Assistant Professor - Astronomy (Tenure-Track)

Central Michigan University Mt Pleasant, MI , USA

Published Fri, 11/03/2023 - 8:25 AM

The Department of Physics at Central Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in astronomy. We are seeking an observational astronomer but will also consider other areas in astronomy and astrophysics that complement the research and educational mission of the department. The candidate is expected to have a strong interest in involving undergraduate and graduate students in research, and to develop an externally funded research program.

The teaching component involves undergraduate and graduate astronomy and physics courses, including lab-based astronomy courses utilizing our on-campus Brooks Astronomical Observatory, which features a 16-inch Cassegrain reflector as its principal telescope. Applicants should demonstrate their ability and interest in contributing to the operation of the CMU Brooks Observatory for education, student research, and outreach activities.

The new faculty member will be expected to develop an externally funded research program at CMU that will involve ground-based or space-based national observatories across the U.S. or abroad. Preference will be given to candidates who can engage in collaborative projects that provide unique opportunities for CMU students.