Assistant Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Chicago, United States
Saturday, 4 January 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Chicago: Physical Sciences Division: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Location Chicago, IL


The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in any area of observational, experimental, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. We are particularly interested in candidates with research programs in the areas of Theoretical Cosmology, Exoplanets and Planet Formation, or Observational Extragalactic Astrophysics. Faculty in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics lead a wide range of world-class research projects, as described at the Department website: The University of Chicago is a founding partner of the Giant Magellan Telescope, and members of the Department have access to the Magellan Telescopes. Department members are also involved in the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Fermilab, and Argonne National Laboratory, and joint appointments with these units are possible.




At the time of hire the successful candidate must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Physics, or a closely related field.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of recommendation are required.  Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2019.