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Faculty Positions

Open Date

October 18, 2023

Application Review Begins

December 9, 2023

Location

University of Oklahoma
Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy

Description

The Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions in the astrophysics group.  Qualified applicants in all areas of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Theory, Observation, and Instrumentation) are encouraged to apply. The appointments are expected to begin in August 2024, at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor.   Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The teaching load in the department is 1 course each semester.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Astronomy, Physics, or a related area, and must demonstrate accomplishment in astronomy-related research, as evidenced by a publication record that shows creativity, promise of future research contributions, and/or an ongoing externally funded research program. The successful applicant must show potential to teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Postdoctoral Positions

Position Begins

August 2024

Location

University of Oklahoma
Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy

Description

The high energy theory group at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a postdoctoral position to begin in August 2024. The initial appointment is for one year, with a possible extension to a second year based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

The high energy theory group currently consists of Prof. Howie Baer, Prof. Chung Kao, and Prof. Kuver Sinha. The interests of the members are in supersymmetry, early universe cosmology, dark matter, BSM collider phenomenology, and string phenomenology. The candidate will be expected to conduct research in theoretical high energy physics, mentor students in the group, and help maintain an active seminar and journal club schedule.

Your complete application must include a CV, publication list, research statement, and 3-5 letters of reference.

Contact

For more information, contact Kuver Sinha at kuver.sinha@ou.edu.

Application Deadline

January 15, 2024

Location

Norman, OK

Description

Applications are invited for the Dodge Family Prize Fellowship (DFPF) in astronomy/astrophysics at the University of Oklahoma. The astrophysics group enjoys institutional access to the APO 3.5m telescope, as well as OU’s OSCER supercomputer.  Astrophysics faculty are members of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey V, the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN), the upcoming missions 4MOST, NASA’s Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite (ULTRASAT) program, and the Vera C. Rubin Observatory.  Our group's current activities include a mix of theoretical and observational research, including studies of AGN, exoplanets, gravitational lensing, galaxy clusters, quasar outflows, stellar activity, and white dwarfs (see https://ou.edu/cas/physics-astronomy).

We welcome all applicants interested in pursuing observational or theoretical research in any area of astrophysics.  DFPFs are expected to conduct independent research, but we encourage applicants to indicate in their cover letters and research statements any collaborations they hope to develop with existing faculty.

Qualifications

Applicants should have completed requirements for a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics before the fellowship start date. The term of the fellowship is up to 3 years (2 years initial appointment plus 1 year renewal with satisfactory performance). The start date for the appointment is flexible, so please indicate your potential start date in your application. The stipend will be $65,000 per year plus benefits, along with an annual $10,000 research budget for the Fellow. 

How to Apply

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter (max 2 pages), (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests and plans for independently led research to be carried out at OU (max 3 pages), and (4) having 3 reference letters sent by the application deadline.  All materials must be uploaded via this application system.

Application Deadline

January 15, 2024

Location

Norman, OK

Description

The Astrophysics group at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work on studies of Sun-like and low-mass stars, within the research group led by Prof Sean Matt.  Our growing research team is dynamic and collaborative and currently includes three PhD students and two undergraduate research students.  The overarching goal of our research is to develop a theoretical understanding of rotation, magnetic activity, and mass loss of solar-like and low-mass stars, including interactions with their environments (e.g., planets, accretion disks), from the pre-main-sequence phase to the end of the main sequence.  We encourage applications from all who have interests, skills, or experience in any of these areas and who will collaborate with the team.

Qualifications

Applicants should have completed requirements for a relevant PhD before the start date. This full-time position is for up to 3 years (2 years initial appointment plus 1 year renewal with satisfactory performance). The start date for the appointment is flexible, so please indicate a potential start date in your application.  There is ample funding for computing resources and travel, and there will also be the opportunity to gain experience in mentoring, outreach, and other departmental activities.

How to Apply

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter (optional, max 2 pages), (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a brief research statement (max 2 pages) describing past work and future interests, and (4) having 3 reference letters sent by the application deadline.  All materials must be uploaded via this application system.