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updated 08/23/2016Employment Opportunities

Faculty Position(s)

The Physics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invites applications for a faculty position in Astrophysics, specializing in the study of exoplanets. The successful candidate will contribute to the scientific success of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is under development at MIT for launch in late 2017.

Current MIT astrophysics faculty are active in broad areas of observational and theoretical astrophysics, including optical/IR and high-energy astrophysics, exoplanets, gravitational waves, and observational and theoretical cosmology. MIT hosts the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, whose faculty and research staff have a major role in instrumentation for many current and future research facilities including the TESS mission, the Magellan telescopes in Chile, the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA). Faculty members at MIT conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate research. Candidates must show promise in teaching as well as in research. A Ph.D. in physics or physics-related discipline is required by the start of employment.

Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level. The application deadline is October 14, 2016. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, and brief description of research interests (the latter not to exceed 3 pages in length) to Academic Jobs Online, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7643. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to the same site by the application deadline. Only web submissions will be accepted. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Deepto Chakrabarty, Search Committee Chair, deepto@mit.edu.

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