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Faculty Position Experimental Particle Astrophysics

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This position is part of MSU’s Global Impact Initiative (research.msu.edu/global-impact/), designed to address grand challenges through the creation of over 100 new faculty positions in some of the most promising and exciting fields of research.

Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-system Assistant Professorship in the area of experimental particle astrophysics. For exceptional candidates, appointment at a more senior level may be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded research program and to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position is intended to strengthen MSU’s existing research program centered on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. The department has a growing program in particle astrophysics, with leading roles in the IceCube and HAWC observatories and close collaboration with research groups in neutrino physics, collider physics, astronomy, and nuclear astrophysics. More information about the department can be found at http://pa.msu.edu.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Physics

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Physics/Astrophysics (Particle Physics, Astroparticle Physics or Particle Astrophysics)

Required Application Materials

We request that applications include:  Cover letter, a detailed CV, a statement of research plans (up to 3 pages in length), one-page statements that each describe experiences and perspectives on diversity and inclusion, and on teaching, and the names and e-mail addresses of at least three references.

Special Instructions

This position is listed on the MSU Careers Page (https://careers.msu.edu), posting #619714.  Applications should be uploaded to the online application site and should include: a cover letter; a detailed CV; a statement of research plans (up to 3 pages in length); one-page statements that each describe experiences and perspectives on diversity and inclusion, and on teaching; and the names and email addresses of at least three references. Applications should be received by November 22, 2019 to ensure full consideration. Late submissions may be considered until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Prof. Darren Grant (drg@msu.edu).

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