Faculty Position in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
California Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
Physics, Math and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1200 E. California Blvd
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

California Institute of Technology

Faculty Position in Astronomy and Astrophysics


The Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position in astronomy and astrophysics.  We are conducting a broad search and considering appointments in all areas including: theoretical, observational, data, and instrumental astrophysics. The term of an initial untenured appointment is four years, and the appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.  We are seeking highly qualified candidates committed to a career in research and teaching.


Consideration of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and applicants are encouraged to submit materials before this date.


Applicants should include:

  1. a brief essay describing academic qualifications and professional experiences, how they will bring value to the Institute’s curricula, and how they will align with current faculty research interests, including an outline of research goals and plans;
  2. a brief description of teaching philosophy, including approach to and philosophy of teaching;
  3. a curriculum vitae;
  4. a list of papers published and submitted with refereed papers indicated, and
  5. at least three letters of reference to be uploaded by the letter writer. Please also include the names and email addresses of the referees in the application.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Application materials must be submitted electronically



Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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