Assistant Professor

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Villanova University
Astrophysics and Planetary Science
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Department of Astrophysics & Planetary Science at Villanova University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2018.  We seek highly qualified candidates in theoretical and/or observational Astrophysics or Planetary Science, who will enhance the research directions and existing expertise in the Department. Applicants who demonstrate an outstanding track record of independent research skills in the fields of Stellar Astrophysics, Planets (both inside and outside the solar system), Space Weather, or Astrobiology are particularly encouraged.  Applicants must be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model within a Liberal Arts & Sciences environment in a primarily undergraduate institution. The successful candidate must demonstrate a high potential for initiating and maintaining an active and productive research program at Villanova involving undergraduate students, and the ability to attract external grant support.  Post-doctoral experience in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, or Planetary Science is preferred, along with undergraduate teaching or public outreach experience.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Applicants must apply online at Documents which cannot be submitted through this site should be submitted directly to [email protected].

Review of applications begins December 1, 2017, and continues until the position is filled.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2017 Sep 22
Application Deadline
2017 Nov 30


E.L. Fitzpatrick