Assistant Professor of Physics

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: Fairfax
State/Province: Virginia
Country: USA
Contact Person: Michael E. Summers
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: George Mason University
Application Due Date: Friday, November 13 2015
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Assistant Professor, Extrasolar Planets

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at George Mason University is accepting applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor-level in the field of Extrasolar Planets.


The successful applicant will develop an extrasolar planets research program and teach courses in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

George Mason University is located in Fairfax, Va., in the suburban Washington, D.C., area. This location offers prospects for collaboration at several nearby institutions and federal laboratories, such as the Goddard Space Flight Center, the Carnegie Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, the Space Telescope Science Institute, the National Institute of Science and Technology, and the Naval Research Laboratory.


Candidates with expertise in all areas of observational and theoretical studies of extrasolar planets—including detection, characterization, and their formation and evolution—will be considered. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy as well as postdoctoral experience, and show promise for developing an independent and externally funded research program.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9967z at  by January 29, 2016; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, philosophy of teaching, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2015, and continue until the listed close date.