College of Arts and Sciences Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri - Kansas City seeks to fill a fulltime, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, starting in September 2019. We are particularly interested in applicants with theoretical expertise in galaxy formation and evolution to complement existing strengths in observational studies of galaxies and galaxy clusters. However, we welcome applications from all observers and theorists whose research interests connect with and broaden those of the current faculty members. UMKC faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Position responsibilities include developing a vigorous program of original, externally funded research in astrophysics, mentoring of PhD students, and teaching astronomy and physics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or a closely related field and a strong record of published research. We especially encourage applications from candidates who will contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of UMKC and the broader STEM community.
Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or a closely related field and a strong record of published research. We especially encourage applications from candidates who will contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of UMKC and the broader STEM community.
Full Time/Part Time
Full-time, tenure-track, benefit eligible, 9-month contract to begin September 2019.
Review of applicants will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position has been filled.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, curriculum vitae including full publication record, research plan, statement of teaching experience and interests, and contact information for three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
Please also arrange for three official letters of reference to be sent to Chair, Search Committee via e-mail to email@example.com. For information about the Galaxy Evolution Group, please visit http://cas2.umkc.edu/physics/research groups/GalEvolGroup. For more information about the Department and UMKC, please visit http://cas.umkc.edu/physics.
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