Job Opportunities

Theoretical Astrophysics, Experimental High Energy Nuclear Physics

The Columbia University Department of Physics is seeking to appoint an assistant professor in theoretical astrophysics, or experimental high energy nuclear physics. It is expected that the candidate will develop a vigorous research program, taking a leadership role in a premier program in one of these fields, continuing a long Columbia record of forefront accomplishments in physics. The successful candidate will possess a PhD. Applicants for this position must have demonstrated the potential to do pioneering research. Candidates should also demonstrate the promise for excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Candidates should submit with their application a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae (including publication list), list of references, and brief statements of their research plans and of teaching philosophy. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent on their behalf. Please visit our application website for further information about this position and to submit your application.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. Columbia is committed to a working and learning environment supportive of its faculty and staff in their pursuit of a productive and fulfilling professional and personal life.

Columbia Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship

The astronomy/astrophysics community at Columbia includes the Astronomy Department (, as well as scientists in the Physics Department, at Barnard College, and at the nearby American Museum of Natural History, with broad research interests that include exo-planets, stellar astrophysics, compact objects, high energy astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution, the interstellar and intergalactic medium, gravitational wave astrophysics, the high-redshift universe, large-scales structures, and cosmology.

Applications in all areas of astrophysics and astronomy will be considered: the primary selection criterion will be the candidate's exceptional promise to produce high-quality and visible research. Accordingly the research statement included with the application should highlight prior research accomplishments as well as outline future plans. Candidates must have a PhD in Astronomy, Physics or equivalent by the date of appointment. The Fellow will be expected to pursue a vigorous research agenda and to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Department.

For consideration please provide a curriculum vitae, cover letter, three-page statement of research, and arrange for three letters of reference. All applications must be made through Columbia’s online site.

Deadline for applications is December 15, 2011. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.