Two Assistant/Associate Professor Positions in Astronomy/Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Oklahoma
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions in the astrophysics group. Qualified applicants in all areas of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Theory, Observation, and Instrumentation) are encouraged to apply. The appointments are expected to begin in August 2024, at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Astrophysics group at OU is currently undergoing an exciting period of growth and transformation, beginning with these two advertised positions and an expectation for additional growth over the following three years. This academic year debuted a new PhD program in Astrophysics (previously, Astrophysics students received a PhD in physics). A recent generous gift to the department has endowed the Astrophysics group with two prize postdoctoral fellowship positions (in perpetuity), as well as sustained funds for a seminar series, graduate student support, our participation in ARC, and other initiatives.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Astronomy, Physics, or a related area, and must demonstrate accomplishment in astronomy-related research, as evidenced by a publication record that shows creativity, promise of future research contributions, and/or an ongoing externally funded research program. The successful applicant must show potential to teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For more information visit:

Applications should include: (1) a CV; (2) a list of publications; (3) a description of past research and future research plans (3-5 pages); (4) a description of past teaching and/or future plans (2 pages max); (5) a cover letter (3 pages max)---the cover letter may address examples of the candidate’s approach to teaching, inclusive excellence, research, service, graduate student mentorship, etc.; and (6) three professional reference letters sent at the time of application. For more information and to apply:

The review of applications will begin after December 8, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 8, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 8, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
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