Astronomy Jobs on the Rebound
David Principe Massachusetts Institute of Technology
K. Azalee Bostroem University of Arizona
Emily Mason Predictive Science Inc.
Chelsea Sharon Yale-NUS College
Julia Kamenetzky Westminster College (UT)
It's the start of the academic job cycle once again! The AAS Committee on Employment has compiled data from the AAS Job Register detailing the number and types of positions available each year. The COVID pandemic significantly reduced the number of job postings in 2020, with tenure-track faculty positions appearing to have been most affected. However, the number of job postings in 2021 returned to pre-pandemic levels and appears consistent with past trends of increasing job numbers.
Are you graduating soon or considering applying to a new position on the Job Register? Based on data from the past four years, the highest number of positions are listed between the months of September and December. While the start date for many of these positions will be the following academic year, the AAS Job Register hosts diverse positions at all times of the year and we encourage you to search for a job that suits you!