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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)
Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA), Faculty Positions in Observation Theory, and Instrumentation (ad)

Due January 15, 2023

Any news?

Agnes Scott College, Assistant Professor of Astronomy (ad) Due January 6, 2023
Arizona State University, Assistant Professor of Physics (open to all subfields or topical areas of experimental and theoretical physics) (ad) Due December 1, 2022. Any news?
Bates College (Maine), Department of Physics and Astronomy, open to all subfields (ad)

Application review begins Nov 14, 2022. Any news?
Rejections sent (01/03). 

Baylor University Assistant Professor in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Complex Plasma Physics, or Space Physics (ad) Due October 1, 2022. Short list has interviewed.
Boston University (Astronomy Department), Assistant Professor in Cosmology (ad) Due November 1, 2022. requests for short zoom interviews to select shortlist (1/13). Shortlist notified for on-campus interviews
Boston University (Physics Department), Assistant Professor in Cosmology (ad) Due December 1, 2022. Any news? Shortlist notified for on-campus interviews (1/28)
Bridgewater State University, Assistant Professor (ad) Due January 6, 2022. Some requests for phone interviews (1/23).  Any news?
Butler University Due December 15, 2022.  Applications being reviewed.
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).
California State University Los Angeles (ad) Due December 1, 2022. Longlist notified. Shortlist notified.
Carnegie Institution for Science (Washington, DC campus), Staff Scientist in Geochemistry/Cosmochemistry (ad) Due November 15th, 2022. Recommendation letters requested. 
Centenary College of Louisiana  
College of Charleston, Instructor in Physics (ad) Due December 1, 2022. Any news?
CU Boulder (Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences Department), Assistant Professor in Astronomy/Astrophysics (ad) Application review begins December 1, 2022. Rejections sent Feb. 2. Six candidates shortlisted out of 187 applicants.
CU Boulder (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, LASP), Assistant Professor in Planetary Science (ad)

Application review begins November 28, 2022.  Letters requested.

Cornell University, Assistant Professor in any area of Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Planetary Science (ad) Application review begins November 1, 2022, rolling review through December. Some candidates contacted for longlist interviews (Dec 13). At least some shortlist candidates notified Jan 6. Shortlist (from colloquium schedule): Brandon Hensley, Drummond Fielding, Floor Broekgaarden, Ilaria Caiazzo, Cauê Borlina, Eileen Gonzales, Merel van 't Hoff, Ben Margalit
Drew University, Asssistant Professor in Physics (ad) Due November 30, 2022
Duke University, (Physics Department), Assistant Professor in Astrophysics/Cosmology (ad) Due December 1, 2022. Shortlist to be finalized near end of January (no longlist). Some shortlist interviews requested. 
George Washington University. Assistant Professor in Observational High-Energy Astrophysics (ad)

Due Dec. 19, 2022. 

Any news?

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

Due October 1, 2022. Recommendation letters requested on Nov. 2nd, 2022. Any updates after rec letters requested? Any long list interviews? Some interviews already scheduled.

Harvard University, Assistant Professor of Astronomy (ad)

Application review begins on November 18, 2022;

7 short list interviews scheduled mid Jan - early Feb.

Rejections sent (01/10)

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)

Some letters requested Jan 2 (assistant professor). Only letter writers notified.

Shortlisted candidates notified Jan 27, 2023

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) open-rank faculty position in any area of astrophysics (ad)

Application review begins December 15, 2022

Shortlist candidates notified January 24, 2023

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.

Any news? Shortlisted candidates notified.

Lise Meitner Excellence Program (ad)

Due 31 October, 2022. Any news?
Lycoming College, Assistant Professor of Astronomy & Physics (ad) Due November 8, 2022. Zoom interviews in mid Dec, short list notified for on campus visits in Jan/Feb

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
(MIT) (ad)

Due Dececmber 1, 2022. Long list invited for zoom interviews Dec 22. Shortlisted candidates (4) notified by end of Jan, visits & talks scheduled for Feb. Shorlist: Rohan Naidu, Carolyn Raithel

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

Due December 1, 2022

Michigan Technological University (ad) Due Jan. 6, 2023.  Any news?
Middlebury College Assistant Professor (ad) Due Nov. 1, 2022. Any news? At least one request for a zoom meeting (05 Dec). Any news? No names are listed, but they have scheduled colloquia for candidates on the website.
NAOJ, Female Assistant Professor (ad) Due Oct 28. Any news?
Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA), Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), U. Copenhagen, Louis-Hansen Foundation Assistant/Associate Professorship in Theoretical Physics or Astrophysics (ad) Due Dec. 15th, 2022. 
Northeastern University Assistant Professor (ad) INVEST Program

Due Dec 1, 2022. At least one request for a zoom interview. 

