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Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Even if you find disappointing news here, please remember that you still do good work and are probably absolutely crushing it in your current position. Your research is cool!

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

University of Amsterdam, Tenure-track Faculty Position in Exoplanets and Planet Formation (ad)

Due October 31, 2022. Anticipated interview dates November 22, 24, 28, and December 2. This is an extension of the search to fill an open tenure-track faculty position which was advertised originally in June 2022.

Arizona State University, Assistant Professor of Physics (open to all subfields or topical areas of experimental and theoretical physics) (ad) Due December 1, 2022.
Baylor University Assistant Professor in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Complex Plasma Physics, or Space Physics (ad) Due October 1, 2022. Longlist contacted on Nov 2 and online interviews are now completed.
Boston University (Astronomy Department), Assistant Professor in Cosmology (ad) Due November 1, 2022.
Boston University (Physics Department), Assistant Professor in Cosmology (ad) Due December 1, 2022.
California Institute of Technology (Physics, Math, & Astronomy Division), Assistant Professor in Experimental or Theoretical Physics (open to all areas of physics, including astrophysics and astronomy both observational and theoretical) (ad) Due December 31, 2022 (applications accepted until this time, though review begins Nov 7, 2022).
Carnegie Institution for Science (Washington, DC campus), Staff Scientist in Geochemistry/Cosmochemistry (ad) Review of applications will begin November 15th, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. 
CU Boulder (Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences Department), Assistant Professor in Astronomy/Astrophysics (ad) Application review begins December 1, 2022
CU Boulder (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, LASP), Assistant Professor in Planetary Science (ad) Application review begins November 28, 2022
Cornell University, Assistant Professor in any area of Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Planetary Science (ad) Application review begins November 1, 2022, rolling review through December.
Duke University, (Physics Department), Assistant Professor in Astrophysics/Cosmology (ad) Due December 1, 2022.

Georgia Tech, Assistant Professor in Planetary and Space Sciences (ad)

Due October 1, 2022. Any updates? Recommendation letters requested on Nov. 2nd, 2022.

Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and Professor positions
in all areas of science including
Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences and Astronomy, Life Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics. (ad)

Due October 27, 2022

Some delays expected due to the hack (info here)

Has anyone (or their referees) been contacted yet?

Lancaster University, Lecturer (i.e. Asst Prof) x2 in Observational Astrophysics (ad) Due 31 December, 2022. One position expected to focus on time-domain (e.g. GW/multi-messenger), the other on areas that complement & enhance existing group strengths. Interviews will be February 3, 2023.
Lycoming College, Assistant Professor of Astronomy & Physics (ad) Due November 8, 2022. Zoom interviews scheduled mid Dec

McGill University, Assistant Professor in experimental particle physics (including astroparticle) (ad)

Due December 1, 2022

Middlebury College Assistant Professor (ad) Due Nov. 1, 2022. Any news?
Northern Arizona University, Assistant Professor in Astronomy and Planetary Science (ad) Application review begins on December 1, 2022.
NYU Abu Dhabi


