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Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Place/Institution (alphabetical) People (in boldface if accepted)
Bucknell University tenure track position in astronomy and physics Rejection letters sent

Arizona State University (Three positions in Exoplanet Studies at Associate or Assistant level ad)

Close date: January 5, 2015, reviews will continue weekly until the search is closed. Reference letters requested 1/24/15.  Shortlist made; includes Jason Steffen.

Arizona State University (planetary; ad)

"Some interviews scheduled"; details?

"We regret to inform you" emails sent Feb 13.

Offer made to Alyssa Rhoden.

ASIAA( Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics) faculty position (ad) Close Date: January 25, 2015
Universidad de Antofagasta (ad) One offer made to Mederic Boquien.

UNC Asheville (ad)

Close Date: November 18, 2014. Some candidates contacted about availability (Feb 2).  Shortlist made and interviews scheduled.

University of Bath: three positions (ad), possibly a fourth (ad), in a new group.

Closing date: January 16, 2015. Interview: March 13, 2015. Offer made to Raffaella Margutti

UC Berkeley (Physics, ad)

Close Date: October 31, 2014; Short list includes Kam Arnold

UC Berkeley (Astronomy, ad) Shortlist includes Ian Crossfield, Emily Levesque, Leslie Rogers, Kevin Schlaufman, Daniel Weisz. Rejection emails sent (1/22).
Brigham Young (ad)
Offer made to non-astro candidate
Brown University (ad)
Due December 5, 2014; shortlist includes David Kipping, Aaron Manalaysay, Adam Mantz, Danny Jacobs, Jeyhan Kartaltepe, Jonathan Pober. Offer made to Jonathan Pober.

U. of Cambridge, DAMTP (ad)

Due January 5, 2014; Shortlist made, interviews scheduled, 5 candidates; Offer made to Matthew Kunz

Cardiff University (ad) "We reget to inform you" letters sent out. Over 140 applicants. Some shortlist emails sent out, including Timothy Davis, James Owen, Richard Parker, Daniel Whalen.
Cal State Chico (Theory and/or Computation, ad) Nicholas Nelson
Cal State Fullerton (Physics and/or Astronomy Education Research, ad)  
Due October 1, 2014
Cal State Northridge (Computational Astrophysics, ad) Offer made

Carnegie Observatories (ad)

Visits being scheduled. Rejection letters sent (Feb. 3).

Central Washington University (ad, 2 positions, any area of physics)

Skype/Phone interviews for long list candidates completed.

U. of Chicago (ad)

Due October 16, 2014.  Shortlist made (12/3) including Emily Levesque, Adrian Liu and other(s).

Chungbuk National University (CBNU) # Full-time Faculty Position for Non-Korean Nationality Researchers (ad) http://www.chungbuk.ac.kr/site/english/main.do

Due Feb. 4, 2015. Shortlist made including Kimitake Hayasaki, and 3 others. 

First round on campus or skype interviews scheduled (Feb. 26). Final round on campus interviews scheduled (Mar. 4). Offer made to Kimitake Hayasaki.


Assistant Astronomer (7 positions): 105 applicants.

Astronomer (6 positions): 23 applicants. Offers made to Christophe Adami, Laurent Cambresy, Chiara Ferrari, Vincent Genot, Réza Samadi, and Paolo Tanga.


CR2 level (4 positions):  172 applicants. 71 invited for interviews. Results:  1- Benoît Cerutti,  2- Silvia Galli, 3- Jeremy Leconte, 4- Héloïse Méheut, 5- Frédéric H. Vincent.

CR1 level (2 positions):  55 applicants. Long-list of 26 made. Atek, Benoit-Levy, Besse , Bonomo, Boquien, Cavalie, Cerutti, De La Torre, Flock, Gastine, Grise, Guilet, Gusdorf, Jaffe, Leauthaud, Magnelli, Matteini, Meheut, Neichel, Rassat, Renaud, Schippers, Van Marle, Vidotto, and Vincent invited for interviews. Results:  1- Benoît Neichel, 2- Thibault Cavalié, 3- Benoît Cerutti.

DR2 level (5 positions): 40 applicants. Results: 1. François-Xavier Schmider, 2. Frédérique Motte, 3. Étienne Pointecouteau, 4. Élisabeth Jourdain, 5. Jérôme Novak, 6. Elisabetta Caffau, 7. Jean-Claude Bouret

Columbia University (ad)

Due December 15, 2014. Some invitations for interviews sent. Scheduled interviews (from the shortlist)  include: Bence Kocsis, Emily Levesque, Katja Poppenhaeger, Sarah Ballard, David Kipping, Leslie Rogers, Lorenzo Sironi, Xuening Bai, Jennifer Sokoloski, and Roman Rafikov. Offers made to David Kipping, Lorenzo Sironi.

