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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. 13 people being interviewed the weeks of March 23 and March 30.
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. Rejection emails sent. Offer made to Britt Lundgren.
University of Bath: three positions (ad), possibly a fourth (ad), in a new group.
Closing date: January 16, 2015. Interview: March 13, 2015.  At least one offer made  (Raffaella Margutti, declined).  Two offers accepted (Lectureship: Carolin Villforth).
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).  Offer made to Dan Weisz.
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 (declined)
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.  Offers made to Timothy Davis (accepted), 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. Accepted.
Carnegie Observatories (ad)
Visits being scheduled. Rejection letters sent (Feb. 3)
Central Washington University (ad, 2 positions, any area of physics)
Cassandra Fallscheer + 2 other non-astro
U. of Chicago (ad)
Due October 16, 2014.  Shortlist made (12/3) including Emily Levesque, Adrian Liu and other(s).  Offer made to Leslie Rogers (accepted).
University of Chile, DAS (ad) Due July 1st 2015.
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. Offers made to Miho Janvier, Alexis Carlotti, Julien Chabé, Agnès Cousin, Sylvain de la Torre, Lucie Maquet, and Daniel Reese.
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) Julien Girard, Alexis Carlotti and Giovanni Cresci nterviewed on Dec. 12, 2014
ESO Paranal / Operations Staff Astronomer / (ad) Deadline was Feb 28th, 2015.
(at least some) interviews scheduled and conducted.
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. Offer made to Pratika Dayal
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. Offer made to Cora Dvorkin (accepted).
University of Hull (Professorial Appointment: ad)
Offer made to Brad Gibson.
University of Hull (Galactic Archaeology; 1-2 Positions: ad)
Shortlist made (Apr 22, 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 accepted by 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. Offer made to Jacqueline Hodge.
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. 
University of Illinois Space Physics (ad) Short list includes Ofer Cohen
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)
Shortlist made, including Matthew Kunz, Adrian Liu, Michael McDonald, Kate Rubin, Lorenzo Sironi, Jessica Werk.  Offer made to Michael McDonald.
Monash University, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (ad)
Due February 1, 2015, midnight AEDT.  
Shortlist made. 4 candidates have been invited.

Monash University, Professor (ad)

Due July 31, 2015, midnight AEDT. 

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). At least one offer made.  Positions filled.
University of Nevada Las Vegas

Reference letters requested (01/20)

Shortlist (from colloquium schedule): Jason Steffen, Norbert Werner, Jake Simon

Offer made to Jason Steffen

New Mexico State University (ad)
Some rejection letters sent. Seven shortlisted candidates invited to interview (02/19), including Moire Prescott, Kristian Finlator. 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. Offer accepted by Jack Hewitt.
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 Mark Hertzberg,  David Kipping, Matthew Kunz, Alexie Leauthaud, Emily Levesque, Kevin Schlaufman. Offer made to Matthew Kunz (joint with PPPL).
Perimeter Institute/Univ of Guelph (ad) Search to resume later in the Fall 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. Offer made to Daniel Whalen.
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.
Shortlist made. Shortlist includes Richard Parker, Katja Poppenhaeger, Raffaella Margutti. Offers made: Steve Rodney (declined) D. Watson (declined), Katja Poppenhaeger.
Rice University (ad) Offer made to Mustafa Amin (accepted)
Rochester Institute of Technology (ad; pdf-ad)
Due February 1, 2015. Individuals contacted for phone interviews
San Francisco State University (astro instrumentation) (ad) Offer made.
San Francisco State University (particle theory) (ad)
Offer made.
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.
Institute of Cosmology, Tufts University (theoretical cosmology and fundamental physics) Shortlist includes: Dan Harlow, Mark Hertzberg, Aron Wall, ...  Position filled.
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 (declined).
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 (declined)
University of Hawaii, Manoa - IfA (solar, ad) Due March 1. Phone interviews conducted. Some rejection letters sent. Shortlist includes Ben Brown, Anna Malanushenko
UMass Lowell Physics (Astronomy and Astrophysics) (ad) Phone interviews underway, including Florian Rodler. Some rejection letters sent. Offer made to Ofer Cohen.
University of South Carolina (ad) Offer made and accepted: Steve Rodney.
University of Southampton, 2 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.
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 and accepted: Mike Boylan-Kolchin
University of Texas at Austin (physics) Search is in multiple fields. Particle theory/cosmology offer made to Raphael Flauger. Plasma physics offer made to Matthew Kunz (declined).
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 to Renee Hlozek
University of Washington (physics, ad)
Shortlist includes  Sean Couch, Daniel Grin, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Luke Roberts, Gray Rybka, Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins,  senior candidates.  Offer made to and accepted by Gray Rybka. Search concluded.


University of Washington (astronomy, 2 positions, ad)
Junior candidate short list made, senior candidates still under consideration. Shortlist includes Emily Levesque, Sarah Tuttle, Jessica Werk... John Tobin, Colette Salyk, Ian Crossfield, Matteo Cantiello and Rory Barnes.
More rejections sent out (2/23). 
Offers made to Emily Levesque and Jessica Werk. 
An additional offer in progress. 
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, offers made to Kam Arnold (accepted), Kim Palladino
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. 15. Skype interviews of some medium list candidates. Shortlist made and on campus interviews scheduled. Official rejection letters sent 3/19. Offer made 3/12 and accepted (Colette Salyk)
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.
Scientist NRAO Greenbank (ad)
Two offers made and accepted.
Scientist STScI Offers made to Ori Fox, Chris Stark.
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. Offer accepted by Joan Schmeltz.
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)  
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
Lowell Observatory Deputy Director for Science (ad) Michael West

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)
Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano
Richard Ellis
Jean-Michel Desert
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Amsterdam
Huirong Yan KIAA DESY & U Potsdam


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