Assistant Professor - Physics and Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Lehman College of The City University of New York
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 


The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in astronomy and astrophysics. We are looking for someone to complement the Department’s research strengths in gravitational lensing, active galactic nuclei, time-domain astrophysics, and who shares our active interest in upcoming large surveys. An important part of this position is to aid in the development of an undergraduate concentration in computational astrophysics, and so applicants should have a demonstrated strength in modern computational methods. The successful candidate will lead an independent research program involving undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers, for which they will be expected to seek external funding. The position requires the teaching of a minimum of one course in physics and/or astronomy per semester, and participation in committee and institutional service at the departmental and university levels will be required.

QUALIFICATIONS - A PhD in physics, astronomy, or a related discipline is required, and the successful candidate must have an established record of research excellence. Preference is given to those with undergraduate teaching and mentoring experience.


Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, publication list, research statement, and  send three letters of reference to [email protected]

CLOSING DATE -  Open until filled with review of applications to begin immediately.

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$93134.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$99532.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 28, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 28, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Professor O'Dowd
United States of America
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