Assistant Professor in High-Energy Astrophysics (Observational and/or Theoretical)

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Department of Physics
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in high-energy astrophysics, broadly defined, to begin in or before August 2023. This position is open to candidates with a background in observational, theoretical, and/or computational astrophysics. Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or a closely related field. We seek candidates who have the capacity to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and who will also contribute to the diversity and excellence of the department in teaching, mentoring, and service.

UMBC is a dynamic public research university (R1) integrating teaching, research and service. It is located in the Baltimore suburbs, 15 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and 30 minutes from Washington D.C., in an area with a high concentration of federal and private research laboratories and research universities. The Department of Physics currently consists of 21 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 6 research faculty, 3 full-time lecturers, 54 PhD students and 120 undergraduate majors. The department offers a BS and BA in Physics, and PhD degrees in Physics and in Atmospheric Physics. Research expenditures currently exceed $6M per year. For more information, see

UMBC and the Department of Physics are dedicated to creating an inclusive, collegial environment where all faculty members can achieve excellence. Thus, candidates from diverse backgrounds, including women and under-represented minorities, are particularly encouraged to apply. Interest and experience in working with a diverse student and faculty population is valued. The Department of Physics has an active Graduate Women in Physics group and an Undergraduate Women and Gender Minorities in Physics group, and has ties with the nationally acclaimed Meyerhoff Scholars Program. Information on faculty diversity initiatives and faculty groups is available at, and information on the resources provided to help balance work and personal priorities are available at UMBC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should upload an application letter, a CV, detailed research and teaching plans, a statement of commitment to inclusive excellence in higher education, and the names and contact information for at least three references to the Interfolio website at The inclusive excellence statement should include an explanation of the candidate’s commitment and demonstrated or potential ability to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity in teaching, mentoring, recruiting, and departmental climate. Applications will be received until a suitable candidate is identified.

Applications submitted by November 18, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Oct 07
Application Deadline
2022 Nov 18