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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.

UNC Asheville (ad)

Close Date: November 18, 2014

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

Closing date: January 16, 2015

UC Berkeley (ad)

Close Date: October 31, 2014

Brigham Young (ad)
Due October 1, 2014; letters of recommendation being requested; some rejection letters sent (11/14); shortlist of three invited for on-campus interviews
Brown University (ad)
Due December 5, 2014

U. of Cambridge, DAMTP (ad)

Due January 5, 2014

Cardiff University (ad) Due November 17, 2014. Shortlisting underway, notifications expected "early in the new year".
Cal State Fullerton (Physics and/or Astronomy Education Research, ad)  
Due October 1, 2014

Carnegie Observatories (ad)

Due December 19, 2014

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

Review begins December 1, 2014

U. of Chicago (ad)

Due October 16, 2014.  Shortlist made (12/3) including Emily Levesque and 6 others

Columbia University (ad)

Due December 15, 2014

UC Davis  
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
U of Groningen Rosalind Franklin tenure-track Fellowships


 Shortlist made. Any names?

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. 

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) Due November 30, 2014
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
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.
Leuven University (ad) Due September 30, 2014
IA-UNAM Mexico City (ad)
Due October 7, 2014;
Short list made (7 people)
IA-UNAM Ensenada (ad)
Due October 7, 2014; Shortlist made (7 people), rejections letters sent out on 11/13.

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
Michigan State University (ad) Due December 1, 2014
MIT (Astrophysics, ad)
Due November 21, 2014
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
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
NC State University (Astrophysics, ad)
Due November 1, 2014. Some candidates contacted for interviews including Raffaella Margutti.
University of Nevada Las Vegas  
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 (1-2 positions available; ad) Due Novermber 15, 2014. Shortlist expected in Dec.
Princeton (ad)
Shortlist made, including David Kipping, Emily Levesque, Kevin Schlaufman, Alexie Leauthaud
Perimeter Institute/Univ of Guelph (ad) Due Jan. 16, 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.

Queen's University Belfast (2 lectureships) 

Shortlist made. Shortlist includes Richard Parker, Katja Poppenhaeger, Raffaella Margutti.  Offers made

Rochester Institute of Technology (ad; pdf-ad)

Due January 1, 2015

San Francisco State University (ad) Due December 1, 2014

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

UC Riverside (ad)

Due December 1, 2014
UC San Diego (ad) Due November 21, 2014
UC Santa Barbara (ad) Due November 14, 2014
UC Santa Cruz (2 positions: first ad, second ad)
Due December 1, 2014 (Theory), December 18, 2014 (Observation)
University of South Carolina (ad) Due December 1, 2014. 
University of Southampton, up to 3 positions (ad) Application closing date: 31 January 2015
University of Texas at Austin (ad) Due December 3, 2014
University of Washington (physics, ad)
Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2014
University of Washington (astronomy, 2 positions, ad) Due November 30, 2014. Reference letters requested for some applicants (12/9). Still reviewing applications (12/10).
University of Zurich (ad) Some rejection letters sent (10/17). Interviews of 8 candidates Feb3/4. 

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

Due December 1, 2014

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
SKA Project Scientist (ad)
Due Oct. 15.  Shortlist made, interviews conducted (Nov. 19), offer made and accepted.
SKA Head of Operations Planning (ad) Due Sep 29,

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
Mark Krumholz UCSC ANU

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