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AssistaProfessor in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Florida

Jan 12, 2021

The Department of Physics at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics to begin on August 16, 2021. We are interested in applications from qualified candidates in all areas of Astrophysics, especially those whose research has the ability to exploit Artificial Intelligence and Big Data methods, and who would further broaden and/or deepen the research portfolio of the department.

Presently, the Theoretical Astrophysics group engages in a broad range of research activities in general relativity, galaxy evolution, black hole physics, the gravitational self-force problem, gravitational waves, multi-messenger astrophysics, planetary atmospheres, neutrino physics, quantum gravity, dark matter, and cosmology. The Theoretical Astrophysics faculty also maintain close ties with the Department of Astronomy and are heavily involved in gravitational wave research in conjunction with ongoing UF experimental interests in both the LIGO and LISA projects, as well as dark matter searches such as CDMS, ADMX, and ALPS. The University of Florida is home to HiPerGator (, one of the most powerful high-performance computers at a US public university. There is currently a campus-wide effort to expand the role of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education and research (, which includes a new NVIDIA GPU SuperPod (

Applications must be submitted online at and must include:

  1. a cover letter,
  2. a curriculum vitae with publication list,
  3. a research statement,
  4. a statement of teaching philosophy,
  5. a statement of past and/or planned contributions to diversity and inclusivity in physics, and
  6. at least three confidential letters of recommendation.

Reference providers will only be notified of their upload link once an application is submitted in full, so early completion is highly recommended.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by February 15, 2021.


For more information, please contact the search chair at astrohire[at]

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