University of Minnesota Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Astrophysics

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment to begin August 2019. We welcome applicants from all areas of theoretical and observational astrophysics, with a particular emphasis on multi-messenger astrophysics: observations and modeling of gravitational wave signals across the entire spectrum, electromagnetic follow-up, or methods for combining information from multiple messengers.

This position includes membership in the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics (MIfA). MIfA faculty have a broad range of research interests that include solar and planetary physics, stellar astrophysics, extragalactic astronomy, transient astronomy, gravitational wave detection, gamma-ray astroparticle physics, dark matter particle searches, and cosmology. Facilities available to our faculty include a share of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), guaranteed time on Steward Observatory facilities, and access to the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute. Further details may be found at

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in astrophysics, physics, or a closely related field and a strong record of original published research. The duties of the successful candidate will include research, teaching and service to the university.

To apply, applicants should complete an online faculty application at
and upload their curriculum vitae, bibliography, a brief summary of research and teaching interests, and their plan for future research. Three letters of reference (signed and on official letterhead) should be sent directly to [email protected] as PDF files. Alternatively, letters may be mailed to the following address:

Professor Ronald Poling, Head
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Minnesota
116 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA

The review of complete applications will begin on November 30, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.


The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


Application Details

Publication Start Date
2018 Sep 10
Application Deadline
2018 Nov 30


Julie Murphy