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Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Faculty Position in Astronomy

Applications Due:
November 1, 2017

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The Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position in astronomy and astrophysics. We are conducting a broad search and considering appointments in all areas including: theoretical, observational, data, and instrumental astrophysics. The term of an initial untenured appointment is four years, and the appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. We are seeking highly qualified candidates committed to a career in research and teaching.

Consideration of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and applicants are encouraged to submit materials before this date. Caltech has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Applicants should include

  • a brief essay describing academic qualifications and professional experiences, how they will bring value to the Institute’s curricula, and how they will align with current faculty research interests, including an outline of research goals and plans;
  • a brief description of teaching philosophy, including approach to and philosophy of teaching;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a list of papers published and submitted with refereed papers indicated, and
  • at least three letters of reference to be uploaded by the letter writer. Please also include the names and email addresses of the referees in the application.

If there are any questions during the search process, please contact us at astronomy-search@caltech.edu.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • a brief essay describing academic qualifications and professional experiences, how they will bring value to the Institute’s curricula, and how they will align with current faculty research interests, including an outline of research goals and plans;
    • a brief description of teaching philosophy, including approach to and philosophy of teaching;
    • a curriculum vitae;
    • a list of papers published and submitted with refereed papers indicated.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-4249 for assistance or contact astronomy-search@caltech.edu.