Assistant Professor - Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Stephen F. Austin State University
Department Name: 
Physics, Engineering and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Box 13044
Street Line 2: 
1720 Clark Blvd.
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy is currently recruiting applicants for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics or a closely related field with preference given to those working in the area of observational astronomy. Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching and should be able to teach astronomy and physics in both classroom and laboratory environments at all levels of the curriculum. Teaching duties typically include three lecture courses per semester and the supervision of undergraduate laboratories. The successful candidate will be able to develop and maintain a research program at the SFA Observatory that can engage and enrich the research opportunities available for our students. This is a 11-month appointment that includes duties as observatory director. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a publication list), teaching philosophy, research plan, list of references and unofficial transcripts. Candidates must apply at​

Included Benefits: 

SFA offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees, and generous leave time.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 6, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, March 2, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Human Resources
Inquiries About Job
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Michael A. Janusa
Astronomy Faculty Position