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Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astro-Particle Physics/Cosmology

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Position Title Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astro-Particle Physics/Cosmology

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Department Physics & Astronomy

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Position Description

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Theoretical Astro-Particle physics and/or Cosmology. The department seeks an outstanding individual whose research will complement and connect existing activities in Nuclear/Particle physics and Astrophysics groups at Rice University (see This is the second position in a Cosmic Frontier effort that may eventually grow to three members. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent and vigorous research program, and teach graduate and undergraduate courses.

Applicants should send the following: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae (including electronic links to 2 relevant publications); (3) research statement (4 pages or less); (4) teaching statement (2 pages or less); and the names, professional affiliations, and email addresses of three references.

Complete applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but only those received by Dec 15, 2017 will be assured full consideration. The appointment is expected to start in July 2018. Further inquiries should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Paul Padley (

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
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A PhD in Physics, Astrophysics or related field is required.

Education Preferred
Other Required Qualifications
Other Qualifications Preferred
Physical Demands

Requisition Details

Requisition Details

Requisition Number F18011
Open Date 09/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/15/2017
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Position Status Full-Time: 9 months
Benefits Eligible Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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