The Department of Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in astronomy to begin Fall 2013. The search is open to all fields of observational astronomy. We seek candidates who will interact with other members of the department’s diverse research community, who lead active programs in planet formation, exoplanets, stellar populations, galaxy formation, the physics of clusters of galaxies, and the X-ray study of binary stars and astrophysical plasmas. Other department research interests include quantum optics, nanomaterials, cryogenic detectors, and theoretical particle physics.
The department offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees and is committed to excellence in both research and teaching. We seek candidates who are enthusiastic about mentoring students and who can involve students in their research. Faculty members with funded research programs typically teach two courses per semester. The salary is to be negotiated, commensurate with experience.
San Francisco State University, a member of the California State University system, serves a diverse student body of 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom, and human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and to demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.
A Ph.D. in astronomy or physics and at least one year of postdoctoral experience are required. Applications must be received by December 3, 2012. Applications must include curriculum vitae, a publication list, a research summary, and a statement of teaching experience and interests. Applications must be uploaded as a single PDF document following the instructions at http://www.physics.sfsu.edu/facultySearch. This web page also includes instructions to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately using the same online tool. SFSU is an Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans, and people with disabilities.