The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge invites applications for an assistant or associate professor in the area of gamma ray astrophysics, starting in August 2020. Candidates are expected to have an established record in the area of observational high energy astrophysics, for example with Fermi LAT, GBM, Swift, CALET, or other recent high-energy experiments and to demonstrate interest and/or involvement in the design and planning of future missions. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous research program and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
LSU is the flagship school of the state of Louisiana with over 30,000 students. The Physics & Astronomy department has over 50 faculty and 100 graduate students. About a third of the professors are engaged in Astrophysics-related research including x-rays, gamma rays, cosmic rays, gravitational waves, neutrinos, x-ray binaries, supernovae, interstellar medium, variable stars, exoplanets, and terrestrial gamma flashes. Our professors and students use and work at major research facilities around the world including LIGO, Fermi, CALET, HST, Gemini, CTIO, Super-K, DUNE, and Auger.
Questions can be addressed to Dr. Michael Cherry, Astrophysics Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, 202 Nicholson Hall, Louisiana State University (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.