Cornell University, Astronomy

Position ID:Cornell-Astronomy-AP [#22636, WDR-00033253]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astronomy / Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:none (listed until 2022/12/06)
Position Description:   URMs  

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine and booster or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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The Astronomy Department at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. We seek new colleagues to join our highly ranked and vibrant faculty and university community. We encourage candidates who demonstrate outstanding research and commitment to teaching and community development within any area of astronomy and astrophysics to apply. Successful candidates will have a research program that enhances Cornell’s high-visibility program by either building on current strengths or introducing new directions that complement areas of ongoing work.

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 expect candidates to have an established record of high-impact research and to demonstrate the potential to build an externally-funded independent research program. The successful candidate will teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and so a record of excellence in and/or commitment to teaching, mentorship and diversity are sought. A Ph.D. in astrophysics, planetary sciences or a closely related field is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation on this job listing. The statement of diversity, equity and inclusion should describe the applicant’s efforts and aspirations to promote equity, inclusion and diversity through teaching, mentoring, research and service. The target start date for the appointment is July 1, 2023. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.”

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.


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Further Info:
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122 Science Drive
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Cornell Campus
Ithaca, New York 14853