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Tenure Track Faculty Positions

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

AIP Potsdam/Potsdam University (ad)

Interviews scheduled for January: including Shy Genel, Michaela Hirschmann, Christoph Pfrommer, Sijing Shen
ASIAA(http://jobregister.aas.org/job_view?JobID=53017) Shortlist made. It includes Hyosun Kim,  based on seminar schedule.
Amherst College (astro, ad)

Due November 1, 2015. About 150 applications. Candidates contacted for phone interviews (Dec 18).   On-campus interviews scheduled in January and February, shortlist consists of Michael Dunham, Cara Battersby, Katherine Whitaker, Katherine Follette, and Rachel Bezanson (from seminar schedule).  Some rejections sent (Jan 13).    Offer made and accepted.

Aarhus University, Denmark (ad)

Exoplanets, Due April 1, 2016
Bates College (ad)

Candidates contacted for skype interviews (Nov. 17). Candidates invited for on-campus interviews in December and January.    Aleks Diamond-Stanic (obs) Jeff Oishi (th). 

Bishop's University Tier II Canada Research Chair (ad) Four candidates interviewed. Shortlist includes Ashley Ruiter.  Offer made.
University of Canterbury, New Zealand (astro, ad) Due January 10, 2016. Deadline extended to 1 Feb 2016 due to advertsing problem.
University of Cape Town (MAM,ad) NEW Due April 22, 2016.
California Institute of Technology (physics, ad) Short shortlist made, letters requested.
California Institute of Technology (astro, ad) Several candidates invited. Some rejection letters sent for shortlisted candidates (3/26). Letters requested.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (physics, ad) Due October 1, 2015. Short-listed candidates invited for on-campus winter interviews, including Ryan Lang and Daniel Grin.
California State University, Chico (2 positions, ad) Review of applications underway (12/3)
Carleton College (ad) Due October 23, 2015.  Some rejections sent mid-November, others January 8. Implied not looking for an astronomer.
Carnegie Mellon (ad) Due December 1, 2015. Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews (12/22). Shortlist includes Adrian Liu, Elizabeth Krause, Sergey Koposov, Anthony Pullen, Andrew Wetzel. Some rejection letters sent. Offer made to Sergey Koposov.
Case Western Reserve University (ad) Due December 15th. Shorlist made:  Kurt Hinterbichler, Amol Upadhye, Emanuela Dimastrogiovanni, Pavel Fileviez Perez. Offer made to Pavel Fileviez Perez.
Center for Computational Astronomy, The Flatiron Institute (Associate Research Scientist; ad) Offers made, including Chris Hayward, Matteo Cantiello, Dan Foreman-Mackey.
CNAP (France, ad)

Seven junior permanent positions. 113 applications received. Interviews scheduled on April 4 to 6. Offers made. Hakim Atek, Pierre Gratier, Annie Hughes, Lorenzo Matteini, Alexis Matter, Alexandre Santerne, Ferréol Soulez

Six senior positions. 23 applications received. Interviews scheduled on March 24 & 25. Offers made. Emmanuel Bertin, Marian Douspis, Agnès Fienga, Ana Palacios, Filippo Pantellini, Natalie Webb

CNRS (France, ad) Four junior permanent positions (3 CR2 + 1 CR1) and six senior positions (DR2). Due Jan 6th. Shortlist on Feb. 16 for junior positions (everyone shortlisted automatically for senior positions). Shortlist of 61 for the 3 CR2 positions and of 24 for the 1 CR1 position. Interviews from March 7 to March 11, 2016. Offers made. CR1: Antoine Gusdorf. CR2: Frederic H. Vincent, Caroline Freissinet, Nicolas Clerc
Dartmouth College (theoretical/computational plasma physics/astrophysics, ad)

Due January 11, 2016. Have references been contacted? Some references contacted around January 15, 2016.

Davidson College (physics ad) Due November 1, 2015.  Skype interviews were mid December. Judging by seminar schedule, looks like no astronomers.
ESO Operations Staff Astronomer (ad) Second round of interviews/visits conducted: Luca Sbordone, Florian Rodler

ESO Adaptive Optics Scientist -  Operations Staff Astronomer (ad)

 Shortlist made. Some candidates invited for a video interview, among which Julien Girard, Julien Milli, Bruno Femenia, Mamadou N'Diaye

ESO Outreach Astronomer (ad)

 Shortlist made. Some candidates invited for a video interview.

ESO VLTI Programme Scientist (ad) Due April 30th, 2016.
Exeter (ad) Interviews scheduled for November
George Mason University (ad)

Due January 29, 2016.  Offer made.

