Assistant Professor and David R. Mittelman ’76 Faculty Fellow in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, July 31, 2023
Archive Date: 
Monday, November 6, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Middlebury College
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics seeks applications for the Assistant Professor and David R. Mittelman ’76 Faculty Fellow in Astronomy and Astrophysics, a tenure-track position beginning September 2024. This professorship is to be held by a “teacher and scholar of true eminence and excellence” who is committed to outstanding teaching and research and who will contribute to Middlebury College’s mission to “engage students’ capacity for rigorous analysis and independent thought within a wide range of disciplines.” Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching at all levels of physics and astrophysics, and of a strong and established research program in astrophysics involving undergraduate participation. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses and labs in both physics and astronomy, and to contribute regularly to the College-wide curriculum, including the First-Year Seminar program and Winter Term curriculum. We anticipate an appointment at the assistant professor (pre-tenure) level, potentially with an accelerated review schedule commensurate with prior experience. The field of specialization within astrophysics is open, but candidates who provide research opportunities outside of our current strengths in quasars and neutron stars are particularly encouraged to apply. We also encourage candidates to address ways in which the Mittelman Observatory, housing a 24-inch DFM Engineering telescope, may be used in their teaching. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and end when the position has been filled, provided that a suitable candidate has been found. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, submit an application addressed to the department chair, Professor Noah Graham, including curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability. In order to help the search committee get a sense of your broader range of academic work within and beyond physics and astronomy, please also submit official or unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts. More information is available at

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. The College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. To this end, the College recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury College encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. The College also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information on our background check policy can be found here:

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Noah Graham
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics and Physics Department Chair
MIddlebury College
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Eilat Glikman
Mittelman Faculty Fellow in Astronomy and Astrophysics Inquiry