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Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Florida

Sep 25, 2019

The Department of Physics at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics to begin on August 16, 2020.

Deadline for application: November 22nd, 2019.

Qualified candidates from all areas of Theoretical Astrophysics are encouraged to apply. This includes candidates who would further broaden and/or deepen the research portfolio of the department.

Presently, the Theoretical Astrophysics group engages in a broad range of research activities in galaxy evolution,  gravitational  waves  (GW),  multi-messenger  astrophysics,  planetary  atmospheres,  neutrino physics, quantum gravity, dark matter, and cosmology. The Theoretical Astrophysics faculty also maintain close ties with the Astronomy Department and are heavily involved in GW research in conjunction with ongoing UF experimental interests in both the LIGO and LISA projects as well as dark matter searches such as CDMS, ADMX, and ALPS.  In addition, the University of Florida is home to HiPerGator, the third most powerful supercomputer at a US public university.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Physics or a closely related field, and postdoctoral research experience is expected. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring  a  diverse  undergraduate  and  graduate  student  body,  while  establishing  a  well-recognized research  program,  is  essential.  The  salary  is  competitive,  commensurate  with  qualifications  and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Applications  must  be  submitted  online  at  and  must  include:  (1)  a cover  letter,  (2)  a  curriculum  vitae  with  publication  list,  (3)  a  research  statement,  (4)  a  statement  of teaching philosophy, (5) a statement of past and/or planned contributions to diversity and inclusivity in physics, and (6) the names and contact information for at least three references. Reference providers will only be notified of their upload link once an application is submitted in full, so early completion is highly recommended. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 22, 2019. For more information, please contact the search chair at astrohire(at) 

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by  the  National  Association  of  Credential  Evaluation  Services  (NACES),  which  can  be  found  at

The  University  of  Florida,  a  Top  10  public  university,  is  an  equal  opportunity  employer,  dedicated  to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities,  women,  veterans,  and  individuals  with  disabilities  to  apply.  The  department  particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. In addition, the university is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. The university and greater  Gainesville  communities  enjoy  a  diversity  of  cultural  events,  restaurants,  year-round  outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).