Assistant Professor in Astroparticle Physics
Physics and Astronomy
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
40% - Teaching/Advising
- Teach two classes per academic year in physics at the graduate
or undergraduate levels.
- Participate in the advising of undergraduate and graduate
- Participate in the advising of masters and doctoral students
with the goal of actively participating as a dissertation/thesis
director and professional mentor for doctoral students; supervise
- Conduct course evaluation with student input as directed by the
- Hold regular office hours for students of courses taught.
- Adhere to program, College and University Policies.
40% - Research
- The Department of Physics & Astronomy maintains a national
profile of high quality faculty research. An active and productive
research program with impactful publications in astroparticle
physics and related areas is expected, as it contributes towards
establishing and maintaining a national and international
20% - Service
- Attend Departmental meetings.
- Contribute service to the Department and perform other related
duties and special projects as assigned.
- Serve on committees at the Departmental, College and University
levels as the opportunities arise.
- Participate in professional service that may include reviewing
scholarly articles, activity in national organizations, organizing
meetings or workshops.
Summary of Responsibilities:
- Develop and conduct a vigorous research program in
- Teach two course in physics per academic year at the graduate
or undergraduate levels.
- Participate in service work for the Department, College, and
- Supervise undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students.
- Participate in national professional conferences and meetings,
publish research results in major journals of the discipline, and
conduct other activities appropriate to the discipline.
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes
collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff,
and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory
standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and
to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights,
Responsibilities, and Conduct
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
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ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation,
marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender
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Contact Information to Applicants
Professor Thomas Craves
Physics & Astronomy
University of Kansas
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, 1082 Malott Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045
Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1)
descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in
letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and
productivity demonstrated by publications and c.v., and (3)
information provided from professional references:
- Doctorate degree in physics or a closely related field.
- Established record of research in astroparticle physics or
other closely related areas.
- Commitment to excellence in teaching physics at graduate and
undergraduate levels, as evidenced by teaching statement.
Advertised Salary Range
commensurate with experience
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas
(KU) seeks applicants for an Assistant Professorship in
astroparticle physics (AP) to begin January 1, 2022. The KU
astroparticle physics group's research program focuses on
radio-wave detection of ultra-high energy cosmic rays and
neutrinos. Qualifying candidates must have a doctorate degree in
physics or a closely related field. A strong record of research and
commitment to excellence in teaching are required. Candidates with
research interests in radio-frequency instrumentation or areas
closely related to it and compatible with the existing efforts and
equipment in the department are particularly encouraged to
The University of Kansas is dedicated to creating a diverse,
equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment.
Individuals who are committed to furthering these goals are
encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applicants from groups
traditionally underrepresented in Physics and Astronomy. This
includes, but is not limited to, women, racial and ethnic
underrepresented minorities, and LGBTQIA individuals as well as
those residing at the intersection of these axes. In addition,
candidates with experience and/or demonstrated potential to
effectively contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning
environment are especially encouraged to apply.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and
provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the
university actively encourages applications from members of
underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful
candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of
Lawrence, KS is an excellent place to live. It is an affordable and
progressive city with a lively arts and music scene, excellent
schools, high quality restaurants, economical living, and a diverse
cultural mix. It is also only an hour drive from downtown Kansas
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Additional Candidate Instruction
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/19038BR
. A complete
online application includes the following materials: cover letter,
curriculum vitae, a research statement (up to five pages), a
teaching statement (up to two pages), and the names, e-mail
addresses, and contact information for at least three references.
Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent
electronically to Professor Hume Feldman, Chair, Department of
Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas, firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's
contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important
part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the
following question at the time of application. The response must be
within 4,000 characters or less.
Review of applications will begin on August 20, 2021 and will
continue as needed until a pool of qualified applicants is
- Describe your experiences working with people from diverse
backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your
commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.