Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
5110 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri – Kansas City seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, starting in August 2020.  We are open to any area of extragalactic astronomy or cosmology (theory/simulation/observation), with a preference for applicants whose interests complement and/or broaden our existing strengths in observational studies of galaxies and galaxy clusters.  UMKC faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Position responsibilities include developing a vigorous program of externally-funded research in astrophysics, mentoring of PhD students, and teaching astronomy and physics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or a closely related field and a strong record of published research.  We especially encourage applications from candidates who will contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of UMKC and the broader STEM community.

Kansas City is a vibrant, diverse, and progressive city.  Consistently named one of America’s best cities, it combines a thriving economy with a community of excellent schools, cultural amenities (world class symphony, art museums, the KC Jazz scene and championship professional sports teams), acclaimed dining (particularly our BBQ) and affordable living. Most importantly, it’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going, and forward-thinking – and UMKC is the university at the center of it all.

To apply, please combine all application materials (cover letter, curriculum vitae including full publication record, research plan, statement of teaching experience and interests, and contact information for three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document with a maximum size of 11MB, and upload online at (Job ID: 31633) as your resume attachment. Limit the document name to 50 characters and do not include any special characters (e.g. \, $, &, %, etc). Please also arrange for three official letters of reference to be sent via e-mail to

Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 11, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, November 11, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Mark Brodwin
Assistant Professor of Astrophysics Inquiry