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Boston University
Tenure Track Faculty Position in Astrophysics

The Department of Astronomy at Boston University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin on July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be an early career astrophysicist who will lead a robust research program and participate fully in the department’s teaching mission. Minimum qualifications include a PhD, with postdoctoral experience expected in Astronomy, Physics, or related field. Applications from all areas of astrophysics will be considered. Applications from astrophysicists with strong research programs in the following areas are particularly encouraged: star-planet interactions in exoplanet systems; early galaxies; the interstellar medium; and “big data” applications to astrophysics. In addition to this position, the Department of Astronomy expects to search for several additional faculty members over the next five years.

Information about the department and its affiliated research centers can be found at Applications should be submitted at Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and brief statements of teaching interests (no more than 1 page) and research interests (no more than 2 pages). Candidates should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted through the same website. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Ms Anne Smartvlasak (, Department of Astronomy.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Boston University is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged. Boston University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.