Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of Montana
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The University of Montana Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for two (2) tenure-track faculty positions in astronomy and/or astrophysics beginning August 2023.  Appointments at the assistant professor level are expected, but a more senior appointment may be possible for exceptionally qualified candidates. We seek applicants who have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education and the potential to develop an externally funded research program involving undergraduate physics majors. Start-up funds are available. Applicants from all fields of research (observational, theoretical, computational, or experimental) are invited to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a wide range of undergraduate astronomy and physics courses and develop a successful research program. The candidates will be vital members of a program that is focused on excellence in teaching, research and engagement of undergraduate students. The Department is committed to a diverse community and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and women.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or astrophysics who have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.

Priority Application Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time). Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration.

How to apply: All applications should be made through the University of Montana employment site

To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit: a letter of interest; Curriculum Vita; Statement of teaching philosophy; Research plan; and Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
$75,000USD to $0USD
Included Benefits

Comprehensive and competitive benefits package including health and life insurance, mandatory retirement savings plan, partial tuition waiver and an employee wellness program.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Nov 10
Application Deadline
2022 Dec 14


Andrew Ware