Assistant Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Alabama
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Box 870324
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in astronomy and astrophysics. The successful candidate will be engaged in observational and/or theoretical studies which are aligned with and extend current research in the group. These fields include formation of galaxies and large-scale structure, formation of the first stars, structure and evolution of galaxies, stellar explosions, variable stars, active galactic nuclei, and high-energy emission from black holes, neutron stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies. We are particularly interested in applicants working in time-domain astronomy (such as supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, accretion phenomena around massive black holes, exoplanet observations, and new types of astrophysical transients). The appointment will begin August 16, 2020.  In addition to faculty working in observational and theoretical astrophysics, we have related research groups in astroparticle physics (IceCube, VERITAS, CTA), experimental particle physics (dark matter detection, CERN), experimental nuclear physics and theoretical particle physics. The UA astronomy group is part of the SARA consortium, remotely operating 1-meter telescopes at 3 sites, and operates its own well-equipped 0.4m telescope locally.  More information about the department can be found on the department's website

The minimum qualifications for this position are a Ph.D. or equivalent, postdoctoral experience, scholarly publications, and experience with modern techniques in astronomy and astrophysics.  Candidates for this position are expected to have an outstanding research record and exhibit potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The successful candidate is expected to develop a high quality, externally funded research program, as well as teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2019 and the review process will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, including descriptions of the applicant's accomplishments, research interests, teaching philosophy, and a list of publications with citation counts. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to or by mail to Prof. Jeremy Bailin, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Box 870324, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487. Applications must be submitted online at the University of Alabama website The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Prof. Jeremy Bailin, at or (205) 348-4613.  

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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