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Tenure Track Faculty Positions

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

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
Arizona State University (planetary; ad) "Some interviews scheduled"; details?
ASIAA( Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics) faculty position (ad) Close Date: January 25, 2015

UNC Asheville (ad)

Close Date: November 18, 2014.  Anyone heard anything?

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

Closing date: January 16, 2015

UC Berkeley (Physics, ad)

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

UC Berkeley (Astronomy, ad) Due December 31, 2014; shortlist includes Emily Levesque, Kevin Schlaufman, Dan Weisz, and others.  Rejection emails sent (1/22).
Brigham Young (ad)
On-campus interviews under way (1/16)
Brown University (ad)
Due December 5, 2014; shortlist includes David Kipping, Aaron Manalaysay, Adam Mantz, Danny Jacobs, Jeyhan Kartaltepe, Jonathan Pober

U. of Cambridge, DAMTP (ad)

Due January 5, 2014; Shortlist made, interviews scheduled, 5 candidates

Cardiff University (ad) "We reget to inform you" letters sent out. Over 140 applicants. Some shortlist emails sent out, including Timothy Davis, James Owen, Daniel Whalen.
Cal State Chico (Theory and/or Computation, ad) Phone interviews complete; Shortlist includes Nicholas Nelson, Sean Echols, and several non-astro candidates
Cal State Fullerton (Physics and/or Astronomy Education Research, ad)  
Due October 1, 2014

Carnegie Observatories (ad)

Visits being scheduled.

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).

Columbia University (ad)

Due December 15, 2014. Some invitations for interviews sent. Schedualed interviews (from the shortlist)  include: Bence Kocsis, Emily Levesque, Katja Poppenhaeger, Sarah Ballard, David Kipping, and 4 others.

Davidson College Due January 15, 2015
UC Davis (ad) Due October 10, 2014
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
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
Gemini Observatory (La Serena, Chile; ad Due Jan. 5, 2015. Phone interviews ongoing.
U of Groningen Rosalind Franklin tenure-track Fellowships

(http://www.rug.nl/fwn/organization/vacatures/vacatures/rff/)

 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. Short list includes Kam Arnold, Renee Hlozek, Roland de Putter.

University of Hull

Shortlist made.

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)

Review of applications will start on Feb 1, 2015.
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.
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) (ad) Shortlist made (Oct 30), including: Arman Shafieloo, Kimitake Hayasaki, and 7 others, 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. Shortlist made.
Leiden University/Observatory (ad) Due January 15, 2015.
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.
Michigan State University (ad) Shortlist made; interviews scheduled (1/19)
MIT (Astrophysics, ad)
Due November 21, 2014; Shortlist made, including Jessica Werk. Has everyone on the shortlist been notified?
Reject emails sent out. (1/29)
Monash University (ad) Due February 1, 2014, 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) Due February 1, 2015
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (Assistant or Associate Scientist) (ad) Due February 1, 2015
University of Nevada Las Vegas Reference letters requested (01/20)
New Mexico State University (ad)  

NC State University (Astrophysics, ad)

Due November 1, 2014. Some candidates contacted for interviews including Raffaella Margutti, Ivo Seitenzahl, and Ashley Ruiter.

University of North Florida (ad)

Application review will begin Jan. 5, 2015
Northeastern University (ad) Shortlist includes Mark Hertzberg
University of Northern Colorado (ad) Due December 12, 2014
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo (Associate professorship in Extragalactic astrophysics, ad) Due March 1, 2015
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Institute of Astrophysics (1-2 positions available; ad) Some rejection letters sent. First interview batch completed.
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
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:

Rice University (ad) Shortlist made. Includes Mustafa Amin

Rochester Institute of Technology (ad; pdf-ad)

Due February 1, 2015

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 Mark Hertzberg

UC Riverside (ad)

Due January 1, 2014
UC San Diego (ad) Due November 21, 2014.  Shortlist 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
UC Santa Cruz Astronomy (observation)

Shortlist made, including: Bianco, Marshall, Skemer, Sivanandam, Tuttle, Wiktorowicz

UC Santa Cruz Physics (experimental high-energy Due November 11. Short list includes Kam Arnold
UMass Lowell Physics (Astronomy and Astrophysics) (ad) Review begins January 2.
University of South Carolina (ad) Due December 1, 2014.  Some phone/skype interviews scheduled (12/22 and 01/07). Shortlist made including Jeyhan Kartaltepe.
University of Southampton, up to 3 positions (ad) Application closing date: 31 January 2015
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).
University of Texas at Austin (physics) Shortlist includes Mark Hertzberg and other(s)
University of Toronto (ad) Due December 5; shortlist includes David Kipping, Kevin Schlaufman, Sarah Tuttle, Andrew Skemer, Renee Hlozek.
University of Washington (physics, ad)
Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2014. Shortlist candidates notified.
University of Washington (astronomy, 2 positions, ad)

Long short list (~40 candidates) made including: Matteo Cantiello, Barnes, Reines, van der Wel, Werk, Eliu Huerta.  Is the long list based on reference letters being requested or are long list members notified? NOT ALL LONG LIST MEMBERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.  

A few senior candidates also being considered.

Some rejection letters sent by email (1/2).

More than one interview scheduled (jr. candidate; 1/23).

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
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 January 15, 2015. 

Medium list candidates notified (Jan 18th)

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

Review of applications begins Nov 15, 2014

 

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)
Due October 1st. Shortlist made and initial interviews conducted.
JPL weak lensing (ad)
short list made. Offer made to Alina Kiessling.
Arecibo Director of Operations (ad)
Due Sep 30th
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)
 
Department Head (Physics and Astronomy, University of Hong Kong)
Due January 5, 2015
 
 
 
Offer made to Quentin Parker
MSE Project Scientist (ad) Due Nov. 30. Shortlist includes Iraklis Konstantopoulos, Richard de Grijs. (Some) Round 1 interviews conducted. 
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.

Faculty Shuffle

Person (alphabetical) Old Institution New Institution
Wendy Freedman Carnegie Observatories University of Chicago
Anna Scaife University of Southampton University of Manchester
Rene Breton University of Southampton University of Manchester
Naomi McClure-Griffiths

CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science

RSAA, Australian National University

Andrea Macciò MPIA New York University Abu Dhabi
Mark Krumholz UCSC ANU

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