Assistant Professor

Rochester, NY


Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Rochester invites applications for a faculty position in observational or experimental astrophysics to begin July 2024. Applicants should have a Ph.D., an outstanding record of research, and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. The position is intended for a junior tenure-track faculty member. We are particularly interested in candidates working in observational exoplanetary astrophysics. However, we encourage candidates in areas of planetary, stellar, Galactic and high energy astrophysics to apply.

Each candidate should submit (1) a letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; (3) descriptions of research and teaching plans; (4) a statement of your commitment to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community in academia, including past work and future goals; and (5) contact information for four letter of recommendation writers for support of their application. Further instructions for submission of applications may be found at:

For more information about the UR Physics and Astronomy Department, see

Questions about the position can be directed to

Prof. Dan M. Watson

Chair, Astrophysics Search Committee (file:///C:/Users/dmw_000/Documents/Chair/Faculty%20recruitment%202016-2017/

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled, beginning 1 December 2022.

The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity, and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applicants from members of minority groups and women. All applications are considered without regard to race, sex, age, religion or national origin. Salary will be competitive.

EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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