Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Astronomy/Astrophysics

Susan Korn
Fall 2023

Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Astronomy/Astrophysics.  The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri, Columbia (MU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning on August 1, 2024.

We seek candidates who will establish a vigorous, externally funded research program at the forefront of astronomy/astrophysics. Candidates in all fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics are encouraged to apply. The present MU Astro-Group consists of faculty members with a broad variety of research interests, from comets and the interstellar medium, to stars and galaxies near and far, cosmology and relativistic astrophysics. There are also vigorous astrochemistry and astrobiology groups on campus. In addition, the candidate may benefit from a new state-of-the-art Electron Microscopy Advanced Technology Core, and the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR), a 10-MW light-water moderated reactor, that is the highest-power university research reactor in the country.

A Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics by time of appointment is required.

To apply, please visit: https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings (Job Opening ID 48466). Merge your CV with a brief cover letter and upload the document in the Resume/CV section of the application.  Applications should also include a statement of research plans (5 page limit) and a statement of teaching and mentoring plans (3 page limit) along with the names and contact information of three references. For further inquiries regarding the position, please contact Professor Aigen Li at LiA@missouri.edu.  Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. 

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