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University of Florida
Department of Astronomy

Assistant Professor in Astrophysics

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida invites applications for a full- time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin on August 16, 2018. We invite applications in all areas from candidates who specialize in data intensive or computationally intensive astrophysics research. We particularly encourage applicants who can utilize resources available at the University of Florida through the Informatics Institute and/or High Performance Computing Center. In addition, candidates should have a strong established research program that complements ongoing research in the Department, a compelling plan for future research, and the ability to supervise both graduate and undergraduate research projects. A Ph.D. degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or a closely related field is required. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

This search and another search in planetary sciences in the Department of Astronomy are part of a continued effort by the University of Florida to expand in the area of astronomy and astrophysics. Information about the Department can be found at

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

Applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a list of publications, (4) a research statement summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, past research, and future research plans, (5) a statement of teaching experience and interest, and (6) the names and emails of at least three references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2017, at which time the committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee until the position is filled.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Questions may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Elizabeth Lada (