George Washington University (ad)

Short list is formed. Candidates invited for on campus interview.

Gran Telescopio CANARIAS, Support Astronomer (La Palma, Canaries; ad) Due September 30, 2015. Almost 30 applications received. Rejection letters sent. Candidates interviewed. Offer accepted.

Haverford College (physics; ad)

Due October 31, 2015. ~200 applications received. Candidates invited to campus for January and February interviews. Offer made to Daniel Grin (accepted).
Harvey Mudd College (physics; ad) Due November 6, 2015. ~240 applications received. Candidates invited to campus for interviews. Rejection e-mails sent. Offer made.
Hillsdale College (physics) Offer made to Ryan Lang.
Johns Hopkins (ad) Due December 1, 2015.

Short List: Ibrahima Bah, Christopher Beem, Yanou Cui, Yonit Hochberg, Eric Kuflik,Jeremy Mardon,David Vegh

Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, CosKASI (cosmology group; ad) Due March 14, 2016. The longlist is made on Mar 15. The shortlist is made on Apr 22, including David Parkinson, Teppei Okumura, Jinn-Ouk Gong. Candidates are invited to campus for interviews.
Lafayette College (physics; ad) Due October 31, 2015
Lancaster University, UK (planetary science/space physics; ad) Due May 8, 2016.
Lancaster University, UK (observational astrophysics; https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1526) Due June 3, 2016

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (ad)

Due December 8, 2015. Some shortlisted candidates notified (12/23). 
Lewis & Clark College (physics; ad) Due October 5, 2015. Short-listed candidates invited for on campus interviews in January and February. Offer made to Daniel Grin
Liverpool JMU (multiple posts; ad) Due March 31, 2016. Longlist notified.
Lowell Observatory (ad) Due November 1, 2015. Nearly 100 applications received. References requested 12/2. Some rejections sent 12/2; more rejections sent 1/14. Short list made.
Magellan Instrument Scientist (ad)
Due September 1, 2015. Konstantina Boutsia (?)
Marseille, Laboratory of Astrophysics (ad) Due February 29th. Note this is a position reserved for disabled people. Disability is broadly defined and includes insulin-dependent diabetes and poor eyesight for instance. Speaking French is not required for the position and everyone is more than welcome to apply.
Memorial University (physics or astro; ad) Due October 16, 2015. Candidates invited for on-campus interviews, including Robert Ferdman, Hilding Neilson
MIT (ad) Interviews underway.  Short list includes Ben Farr
Montclair State University (ad) Due December 5, 2015.  Phone interviews scheduled for mid-January (12/24), including Gianfranco Gentile.  Shortlisted candidates invited for on-campus interviews (1/21), including Robert Ferdman. 
Mount Holyoke College ( ad) Due November 1, 2015.   Phone interviews happened end of October, beginning of November. From their facebook page, looks like interviews were in November/December. 
New York University, CCPP (ad) Shortlisted candidates invited (12/29), including Anthony Pullen, Robert Penna, Tanja Hinderer, Yacine Ali-Haïmoud
Northern Arizona University: (astro and/or planets, two positions; ad) Around 100 applications received; phone interview candidates contacted; some candidates invited for campus visits: Chris Edwards, Chad Trujillo, Rory Barnes (declined).
Northwestern (ad) Short list: Tim Brandt,Brani Sesar, Jennifer Yee. Offer made. 
Notre Dame (women only; ad) Due December 7, 2015
Ohio State (ad) Shortlist notified and invited for interviews.  Shortlist includes Fabienne Bastien, Brendan Bowler, Tim Brandt, Jim Fuller, Jennifer Yee.
Penn State (physics; ad) Due December 1, 2015
Princeton (ad) Due November 15, 2015. Interviews underway. Shortlist includes Daniel Foreman-Mackey. Are there separate shortlists for a joint hire with another department and an astro-only hire? Some rejection letters sent.
Rockhurst University (Physics; ad) Due October 26, 2015.  Offer made and accepted.
Saint Mary's University, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (ad) Due December 31, 2015. Candidates contacted for Skype interviews (1/25).  Short-list invited for on-campus interviews (2/18).
San Diego State (ad) Due December 15, 2015. Skype interviews scheduled (1/21). Candidates invited for interviews (2/15).
San Jose State (ad) Due December 1, 2015. Some phone interviews arranged (1/15). Some rejections sent (02/17). Shortlist includes Ian Crossfield. Some interviews have taken place. Offers made to Elisabeth Mills and one other.
San Francisco State University (Physics/Astro Education Research, ad) Due December 11, 2015. Offer made and accepted.
SLAC (Panofsky) Candidates invited
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (ad)

Due December 4, 2015. Recommendation letters requested via e-mail to candidates (12/21). Some on-site interviews scheduled (2/3). Some rejection letters sent by email (2/11). 10 people shortlisted for 2 positions: David Patterson, Jennifer Yee, Christian Johnson, William Dawson, Martha Boyer, Stephanie LaMassa, John Tobin, Michael Johnson,  Ryan Allured.   Offer made Jennifer Yee and John Tobin (declined).

