Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professors

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, November 19, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Hawaii
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy & Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2680 Woodlawn Drive
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 


Closing date: November 19, 2018

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy (P&A) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa invite applications for up to four tenure-track faculty positions, depending on the availability of funding. One or two of the positions will be at the IfA and one or two will be in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Candidates will be evaluated by a joint committee of the two units. The committee is seeking candidates that will strengthen the linkage between the IfA and the Physics and Astronomy programs. For at least two of the positions, preference will be given to applicants whose research interests are in the field of cosmology. Applications are encouraged equally from individuals with observational, experimental, and theoretical backgrounds. Appointments will be considered at both the Assistant and Associate level.

Applicants should have an outstanding research record, an ability to lead a research program involving students and postdocs, and an ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Duties include undertaking a program of independent research, the teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, and contributions to the academic and scientific life of the IfA and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The anticipated start date is Fall 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or closely related areas as well as successful research experience as demonstrated by accomplishments, publications and letters of recommendation. Applicants at the Assistant level must have a demonstrated ability to teach/pedagogic skills and demonstrated scholarly achievement. Applicants at the Associate level must have demonstrated proficiency in teaching and a minimum of four years of full-time college/university teaching at the rank of assistant professor (or equivalent), with evidence of increasing professional maturity.

Desirable qualifications include at least two years of post-doctoral research.

The IfA has strong research groups in nearly all areas of astrophysics and has guaranteed access to the entire suite of observational facilities on the summits of Maunakea and Haleakala. The IfA is also the lead institution operating the Pan-STARRS wide-field optical telescopes. More information about the IfA is available at http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a strong experimental program in astrophysics (cosmic rays, neutrinos, dark matter) and high-energy physics (b meson physics, instrumentation and neutrinos) and a vigorous theory program in high-energy physics. More information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at http://www.phys.hawaii.edu.

TO APPLY: Please upload a curriculum vitae (including bibliography) and statements of research and teaching interests and plans using AcademicJobsOnline, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12117.  Also please arrange for four letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same website. All applications must be received by November 19, 2018, and letters of recommendation should be received by that date.

INQUIRIES: Please email facultysearch@ifa.hawaii.edu with any questions. Note that letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the aforementioned website, not sent to this email.

The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, National Guard participation, breastfeeding, and arrest/court record (except as permissible under State law).

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 19, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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