Assistant Professor - Astronomy

Michigan State University East Lansing, MI , USA

Published Mon, 10/02/2023 - 8:30 AM Expiration Tue, 09/16/2025 - 12:00 AM or until the posting is filled

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in astronomy. The search is open to all fields of observational astronomy, including survey-based astronomy. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to carry out forefront research and a commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

MSU has strong astrophysics research programs in compact objects, transients, galaxy clusters, nuclear astrophysics, and exoplanets. Current faculty members are experts in optical/IR, radio, and X-ray observations, in addition to large-scale simulations, statistical and computational techniques, and particle astrophysics. MSU astronomers enjoy guaranteed access to the 4.1-m SOAR Telescope, which is co-located on Cerro Pachón with the Rubin Observatory. MSU astronomers run both an astrophysics undergraduate major and an astronomy and astrophysics Ph.D. program.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Astronomy, Physics, or related field and have at least one lead-author publication in a refereed journal (published or accepted).

Applications should be submitted through the MSU hiring website (, posting #901917