Assistant Professor of astronomy and/or planetary science

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: Flagstaff
State/Province: Arizona
Country: USA
Contact Person: David Trilling
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Northern Arizona University
Application Due Date: Monday, October 24 2016

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University is seeking excellent candidates for a tenure-track position in astronomy and/or planetary science at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2017 to help launch its new Ph.D. program ( The minimum qualification is an earned doctorate in astronomy, planetary science, or a related field. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated interest or ability to develop a research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students; a demonstrated record of publications and/or extramural funding in astronomy and/or planetary science; evidence of high quality teaching and commitment to student success at the graduate and undergraduate levels; expertise in exoplanets, astro-informatics, astro-chemistry, astronomical instrumentation, and/or observational astronomy specializing in Solar System objects, exoplanets, or related topics; and the ability to work with students, colleagues, and community members from diverse cultures.

Applicants must include a CV, a statement describing teaching experience and philosophy, a statement describing research interests, a statement describing how the applicant plans to increase diversity among the students, staff, and/or faculty of the Department, an unofficial copy of their graduate transcript, and the names and contact information of three references. Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF and apply through, select the link “Faculty and Administrator Job Openings,” select the appropriate job title (Assistant Professor vacancy number 602693), and then select “Apply” on that page. Attach your single PDF with these items to your application through the NAU HR site. Only complete application packets submitted through NAU HR will be reviewed. Address questions to [email protected] or (928) 523-2661. The search will remain open until the position is filled or closed; however, the screening committee will begin reviewing applications on October 24, 2016. NAU is an AA/EO/MWDV Employer.