Assistant Research Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Pennsylvania State University College of Science Astronomy and Astrophysics

United States

Assistant Research Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Penn State University

Campus/Location:University Park Campus
Campus City:University Park, PA
Date Announced:12/19/2019
Date Closing:open until filled
Job Number:92654
Work Unit:Eberly College of Science
Department:Astronomy and Astrophysics

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds (CEHW) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for one or more Assistant Research Professor positions. Successful applicants will work with CEHW faculty on theoretical, observational, and/or instrumentation projects. Examples of potential projects include investigating the dynamics, formation and/or habitability of planetary systems, developing methods for distinguishing the Doppler signature of planets from stellar variability, precision photometric observations to discover and characterize planetary systems, and contributing to planet surveys such as those to be conducted by the Habitable Zone Planet Finder ( and NEID ( The successful applicant will contribute to a team of student and Ph.D. researchers, have opportunities to pursue independent research, and contribute to the vibrant scientific and public outreach efforts of the department. The successful applicant will have access to a variety of resources and collaborations available at Penn State. More information about available resources may be found on the CEHW ( and Department of Astronomy ( websites. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field prior to the start date. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, statement of research interests, a CV, and a list of publications. Applicants must also arrange for letters of reference to be emailed to Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Please reference job number in the e-mail subject line. The position start date is flexible. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. Applications received by January 10, 2020 will receive full consideration. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of renewal.

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