Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Texas Christian University
Physics and Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas Christian University (TCU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Astronomy/ Astrophysics at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2024.  Applicants should have a PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Physics, a strong record of achievement in astrophysics related research, and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and outreach. Applicants from all areas of astrophysics will be considered. The Department and the University are dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment and individuals who are committed to furthering these causes are encouraged to apply.  We especially welcome applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in Physics and Astronomy. Post-doctoral experience is preferred but not required.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in astronomy and physics and to advise PhD candidates.  As an R2 institution that is based upon the Teacher-Scholar model, the typical teaching load is 2 courses per semester. We expect the candidate to seek external funding in order to conduct an independent and vigorous research program.  We also expect that the new faculty member will strengthen and expand our undergraduate and graduate programs in astronomy/astrophysics.

The Department has an excellent student/faculty ratio with an active group of majors.  The current departmental focus in astronomy/astrophysics is observational astronomy, with an emphasis on work utilizing data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV & V, Hubble Space Telescope, and the McDonald Observatory, and has a history of success in obtaining funding from NSF and NASA.  For further information about the Department see:

Applications should be submitted online through the TCU Human Resources website at You may search for this position by entering the 6-digit requisition number 499109 or by entering the title in the search field. Complete the application, which consists of personal contact information, three references and their contact information, and a voluntary survey. Then, upload (1) a letter of application, (2) cover letter, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) detailed research plan, (5) statement of teaching philosophy, and (6) diversity, equity, and inclusion statement. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later time in the process from your three references. Your references will receive an email from TCU asking them to upload their LOR on your behalf.

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Nov 01
Application Deadline
2024 Jan 19
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