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (Astrophysicist, ad) Due March 4, 2016.
Stockholm University (tenure track position in astronomy, ad) 75 applications received. Candidates invited to interview: Oscar Agertz, Yacine Ali-Haimoud, Katherine Mack, Evan O'Connor, Daniel Perley, Stefania Salvadori
SUNY Fredonia (physics/astronomy; ad) Due December 15, 2015. Phone interviews underway (late January).  On-campus interviews scheduled for early March (2/26).  Offer made (3/15) and accepted.
Susquehanna University (physics; ad) Some candidates contacted for phone interviews (Oct 30). On-campus interviews arranged (Nov 11).
Universidad Catolica de Norte (ad) Shortlist made. Interviews underway.
Universidad de Antofagasta (ad) Due April 01, 2016.
Universidad de Atacama (ad) Due March 18, 2016
Universidad de Concepcion (ad) Due November 30, 2015. Some invitation  for interviews (Jan 28).
Universidad Diego Portales (ad) Due December 31, 2015. Some invitation for interviews sent (11 Jan). Some rejections sent 1/15
University of Amsterdam (exoplanets, ad) Due February 1st, 2016. Short list selection underway, interviews expected to be conducted in mid-June.
University of Arizona, Earth Dynamics Observatory (includes comparative planetology, instrument/mission development, remote sensing, etc. cluster hire, ad)

Review of applications began 9 November 2015. Shortlist made; see colloquia schedule.
At least one offer made (<4/22).

University of Arizona, Space Object Behavior Studies cluster hire (ad) Shortlist made for some positions; offers made for some positions (4/8)
University of Arizona, Lunar & Planetary Lab, Solar and Heliospheric Physics (ad)

Candidates invited for interviews (2/9); shortlist created (see colloquia schedule)

University of Arizona, Lunar & Planetary Lab, Planetary Science (ad)

Shortlist derived from colloquium schedule includes: Megan Schwamb, Burkhard Militzer, Tommi Koskinen, Xuening Bai, Matija Ćuk.

University of Bath 50th Anniversary Prize Fellows (ad) shortlist includes at least 1 astronomer
University of Bath (ad) Interviews held in October. Hendrik van Eerten
University of California, Berkeley (ad) Some members of shortlist contacted. Shortlist includes Sarah Ballard, Courtney Dressing, Cara Battersby.  Two offers made.
University of California, Davis Due November 15, 2015. Some candidates invited for interviews (1/15). Shortlist includes Chris Hayward, Adrian Liu, Kate Rubin, Andrew Wetzel, Zhaohuan Zhu, Ian Crossfield. Two offers made.
University of California, Irvine Aomawa Shields
University of California, Riverside (ad) Shortlist candidates invited, including Gordan Krnjaic, Yanou Cui, Eder Izaguirre, David McKeen, Yacine Ali-Haïmoud. Offer made to Eder Izaguirre (rejected). Offer made to Yanou Cui and accepted.
University of California, San Diego (experimental cosmology, ad) Due April 4, 2016. Shortlist includes Tom Essinger-Hileman.
University of California, San Diego (excellence chair, ad) Shortlisted candidates invited, including Yacine Ali-Haïmoud, Kate Rubin. Offer made to a condensed matter physicist.
University of California, Santa Barbara (ad) Shortlisted candidates contacted
University of California, Santa Cruz (astronomy, ad) Due December 7, 2015. Shortlist made, and all candidates contacted. Rejections sent out. Two offers made. One accepted
University of California, Santa Cruz (planetary science, ad) Candidates invited: Hao Cao, Caleb Fassett, Seth Jacobson, Marisa Palucis, Myriam Telus, Kevin Walsh.  Offer made to Myriam Telus.
University of Central Florida (planetary surfaces/exploration, ad) Due November 15, 2015
University of Chicago (ad) Due October 15, 2015
Shortlist made. Includes Damiano Caprioli, Anthony Pullen, Sasha Tchekhovskoy, John Tobin (and others).
Any offers made? No offers made yet (4/5).
Some rejection letters sent to shortlisted candidates (4/10).
University of Cincinnati (ad) Due December 15, 2015. Shortlist includes Steve Hailey-Dunsheath, Regina Caputo, Sanch Borthakur, Keith Bechtol, Colin Bischoff, Anthony Pullen, Ilias Cholis.  Interviews will be completed March 1.


