Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Dartmouth College
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Astronomy

Dartmouth College

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in the field of astronomy to begin July 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program involving undergraduate and graduate students, and to have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has 22 faculty members and approximately 50 Ph.D. students, with research interests in astronomy, cosmology, space and plasma physics, and quantum and condensed matter physics. 

We are particularly seeking candidates with expertise in one of two broad areas: (1) extragalactic astronomy and/or observational cosmology, to complement the department’s current research on galaxy formation, black hole evolution, and theoretical cosmology; and (2) extrasolar planets and/or stellar astronomy, to complement current research in stellar populations and evolution.  The department’s astronomy research utilizes Dartmouth’s access to the SALT and MDM observatories and Dartmouth’s Discovery computing cluster, as well as a wide range of ground- and space-based observatories. A Ph.D. in astronomy or astrophysics and postdoctoral experience are required, along with a strong record of published research.

Dartmouth College also provides opportunities for collaboration with colleagues in a wide range of academic departments, including Earth Sciences, Computer Science, and Mathematics, and the Thayer School of Engineering. New faculty members are eligible for grants for research-related expenses, a quarter of sabbatical leave for each three academic years in residence, and flexible scheduling of teaching responsibilities.

Our undergraduate and graduate student populations are diverse by many measures. We especially seek applicants with a record of working successfully with students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ, etc.). Faculty have opportunities to participate in undergraduate diversity initiatives in STEM research, such as our Women in Science Program, E. E. Just STEM Scholars Program, and Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE).

Applicants should submit applications via Interfolio at: (http://apply.interfolio.com/44092). Applications should include a curriculum vitae, publication list, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three references. Reference letters are not required at this stage; the search committee will request reference letters through Interfolio after the initial review of applications. Applicants are encouraged to spell out plans for building a vigorous research program in astrophysics, to elucidate ideas for effective classroom teaching and mentoring, and to discuss goals for contributing to the growth and support of a diverse community of students and scholars on our campus.

For full consideration, applications should arrive by November 26, 2017.

Dartmouth College combines a commitment to innovative scholarship with dedication to excellent teaching. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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