Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Astronomy/Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2022
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 5, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Kentucky
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
505 Rose Street
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kentucky (UK) (https://pa.as.uky.edu/) is seeking candidates for a tenure-eligible faculty position in observational Astronomy at the Assistant Professor level, with an anticipated start date of August 2023. UK is the flagship institution of Kentucky. Our existing programs include galaxy clusters, galactic dynamics, stellar pulsations. UK is the home of the Cloudy project, an open-source spectral simulation code.  Lexington is in the heart of the scenic Bluegrass Region, with many outdoor recreation opportunities and excellent public and private schools. 

All candidates are required to have a Ph.D in Astronomy, Physics, or a related field. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education as well as to build a vigorous research program with potential to attract external funding. 

Applicants need to complete the following two steps: 

I. Submit the requested application materials to Academic Jobs Online. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23329?fbclid=IwAR0NSYoEnV7DGCGPO...

These materials include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including publication list), a research statement, a teaching and mentoring statement, a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation. 

II. Complete an application within the UK employment system at https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/428511 and select “Apply for this job.” 

Review of applications will start by Dec 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. UK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

Included Benefits: 

Comprehensive benefits are described at https://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/our-benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Prof. Gary Ferland
Search Committee Chair
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Suann Resee