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Assistant Professor in Computational Cosmology or High Energy Theory: PF0813FY24

New Hampshire, US
Competitive Salary
Closing date
18 Feb 2024

Assistant Professor in Computational Cosmology or High Energy Theory: PF0813FY24

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Summary of Position
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Computational Cosmology or Theoretical High Energy physics, broadly defined, at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2024. This faculty member will join an active group in theoretical high energy physics and complement the existing strengths in particle physics, astroparticle physics, cosmology, nuclear astrophysics, and quantum gravity. We seek candidates who can establish and maintain a highly productive research program that includes both undergraduate and graduate students, and who will successfully obtain external funding. In addition, the successful candidate will show a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (approx. two total classes per year), and contribute to department, college, university, and professional service activities. All areas of high energy physics and cosmology theory will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates whose research is in the area of computational cosmology, particle theory, or quantum gravity. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field.

Additional Job Information

Applications should include:
1) A Cover Letter that describes your interest and qualifications for the position.
2) A Curriculum Vitae, including publication list.
3) A Research Statement that describes your research accomplishments and future plans.
4) A Teaching Statement that describes your teaching experience, your teaching philosophy, and future interests.
5) A Diversity Statement that describes how your commitments, past activities, and future plans will advance UNH’s stated commitment to building and nurturing an inclusive environment. This statement can address activities which include research, teaching, service, etc.

References will be contacted at the time of application and asked to provide confidential letters of recommendation.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof. Dave Mattingly at

Review of applications will begin on January 25, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Candidates for this position must have the ability and desire to participate in graduate and undergraduate education and to lead a major, independent research effort in the area of theoretical high energy physics or computational cosmology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field. The candidate should demonstrate an ability to lead in an increasingly diverse cultural, social, and ethnic community.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Post Doctoral experience preferred

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

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Institution Information
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:

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