Tenure-track faculty position in Astronomy

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Wesleyan University
Department Name: 
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Van Vleck Observatory
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astronomy Department at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, beginning July 1, 2021.  We seek a colleague who will broaden the Department’s range of research expertise and/or techniques, teach effectively across the curriculum, interact well with other Department faculty, and embrace the Department’s commitment to increasing inclusion and diversity in astrophysics.   The position is open to any area of specialization, and the successful candidate must demonstrate a willingness and ability to involve undergraduates in forefront research.  The candidate will be expected to teach three courses per year.  Additional duties include advising and mentoring undergraduate students and engaging in department and university-level service.  In addition to an undergraduate major, the Department supports an M.A. program that has been successful in preparing students, particularly those with non-traditional backgrounds, for admission to Ph.D. programs in astronomy and planetary science.

A Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field is required for the position. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7509 and should include:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • list of publications
  • a statement of research experience and future plans
  • an optional statement detailing teaching and/or mentoring experience
  • names and email addresses of three professional references

As part of the cover letter or teaching statement, we invite applicants to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.  The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 15, 2020.

All inquiries about the position should be sent to astrosearch@wesleyan.edu.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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