The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Rochester invites applications for a faculty position in observational or experimental astrophysics. Applicants should have a Ph.D., an outstanding record of research, and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. The position is a junior tenure-track appointment; however, applicants at a more senior level will also be considered. We are especially interested in candidates whose research complements or broadens our strong efforts in astrophysical disks, star formation, protoplanetary-disk evolution, planet formation, exoplanets, and/or in the development of detector arrays and instrumentation.
Each candidate should submit (1) a letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; (3) descriptions of research and teaching plans; and (4) should arrange for four letters of recommendation to be sent in support of their application. Further instructions for submission of applications may be found at:
For more information about the UR Physics and Astronomy Department, see
Questions about the position can be directed to
Prof. Dan M. Watson
Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled, beginning 15 November 2018.
The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity, and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applicants from members of minority groups and women. All applications are considered without regard to race, sex, age, religion or national origin. Salary will be competitive.
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