Associate Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics

University of Chicago Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

United States


The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for tenured Associate Professor in any area of observational, experimental, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. Department members play leading roles in a wide range of research projects, including the Dark Energy Survey (DES), Rubin Observatory's Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), South Pole Telescope (SPT), and many others; more details can be found at the Department website. The University of Chicago is a founding partner of the Giant Magellan Telescope, and members of the Department have access to the twin 6.5-m Magellan Telescopes.  Computational astrophysics is supported by access to high-performance computing through the Research Computing Center at the University and through connections to Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab. The University of Chicago has an inherently crosscutting and interdisciplinary structure that is very supportive of newly emerging research opportunities and is open to the possibility of appointments with other departments. Department members are also involved in the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, Fermilab, and Argonne National Laboratory.  

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints, to cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression, and to welcoming and supporting all their members.

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 astrophysics or a closely related field is required.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online through the University of Chicago academic careers website . Required materials are:

  • a cover letter,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a list of publications,
  • a statement of research,
  • and a teaching  statement (which should include information about the candidate’s teaching and mentoring activities, teaching philosophy and goals, and should also, where possible, include a description of the candidate’s experience in teaching and mentoring students, research or teaching assistants, or postdoctoral fellows, and in fostering their learning and ability to do research; the teaching statement may also include relevant experience in teaching and mentoring students from a diversity of backgrounds, if applicable). 
  • A list of at least 3 references is also required. 

Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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