Assistant Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The University of Chicago
Department Name: 
Astronomy & Astrophysics
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in any area of observational, experimental, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. We are particularly interested in candidates with research programs in the areas of Theoretical Cosmology, Exoplanets and Planet Formation, or Observational Extragalactic Astrophysics. Faculty in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics lead a wide range of world-class research projects, as described at the Department website: The University of Chicago is a founding partner of the Giant Magellan Telescope, and members of the Department have access to the Magellan Telescopes. Department members are also involved in the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Fermilab, and Argonne National Laboratory, and joint appointments with these units are possible.

Qualifications: At the time of hire the successful candidate must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Physics, or a closely related field.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of recommendation are required. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago Academic Job website:

Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2019.

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Assistant Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics