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Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics or Cosmology

Physics and Astronomy Los Angeles, California

Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics or Cosmology

The Department of Physics & Astronomy ( at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California is hiring a tenure-track/tenured professor (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor) in Theoretical Astrophysics or Cosmology with an anticipated start date of Fall, 2019. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in physics or a related field.   We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the extraction of Astrophysics from gravitational wave observations, but we also encourage applications from candidates in other areas of specialization in Theoretical Astrophysics or Cosmology. Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to conduct independent research in these areas.  USC is also developing a collaboration with Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena. The ideal candidate should therefore pursue a strong, independent research program at USC and create a new synergistic research program as part of the USC-Carnegie collaboration.

The position is expected to be at a junior or intermediate level, however applications from exceptional senior candidates are also strongly encouraged.

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page.  Applications should include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter describing research interests related to the position
  • A statement of current research activities and future projects
  • A statement describing the candidate’s approach to teaching
  • A statement detailing the candidate’s current and future contributions to building a culture of diversity and equity in physics and astronomy
  • The names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference.

The search committee will start reviewing applications after Friday, October 26, 2018 until the position is filled.

USC 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, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

REQ20065096 Posted Date: 09/05/2018

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