Opportunities

Open Faculty and Postdoctoral Positions

  • Joint Faculty and Associate Research Scientist Position in Theoretical Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
  • James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Postdoctoral Position with Professor Ali-Haïmoud
  • Postdoctoral Associate in Theoretical Physics
  • Apply for the James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellowship and/or Other Postdoctoral Positions

    Check your James Arthur and/or other Postdoctoral Application Status

    [Note] For the “Postdoctoral Position with Professor Ali-Haïmoud” and “Postdoctoral Associate in Theoretical Physics” by selecting the option “Postdoc position with Prof. Ali-Haïmoud” and/or “Postdoctoral Associate in Theoretical Physics” in the application; For the “Joint Faculty and Associate Research Scientist Position”, please see below Application Instructions.

    Joint Faculty and Associate Research Scientist Position in Theoretical Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

    Open Date

    September 25, 2019

    Deadline

    November 15, 2019

    Description

    The Department of Physics at New York University (NYU), jointly with the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) of the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute, invites applications for a joint position. We seek candidates working on fundamental questions at the intersection of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology using computational methods and/or modern data science approaches. The Center for Computational Astrophysics’ mission is to create new computational frameworks that allow scientists to analyze big astronomical datasets and to understand complex, multi-scale physics in astrophysical systems ranging in scales from planets to cosmology. The successful candidate will join the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics in the NYU Physics Department. The CCPP is a group of faculty, students and research scientists working on fundamental questions at the intersection of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology.

    The position is a 50-50 joint appointment between NYU and CCA, with the appointee spending half of her or his effort in each place. At NYU the opening is at the tenure track Assistant Professor level and, at CCA, it is at the Associate Research Scientist level. The position is based at the Simons Foundation and NYU offices in New York City. It is expected that, subject to satisfactory progress in research, the Associate Research Scientist Appointment at CCA will continue for the duration of the NYU untenured faculty appointment (approximately and/or up to six years). The holder of this joint appointment will be considered for promotion to a full time NYU tenured professorship according to NYU’s standard policies and procedures.

    A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is required. The responsibilities for this joint position include but are not limited to: establishing a leading research program with a significant computational component; teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels at NYU; contributing to the scientific activities at the Flatiron Institute by assisting with the organization of CCA-related conferences, workshops group seminars and summer programs, and to supervising research conducted by Flatiron Research Fellows and summer interns.

    Review of applications will begin on or about November 15, 2019.

    More information about NYU Physics Department’s research programs can be found at https://physics.nyu.edu.

    The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please visit http://as.nyu.edu/facultydiversity.html EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

    Directed by Dr. David Spergel, the Center for Computational Astrophysics has formal or informal partnerships with The Simons Observatory, The Terra Hunting Experiment, Sloan Digital Sky Survey V, The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, and the NASA SPHEREx mission. Additional information about the CCA is available at https://www.simonsfoundation.org/flatiron/center-for-computational-astrophysics/

    The Simons Foundation’s Diversity Commitment:

    Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

    Qualifications

    Education

    A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline. One or more years of postdoctoral research experience is desirable.

    Required Experience

    • Demonstrated abilities in establishing a leading research program in theoretical cosmology and astroparticle physics or a related field, embracing the opportunities offered by a joint position between NYU Physics and CCA. This research program should include a significant computational component.
    • Ability to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and the graduate level.
    • A record of excellence in scientific publication

    Application Instructions

    Important: in order to be considered for this joint appointment, candidates must submit their application in two places:

    NYU via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/67263

    To CCA at: https://simonsfoundation.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/simonsfoundationcareers/job/162-Fifth-Avenue/Associate-Research-Scientist–CCA–Joint-Position-with-NYU-Physics-_R0000553

    The application materials should include a letter describing current and planned research and teaching activities, a curriculum vita, list of publications. The NYU application should include the names and contact information of three references. The candidate should also have these three reference letters emailed directly to CCA at astro@simonsfoundation.org.

    Because diversity is important to our institutions, the letter describing research and teaching activities should include a brief paragraph telling us how diversity figures into the applicant’s past and present teaching, research, community engagement, and/or life experience, as well as how the applicant would bring issues of diversity to bear on the teaching and programming of NYU’s Department of Physics.

