Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

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Job No: 497026
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Physics & Astronomy, Full Time

Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the area of multimessenger physics, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

INTRODUCTION/POSITION: Candidates with expertise in particle astrophysics or related data science are especially invited to apply. We seek creative and innovative individuals who have a strong background in at least one of these research areas, who will also engage in high-quality teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and who are eager to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment and to become leaders in their fields. Astroparticle physics is a longstanding specialty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Bartol Research Institute. Our particle astrophysics faculty work on cosmic rays, neutrinos and gamma rays and include members of the IceCube and IceCube-Gen2, ARA and RNO-G, ANITA and PUEO, the Pierre Auger, VERITAS and CTA Collaborations. Candidates should outline how they strengthen or complement these activities on the experimental, phenomenological, or theoretical side. The faculty in the department also has expertise and developed research programs in synergistic astrophysics, space physics, and data science.

The successful candidate will benefit from a competitive start-up budget and additional support for participation in research related to NSF EPSCoR award #2019597 ‘the IceCube EPSCoR Initiative - IceCube and the Data Revolution (IEI)'. Nonetheless, prior research with IceCube is not required and the research plan may be broader and include activities not connected to the IEI.

This tenure-track position offers the opportunity to develop a career at a research-intensive department. In addition to pursuing an excellent research program, the successful candidate will be expected to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students and to demonstrate commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the educational, research, and academic service activities.

International candidates are welcome to apply. UD's International Student &Scholar Service will provide assistance to non-US employees.


We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated background in high-energy astroparticle physics, multi-messenger astrophysics, or any of its subfields, a PhD degree and postdoctoral experience in physics or a related discipline. The position responsibilities include research (including publications, presentations, securing external funding, and collaborating with researchers at UD and elsewhere), teaching (including teaching classes within the UD Physics and Astronomy Department and mentoring UD students involved in research), and a small fraction of their workload dedicated to service tasks to the Department, College, or University and academic community (such as reviewing paper manuscripts or grant proposals). UD is a Research-1 University which offers a low teaching workload in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, typically one class per semester, such that sufficient time is available for developing a research-intensive career. The successful candidate also will participate in meetings and activities of the IceCube EPSCoR Initiative.

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Job Posting: 856563

Posted On: Oct 16, 2021

Updated On: Nov 12, 2021