Assistant Professor in Astronomy at Harvard University
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Astronomy and Space Science
Faculty 4-Year College/University
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: F02485
The Department of Astronomy seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in any subfield of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The appointment is expected to begin in July 2023. The person hired will join the Department of Astronomy and the Harvard College Observatory as part of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, for conducting a vibrant and collaborative research program, for the advising and mentorship of junior scientists, and for contributing broadly to the scientific atmosphere of our department and the CfA. The department views inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of its faculty, and we therefore seek candidates who are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational and research environment.
Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in Astronomy, Physics, or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching, advising, and broadening institutional diversity is desired.
The department of astronomy at Harvard engages in research and teaching that span the entire Universe with exciting observational and theoretical programs in cosmology, extrasolar planets, transients, star formation, black holes and high-energy astrophysics. The department is located at the Center for Astrophysics, where the Harvard College Observatory & the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory work in a collaborative research environment. The Astronomy Department currently has 18 tenured faculty, 16 Lecturers, 42 graduate students, 28 undergraduate concentrators.
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