Tenure Track Faculty-Astronomy/Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Wayne State University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
666 West Hancock St.
Street Line 2: 
Room 135 Physics Research Building
City: 
Detroit
State/Province: 
MI
Zip/Postal: 
48201
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Wayne State University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Astronomy/Astrophysics. Candidates from all areas of astronomy and astrophysics are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will help grow our efforts in astronomy research and teaching. They will therefore be able to maintain an active, productive, externally funded research program. Candidates should also be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student body at both undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is important. The appointment is expected to start in August 2022.

Our department (http://www.clas.wayne.edu/physics/) consists of 28 faculty members with vibrant research programs across physics. Wayne State’s Dan Zowada Memorial Observatory, a 20-inch robotic telescope located in New Mexico, is available to all department members for research, teaching and outreach. The recently upgraded Wayne State Planetarium has an active series of public shows.
Applications should be submitted electronically through WSU’s Online Hiring System for posting #045954 at the following link: https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp...

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity and inclusion statement. The diversity and inclusion statement should describe past and/or planned contributions to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in student learning, research, and/or outreach. In addition, the applicant should provide names and contact information for three people who can provide letters of reference on request. While letters of recommendation will not be solicited for the initial evaluation of candidates, applicants should ensure that letters will be submitted promptly upon request.

Review of applications will begin Dec 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Informal inquiries are welcome and should be sent to Prof. Ed Cackett at [email protected].

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Included Benefits: 

The Wayne State University (WSU) benefit programs you receive while you are a member of our staff are administered by the Total Rewards department. In general, you are eligible for medical, dental, vision and other benefits if you are in a benefits-eligible E-class and your appointment is 50% or greater. Find out more about benefits at: https://hr.wayne.edu/tcw

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Edward Cackett
Title: 
Chairman, Search Committee
Institution/Company: 
Wayne State University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
666 West Hancock St.
Street Line 2: 
Room 337 Physics Research Building
City: 
Detroit
State/Province: 
MI
Zip/Postal Code: 
48201
Country: 
United States of America
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Peter M. Hoffmann
Subject: 
Professor and Chairman