Research Assistant Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The University of Chicago
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor position. The Research Assistant Professor will work in experimental searches for ultrahigh energy neutrinos, in particular Professor Vieregg’s group on the Payload for Ultrahigh Energy Observations (PUEO) and Radio Neutrino Observatory in Greenland (RNO-G) collaborations, and contribute to the department’s experimental particle astrophysics program. The person hired will be responsible for development of hardware and software for these experiments and for future detectors for ultrahigh energy neutrinos, focusing on detector development and data analysis.

The term of the appointment will be for up to three years with the possibility of renewal, and is expected to begin in autumn 2022.

More than one person may be hired as Research Assistant Professor.


• A doctoral degree in physics or a related field.
• A minimum of three years of related experimental experience, beyond Ph.D. training.

Application Instructions

The following materials are required:
• Cover letter;
• CV;
• Statement of research interests and future plans;
• Minimum of two confidential letters of recommendation.

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s academic jobs website:

Review of applications will begin July 29, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email [email protected] with their request.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Professor Abigail Vieregg
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Research Assistant Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics