to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels in physics.

Contact Information for this Position

Andrei Derevianko
Andrei@unr.edu

Melissa Eras
meras@unr.edu

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Mercy Balderrama at mercyb@unr.edu as part of the application package. Applications and letters of reference should be received by October 31, 2017.

Please upload the following documents with your online application:

Application/Cover letter with statement of qualifications.

Resume/CV including a list of publications.

Statement of Research plan and a detailed research proposal.

Job Open Date 08/30/2017
Job Close Date 10/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72799
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Statement of Research and Plans
  4. Other (See Special Instructions to Applicants)
Optional Documents