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Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Place/Institution (alphabetical) People (in boldface if accepted)
Angelo State University (ad)

preference for astronomy/astrophysics background
at least some phone interviews complete (11/12)
Some on-campus interview requests received (will take place late January).

Arizona State (ad) Application deadline Dec. 1, 2018.
Bard College (ad) Application deadline Oct 1. Some on-site interview requests received, including Clara Sousa-Silva.
Bowdoin College (ad) Application deadline Oct 4.  At least some longlist candidates contacted

California Institute of Technology (ad)

Review begins Nov 1, but applications accepted until the position is filled. Search is open across all areas of physics and astrophysics
Cambridge University (ad) Application deadline Dec. 3, 2018.
Carleton University, astroparticle theory (ad) Deadline: Dec. 15, applications will be accpeted until position is filled.
Columbia University, experimental/observational gravitational waves (ad) Deadline: Dec. 15, but applications accepted until position is filled.
Columbia University, cosmology experiment (ad) Deadline: Dec. 15, but applications accepted until position is filled.

Cardiff University, Exoplanets (ad)

Some interview invitations received (9/7/18). Names?
Clemson University, multimessenger (ad) Application deadline Nov 1.  Position open until filled. Some invitations for Skype interviews sent (11/18/18).
DTU Space, Copenhagen, Associate Professor in observational cosmology (ad) Application Deadline Oct 15, 2018

Duke University, Cosmology (ad)

Application deadline Nov 1, 2018.
Friedrich-Alexander Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg, Full Professor in Experimental Astroparticle Physics (ad) Application deadline Aug 31, 2018. Shortlist made, interviews scheduled for beginning of December. Shortlist includes: Manuel Meyer.
Graz, Technical University and Space Research Institute (ad) two offers made: Lisa Kaltenegger, Ansgar Reiners
Imperial College London, Exoplanets (ad)  
University of Kansas, Assistant Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics (ad) Application Deadline: Saturday, November 10, 2018. Some phone interviews scheduled.
Loyola University Chicago (ad) Application Deadline: December 10
Michigan Tech (ad) Application Deadline: November 30
Montclair State University (ad) Invitations for phone interviews sent (11/21/2018). Includes Stephen Taylor. Campus visits start Dec 3 2018, invitations sent. Shortlist includes Sarah Vigeland.
Newcastle University (ad) Some rejections sent. Shortlist contacted for interviews.

Princeton University, Assistant Professor in Statistical Astronomy (ad)

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018.
Penn State University (Data Science/Large Survey) (ad) Application deadline Dec 31, 2018. Shortlist includes Yuan-Sen Ting.
Queen's University Belfast (ad) Some rejections sent Nov. 30, 2018. Shortlist contacted for interviews. Includes Stephen Taylor.
Radboud University (ad) Selection ongoing. Shortlist includes Stephen Taylor, Anne Archibald.
Rochester Institute of Technology (ad) Application deadline Nov. 15, 2018
San Francisco State University (Observational Astronomy) (ad) Application deadline Dec. 19, 2018.
SISSA, Multimessenger (ad) Appication deadline Jun 30. Longlist includes: Sara Buson, Bryn Haskell, Chiara Mingarelli, Albino Perego, Mario SperaPeter Veres. Offer made to Chiara Mingarelli (10/8/18)
Southern Methodist University (ad) Application deadline Oct 31. Shortlist includes Jeremy Sakstein, Eli Visbal, David Nichols, Krista Lynne Smith.
Stockholm University (Microphysical Astronomy) Rejections Sent. Shortlist includes (in alphabetical order) Timothy Linden, Angnis Schmidt-May, Aurel Schneider and others.
Texas A&M University-Commerce (ad)

 Application deadline Sept 7, 2018. Long list made; candidates to be contacted for phone interviews in coming days. (9/24)  On-campus interviews completed (11/12). Offer made to Shuo Zhang (11/12).

