Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics/Space Sciences

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Current state: Approved
Department: Physics, Astronomy, & Materials Science
City: St. Louis
State/Province: Missouri
Country: USA
Contact Person: Trecia Stumbaugh
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Application Due Date: Saturday, November 15 2014

Faculty Opening, Experimental Physics / Space Sciences– Washington University in St. Louis

The Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty opening in Experimental Space Physics. We are primarily looking for a candidate who will interact with a vibrant research group that uses microanalysis of extraterrestrial materials to provide insights into nucleosynthesis, formation and processing of dust in a variety of astrophysical settings, and the origin/ evolution of the solar system. However, we will also consider scientists whose research falls broadly in the area of space-physics/astrophysics, and will add significantly to or complement the research being carried out in the Physics Department ( and the research in adjoining Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences (, which is conducting a parallel search in geochemistry.  The appointment will begin Fall 2015 and includes membership in the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, a world-class intellectual cluster in the field of space sciences (

Candidates are sought for the rank of Assistant Professor, although applications from well-qualified senior candidates will be considered at the appropriate advanced level.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, significant research achievements, research programs suitable for obtaining research funding, and an aptitude for teaching physics at graduate and undergraduate levels. Other duties include writing for publication, advising students, and university service. Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current resume including publication record, a statement of research interests and plans (up to 5 pages), a statement of teaching interests and approach (up to 3 pages), and names and contact information of three references. Application materials should be submitted on or before November 15, 2014 as a single file in PDF format to [email protected]Washington University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply.