Brigham Young University -- Faculty Positions

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, August 26, 2019
Archive Date: 
Monday, October 21, 2019
To event remaining 28 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Brigham Young University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, invites applications for potentially three faculty positions to begin August 2020. The new faculty members will be expected to provide excellent teaching and research mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful applicants will be also expected to develop externally-funded research programs of significance. We anticipate hiring at least one candidate in the area of observational astronomy, but those in other areas of astronomy and astrophysics are also encouraged to apply.

The BYU Department of Physics and Astronomy operates a number of telescope facilities. The West Mountain Observatory operates three telescopes ranging from 0.32-m to 0.92-m atop a 6,850 ft mountain with reasonably dark skies. The campus observatory is made up of six robotic telescopes ranging from 0.13-m to 0.6-m. Our ROVOR facility contains an 0.5-m robotic/remote telescope. In addition, we have a significant number of nodes on the campus supercomputer which can be used for computational efforts. Finally, we operate a 119 seat planetarium that is used for education and outreach.

Interested candidates should complete an online faculty application at (posting 84092 under Faculty Positions) with current CV, a cover letter outlining teaching and research experience and aspirations, and also the name and contacts of three people willing to provide letters of recommendations. Applications must be received by October 15. For additional information, contact the chair of the faculty search committee at BYU, an equal opportunity employer, requires all faculty members to observe the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Chair of Faculty Search Committee