Faculty Position in Astronomy & Astrophysics at Northwestern University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Northwestern University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2145 Sheridan Rd
Street Line 2: 
Technological Institute
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University invites applications for a new full time faculty position in astronomy and astrophysics, as part of a major expansion in this area over the coming years. We seek outstanding individuals in observation/instrumentation or computation/theory who will complement and expand the current activities of the department in astronomy and astrophysics (www.physics.northwestern.edu) and who will become active members of CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (www.ciera.northwestern.edu). Candidates from all areas of observational and theoretical astrophysics are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in attracting astronomers who will best leverage Northwestern’s institutional access to observational facilities (Keck and MMT observatories), are planning to pursue research with the Rubin Observatory, or other major astronomy facilities. Interdisciplinary hires joint with planetary science, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, and engineering can also be considered. Applicants should have a strong record of achievement in astrophysics research and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in physics and astronomy. Appointment at the tenure‐track Assistant Professor level is the target of this search, but more senior appointments with tenure may also be possible for exceptionally qualified candidates. The target starting date for this position is September 1, 2021.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, research statement, and a diversity statement (describing past, and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion), and should arrange for a minimum of three reference letters to be sent in support of their application. The deadline for submission of all materials is February 15th, 2021. All materials should be submitted electronically through this link: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MTAxMQ==

For questions about the application process please contact Gretchen Oehlschlager at [email protected]

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment at: https://www.northwestern.edu/equity/documents/discrimination-harassment-...

Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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2021 Northwestern Astronomy/Astrophysics Faculty Search