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Professsor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor

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As you complete your application via UACareers, be sure to submit the following: * Upload required supporting documents in a single PDF file under the CV slot: Cover letter, CV, list of publications, statement describing current and proposed research (5-page limit). * Please provide the names and email addresses for at least three references within your application. Upon submitting your application, your references will receive an automated email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Professsor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor
Department Astronomy (0422)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

University of Arizona anticipate filling up to three tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in the coming year. We plan to appoint the most outstanding applicants in any area of astronomy and astrophysics to these positions, and are searching for candidates representing a range of experience and backgrounds. One of the positions will likely be appointed at the junior (assistant professor) level. Selection of up to two other positions will have emphasis on more senior candidates with a proven record of research and funding support. Ideally, we wish one or more of the positions to expand our capabilities in instrumentation and/or big data, but our priority is for the best candidates in any area. Candidates in theoretical astrophysics are encouraged to apply both to this position and to the position being recruited separately under the UA Theoretical Astrophysics Program (TAP).

We have access to a broad variety of state-of-the-art research resources. The University-wide Research Data Center provides our faculty access to high-end, local supercomputing resources (~275 TFLOPS) including distributed, shared-memory, and GPU architectures. Steward Observatory provides world-class facilities for ground-based optical, infrared, and submillimeter observational astronomy, and has major involvement in space astronomy. Observational facilities include the 2×8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes, the UKIRT 3.5m telescope on Mauna Kea, the 10m Heinrich-Hertz Submillimeter Telescope, and the 12m APA mm-wave Telescope on Kitt Peak, plus a number of smaller telescopes. Steward Observatory is also a partner in the development of the 24.5m Giant Magellan Telescope and of submillimeter VLBI with the Event Horizon Telescope.

These activities are complemented by world-class programs in instrumentation, including the Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics and leadership of the construction of NIRCam for JWST.

There are also many opportunities for broadly based survey science and interdisciplinary programs. We are full members in the SDSS-IV, DESI and the LSST Corporation. There is a strong astrochemistry program at the UA, centered on our submm- and mm-wave telescopes and associated laboratory work. The Center for Astrobiology consists of 17 researchers from Astronomy, Planetary Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geosciences, and Biology, sponsoring undergraduate and graduate minors. We have multiple collaborations with the Planetary Sciences Department on exoplanet studies and also collaborate with the College of Optical Sciences and the Departments of Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, and Physics on a variety of projects.

Our Center for Astronomy Education is among the nation’s leading science education research groups. Faculty participate in a varied instructional program, with the opportunity to advise and mentor about 110 undergraduate major students. Our graduate program enrolls about 40 students involved in projects that span, and often extend, the research interests of the faculty.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

See position summary.

Additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

We are searching for interactive new faculty members who will enhance, bridge, and augment these existing research areas. DA/SO places a high value on a faculty with a broad range of interests, approaches, and backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Professor: Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, planetary science or related fields and 5 years of experience AND a proven record of research and funding support.
  • Associate Professor: Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, planetary science or related fields and 3 years of experience AND a proven record of research and funding support.
  • Assistant Professor: Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, planetary science or related fields.
Preferred Qualifications
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure-Eligible (TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.00
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F20766
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 08/15/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Elsie Gericke
egericke@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 11/22/2016
Close Date 01/11/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 12/16/2016
Special Instructions Summary

As you complete your application via UACareers, be sure to submit the following:

  • Upload required supporting documents in a single PDF file under the CV slot: Cover letter, CV, list of publications, statement describing current and proposed research (5-page limit).
  • Please provide the names and email addresses for at least three references within your application. Upon submitting your application, your references will receive an automated email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, planetary science or related fields?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents