Assistant Professor

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Appalachian State University
Physics and Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2024. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics, or a related field.

Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in education and are expected to develop a research program that, in addition to involving undergraduate and M.S. students, can attract and maintain external funding. This program should involve facilities available at the department’s Dark Sky Observatory ( The department also houses a teaching observatory on campus used in the introductory astronomy courses. Responsibilities will include teaching astronomy and physics courses, advancing astronomical research, and service activities including advising. Some start-up funds will be available to the successful candidate.

To apply, submit the following application materials: a cover letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a research statement, a teaching philosophy statement, a statement of service interests and philosophy, a curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and required documents electronically at

Questions can be sent to Michael Briley at [email protected]. Application review will begin 1 Dec. 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence among its faculty, staff and students; to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free of all forms of discrimination.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Oct 26
Application Deadline
2023 Dec 01


Michael Briley