Tenure Track Faculty Position in Astronomy/Astrophysics

The Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall, 2014. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field, and must be able to teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The teaching load in the department is 1 course each semester (1+1). The potential to initiate a strong research program is essential. Important assets include post-doctoral experience and a coherent research plan capable of attracting external funding. While all applications will be considered, preference will be given to theorists. Current research interests of our astronomy and astrophysics group include: supernovae, astrophysical atmospheres, stellar and nebular abundances, galactic chemical evolution, AGN, cosmology, gravitational lensing and galaxy clusters, and exoplanets and debris disks. For further information about our department see http://www.nhn.ou.edu or contact the search committee chair, Eddie Baron. To apply please send application materials electronically to astrosearch@nhn.ou.edu. Alternatively, application materials may be sent by regular mail to Eddie Baron, Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019; however, electronic submission is strongly encouraged. Initial screening of applicants will begin on December 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Complete applications will consist of a cover letter, vitae including publications, a description of research and teaching goals and interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation sent separately. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.