Due November 25th, 2022

NC State University, Assistant Professor in Astrophysics / Astronomy (ad) Due December 1, 2022.
University of North Florida, Assistant Professor in Physics (Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Planetary Science) (ad) Due January 3, 2023
Smith College, Assistant Professor of Physics and Statistical and Data Sciences (ad) Due November 1, 2022.Longlist made, phone interviews held November 15. Shortlist campus interviews scheduled.
Southern Methodist University, Assistant Professor in Physics (Astrophysics or Cosmology) (ad) Due December 15, 2022.
University of Arizona, Assistant Professor in Steward Observatory/Department of Astronomy  
University of Newcastle, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (ad) Interview offers sent out, to take place early November.
University of Leicester, Lecturer (Grade 8) in Astrophysics (ad) Due October 12th, 2022. Interviews to take place in early December.
University of Leicester, Lecturer (Grade 8) in Planetary Science (ad no longer available) Due October 12th, 2022. Offer made.
U. of Hawaii at Manoa, Inst. for Astronomy - Hawaii Island (ad) All subfields of Astronomy with an interest in complementing and enhancing the research at IfA-Hilo are encouraged to apply. Due Dec. 15, 2022.
U. of Hawaii at Manoa, Inst. for Astronomy -  Maui (ad) Solar physics, space physics, or closely related fields are encouraged to apply. Due Dec. 31, 2022.
U. of Hawaii at Manoa, Inst. for Astronomy - Oahu (ad) All subfields of Astronomy and with interests in STEM pedagogy. Due Dec. 15, 2022.
Univ. of Michigan,  Department of Physics, Assistant Professor (preceded by optional LSA Collegiate Fellowship) (ad) Due Sep. 19, 2022. Short list has interviewed.
Univ. of Mississippi, Assistant Professor (astrophysics / multimessenger / gravity) (ad) Due Nov. 14, 2022
Univ. of Oregon, Assistant Professor (broad search) (ad) Due October 15, 2022; position open until filled, and later applications may be considered. Recommendation letters requested on October 19. - Any news?
Pomona College Assistant Professor (ad) Due Oct. 15, 2022
Purdue University, Assistant Professor (Observational Astrophysics) (ad) Application review begins November 15, 2022
Univ. of Utah, Assistant Professor (multi-messenger / time-domain) (ad) Due Nov. 15, 2022
Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Assistant/Associate/Professor (cosmology/gravity/astrophysics) (ad) Due Dec 1, 2022
Washington State University Open Positions | Physics and Astronomy | Washington State University (wsu.edu)

Due Nov 11, 2022. Longlist notified November 21, 2022.

Wayne State University, Assistant Professor in astronomy/astrophysics (ad)

Due Nov 15, 2022

Weber State University, Assistant Professors in Astronomy/Astrophysics (ad) and Theoretical/Computational Physics (ad) Application review begins Dec 15, 2022
Wellesley College, Tenure-Track Positions in Astronomy and in Physics (ad) Due October 1, 2022. Shortlist campus interviews scheduled.
Univ. of Florida (Physics Department), Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics (ad) Due December 2, 2022
University of Kentucky, Assistant Professor in observational astronomy (advert) Application deadline December 1, 2022

University of North Texas. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Astrophysics (ad).

Application deadline January 15, 2023
University of Texas at San Antonio, Two Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (ad).

Application review begins Nov 1st, 2022. Longlist made.

University of Washington, Assistant Professor in Astronomy, 2 positions (ad) Due Oct 21
Yale University, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Climate Science including planetary and exoplanetary (ad). Application review begins Nov 15, 2022.
Yale University, Assistant Professor in Astrophysics & Cosmology (ad) Application review begins Nov 15, 2022
York University (Canada), Assistant Professor, Long-Wavelength Observational Extragalactic Astrophysics (ad). Application review begins Nov 21, 2022.
York University (Canada), Assistant Professor, Theoretical Physics (ad). Application review begins Nov 21, 2022. Elementary particle physics, astro-particle physics, or cosmology.
York University (Canada), Open Rank Professorial Stream, Physics, Biophysics, or Astrophysics (ad). Application review begins Nov 23, 2022. This is a dedicated search open only to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black persons of African Descent.
York University (Canada), Division of Natural Science, Assistant Professor Teaching Stream, Astrobiology (ad) Application review begins Dec 1, 2022.
Bates College (Maine), Department of Physics and Astronomy, open to all subfields (ad) Application review begins Nov 14, 2022
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), tenure-track position in high-energy astrophysics (theoretical or observational) (ad) Application review begins Nov 18, 2022
Johns Hopkins University (JHU) open-rank faculty position in any area of astrophysics (ad) Application review begins Dec 15, 2022


Science Staff and Management Positions

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

United States Naval Observatory (USNO) Tenure-track Astronomers

Interviews done on September 15th and 16th, 2022. Selections passed on to HR a week later, but could not be shared with applicants, still waiting to hear an update as of November 8th, 2022.

Space Telescope Science Institute/European Space Agency Science Operations Scientist

Position offered to and accepted by Emily Rickman
Space Telescope Science Institute Research Staff Positions (ad) Due October 14, 2022
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, X-ray Astrophysics Laboratory, Research Astrophysicist, Computational Spectroscopy (ad) Due November 2, 2022


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