Boston University, Department of Astronomy

Position ID:BU-Astronomy-ASTP [#19408]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astronomy
Appl Deadline:2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/09/02, listed until 2022/03/02)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Astronomy at Boston University ( seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin on July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be an early-career scientist who will lead a robust research program to become affiliated with the Center for Space Physics (CSP; and participate fully in the department’s teaching missions at introductory, majors, and graduate levels. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Astronomy, Physics, Engineering, or a related field, with postdoctoral experience expected. Applications will be considered from all areas of Space Physics in Earth, planetary, and heliospheric regions. Space Physics big data endeavors may benefit from the Boston University Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering ( In addition to this position, the Department expects to search for additional faculty members over the next five years.

The Astronomy Department and its affiliated research centers, the CSP and the Institute for Astrophysical Research (IAR;, are committed to valuing the principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity in all academic and research settings at Boston University through building a collegial and supportive community of scholars and students. Applications should be submitted at Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and brief statements of research interests (2 pages), teaching interests (1 page), and a summary of experiences with diversity, inclusion, equity, and outreach (1 page). Candidates should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted through that website. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Department Administrator Anne Smartvlasak (, Department of Astronomy.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Boston University is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged. Boston University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Further Info:
725 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215