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Apply now Job no: 95915-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

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Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2019



Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and area of specialization:

A Ph. D. in Astronomy or a closely related field is required prior to start of appointment. Area of specialization within Astronomy is open.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

A strong record of original published research is required.

Two years of postdoctoral experience in Astronomical research by start of the appointment preferred.

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Position Summary:

Summary: The Department of Astronomy in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks candidates for position at the tenure-track level. Applications at the associate professor level may be considered in exceptional cases.

Duties: The appointee will be expected to perform teaching, research and service duties in the Astronomy Department. Classroom teaching and individual instruction and supervision of graduate and undergraduate thesis research is required. The appointee will participate in Department, College, campus and national level committees as appropriate.

Additional Information:

The Department of Astronomy is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive academic environment. Women and candidates from member groups traditionally under-represented in the field of Astronomy are strongly encouraged to apply.

Current departmental areas of expertise and interests include: the interstellar and intergalactic medium, stellar astrophysics, exoplanets, galaxies and active galactic nuclei, observational cosmology, computational astrophysics, plasma astrophysics, high energy/multi-messenger astrophysics; radio/sub-mm, IR/optical and X-ray observation; and instrumentation.

Faculty applicants are invited to take advantage of our Department facilities. We are currently partners in the WIYN 3.5m telescope on Kitt Peak (including the NEID exoplanet spectrograph) and in the 11m Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) in South Africa. We are also a full institutional member in the SDSS IV consortium. Other facilities include the Washburn Laboratories instrumentation lab and the UW-Madison Center for High-Performance/High-Throughput Computing.

We welcome applicants from all areas of astrophysics. The position is open at the assistant professor level, however applications at the associate professor level will be considered in exceptional cases.

A criminal background check is required prior to start of appointment.


Snezana Stanimirovic
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Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be received through To begin the application, please click on the "Apply Now" button. Applicants are asked to upload the following 5 documents:
-A brief cover letter indicating their motivation to apply for a faculty position in the UW-Madison Astronomy Department
-A current curriculum vitae and a bibliography
-A three-page summary of research interests
-A one-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests
-A one-page statement describing how the applicant plans to foster an inclusive and diverse research and learning environment
In addition, applicants will be asked to enter contact information for three references. These references will receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received on or before December 1st, 2018 are guaranteed full consideration.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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