The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY invites applications for the position of Research Assistant Professor in the area of numerical simulation of complex astrophysical problems. The chosen candidate will be responsible for securing extramural funding sufficient to cover his or her salary and to support an ambitious program of research to develop novel computational methods in the field of computational radiative fluid dynamics. There will be no regular teaching responsibilities assigned to the position.
Ph.D. degree in Physics or Astronomy and two years of experience in developing large-scale numerical computer codes and knowledge of plasma and atomic physics, radiative transfer, and non-equilibrium chemistry is required. The successful candidate must have demonstrated research capability; extensive scholarly publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and active extramural funding from federal agencies shall constitute evidence of this capability.
The position will be funded entirely from extramural sources. This is an appointment in the Research Title Series and is a non-tenure track position. The initial appointment will be for the time period September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2020, contingent upon continued extramural funding sufficient to support the position. Renewal of the appointment shall be based upon performance and the continued availability of research funds from extramural sources.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of research accomplishments and future research plans (upload as cover letter). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.