Tenure-track position in Astrophysics

The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in astrophysical instrumentation. Priority will be given to applicants with a strong track record in instrumentation, but applications will be accepted from all areas of astronomy and astrophysics. The current astrophysics group at Notre Dame consists of 7 observers/instrumentalists and 4 theorists pursuing research in extra-solar planets, cosmology, galaxy evolution, nuclear astrophysics and stellar astronomy. Notre Dame is a partner in the Large Binocular Telescope and SDSS-IV. The university has created a core engineering center to facilitate the development of faculty experiments and instrumentation. The successful candidate will be expected to attract independent research funding and to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The expected start date is August 2017.

The Department of Physics has 44 tenured and tenure-track faculty; another 23 research, teaching and concurrent faculty; more than 100 graduate students; and about 120 undergraduate physics majors. Additional information about the department and the College of Science can be found at:  http://physics.nd.edu and http://science.nd.edu respectively.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, detailed research plans, and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, and on a continuing basis until the position is filled.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental and Observational Astrophysics

The University of Notre Dame Department of Physics invites applicants to apply for a position as postdoctoral scholar working with Professor Justin R. Crepp in experimental and observational astrophysics. Notre Dame is a partner with the Large Binocular Telescope (http://www.lbto.org/index.htm) and has a strong astrophysics group. The successful applicant will work on projects involving technology development and the detection and study of extrasolar planets using the Doppler radial velocity method (iLocater), transit technique (Kepler), and/or high-contrast imaging (TRENDS).

Qualifications include a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a related field, strong communication skills, and leadership qualities. Applicants with a background in instrumentation are particularly encouraged to apply. Support is available for three years although contingent upon performance. Base salary will be commensurate with experience. Funds for moving expenses are available.

The University of Notre Dame is located in South Bend, Indiana and provides a family friendly environment and affordable cost of living. The successful applicant will receive health care and benefits through Notre Dame's employee program (http://hr.nd.edu/benefits/). More information about being a postdoctoral scholar at Notre Dame can be found at http://postdocs.nd.edu.

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