Instructional Faculty, School of Physics and Astronomy - Tenure Track

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Rochester Institute of Technology
New York
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in astrophysics. It is anticipated that the appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, however, candidates with experience and qualifications consistent with appointment at a higher rank are also invited to apply.

The successful applicant is expected to support the Astrophysical Sciences and Technology (AST) PhD program, and must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels of the astronomy and astrophysics curriculum and to mentoring research students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in developing advanced technologies in the instrumentation, computational, and/or data mining/analysis domains that they can bring to bear on science focus areas that build on or complement those of the present AST faculty. Example areas of interest are young moving groups and exoplanets, multimessenger studies of compact binaries, the environments of supermassive black holes, and astrophotonics. The successful applicant must demonstrate the potential to establish and maintain strong, well-funded research programs in one or more of these, or related, areas.

Information about the RIT School of Physics and Astronomy can be found at and about the AST graduate program and affiliated research centers at

Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field.

Applications should be submitted online at (reference 4135BR) and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research goals, statement of teaching experience and philosophy and a list of three current professional references. A statement about the candidate's contributions to diversity must be included in the cover letter. Candidates should also arrange for the three references to email letters to the Astrophysics Faculty Search Committee at [email protected]. Inquiries regarding the position may also be sent to to [email protected].

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 15, 2018.

RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Astrophysics Faculty Search Committee