Assistant Professor of Astronomy, General Faculty

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-05-07
Req: R0024274

The University of Virginia’s Astronomy Department ( invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Astronomy on the academic general faculty, expected to begin August 25, 2021. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach courses in astronomy, primarily for a general (non-majors and majors) audience. The core responsibilities of this position include teaching six courses per year, three each during the spring and fall terms. Some service responsibilities are also likely.

This is a one-year, tenure-ineligible appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance, and need for the position.

A completed PhD (or equivalent) in Astronomy, Physics, or a related field at the time of the appointment is required. Experience teaching astronomy courses is preferred but not required.

Review of applications begins on June 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


Apply online at and complete the application, and attach the following:

1. Cover letter of interest that includes a summary of how you meet the stated qualifications, and demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations.

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Sample syllabi for courses taught if available

4. Complete contact information for three professional references.

**Please note that all required documents MUST be uploaded in the resume box.*** •

**Applications that do not have all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

Questions about this position should be directed to Craig Sarazin, department chair and head of the hiring committee, at

Questions about the application process should be directed to Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see and

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time