Assistant professor at Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Minnesota
Department Name: 
Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics  (MIfA) within the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Astrophysics, to begin August 2023. Applicants in any area of observational, experimental, theoretical, and computational astrophysics are welcome to apply. The intended rank is Assistant Professor, but applications from exceptional candidates at a more senior level will also be considered.

MIfA faculty have a broad range of research interests that include: solar and planetary physics, stellar astrophysics, extragalactic astronomy, gravitational wave detection, dark matter particle searches, and cosmology. Further details may be found at

The successful candidate will have access to our facilities which include a share of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and access to the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. 

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics and should have demonstrated the potential to conduct a vigorous and significant research program as evidenced by their publication record and supporting letters from recognized leaders in the field. The ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels is required. The candidate should be dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, and should be committed to working well with others.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, go to the Interfolio ( job site and follow the application instructions.

Required materials are:

  • a cover letter,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a list of publications,
  • a statement describing past and current research as well as plans for future research (3 to 5 pages),
  • a teaching statement (up to 2 pages),
  • and a diversity statement (a document of up to 2 pages describing the applicant’s commitment to inclusion and how the applicant will contribute to the diversity of the program). 
  • A list of at least 3 references is also required.

Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Application Deadline: 

Friday, November 4, 2022

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 4, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 30, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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