Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Missouri State University
Department Name: 
Physics, Astronomy, & Materials Science
Street Line 1: 
901 S National Ave
City: 
Springfield
State/Province: 
MO
Zip/Postal: 
65897
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science at Missouri State University seeks applications for a tenure-track position in astrophysics at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph. D. in astrophysics, or a closely related field, is required. The department seeks an astronomer/astrophysicist with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. Duties would include teaching undergraduate astronomy and physics courses; maintaining an externally funded research program, involving undergraduate and potentially Masters-level graduate students; and appropriate service, which can include public outreach events at Baker Observatory. Missouri State University maintains Baker Observatory, which has a 14-inch and two 16-inch optical telescopes used for research and/or student training. The successful candidate must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. The anticipated starting date is August 13, 2018. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, research and teaching statements, and contact information for at least three references. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all interested and qualified people. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and Institution.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Mike Reed
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Mike Reed
Email: 
mikereed@missouristate.edu