Assistant Professor, Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, August 23, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 15, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Physics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a faculty position in Astrophysics. The Astrophysics search is unrestricted with respect to area of specialization, but has a particular interest in candidates working in astrophysics theory. Current astrophysics faculty are active in broad areas of observational and theoretical astrophysics, including optical/IR, radio, and high energy astronomy; studies of exoplanets; gravitational wave science; and observational and theoretical cosmology. MIT hosts the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, whose faculty and research staff contribute instrumentation for and conduct research using several facilities including the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Magellan telescopes, the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), as well as an in-house high-performance computing cluster.

Faculty members at MIT conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate physics courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate participation in research. Candidates must show promise in teaching as well as in research. A Ph.D. in physics or physics-related discipline is required by the start of employment. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief description of research interests and goals (the latter NOT TO EXCEED 3 PAGES IN LENGTH), and arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to Only web submissions will be accepted.

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Prof. Scott Hughes, Search Committee Chair