The Department of Physics at the University of Maryland (UMD) invites applications for a professorial position in theoretical physics in the areas of cosmology, dark energy, dark matter, high-energy astrophysics, astroparticle physics and gravitational waves. We are primarily interested in candidates at the non-tenured assistant professor rank, but we will consider applications for a tenured position in exceptional cases. A Ph.D. in physics or a physics-related discipline and independent research experience are required. As good teaching is a high priority of the Department, a potential for teaching excellence is necessary. The successful candidate will be part of the Joint Space-Science Institute (JSI) recently established between the Astronomy and Physics Departments at UMD and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center located a few miles from the UMD campus. Information about the JSI can be found at http://jsi.astro.umd.edu/ .

TO APPLY

Applications are accepted through https://jobs.umd.edu/ (search for position number 116793). Required are (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) statement of research interests and plans, (4) statement of teaching philosophy and (5) the names and email addresses of four reference writers. Requests for letters of reference will be generated UPON COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION. Candidates are thus advised to apply promptly. For full consideration all application materials and reference letters should be received by December 15, 2010.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.