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Astroparticle Physics/Cosmology

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in astroparticle physics and/or cosmology. This search seeks an outstanding individual whose research will complement and connect existing activities in high energy astrophysics and nuclear/particle physics at Rice University (see http://physics.rice.edu). This is the first position in a cosmic frontier effort that may eventually grow to three members. Areas of interest include the energetic universe, cosmic rays and high energy neutrinos, compact objects, the early universe, dark matter, gravity and astrophysical manifestations of fundamental physics. While preference will be given to theoretical and computational astroparticle physicists/cosmologists, outstanding candidates with an observational or experimental focus will also be considered. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent and vigorous research program, and teach one undergraduate or graduate course each semester. The department expects to make an appointment at the Assistant Professor level. A PhD in astrophysics, physics or related field is required. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, a list of publications, and two or three selected reprints, in a single PDF file, to Ms. Umbe Cantu with a subject line “Astroparticle/Cosmology Search”, or by postal mail to: Prof. M. Baring, Chair, Astroparticle Physics/Cosmology Search Committee, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy – MS 108, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent by email, FAX or post. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but only those received by January 12, 2015 will be assured full consideration. The appointment is expected to start in July 2015.

Rice University is an equal opportunity employer – females/minorities/veterans/disabled/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Posted on October 10, 2014





Condensed Matter Theory

The Condensed Matter Theory Group at Rice University expects the opening of two postdoctoral positions. One position is available as early as December 2014, and the other in Fall 2015. The successful candidate will be able to interact with Prof. Andriy Nevidomskyy, Prof. Qimiao Si, Prof. Matthew Foster, Prof. Peter Nordlander, other postdocs and students in our theory group, as well as an active group of experimentalists. These positions are targeted towards strongly correlated electron systems, broadly construed. Examples of the specific areas of interest include quantum phase transitions, theory of Kondo effects and heavy fermion systems, strongly frustrated quantum magnets with connections to topological quantum spin liquids, and unconventional superconductivity. Both analytically and numerically minded applicants will be considered. Applicants should send a single Acrobat PDF file containing curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a brief (maximum 3 pages) statement of research interests, and one or two selected (p)reprints to Ms. Lanie Anderson with a subject line “CMT Postdoc Search”, or by postal mail to: CMT Postdoc Search, c/o Lanie Anderson, Physics & Astronomy – MS 61, 6100 Main Street, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. In order to ensure full consideration, applications including letters of recommendations should be received by October 15, 2014 for the first position, and by December 1, 2014 for the second position. Exceptionally qualified candidates will be nominated for a Rice Center for Quantum Materials Postdoctoral Fellowship, which carries a substantial supplement for salary.

Rice University is an equal opportunity employer – females/minorities/veterans/disabled/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Posted on September 18, 2014