Tenure Track Professor in Astronomy/Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Notre Dame
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
225 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in astronomy/astrophysics. We encourage candidates working in any area of astronomy/astrophysics to apply. The Department is committed to diversity in all its forms, and we particularly encourage applications from prospective faculty who can enhance the diversity of backgrounds and ideas in our group.

The current astronomy/astrophysics faculty at Notre Dame have expertise in exoplanets, protoplanetary disks, interstellar and circumgalactic gas, metal-poor stars, supernovae and transients, nuclear astrophysics, and cosmology as well as in instrumentation and numerical techniques. Notre Dame astronomers enjoy guaranteed access to the Large Binocular Telescope and the Keck telescopes, and on-campus research computing and engineering resources are readily available.

We seek faculty members committed to developing and sustaining an environment of inclusive excellence in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to develop a highly successful research program, attract independent research funding, teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and engage with students from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience and research accomplishments. The expected start date is August 2021.

The Department of Physics at Notre Dame has 39 tenured and tenure-track faculty; another 21 research, teaching and concurrent faculty; more than 100 graduate students; and about 120 undergraduate physics majors. Additional information about the department and the College of Science can be found at http://physics.nd.edu and http://science.nd.edu respectively.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, detailed research plans, and a statement of teaching and mentoring. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation. Review of completed applications will begin on November 15, with a final deadline of December 15.

The Department is committed to diversifying its faculty and encourages applications from women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

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Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Prof. J. Christopher Howk
Search Committee Chair