Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and
Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:University of Hawaii at Manoa-Institute for Astronomy-TTAP17 [#9955]
Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professors
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Astronomy
Physics / Physics
Starting Date:2018/08/03
Appl Deadline:2017/12/11** finished (posted 2017/09/30, finished 2018/06/17, listed until 2017/12/13)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) and Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Hawaii invite applications for two tenure-track assistant-level faculty positions.  One of the positions will be at the IfA and the other position will be in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  The candidates will be evaluated by a joint committee of the two units.  Candidates in the field of cosmology will be given preference, where the committee will take a broad view of the term cosmology to include a wide range of astrophysics.  The committee especially welcomes candidates that could help strengthen the linkage between the IfA and the Physics and Astronomy programs.  Applications are encouraged equally from individuals with observational, experimental, and theoretical backgrounds.


Applicants should have an outstanding research record, an ability to lead a research program involving students and postdocs, and an ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Duties include undertaking a program of independent research, the teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, and contributions to the academic and scientific life of the IfA and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The anticipated start date is Fall 2018. 


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or closely related areas as well as successful research experience as demonstrated by accomplishments, publications and letters of recommendation. At least two years of post-doctoral research are desirable but not essential. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The IfA has strong research groups in nearly all areas of astrophysics and has guaranteed access to the entire suite of observational facilities on the summits of Mauna Kea and Haleakala. The IfA is also the lead institution operating the Pan-STARRS wide-field optical telescopes. More information about the IfA is available at


The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a strong experimental program in astrophysics (cosmic rays, neutrinos, dark matter) and high-energy physics (b meson physics, instrumentation and neutrinos) and a vigorous theory program in high-energy physics. More information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at



TO APPLY: Please upload a curriculum vitae (including bibliography) and statements of research and teaching interests and plans using AcademicJobsOnline, #9955.  Also please arrange for four letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same website. All materials should be received by December 11, 2017.


INQUIRIES: Please email with any questions. Note that letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the aforementioned website, not sent to this email.


The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, National Guard participation, breastfeeding, and arrest/court record (except as permissible under State law).


Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.


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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822

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