Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Tufts University
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
574 Boston Ave
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Tufts University (Medford, MA, https://as.tufts.edu/physics) invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track position in Astrophysics starting September 1, 2023. The Tufts Physics and Astronomy Department consists of seventeen tenured or tenure-track faculty and has strong research programs in high energy physics, condensed matter, cosmology and astrophysics. The Astrophysics group currently consists of two faculty who, as observational extragalactic astronomers, conduct an active and well-funded research program that provides research opportunities to  5-10 undergraduates and graduate students each year. The Tufts Astrophysics group has successful observing programs with ground-based and space-based facilities such as JWST. They are members of multiple international collaborations, especially the HyperSupremeCam Prime Focus Spectrograph legacy survey collaboration, whose primary goals involve questions in galaxy evolution, galactic archaeology and cosmology. We encourage candidates who demonstrate outstanding research and commitment to teaching, mentoring and community development to apply.

Candidates are required to have a PhD in Astrophysics at the time of application. They should have a strong promise/experience in research and an interest in teaching and involving undergraduate students in research. They are expected to develop a vibrant, funded research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs. They would contribute to departmental teaching at all levels including developing new courses to complement existing offerings in Astrophysics. We are primarily interested in candidates with research expertise that will complement our existing research in observational extragalactic astronomy, as well as potentially strengthen inter-disciplinary ties within the department. This includes but is not limited to the following areas: stellar astrophysics, exoplanets, high-energy astrophysics, multi-messenger astrophysics, time-domain astronomy, computational astrophysics, observational cosmology.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty of the Physics & Astronomy Department at Tufts. Therefore, members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to follow the best practices that help combat the traditional biases that stand in the way of hiring candidates from under-represented groups. 

All applications are submitted via Interfolio, at https://apply.interfolio.com/116021 .  Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a publication list, a research plan, a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Please arrange for the letters of recommendation to be directly uploaded through the Interfolio portal. The research plan and the statements should each not exceed 4 pages. The statement of diversity, equity and inclusion should describe the applicant’s efforts and aspirations to promote equity, inclusion and diversity through teaching, mentoring, research and service. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 15, 2022; there is no guarantee that applications received after that date will be considered. Please contact the department manager, Elizabeth Hammond (email: [email protected]), with any questions.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here https://oeo.tufts.edu/policies-procedures/non-discrimination/. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at [email protected]. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at https://oeo.tufts.edu/

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, April 3, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Danilo Marchesini
United States of America
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Elizabeth Hammond
Astrophysics faculty position