The Department of Astronomy at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position of astrophysics in Fall 2013 (pending budgetary approval). The successful candidate will be expected to lead a robust research program and to participate fully in the department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching missions. A PhD or equivalent in Astronomy (or related field) is required. A minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral experience is preferred.
We seek scientists with a strong research program in observational astronomy and/or instrumentation. Applications from scientists whose research would make significant use of the Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) are especially encouraged. The DCT is a new 4.3m optical/near-ir telescope that was recently built by Lowell Observatory. Boston University has joined in a scientific partnership with Lowell Observatory that provides guaranteed access to the DCT in perpetuity. Applications from scientists who would build new instrumentation for the DCT, or who would carry out substantial, long-term observational programs with the DCT would be viewed favorably. Information about the department and its affiliated research centers can be found at http://www.bu.edu/astronomy.
Applications should be submitted at https://AcademicJobsOnline.org. Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief (no more than 3 pages in total) statement of research and teaching interests. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through the same website. Review of applications will begin 15 December 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquires may be directed to John-Albert Moseley (email@example.com), Department of Astronomy.
Boston University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; applications from female and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged.
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