Asst. Prof. of Astronomy
The Department of Astronomy at Columbia University invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position, to start in the Fall of 2015. Applicants are expected to have a PhD (or equivalent) and to have established an independent program of research which they will be able to pursue and expand at Columbia. Outstanding candidates from all fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics are encouraged to apply, though the department is particularly interested in hiring someone in the area of exoplanets. The new faculty member will be joining a collegial department with vibrant research, undergraduate and graduate programs and a strong record in public outreach. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute at a high level and with enthusiasm to several (if not all) of these endeavors, to serve in various University capacities outside the Department, and to participate in the life of the discipline outside the University.
All applications must be submitted through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS), and must include a curriculum vitae (including list of publications), and a statement of no more than 4 pages reviewing past and planned research as well as teaching interests. The applicant should arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to the same online site coincident with their application.
Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
(Questions about the application process can be addressed to de2205//at\\columbia.edu)