Faculty Position in Observational Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Kentucky
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
177 Chemistry-Physics Building
Street Line 2: 
University of Kentucky
Street Line 3: 
505 Rose Street
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kentucky (UK) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Observational Astronomy to begin August 2018. Current astrophysics research at UK includes studies of the interstellar medium, stellar astrophysics, galactic dynamics, galaxy formation and evolution, and supermassive black holes. The University of Kentucky is an Associate Member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV and a member of the LSST Corporation.

All candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field, awarded no later than August 2018. Candidates should have an established research record and a vigorous and sustainable research plan that has the potential to attract external funding. We encourage candidates with research programs that can take advantage of current and future NASA facilities and/or radio/submm telescopes. The successful candidate will also be expected to be an effective teacher in the undergraduate and graduate instructional programs of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

In order to be considered for the position, you will need to complete the following two steps:

1. Initiate your application by entering your data into the University of Kentucky employment system:

2. Submit your application materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10257, including:
1) CV, 2) list of publications, 3) research plan, and 4) statement of teaching experience and interests.
Applicants will also need to arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted through this site.

Review of applications will begin on 1 December 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Gary Ferland, Chair of the Search Committee at [email protected].

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Prof. Gary J. Ferland
Chair of Astro Search Committee
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Prof. Gary J. Ferland