    All applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of members from NYU and CCA.

    James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellowship

    The Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics (CCPP) at NYU anticipates awarding a James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellowship to start in September 2020, subject to the availability of funding.  James Arthur Fellows pursue independent research projects and work with others in the group as their interests dictate. Selection will be based on evidence of the potential to make important contributions in one or more of the following research areas: astrophysics (theoretical and observational), astroparticle physics, and cosmology. Submitted applications will be also considered for postdoctoral openings supported by individual astrophysics faculty.

    The CCPP is a center designed to pursue astrophysics, cosmology, and particle physics in a unified setting that encourages broad interaction between these disciplines. Within astrophysics, the faculty of the CCCP pursue observational and theoretical cosmology, large astronomical surveys, intensity mapping, astroparticle physics, exoplanets, high energy astrophysics, time domain astrophysics, supernovae, and numerical astrophysics. Within particle physics, the faculty of the CCPP pursue particle theory, gravity, cosmology, string theory, and experimental particle physics. The activities in the center encourage the interchange of ideas and cross-disciplinary collaboration among these areas.

    Members of CCPP participate in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV and V projects, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) project, the SphereX satellite, the Las Cumbres Observatory, and the Pierre Auger collaboration. 

    Postdocs benefit from the lively atmosphere of the Center and a vigorous visitors program.  The CCPP also has close ties to the nearby Flatiron Institute Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA), with weekly joint group meetings in several different research areas and other areas of cooperation.  Members of the CCPP also collaborate closely with NYU’s Courant Institute and NYU’s Center for Data Science.

    Appointments are usually for three years. Exceptional candidates will be considered for longer term appointments. Those proposing to come with funding from outside fellowships will be eligible for continuation of their appointment. A research and travel budget is provided.

    Your complete application must include a CV, publication list, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation; the names of the people who will be submitting letters of recommendation should be listed in the application. The application should be submitted via above the CCPP Online Application System.

    CCPP strives to further NYU’s mission as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from a diverse set of candidates.

    Complete applications received by December 1, 2019 will receive top priority.

    Postdoctoral Position with Professor Ali-Haïmoud

    Professor Yacine Ali-Haïmoud anticipates hiring a postdoctoral researcher to start in September 2020, for a duration of up to three years, subject to funding availability. The postdoc selection will be primarily based on the potential for fruitful research collaboration with Prof. Ali-Haïmoud, as well as demonstrated research independence and productivity. The selected postdoc will benefit from the lively and broad scientific atmosphere at the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics (CCPP), and will be encouraged to interact with its other faculty members, postdocs, and students. Women, people of color, and members from groups that are traditionally under-represented in physics are most strongly encouraged to apply.

    The complete application must include a CV, publication list, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Your research statement *must include* a short paragraph explaining which research directions you anticipate collaborating on with Prof. Ali-Haïmoud. The application should be submitted above via CCPP Online Application System by December 1st, 2019. Please select “Postdoc position with Prof. Ali-Haïmoud” in the application. Your application will automatically be considered as well for the James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellowship.

    Postdoctoral Associate in Theoretical Physics

    Applications are invited for postdoctoral associates in theoretical physics in the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics. The position is for 3 years subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds, the starting date is September 1, 2020. The PD will work in the research group of Profs. Dubovsky, Gabadadze, Porrati and Sirlin.

    The CCPP is a unique group of faculty, students and research scientists working together on fundamental questions in particle physics, string theory, astrophysics and cosmology. We are seeking candidates with research interest in string theory, theories of quantum and classical gravity within and beyond general relativity, theoretical cosmology and non-perturbative field theory.

    Job Summary: Conduct research independently and in collaboration with the PIs, give and help organize seminars on research, participate in the intellectual life of CCPP.

    Qualifications: PhD in physics or equivalent research experience.

    Complete applications must include a CV, publication list, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation; the names of the people who will be submitting letters of recommendation should be listed in the application.

    The application can be submitted via the above CCPP Online Application System or via AJO at the following link https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14869

    CCPP strives to further NYU’s mission as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from a diverse set of candidates.

    Applications must be received by December 1, 2019.