University of Colorado, Boulder (ad) Due December 1, 2015. Shortlist made Jan 13 and candidates invited for interview. Shortlist includes Ian Crossfield. Offer made to Zachory Berta-Thompson and Ann-Marie Madigan.
University of Connecticut (ad)

Due December 31, 2015.  Candidates contacted for Skype interviews (1/19).  On-campus interviews scheduled for February.  3 offers made and accepted: Cara Battersby, Jonathan Trump, and Kate Whitaker.

University of East Anglia (ad) Due March 18, 2016.
University of Florida Astronomy (ad) Due January 15, 2016.  Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews (2/1).  Offer made.
University of Florida Physics (ad) Due January 15, 2016. Shortlist includes Ilya Mandel, Anthony Pullen, Dan Grin, Laura Blecha, Pau Amaro-Seoane, Nicolas Yunes
University of Guelph/Perimeter (ad) Due December 1, 2015. Shortlist includes Aron Wall, Huan Yang
University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy (ad) Due November 16, 2015. Rejections received by email (Dec 18). Shortlist is Chris Hayward, Bjorn Benneke, Daniel Perley, Eddie Schlafly, Daniel Huber, and Tucker Jones.
University of Hertfordshire (ad) >180 applications recieved. Invitations sent to applicants on short list.
University of KwaZulu-Natal (ad) Due December 31, 2015
University of Maine (ad) Review of applications will begin February 22, 2016
University of Miami (ad) Due December 1, 2015. Shortlist includes John Appel, Tom Essinger-Hileman, Laura Newburgh, Steve Hailey-Dunsheath, Elena Rasia
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (physics) (ad) 443 applicants from all fields; 2 astros on shortlist, including Laura Newburgh, Blake Sherwin
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (astronomy) Offer made to Fabienne Bastien
University of Missouri (ad) Due February 29, 2016. Reference letters requested. Position cancelled due to budgetary concerns.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (ad)

Due January 1, 2016.  Letters requested in email to long-list applicants (1/15).  All short-list candidates invited for on-campus interviews (2/5). Offer made and accepted by Zhaohuan Zhu

University of North Georgia (ad) Due March 31, 2016. Offer made to Gregory Feiden.
University of Oklahoma (ad)

Due November 1, 2015, some candidates contacted for phone/Skype/AAS interviews: Jake Simon

Colloquium schedule indicates a short list has been made and includes: John Tobin, Sean Brittian and Alaina Henry.  

Offer made and accepted by John Tobin.

University of the Pacific (ad) Due December 15, 2015. About 220 applications received
University of Pittsburgh Due November 15, 2015. Shortlist candidates contacted (Dec 18) and scheduled for interviews. Interviews will be concluded the last week of February. Short list includes Rachel Bezanson, Elisabeth Krause, Gail Zasowski.
University of Toronto (ad)

Due December 1, 2015. Some shortlisted candidates invited for on-campus interviews (01/19). Shortlist includes Sarah Ballard, Ian Crossfield.  Rejection emails sent (2/25).  Offer made to Tim Brandt.

University of Utah (ad) Due December 1, 2015. 167 applicants.  Some rejection letters sent (Dec 17).  Shortlist candidates contacted (Dec 17) and scheduled for interviews, includes Gail Zasowski.
University of Victoria (ad)

Due December 10, 2015.  Some candidates contacted for phone interviews (1/11).  Rejection emails sent (1/26). Candidates invited for interviews on site (2/4).  Shortlist of 4.  Offer made to Adam Muzzin.

University of St. Thomas (physics) (ad) Due January 4, 2016. Some phone interviews scheduled. Rejections sent (2/10)
Washington University (St. Louis) (ad) Due December 1, 2015. Rejection letters sent. Shortlist includes Gordan Krnjaic, Bhupal Dev, David McKeen. Offer made to Kurt Hinterbichler.
West Virginia University (ad) Due November 15, 2015.  Short list notified (Dec 10) includes Sarah Burke Spolaor, Stefano Valenti, Eleonora Troja, Jonathan Trump.  Offer made to and accepted by Sarah Burke Spolaor
Westminster College (physics) Due November 16, 2015. Skype interviews scheduled (Dec 17). Julia Kamenetzky
West Chester University (physics, 2 positions) (ad) Due December 15, 2015. Phone interviews scheduled (Late January). Short-listed candidates for high/energy nuclear theory position invited for on-campus interviews (2/10).
Willamette University (physics/optics, ad) Due December 1, 2015
Williams College (ad) Due November 1, 2015. 2 offers made, 1 to Aomawa Shields.
Yale (physics) (ad) Due November 1, 2015. Shortlist includes Laura Newburgh, Tom Essinger-Hileman, Danny Jacobs, Abigail Crites.
York University (ad) Due December 1, 2015. Some shortlisted candidates invited for on-campus interviews (01/19).  Rejections sent (1/22).  Two offers made, one to Adam Muzzin
Fermilab Wilson Fellowship (ad) Due October 30, 2015



