Illinois Institute of Technology, Physics Department

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Position ID:IllinoisTech-CS-TT1 [#26894]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60616, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Astronomy and Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2023/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/12/18, listed until 2024/06/18)
Position Description:    

Illinois Institute of Technology is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position specializing in astronomy and astrophysics. The academic appointment for the position will be in the Illinois Tech Department of Physics with an expected start date of August 15, 2024.

Illinois Tech is a private Ph.D.-granting research university with world-renowned programs in engineering, computing, architecture, the sciences, humanities and social sciences, psychology, business, law, and design. It is ranked #98 in the 2024 U.S. News and World Report National Universities category and #1 in the state of Illinois and #23 nationally in the Wall Street Journal America’s Best Colleges 2024. Founded in 1890, Illinois Tech was built on the promise to provide access to higher education for students from all different backgrounds and to make a difference in the world through technology-oriented education. This guiding mission and purpose – where students, including those underrepresented in technology, could prepare for meaningful roles in a changing industrial society and achieve professional and economic advancement – remains just as relevant today. As such, diversity and inclusion are part of the day-to-day experience at Illinois Tech and a central component of its culture. Illinois Tech is home to a diverse and global student population, is committed to providing opportunities to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this position, especially those underrepresented in the field.

A successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized astronomy or astrophysics research program, attract external research funding to support their program, advise undergraduate students, supervise graduate student MS/PhD research, and teach physics or astrophysics courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is required; prior astronomy or astrophysics postdoctoral research experience is desirable, but not required.

Applicants should prepare the following:
All documents aside from CV and Cover letter should be submitted as a single PDF portfolio. Applicants who are selected for additional interaction with the search committee will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three references. The initial review of applications will begin December 31, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position can be directed to the search committee chair, Prof. Pavel Snopok at

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity, inclusion, and diversity. It is committed to fostering an inclusive environment and actively seeks applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, age, unfavorable discharge from the military, status as a protected veteran, sexual orientation including gender identity and expression, order of protection status, and/or genetic information. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

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Contact: Pavel Snopok, 3125673378
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