ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY, College of Arts & Sciences (9875/J1117)

Job description

The Department of Astronomy at Boston University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin on July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be an early-career astrophysicist who will lead a robust research program and participate fully in the department’s teaching mission. Applications from all areas of astrophysics will be considered. Applications from astrophysicists with strong research programs in the following areas are particularly encouraged: star-planet interactions in exoplanet systems; early galaxies; the interstellar medium; and “big data” applications to astrophysics. In addition to this position, the Department of Astronomy expects to search for several additional faculty members over the next five years.

Required Skills

Minimum qualifications include a PhD, with postdoctoral experience expected in Astronomy, Physics, or related field.


Applications should be submitted at AcademicJobsOnline . Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and brief statements of teaching interests (no more than 1 page) and research interests (no more than 2 pages). Candidates should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted through the same website. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Ms Anne Smartvlasak ([email protected]), Department of Astronomy.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.





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Job No: 301232
Posted: 10/12/2017
Application Due: 12/11/2017
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