Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Astronomy and
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The Pennsylvania
State University, University Park campus, invites applications for
a tenured/tenure-track faculty position. Applicants in all areas of
astronomy and astrophysics are encouraged to apply. We will
consider appointments at the rank of assistant professor as well as
appointments at higher ranks, depending on the qualifications of
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
is home to a
wide variety of research teams and participates in many
multi-institutional research initiatives, including the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
, is a major partner in the Chandra and Swift X-ray
observatories, and is home to the Astrophysical
Multi-messenger Observatory Network
. It has strong connections
with the Department of Physics through the Institute for
Gravitation and the Cosmos
and its constituent research
centers. The Department hosts the Center for Exoplanets
and Habitable Worlds
and the Extraterrestrial
; it also co-hosts the Center for
in partnership with the Department of
Statistics. Penn State strongly promotes related interdisciplinary
research via the Consortium for Planetary and Exoplanetary Science and
and the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences
their constituent research centers. Members of the department have
access to the Roar supercomputing center at the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences
provides competitive allocations of CPU and GPU computing
The anticipated starting date for this appointment is summer 2022.
The duties include research, teaching, and supervision of student
research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service
to the university and the greater professional community.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate interest in and capacity to
develop a strong, independent research program and capability to
achieve teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate
levels. Candidates are also expected to have a doctorate in
astronomy, physics, or a related field.
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics takes an active role
in building a talented and inclusive workforce. Applicants should
have a commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive
Applications must be submitted electronically and should include
- A cover letter that highlights the applicant's relevant
research, teaching, and mentoring experience and future goals, and
commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
- Curriculum vitae including a list of publications.
- Statement of research accomplishments, plans, and vision (up to
5 pages, including figures and references).
- Statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests, as
well as past and current contributions to fostering diversity,
inclusion, and equity at the teaching, research, and professional
levels. This document should also describe how the candidate plans
to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in their research,
teaching, and other duties at Penn State (up to 3 pages).
In addition to the above materials, the applicants should arrange
for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to
by the same deadline.
Applications received by November 19, 2021 will receive full
The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable
for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We
embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that
supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage
the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage
all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core
strength and an essential element of our public service
Information regarding benefits may be found at https://hr.psu.edu/.
Questions about the position and the Department of Astronomy and
Astrophysics at Penn State may be directed at the chair of the
search committee, Prof. Michael Eracleous, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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