Two Assistant Professors in Astronomy

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Physics
City: Storrs
State/Province: Connecticut
Country: USA
Contact Person: Jeanette Jamieson
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Connecticut
Application Due Date: Thursday, December 31 2015
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The Department of Physics ( at the University of Connecticut invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions in astronomy at the rank of Assistant Professor. Researchers in all subfields of astronomy are encouraged to apply, especially those applicants whose research programs take advantage of new resources and facilities such as LSST, JWST, Gemini, and ALMA.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship, obtain extramural funding, and produce high quality publications. S/he should be deeply committed to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field, a demonstrated ability to initiate and lead an independent research program, and an established record of publications in major scientific journals. Preferred Qualifications: a leadership role in active, on-going research in observational astronomy, at least two years post-doctoral experience, strong teaching skills, and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2016.  The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. To apply, go to to complete your application. Submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, as well as a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.), research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of the academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.), and commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). Applicants are also encouraged to submit sample writing including journal articles, book chapters or books. Please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct at least three reference writers to submit supporting letters. 

Any questions regarding this position should be directed to [email protected].  Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The University of Connecticut is an AA/EOE.