Assistant Professor of Observational Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 21, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
San Francisco State University
Department Name: 
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at San Francisco State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Observational Astronomy beginning August 2019. The Department of Physics & Astronomy offers B.A., B.S., and M.S. degree programs, and we are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, service and diversity. We seek a colleague who will create and foster an active program in Observational Astronomy, and who is enthusiastic about mentoring students and involving them in ongoing research activities, including graduate students working on M.S. theses. The mission of San Francisco State University is to create an environment for learning that promotes appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region, state, the nation, and the world. Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics or closely related field required. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Please submit (i) cover letter, (ii) a current CV (including publications list), (iii) a description of research interests and how you will engage students in research activities, (iv) a statement on teaching interests and philosophy, including how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the Department of Physics & Astronomy to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community, and (v) three letters of recommendation. Application review begins December 19, 2018, and continues until filled. All required documents must be submitted online at

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Joseph Barranco
Associate Professor & Chair
San Francisco State University
Department Name: 
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
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