Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Astronomy/Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Archive Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2023
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Missouri
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy Department
Street Line 1: 
701 S College Ave.
Street Line 2: 
Physics Room 223
City: 
Columbia
State/Province: 
Missouri
Zip/Postal: 
65211
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Astronomy/Astrophysics.  The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri, Columbia (MU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning on August 1, 2024.

We seek candidates who will establish a vigorous, externally funded research program at the forefront of astronomy/astrophysics. Candidates in all fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics are encouraged to apply. The present MU Astro-Group consists of faculty members with a broad variety of research interests, from comets and the interstellar medium, to stars and galaxies near and far, cosmology and relativistic astrophysics. There are also vigorous astrochemistry and astrobiology groups on campus. In addition, the candidate may benefit from a new state-of-the-art Electron Microscopy Advanced Technology Core, and the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR), a 10-MW light-water moderated reactor, that is the highest-power university research reactor in the country.

A Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics by time of appointment is required.

To apply, please visit: https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings (Job Opening ID 48466). Merge your CV with a brief cover letter and upload the document in the Resume/CV section of the application.  Applications should also include a statement of research plans (5 page limit) and a statement of teaching and mentoring plans (3 page limit) along with the names and contact information of three references. For further inquiries regarding the position, please contact Professor Aigen Li at [email protected].  Contact Human Resource Services ([email protected]) for any questions about the application process.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. 

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate. In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

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Included Benefits: 
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Aigen Li
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Missouri
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy Department
Street Line 1: 
701 S College Avenue
Street Line 2: 
Physics Building
City: 
Columbia
State/Province: 
Missouri
Zip/Postal Code: 
65211
Country: 
United States of America
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Job Opening ID 48466
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Aigen Li
Subject: 
Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Astronomy/Astrophysics