Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of Michigan

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Archive Date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2023
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Michigan
Department Name: 
Ann Arbor
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin in August 2024. This appointment will be at the level of Assistant Professor. Successful candidates could focus on any area of astronomy and astrophysics, although the department will prioritize candidates having program synergy with future Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs).  The University of Michigan (UM) is a partner in several European ELT instrument projects, in particular, METIS, HARMONI, MOSAIC, and ANDES.  Current research facilities available to the successful applicant include the twin Magellan 6.5-m telescopes in Chile, the MDM 1.3-m and 2.4-m telescopes on Kitt Peak, and UM’s Great Lakes high-performance computing facilities. UM supports excellence in pedagogy and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) through the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, the National Center for Institutional Diversity and the Office of DEI. 

Offers for this appointment are contingent on successful completion of a background screening. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.   PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, or related field is required. Candidate must meet all degree requirements prior to the start date of the position.

All application materials should be submitted online through Materials should include a cover letter (1 page), curriculum vitae (no length limit, include full bibliography), research statement including summary of past accomplishments along with current and future plans (3 - 5 pages, including figures and references), statement of teaching philosophy and experience (1 - 2 pages), and a statement that demonstrates a track record of commitment to enhancing DEI (1 - 2 pages).   No reference letters are requested at this time, but may be solicited at a later stage.  For any questions, please contact [email protected]. The deadline for submission is October 15, 2023.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
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