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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
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).

Bates College (ad) Candidates contacted for skype interviews (Nov. 17). Candidates invited for on-campus interviews in December and January. On-campus shortlist includes Daniel Grin, Brian Shuve.
University of Canterbury, New Zealand (astro, ad) Due January 10, 2016. Deadline extended to 1 Feb 2016 due to advertsing problem.
California Institute of Technology (physics, ad) Due November 30, 2015
California Institute of Technology (astro, ad) Some candidates invited
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (physics, ad) Due October 1, 2015. Short-listed candidates including Ryan Lang & Daniel Grin invited for on-campus winter interviews.
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.
Case Western Reserve University (ad) Due December 15th. Shorlist made:  Kurt Hinterbichler, Amol Upadhye, Emanuela Dimastrogiovanni, Pavel Fileviez Perez.
CNAP (France, ad) At least one and up to seven junior permanent positions, six senior positions. Due March 7th. Interviews March 24 & 25 for senior positions, April 4 to 6 for junior positions.
CNRS (France, ad) Four junior permanent positions and six senior positions. Due Jan 6th. Shortlist on Feb. 16 for junior positions (everyone shortlisted automatically for senior positions). Interviews from March 7 to March 11, 2016.
Dartmouth College (theoretical/computational plasma physics/astrophysics, ad) Due January 11, 2016. Have references been contacted?
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

ESO Adaptive Optics Scientist -  Operations Staff Astronomer (ad)

Due February 29, 2016

ESO Outreach Astronomer (ad)

Due February 15, 2016

Exeter (ad) Interviews scheduled for November
George Mason University (ad) Due January 29, 2016

Letters requested (2/5)
George Washington University (ad) Due October 31, 2015. Short list notified, includes Leo Singer, Slavko Bogdanov, Daniel Perley. Candidates invited to campus for interviews. 
Gran Telescopio CANARIAS, Support Astronomer (La Palma, Canaries; ad) Due September 30, 2015. Almost 30 applications received. Rejection letters sent. Candidates interviewed. Offer accepted, but then rejected in the last minute. A new offer is going to be sent to the next candidate. Offer accepted.

Haverford College (physics; ad)

Due October 31, 2015. ~200 applications received. Shortlist includes Daniel Grin. Candidates invited to campus for January and February interviews. 
Harvey Mudd College (physics; ad) Due November 6, 2015. ~240 applications received. Candidates invited to campus for interviews. Rejection e-mails sent. Offer made to Brian Shuve.
Johns Hopkins (ad) Due December 1, 2015
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, CosKASI (cosmology group; ad) Due March 14, 2016
Lafayette College (physics; ad) Due October 31, 2015
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, including Kate Follette, Daniel Grin, Ethan Siegel.
Liverpool JMU (multiple posts; ad) Due March 31, 2016
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.
Northwestern (ad) Short list: Tim Brandt, Brani Sesar, Jennifer Yee. 
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 (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.  Phone interviews conducted in late November, on-campus interviews with final candidates will be scheduled in January
Saint Mary's University, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (ad) Due December 31, 2015. Candidates contacted for Skype interviews (1/25).
San Diego State (ad) Due December 15, 2015. Some candidates invited for skype interveiws (1/21).
San Jose State (ad) Due December 1, 2015. Some phone interviews arranged (1/15). Shortlist includes Elisa Quintana.
San Francisco State University (Physics/Astro Education Research, ad) Due December 11, 2015. Some rejections sent (2/3).
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). Includes Martha Boyer. Some rejection letters sent by email (2/11).
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (Astrophysicist, ad) Due March 4, 2016.
Stockholm University (tenure track position in astronomy, ad) 75 applications received. Initial selection underway.
SUNY Fredonia (physics/astronomy; ad) Due December 15, 2015. Phone interviews underway (late January).
Susquehanna University (physics; ad) Some candidates contacted for phone interviews (Oct 30). On-campus interviews arranged (Nov 11).
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
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.

University of Arizona, Lunar & Planetary Lab, Solar and Heliospheric Physics (ad)

Candidates invited for interviews (2/9)

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

Candidates invited, including Vishnu Reddy.

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.
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.
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
University of California, San Diego (ad) Shortlisted candidates invited, including Yacine Ali-Haïmoud, Kate Rubin
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.
University of California, Santa Cruz (planetary science, ad) Candidates invited: Hao Cao, Caleb Fassett, Seth Jacobson, Marisa Palucis, Myriam Telus, Kevin Walsh
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)
University of Cincinnati (ad) Due December 15, 2015. Shortlist includes Steve Hailey-Dunsheath, Regina Caputo.
University of Colorado, Boulder (ad) Due December 1, 2015. Shortlist made Jan 13. Some candidates invited for interview (1/18), including Laura Blecha, Zachory Berta-Thompson,Elisa Quintana, Jennifer Yee, and others
University of Connecticut (ad)

Due December 31, 2015.  Candidates contacted for Skype interviews (1/19).  On-campus interviews scheduled for February, including Michael Dunham, Stephanie LaMassa, Kate Whitaker, Cara Battersby, Sarah Spolaor, Keith Bechtol, and Daniel Perley (from seminar schedule).  Any rejections sent out?

University of Florida Astronomy (ad) Due January 15, 2016.  Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews (2/1).
University of Florida Physics (ad) Due January 15, 2016. Shortlist made:  Pau Amaro-Seoane, Daniel Grin,Nicolas Yunes, Laura Blecha, Anthony Pullen, Ilya Mandel.
University of Guelph/Perimeter (ad) Due December 1, 2015
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 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 Missouri (ad) Due February 29, 2016.
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). 

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.
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.

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).

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
West Virginia University (ad) Due November 15, 2015.  Short list notified (Dec 10), includes 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).
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. Any news?

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
Florida Space Institute, Research Scientist (ad - position number 42542)

Review of applications will start in March 2016. 

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
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
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).
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.
STScI Support Scientist Some candidates invited for interviews (1/5). Including: Aida Wofford. How many others?
ESA/AURA Astronomer at STScI Shortlist made, including Yicheng Guo, Martha Boyer
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)


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