Assistant Professor - Astronomy/Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, November 25, 2019
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 6, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Bowling Green State University
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104 Overman Hall
Bowling Green
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Bowling Green State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level available in August 2020. We seek an astronomer or astrophysicist committed to teaching undergraduate and graduate physics students, astronomy minors, and general education students; to mentoring undergraduate and graduate research projects; and to developing a strong, independent research program related to spectroscopy at any wavelength (observational, theoretical, or experimental).

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, or a closely related field (e.g., Materials Science, Chemistry) is required, as is a primary research experience related to astronomical spectroscopy at any wavelength (observational, theoretical or experimental), and a demonstrated record of research productivity through multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Qualifications include: Demonstrated research interests that contribute to collaborative research efforts among other faculty in the Center for Pure and Applied Photosciences (such candidates may have the opportunity to teach Ph.D. level special topics courses through the Center’s interdisciplinary doctoral program and to involve Ph.D. students in their research); postdoctoral research experience beyond that obtained as a doctoral student; experience with active learning pedagogies (provide examples, if applicable); experience teaching college-level astronomy or physics courses as instructor of record or as a TA (list courses and role, if applicable); and experience with community outreach (provide examples, if applicable).

Application materials must include a cover letter, a CV, and statements of both research plans and teaching interests and philosophy. Additionally, a statement addressing commitment and goals to advance diversity in research, instruction, or engagement is required. Names and email addresses must also be provided for three professional references who will provide current (dated within the past year) letters of recommendation.

All materials are to be submitted electronically through where a complete job description and instructions on how to apply for this position are also available. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421. A background check and official transcripts are required for employment. BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

Included Benefits: 

Full benefits package is available, for details please visit .

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 6, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Dale Smith
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