Davidson College

Due January 15, 2015, offer made to internal candidate.  Official rejection e-mails sent on 3/17.

UC Davis (ad) Due October 10, 2014. Any news?
ESO Paranal / Faculty Operations Staff Astronomers  (ad) 3 offers made: Andrea Mehner, Eleonora Sani, Manuel Torres
ESO Paranal / Faculty Operations Staff Astronomer / AO scientist (ad) Interviews on Dec. 12, 2014
ESO Paranal / Operations Staff Astronomer / (ad) Deadline was Feb 28th, 2015.
Florida Institute of Technology (Planetary Science, ad
Due January 5, 2015

Florida State University (ad)

long-list made including Raffaella Margutti; shortlist made, including Ashley Pagnotta, Raffaella Margutti. Offer made to Raffaella Margutti
Gemini Observatory (La Serena, Chile; ad

Due Jan. 5, 2015. Phone interviews ongoing.

March. Offer made. Accepted.

U of Groningen Rosalind Franklin tenure-track Fellowships


 Shortlist made including Sabrina Stierwalt, Sharon Meidt, Lingyu Wang & Pratika Dayal

Harvard University (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5780)

Applications will be considered starting Dec 1 2014. Areas of interest include dark energy, dark matter, cosmology. Shortlist includes Kam Arnold, Cora Dvorkin, Renee Hlozek, Roland de Putter.

University of Hull (Professorial Appointment: ad)

Offer made to Brad Gibson.

University of Hull (Galactic Archaeology; 1-2 Positions: ad)

Deadline: April 17, 2015

Humboldt State (ad)

10/21 - Phone Interviews starting. 11/13 - "We regret to inform you" emails sent. Offer made to Paola Rodriguez Hidalgo.

International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) node at The Univeristy of Western Australia; 2 positions (ad) Boilerplate rejection emails sent.

Johns Hopkins University (Data Intensive Astrophysics, ad)

Reviews of applications will start on Feb 1, 2015. Applicants are strongly encouraged to send their material before March 1st.

Johns Hopkins University - Bloomberg Distinguised Professor of Exoplanets  (http://apply.interfolio.com/28171) Joint tenured position (Associate or Full professor)  between Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Applications due Feb 1, 2015 for full consideration. 
Kavli Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University (ad) Due Nov 30, 2014
Kenyon College  Due Dec 12, 2014. On-campus interview list made. Rejection emails sent 2/20.
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) (ad) Final selection shortlist made (Oct 30), including: Arman Shafieloo and Kimitake Hayasaki. Rejection letters sent out (Nov 27).  KASI made an offer to Arman Shafieloo, who will belong to Cosmology group (CosKASI)  (Nov 27).
University of Leeds University Academic Fellow  (ad) Due November 16, 2014. Rejection letters sent December 5. Longlisted candidates invited for seminars in first half of January.
Lehigh University (ad) Due December 1. Final shortlist made. Some rejection letters sent 01/29. Offer has been made to Sarah Cremonini.
Leiden University/Observatory (ad) Rejection letters being sent. Rejections specify if one has at least made the longlist. Shortlist of 8: Jacqueline Faherty, Jacqueline Hodge, Diederik Kruijssen, Kevin Schlaufman, Kate Rubin, Else Starkenburg, Ruud Visser.
Leuven University (ad) Due September 30, 2014
IA-UNAM Mexico City (ad)
Due October 7, 2014;
Short list made (7 people), including Eliu Huerta
IA-UNAM Ensenada (ad)
Due October 7, 2014; Shortlist made (7 people), rejections letters sent out on 11/13. 
Marquette University (physics, ad) Due December 15, 2014.  Skype interviews complete (1/28). On-campus interviews to be held in mid-late Feb.

McGill University, two jobs (http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/pos/astro-05-en.pdf and http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/pos/TRIUMF-0-en.pdf)


Due January 15, 2015. Shortlist for joint physics/planetary hire includes Sarah Ballard, Leslie Rogers, Bjorn Benneke, David Kipping, Kevin Stevenson (from faculty interview colloquia schedule on website)

Experimental physics: Shortlist includes Kam Arnold

Michigan State University (ad)

Offer accepted by Sean Couch.

Mississippi State University (http://jobregister.aas.org/node/49010 ) Shortlist made; interviews ongoing 
MIT (Astrophysics, ad)

Due November 21, 2014; Shortlist made, including Jessica Werk. Has everyone on the shortlist been notified?

