Assistant Professor in Astrophysics

The Department of Physics at Purdue University seeks applications for a tenure track faculty position in the area of astrophysics. The position is expected to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are interested in outstanding scientists with a strong research program that will augment the existing strengths of our department.   The successful candidate is expected to develop a synergy with our current program while pursuing new directions.  The astrophysics group at Purdue has a strong focus on high energy astrophysics, extragalactic astronomy, and dark matter experiment, with partnerships in several major facilities including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, VERITAS, and XENON1T. Purdue University is also a world leader in high performance scientific computing and data storage facilities.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or related field with a documented record of research accomplishments. Candidates are expected to supervise graduate students, teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, and serve on departmental, college and university committees. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Questions regarding this position and search should be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Prof. Matt Lister (  Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a list of publications to which the applicant was instrumental, a maximum 5 page description of their planned research program and of their teaching philosophy, and arrange for the delivery of 3 supporting letters of recommendation. Electronic submission at is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, all application materials should be received no later than December 9, 2016. Purdue University requires a background check for employment in all positions. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posted On: 2016-10-31

Posting Type: Faculty Position

Posted By: Matt Lister


Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to building a diverse faculty of excellence.

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2016 11:34 AM