Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Astronomy

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Bowling Green State University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Bowling Green State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level available in August 2024. We seek an astronomer or astrophysicist committed to teaching undergraduate physics majors, astronomy minors, and general education students; to mentoring undergraduate and graduate research projects; and to developing a strong, independent research program in any field of Astronomy or Astrophysics.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics or a closely related field (e.g., Physics) is required, as is primary research experience related to Astronomy or Astrophysics at any wavelength (observational, theoretical, computational, or experimental, including data science), and a demonstrated record of research productivity through multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Qualifications include: Postdoctoral research experience beyond that obtained as a doctoral student; demonstrated experience with active learning pedagogies; experience teaching college-level Astronomy or Physics courses as instructor of record.

Application materials must include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and a sample syllabus and assignments that illustrate inclusive pedagogy or student learning-focused course design (these may be from a previous or proposed course), along with the names and contact information of three professional references. All materials are to be submitted electronically through the BGSU Careers webpage (search on “Astronomy”), where a complete job description and instructions on how to apply for this position are available. Applications received before January 8, 2024 will receive best consideration.

BGSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for this position, please call 419-372-8421 or email [email protected].

Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

Full benefits package available, visit https://www.bgsu.edu/human-resources/benefits.html for more information

Compensation Notes

Competitive and commensurate with candidate’s experience and credentials

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Nov 08
Application Deadline
2024 Jan 08


Dr. Liangfeng Sun, Search Committee Chair