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Employment Tag Definition: Everything related to getting and keeping a job and the Employment Committee.


  • Internships are listed in the Education Learn section and tagged as Employment.
  • ALL astronomy fellowships are published in the Job Register not the main website.
  • Science policy fellowships are listed in the Policy Resources section and tagged as Employment.
  • A separate tag for Professional Development may be added if needed.

Tips for Recruiters

The AAS Job Register is widely used by the astronomical community, both within the US and internationally, and has served many employers as an effective recruitment tool. It is most effective, however, when combined with some knowledge of hiring cycles and related conventions in the field. We offer the following recommendations and best practices for those considering using the AAS Job Register as part of their hiring process.

Career Profiles

The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA) and the AAS Committee on Employment have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers both inside and outside of academia.

AAS Career Center

The AAS Career Center is one of the most popular features of every January/winter AAS meeting. It's a place for job seekers to learn about current opportunities and to interview with prospective employers, and it's a place for employers to advertise their openings and to interview applicants.

There is no cost to employers or job seekers to participate in the AAS Career Center.


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