Rejection emails sent out. (1/29)
Monash University (ad)

Due February 1, 2014, midnight AEDT.  

Any updates or news?

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan/Subaru Telescope, tenure-track professor position (ad) Shortlist made, including Thayne Currie, Y. Koyama?, T. Shibuya?
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (Assistant or Associate Astronomer)  (ad)

Shortlist made and interviews scheduled (3/2). All rejection e-mails sent except for the 6 people on the shortlist (3/11). Shortlist (from colloq schedule): Murphy, Friesen, Tobin, Carpenter, Stierwalt, Hodge

National Radio Astronomy Observatory (Assistant or Associate Scientist) (ad)

Shortlisted candidates invited for interviews at the end of March (3/6).

University of Nevada Las Vegas Reference letters requested (01/20)

Shortlist (from colloquium schedule): Jason Steffen, Norbert Werner, Jake Simon
New Mexico State University (ad)

Some rejection letters sent. Seven shortlisted candidates invited to interview (02/19). Will take place 2/27 - 3/31.

NC State University (Astrophysics, ad)

Due November 1, 2014. Some candidates contacted for interviews including Sean Couch, Bronson Messer, Raffaella Margutti, Ivo Seitenzahl, and Ashley Ruiter (from colloquium schedule). Offer made to Raffaella Margutti

University of North Florida (ad)

Phone Interviews being scheduled.
Northeastern University (ad) Shortlist includes Mark Hertzberg
University of Northern Colorado (ad) Short-listed candidates notified. Some phone interviews conducted (2/12).  Candidates invited for on-campus interviews (2/24).
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo (Associate professorship in Extragalactic astrophysics, ad) Due March 1, 2015

Penn State (Astronomy & Astrophysics)

Rebekah Dawson
Penn State (Physics, ad) Due December 1, 2014
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Institute of Astrophysics (1-2 positions available; ad) Some rejection letters sent. First interview batch completed. Offer(s) made. Offer(s) accepted.

Princeton (ad)

Shortlist made, including David Kipping, Emily Levesque, Kevin Schlaufman, Alexie Leauthaud, Mark Hertzberg, and other(s)
Perimeter Institute/Univ of Guelph (ad) Due Jan. 16, 2015
Providence College  (physics, posting number 0002653) Due Dec. 7, 2014.  Shortlist made.

Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth (ad)

shortlist made, including Daniel Whalen, Timothy Davis
Queens College (CUNY) (ad)

Due Feb 19, 2015. Shortlist includes Daniel Grin

Queen Mary University London (ad)

Due Feb. 6, 2015. 

Queen's University Belfast, tenure-track fellowships (ad)

Announced areas of interest include Astrophysics. Due Oct 17, 2014. Shortlist made. Shortlist includes Katja Poppenhaeger, Richard Parker. Official offers have been made, including Bernhard Mueller.

Queen's University Belfast (2 lectureships) 

Shortlist made. Shortlist includes Richard Parker, Katja Poppenhaeger, Raffaella Margutti. Offers made: D. Watson (declined), Katja Poppenhaeger.

Rice University (ad) Shortlist made. Includes Mustafa Amin

Rochester Institute of Technology (ad; pdf-ad)

Due February 1, 2015. Any news?

San Francisco State University (ad) Shortlist made.

San Francisco State University (ad)

Shortlist made. Includes Mustafa Amin, Patrick Draper, Kristan Jensen, Jonathan Walsh ...

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (at least 2 positions; ad)

Due December 31, 2014

Sonoma State University Due October 7, 2014. "We regret to inform you" emails sent out on 12/16
Trinity University (ad) Due November 1, 2014.  Search is closed; regrets have been sent to other applicants via email.
Tufts University (ad) Shortlist includes: Dan Harlow, Mark Hertzberg, Aron Wall, ...
University of Kent Lecturer in Physics Due Feb 6th. 

UC Riverside (ad)

Due January 1, 2014.  Some reference letters requested (2/6).  Some invitations for interviews sent. Junior or senior candidates? It's a mix.
UC San Diego (ad) Due November 21, 2014.  Shortlist included astronomers, but Physics not selected for one of division-wide positions; no offers made.
UC Santa Barbara (ad) Due November 14, 2014. Shortlist made, including Kevin Bundy
UC Santa Cruz Astronomy (theory)
Due December 1. Shortlist made, including: Chris Hayward, Renee Hlozek, Xuening Bai, Lorenzo Sironi. Offer made to Lorenzo Sironi.
UC Santa Cruz Astronomy (observation)

Shortlist made, including: Marshall, Skemer, Sivanandam, Tuttle, Wiktorowicz and others. Offer made.

