Tenure-Track or Tenured Astronomer

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Lowell Observatory
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Tenure-Track or Tenured Astronomer – Lowell Observatory

Post Date:  June 1, 2017
Deadline to Apply for Job: August 31, 2017

Job Announcement Text:

Lowell Observatory invites applications for one or more tenure-track or tenured research positions in astronomy or planetary science. We invite applicants at any career level who can build on current observatory strengths or open new areas for Lowell. Requirements include:

• A Ph.D. in astronomy, planetary science, or a related field,
• An outstanding record of research,
• Ongoing external research funding and potential for continued funding success in the future.

The mission of Lowell Observatory is to pursue the study of astronomy, especially the study of our solar system and its evolution; to conduct pure research in astronomical phenomena; and to maintain quality public education and outreach programs to bring the results of astronomical research to the general public. Candidates should describe why they are interested in this position and how they would contribute to Lowell’s scientific mission. Equal consideration will be given to all areas of observational and theoretical research.

Lowell is an independent, non-profit research institution. Our astronomers have access to our new 4.3-meter Discovery Channel Telescope, operated in partnership with Boston University, the University of Toledo, the University of Maryland/GSFC, Northern Arizona University, and Yale University. Lowell also maintains 1.8-m, 1.1-m, and 0.8-m telescopes equipped with optical and IR imagers and spectrographs. We partner with the USNO and  NRL in the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer. Lowell offers numerous opportunities to work with undergraduate and graduate students from nearby Northern Arizona University as well as other universities around the country and the world.

To apply: please send a completed short form application https://lowell.edu/about/employment/
electronically to [email protected] along with a single PDF document incorporating the following:
• A cover letter
• A Curriculum Vitae
• A research plan of 3 pages or less
• Names and mail/email addresses of three individuals who have agreed to serve as references. Do not ask for reference letters to be sent in advance.

Applications received by August 31st 2017 will receive full consideration.
For further information, contact Michael West, Deputy Director for Science, at [email protected].

Lowell Observatory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. This nonsmoking campus is at an elevation of 7,000 ft/2100m. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources office for assistance.

VERSION May 5, 2017/HR

Included Benefits: 

Lowell Observatory provides a full complement of benefits to our full-time staff. Including 11 paid holidays, three weeks of paid vacation, and paid sick time. A 5% matching contribution to your Mutual of America retirement annuity account after six months of employment. Additionally paid Medical/Life/Long Term Disability insurances for employees is paid by the company. Optional dental, vision and voluntary life insurance at a fee to employees is also available. Please reach out to the HR team for more information on benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Catie Blazek
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Lowell Observatory
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