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Hiring a tenure-track astronomer/astrophysicist

Posted by Arjendu on June 29, 2016

Hello everyone. We are looking for a tenure-track astro person. Job posted below, and presumably soon in all the usual places. The online form at jobs.carleton will be active in about a week or so. Please let me know if you have any questions. Teaching at Carleton is a great gig — come join us!

The Carleton College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, to start September 1, 2017. We seek an astronomer or astrophysicist with a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment and the ability to contribute imaginatively to our curriculum and our observational astronomy program. More information about our astronomy facilities is at . The annual teaching load over our three trimesters is expected to be, on average, three courses in astronomy/astrophysics and two in physics. We also look for the capability to maintain an active research program in which undergraduate students can be involved; start-up funds will be provided. Any area of research is welcome, but we are particularly interested in candidates who would expand the breadth of expertise in our department. We seek applicants who will strengthen the departmental commitment to students from underrepresented groups in physics and astronomy, and candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton College is a highly selective liberal arts college with about 2000 undergraduates; over the last decade we have graduated 12 – 27 majors annually, of whom one-quarter are women. Our eight-member department strives to provide a challenging yet supportive environment for our enthusiastic and intellectually demanding students. For further information on the department, visit our web site at .

To apply, complete the online application by Friday, October 21, 2016 at . The online application should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. In your applications, please include statements on teaching and on research discussing your interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. You should also discuss your potential to contribute to a college community that holds as one of its core values a diversity of people and perspectives. In addition, you will be asked to submit contact information for three individuals who can serve as references.

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


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