UC Santa Cruz Physics (experimental high-energy Due November 11. Short list includes Kam Arnold
University of Hawaii, Manoa - IfA (solar, ad) Due March 1
UMass Lowell Physics (Astronomy and Astrophysics) (ad) Phone interviews underway, including Florian Rodler. Some rejection letters sent. Shortlist includes Ofer Cohen.
University of South Carolina (ad) Some phone/skype interviews scheduled (12/22 and 01/07). Offer made and accepted.
University of Southampton, up to 3 positions (ad) Shortlist made and notified. Shortlist includes M. Childress, I.Seitenzahl, A. Ruiter, M. Middleton, R. Margutti, M. Banerji, N. Degenaar, M. Kromer, D. Walton. Offer made to Raffaella Margutti
University of Texas at Austin (ad)

Due December 3, 2014.  Long shortlist made.  Some skype interviews scheduled (1/16). Shortlist candidates notified (1/23). Rejection emails sent (1/28, 1/29). 

Offer made

University of Texas at Austin (physics) Shortlist includes Mark Hertzberg and other(s). Offer made to Matthew Kunz.
University of Toronto (ad)

Due December 5; shortlist includes David Kipping, Kevin Schlaufman, Sarah Tuttle, Andrew Skemer, Renee Hlozek, Suresh Sivanandam.

At least one offer made.

University of Washington (physics, ad)
Interviews underway. Shortlist includes  Sean Couch, Daniel Grin, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Luke Roberts, Gray Rybka, Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins,  senior candidates.
University of Washington (astronomy, 2 positions, ad)

Junior candidate short list made, senior candidates still under consideration. Shortlist includes Emily Levesque, John Tobin, Colette Salyk, Ian Crossfield, Matteo Cantiello, Sarah Tuttle, and Jessica Werk.

More rejections sent out (2/23)

Offer made to Emily Levesque.

University of Washington (astro research faculty; ad) Shortlist made, talks underway.
University of Western Australia (ad) Due 21 November. Shortlist made. Boilerplate rejection letters sent.
University of Wisconsin (physics) (ad) Shortlist includes Danny Jacobs, Kam Arnold
University of Zurich (ad) Some rejection letters sent (10/17). Interviews of 8 candidates, including Phil Armitage, Kevin Heng, Sarah Loebman.  Feb3/4. 

Uppsala University (lectureship in astronomy, planetary systems; ad)

Due December 1, 2014; Total applicants: 13. External reviewers confirmed.
Utah Valley University Some in-person interviews conducted at the AAS Meeting. Campus interviews scheduled, including Jeyhan Kartaltepe.
Vassar College (tenure-track professor of astronomy; ad)

Due Jan 15. Medium list notified Jan. 18. Skype intervies of some medium list candidates. Shortlist made. March 12: offer made and accepted

Official rejection e-mails sent on 3/19.

Washington University, St Louis; space sciences or exptl astrophysics.  http://www.physics.wustl.edu/node/621

Review of applications begins Nov 15, 2014 - Shortlist includes Jason Steffen.


Science Staff and Management Positions

Place/Institution (alphabetical) People (in boldface if accepted)
LSST Data Management Survey Science Lead (ad) Shortlist includes David Nidever. Offer made.
Scientist NRAO Greenbank (ad)
Two offers made and accepted.
JPL weak lensing (ad)
short list made. Offer made to Alina Kiessling.
Arecibo Observatory Deputy Director for Radio Astronomy and Planetary Radar (ad), formerly advertized as Arecibo Director of Operations (ad)
Some candidates have made site visits.
Director, High Altitude Observatory
Offer made to Scott McIntosh.
Director, W. M. Keck Observatory
Hilton Lewis
Department Head (Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, ad)
Due January 5, 2015
Department Head (Physics and Astronomy, University of Hong Kong) Offer made to Quentin Parker
Director, E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics, University of Hull Offer made to Brad Gibson
MSE Project Scientist (ad) Offer made
ALMA Observatory Scientist (ad)  
SKA Project Scientist (ad)
Due Oct. 15.  Shortlist made, interviews conducted (Nov. 19), offer made and accepted. Evan Keane.
SKA Head of Operations Planning (ad) Due Sep 29. Gary Davis.
IMPRS Coordinator, MPI for Radioastronomy Rainer Mauersberger

Faculty Shuffle

Person (alphabetical) Old Institution New Institution

Wendy Freedman

Carnegie Observatories


Anna Scaife



Rene Breton



Naomi McClure-Griffiths



Andrea Macciò


NYU - Abu Dhabi

Mark Krumholz

Santa Cruz


Dan McKinsey



Brad Gibson



Matt Mountain STScI (Director) AURA (President)


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