Research Assistant Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, June 18, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
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 Research Assistant Professor position. The Research Assistant Professor will work in cosmic microwave background (CMB) science and contribute to the Department's CMB research program, in particular in the operation of and analysis of data from the South Pole Telescope (SPT) and developing the design of the next-generation CMB experiment CMB-S4. The person hired will be responsible for designing and writing software to control large telescopes and in developing low-level and high-level data analysis code.

The term of the appointment will be for up to three years with the possibility of renewal, and is expected to begin in summer 2022.


• A doctoral degree in physics or a related field.
• A minimum of three years of related experimental experience, beyond Ph.D. training.

Application Instructions

The following materials are required:
• Cover letter;
• CV;
• Statement of research interests and future plans;
• Minimum of two confidential letters of recommendation.

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s academic jobs website:
Review of applications will begin June 13, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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

Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 13, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, July 1, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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John Carlstrom
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Jennifer Smith
Research Assistant Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics