Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The University of Texas at Dallas
Job Announcement Text: 

Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
The University of Texas at Dallas

The Department of Physics within the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of Texas at Dallas seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.

While we are particularly interested in applicants working on theoretical, computational and observational planetary sciences, we also welcome applications from excellent candidates working on cosmological simulations and in other areas of computational astrophysics. The department presently has an active research group in cosmology, relativity, extragalactic astrophysics, weak and strong gravitational lensing, binary black holes, and gravitational waves, and the program aims to expand its research areas. The Physics Department also hosts the Space Science Center.

Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy with an established research record as well as a vigorous plan that has the potential to attract external funding. In addition to research, successful candidates must show potential for a high degree of effectiveness for teaching and for directing students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Evaluation of applications will start on December 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact Dr. Mustapha Ishak, chair of the search committee, at

To apply for this position, applicants should submit their current curriculum vitae with a complete publication record, a detailed research plan, a teaching plan detailing expected contributions to undergraduate and graduate programs, and four reference letters via the online application form available at

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty and administration.

Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Mustapha Ishak
Street Line 1: 
Street Line 2: 
Zip/Postal Code: 
Inquiries About Job