Cornell University, Astronomy

Position ID:Cornell-Astronomy-AP [#19420, WDR-00027924]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Multi-Messenger Astronomy and/or Relativistic Astrophysics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astronomy / Relativity Group
Appl Deadline:2022/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/02, finished 2022/08/20, listed until 2022/01/15)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Astronomy Department at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the general areas of multi-messenger astronomy and/or relativistic astrophysics. Successful candidates will have a research program that builds upon the high-visibility record of accomplishment that Cornell has had in these areas, which have led to the understanding of fundamental aspects of our universe and to the development of advanced techniques (including data analysis) for discovering new classes of objects. Candidates working on theory, computation, observation and data-driven research, as well as instrumentation, will all be considered.

We particularly encourage applicants from groups that are underrepresented in physical sciences, such as women; Black, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, and Latinx scholars; as well as individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. We seek candidates with an established record of high-impact research to conduct an independent research program and to teach and advise our undergraduate and graduate students. A Ph.D. in Physics/Astronomy or a closely related field is required.

Required materials are a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publications, a statement of research (maximum 4 pages), a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy (1-2 pages), and at least three letters of recommendation. Also required is a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion (1 page maximum) describing the applicant’s efforts and aspirations to promote equity, inclusion and diversity through teaching, research and service. The target start date for the appointment is July 1, 2022.

The application deadline for all material (including letters) is December 15, 2021.

Effective immediately, all new Cornell hires, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by December 8, 2021, or before their start date if after December 8.

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Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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122 Science Drive
106 Space Sciences
Cornell Campus
Ithaca, New York 14853