Assisant Professor in Computational Astrophysics

Position ID: 40882
University of Georgia
Arts & Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Position Description
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Assistant Professor
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Posting Details
Posting Number F0137P
Working Title Assistant Professor in Computational Astrophysics
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Anticipated Start Date 08/07/2019
Job Posting Date 09/28/2018
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for this position, a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests (please use Other Documents #1 under applicant documents), along with names and contact information of three references, addressed to Prof. Inseok Song, should be uploaded to Review of applications will begin on November 13, and all applications received by that date will receive full consideration.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Classification Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Contract Type Academic (9 mo.)
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

This position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2019. The Department is expanding into a number of the National Science Foundation’s 10 Big Ideas for research areas, including Multi-Messenger Astronomy (MMA). Currently the department has 25 faculty members, five of whom work in astronomy and astrophysics. Specialties include radio, UV, and X-ray observations of the interstellar medium, infrared observations of disks, hydrodynamical and spectral simulations of interstellar gas, and atomic and molecular laboratory astrophysics. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in neutron star merger/kilonova modeling, hydrodynamical simulations, and related MMA areas. However, outstanding candidates in all fields of computational astrophysics will be considered. The Department has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. The new hire will be expected to contribute effectively to our teaching effort and to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program. UGA is uniquely located within short drives to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (NL), Savannah River NL, Marshall Space Flight Center, and Atlanta.

Additional Requirements

A Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or related field with at least one year of postdoctoral experience is required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Expertise in computational astrophysics including hydrodynamical simulations, spectral modeling, and other theoretical approaches

Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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