United States Naval Academy (ad) Application review begins Nov. 15. Some references requested (Nov.20).
University of Alabama, astronomy/astrophysics (ad) Application review begins Dec. 31, 2018
University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), astrophysics (ad) Application deadline Dec. 15, 2018
University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), Pei-Ling Chan Chair of Physics (ad) Application deadline Dec. 15, 2018
University of British Columbia (ad) Application deadline Nov. 30, 2018. Any news?
University of California, Santa Barbara, theoretical astrophysics (ad) Application deadline Dec. 1, 2018 for full consideration.
University of Chicago (ad) Application deadline Nov. 30, 2018.
University of Cincinnati (ad) Applications due Nov. 15, 2018 for full consideration. Longlist contacted for Skype/Phone interviews.
University of Colorado Boulder (ad) Two positions; application review begins December 1, 2018
University of Connecticut (ad) Application deadline Dec. 1, 2018.
University of Florida (Star Formation) ad Application deadline Nov 11th, 2018
University of Florida (Stellar/Planetary Astrophysics) ad Application deadline Nov 11th 2018
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Institute for Astronomy (ad) At the IfA in Hilo. Closing date, Dec. 1 2018.
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Institute for Astronomy -and- Physics & Astronomy (ad) Multiple positions. Applications due Nov. 19. Phone interviews scheduled, including Alvise Raccanelli, Coral Wheeler, Eric Baxter
University of Iowa (ad) Space-based instrumentation (astronomy, heliophysics, planetary science). Applications due Oct. 15
University of Illinois, gravitational physics (ad) Review of applications begins Nov 14
University of Illinois, astronomy (ad) Applications due Oct 31. Some candidates contacted for Skype interviews (12/07), including Stephen Taylor, Eric Baxter, Yuan-Sen Ting.
University of Maryland (ad) Applications due Nov 15.
University of Minnesota (ad) Applications due November 30, 2018. Applications from all areas of theoretical and observational astrophysics will be considered, with a particular emphasis on multi-messenger astrophysics. Some applicants contacted for phone interviews. Includes Stephen Taylor, Sarah Vigeland.
University of Mississippi, gravitational physics/astrophysics (ad) Review of applications begins December 1, 2018. Some applicants contacted for phone interviews. Includes Stephen Taylor, Sarah Vigeland.
University of New South Wales (ad) At least one astrophysics offer made in the school of physics.
University of Rochester (ad) Astronomy and Astrophysics (primarily observational/experimental); Applications accepted until the position is filled; consideration begins Nov 15
University of Southern Califorina (USC) (ad) Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics or Cosmology. Shortlist includes Chiara Mingarelli, Yuan-Sen Ting.
University of Pittsburgh (astro or high energy machine learning, ad) Application deadline Nov. 1.  Some applicants contacted for Skype interviews. Includes Yuan-Sen Ting.
University of Pittsburgh (astro, ad) Application deadline Nov. 1
University of Potsdam (ad)

Application deadline Aug 31, 2018. Invitation for interview received (Nov 27). Interviews will be taking place from Jan 7 to Feb 8.

University of South Carolina (ad) Theoretical physics, expertise in particle physics, astrophysics or cosmology.   Application deadline Dec 31, 2018.
University of Toronto (ad) Astro instrumentation.  Application deadline Nov 15, 2018.  Some shortlisted candidates contacted for in-person interviews.

University of Utah (ad)

Application deadline Dec. 1st, 2018.  Computational and statistical astrophysicists particularly encouraged to apply. 
University of Virginia, Physics (ad) Application deadline Nov 1, 2018.  Gravity/GR related theory.
Vanderbilt University (ad) Assistant Professor of Astrophysics. Deadline Nov 15, 2018. Candidates contacted for phone interviews, including Chiara Mingarelli, Carl Rodriguez, Stephen Taylor, Sarah Vigeland, Jessie Runnoe.
Villanova University (ad) Applications due Nov. 1, 2018 for full consideration. Open search, but sharing departmental research interests (including gravitational waves, CMB, black hole astrophysics, and star formation) is a plus.
Washington University (ad) Applications due Dec. 1, 2018; accepting applications until Jan 4, 2019. Experimental/lab astro faculty.  Some letters requested.  Some phone interviews scheduled.
University of Wisconsin - Madison (ad) Applications due Dec. 1, 2018
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (ad) Review of applications begins Dec. 1, 2018.
Yale (ad) Deadline Nov. 17, 2018. Any news?
York University, HEP/astroparticle/cosmo theory (ad) Deadline Nov. 20, 2018
Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (ad) Deadline Oct. 1, 2018. Shortlist made? 
Purdue University, EAPS Dept., Planetary Atmospheres and/or Planetary Physics (ad) Deadline Dec. 31, 2018
Western Washington University, Planetary Science (ad) Application review begins Nov 30, 2018. Open until filled.



Science Staff and Management Positions

Place/Institution (alphabetical) People (in boldface if accepted)
Arecibo Observatory

Review in progress

Columbia Public Schools Planetarium Director (Columbia, Missouri) (ad) Applications open, rolling deadline, for full consideration submit applications by Oct ~8.  For enquiries contact Mike Szydlowski, district science coordinator.
STScI ESA/AURA Astronomer (ad) Some shortlist visits scheduled. Shortlist includes: Jessie Runnoe.
STScI Research Scientist (exoplanets, ad) Some shortlist visits scheduled.

Faculty Shuffle

Person (alphabetical) Old Institution New Institution
Natalie Batalha NASA Ames Research Center UCSC
Phil Hinz Arizona UCSC
Jason Kalirai Space Telescope Science Institute

JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (Head of Civil Space)

David Silva NOAO UT San Antonio


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