Science Staff and Management Positions

Place/Institution (alphabetical) People (in boldface if accepted)
AAVSO (ad) Due December 15, 2015. Interviews being scheduled for the weeks of February 29th and March 7th.

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (ad)

Interviews took place December 16+17, 2015
ATC Edinburgh, Instrument Scientist/Astronomer Rejection letters sent. Invitations for interview sent. First round of interviews completed (25/11). Second round underway. Short list includes Martha Boyer, Iain McDonald
E-ELT/METIS Calibration Scientist -Leiden (ad) Applications due March 31st 2016
Florida Space Institute, Research Scientist (ad - position number 42542)

Review of applications will start in March 2016. 

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (ad) - Civil Servant position in Code 667, the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Lab Position listed on usajobs.gov. Application closed April 25.
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India (Director) Short list of three interviewed, Somak Raychaudhury
JPL Exoplanets (ad) Short list includes: Avi Shporer

JPL Deputy Chief Scientist Exoplanet Exploration Program

Rejection letters sent.

JPL Radio Cosmology Scientist (Senior position). Apply via a single pdf of cover page, CV including publications, and reference contact information, to http://careerlaunch.jpl.nasa.gov, Job ID 2016-6179.

Applications being accepted through May 5; reviews and interviews ongoing. 
Keck Support Astronomer (ad) Due November 1, 2015.  On site interviews held. Josh Walawender
LPI, Director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute (ad)  
Gemini-North Assistant/Associate Scientist

 Julia Scharwächter received an offer and accepted

NExScI Exoplanet Archive Scientist (ad) Due November 1, 2015. Recommendation letters requested. Short list invited to full day interview, including: Avi Shporer.  Offer made and accepted (?)
NRAO, Socorro, Assistant Scientist (ad) First round of interviews held. Second round of interviews completed. Two offers made: Amy Kimball and (?)
NSO, Boulder, EPO Officer (ad) Application deadline December 31. Some rejection letters sent (2/9).

SKA Project Scientist (ad)

Due February 29.   About 30 applications received. Any updates? Shortlist of 4 will be interviewed.  Shortlist includes Nithyanandan Thyagarajan.
Smithsonian Institution, Astrophysicist, Chandra Director's Office (ad) Due July 31 2015. Short list includes: Vallia Antoniou, Daniel Castro, Cecilia Garraffo, Rodolfo Montez, Tea Temim
STScI (Director) Ken Sembach
LSST SQuaRE Observatory Scientist (ad) Due December 15, 2015. Shortlisted candidates contacted. Some rejections sent (2/18).
STScI Support Scientist

Some candidates invited for interviews (1/5). Including: Aida Wofford, Tea Temim

STScI Research & Instrument Analyst (ad) Due February 29 2016. Rejection letters sent.
ESA/AURA Astronomer at STScI Shortlist made, including Yicheng Guo, Martha Boyer. Some candidates invited for on-site interviews. Offers made to Martha Boyer, Kevin Stevenson, Grant Tremblay (declined)
Univ. of Manchester, Sir Bernard Lovell Chair in Astrophysics and Director of Astronomy and Astrophysics  - JBCA & JBO).  (ad)

Shortlist made, interviews held 1/11.  Offer made: M. Garrett (1/11), accepted 1/26


Faculty Shuffle

Person (alphabetical) Old Institution New Institution
Michael R. Meyer ETH Zürich (current)

University of Michigan (September, 2016)

Ezequiel Treister Universidad de Concepcion, Chile P. Universidad Catolica de Chile
Jo Dunkley Oxford University Princeton University
Somak Raychaudhury Presidency University, Kolkata, India IUCAA, Pune, India
Karl Stapelfeldt NASA Goddard (Exoplanets & Stellar Astrophysics Lab Chief) Jet Propulsion Laboratory              (NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program Chief Scientist)
Ravit Helled  Tel-Aviv University University of Zurich


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