Assistant Professor in Planetary Sciences - Astronomy

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Library/Physical/Social Science, Education/Instructional
Department:16060000 - LS-ASTRONOMY

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Assistant Professor in Planetary Sciences - Astronomy

Job Description:

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin on August 16, 2018. We invite applications from theorists, observers, and instrumentalists in the broad area of planetary sciences, including the solar system, exoplanets, proto-planetary disks, or astrobiology. Candidates should have a strong established research program that complements ongoing research in the Department, a compelling plan for future research, and the ability to supervise both graduate and undergraduate research projects.  A Ph.D. degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or a closely related field is required.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.  

Minimum Requirements:

A Ph.D. degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or a closely related field is required. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted online at:

and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a list of publications, (4) a research statement summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, past research, and future research plans, (5) a statement of teaching experience and interest, and (6) the names and emails of at least three references must be provided on the application. After review, an email with instructions will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their letters.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2017, at which time the committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee until the position is filled.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Health Assessment Required: No


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