Northern Arizona University, Assistant Professor in Astronomy and Planetary Science (ad)

Application review begins on December 15, 2022.

Some longlist candidates invited for remote interviews.
NYU Abu Dhabi

Due November 25th, 2022

Any news?

NC State University, Assistant Professor in Astrophysics / Astronomy (ad) Due December 1, 2022. Canidates invited for interviews.
University of North Florida, Assistant Professor in Physics (Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Planetary Science) (ad) Due January 3, 2023

at least some zoom interviews requested 1/11/23.
Occidental College (ad) Due November 28th, 2022. Any news?
Ohio State University, Experimental Astrophysics (ad) Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022. Some candidates notifed on Dec. 21 of zoom interviews in early January.
Ohio State University, tenure-track in theoretical astrophysics (ad) Due Nov1 2022. Applications being reviewed. Some candidates notified of zoom interviews the week of December 12.  Some rejections sent Dec 23.
Penn State University, open-rank tenure-track in planetary science (ad) Due August 15, 2022.
Pomona College Assistant Professor (ad) Due Oct. 15, 2022. Any updates?
Princeton University, Physics (ad) Due Nov. 18th, 2022. Any updates?
Purdue University, Assistant Professor (Observational Astrophysics) (ad) Application review begins November 15, 2022 Longlist notified. Shortlist notified
Rutgers University, Downsbrough Endowed Chair (ad) Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2023.
San Diego State University, assistant professor in Computational Science / Department (ad)

Due Jan 2, 2023

San Francisco State University, assistant professor in astronomy (ad) Due December 5, 2022.  Some applicants invited for Zoom interviews in early January.  Some candidates invited for on-campus visits.
SLAC, Particle Physics and Astrophysics Faculty (ad) Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2022. Shortlist notified for in person interviews in February (1/20). Shortlist includes Kevin Burdge, Dillon Brout, Shany Danieli, Alex Amon 
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. Offer made and accepted (per email from committee on 1/16/23).
Southern Methodist University, Assistant Professor in Physics (Astrophysics or Cosmology) (ad)

Due December 15, 2022. At least some longlist interview invitations sent January 14. At least some of the shortlist contacted January 30.

Stanford University Assistant Professor in Experimental Physics / Experimental Astrophysics (ad) Due Nov 13th, 2022. Some longlist interviews before Christmas.
Texas Tech University, Assistant Professor in Astrophysics (ad)

Application deadline November 1st, 2022.

Some longlist interviews in January.

Any news?

The University of Toronto, Assistant Professor in Astrophysics (ad)

Due January 4, 2023.

any news?

Tufts University, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Astrophysics (ad)

Due December 15, 2022. Longlist notified (1/21).
Umeå university, Assistant professor in Space Plasma Physics (ad) Due February 9, 2023
University of Arizona, Assistant Professor in Steward Observatory/Department of Astronomy Shortlist notified.
University of British Columbia, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Department of Physics and Astronomy, 2 positions (ad) Review of applications will start November 18, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Some candidates contacted for longlist interviews (Dec 21).
University of California Berkeley, Department of Astronomy, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (ad)

Due November 21st, 2022. 

Shortlist (from colloquium schedule): Kevin Burdge, Ilaria Caiazzo, Andrew Chael

UC Davis (ad) Due Nov 18, 2022 - any news?
University of Chicago, Assistant Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics (ad) Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. At least one candidate invited for on-site interview. Shortlist from colloquium schedule: Matthew Liska, Shany Danieli, Harley Katz, Carolyn Raithel, Feige Wang, Rohan Naidu
Univ. of Florida (Physics Department), Assistant Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics (ad) Due December 2, 2022. Some video interviews scheduled.  Shortlist notified.  
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.

At least some longlist candidates were notified early Jan.

Rejection letters sent, January 31st, 2023.
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.

At least some longlist candidates were notified early Jan
University of Kentucky, Assistant Professor in observational astronomy (advert) Application deadline December 1, 2022. Some candidates contacted to schedule video interviews. Shortlisted candidates invited to visit in late Jan/early Feb.
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), tenure-track position in high-energy astrophysics (theoretical or observational) (ad) Application review begins Nov 18, 2022. Longlist notified (2022-12-12). Some rejections sent 12/27/22.

Univ. of Michigan,  Department of Physics, Assistant Professor (preceded by optional LSA Collegiate Fellowship) (ad)

Due Sep. 19, 2022. Short list has interviewed. Offer made.
University of Minnesota, Assistant Professor

Longlist notified (Dec 20).

Any news?

Visits/talks are scheduled with shortlist for Feb.

Univ. of Mississippi, Assistant Professor (astrophysics / multimessenger / gravity) (ad)

Due Nov. 14, 2022.

Shortlist notified, interviews scheduled.

Shortlist includes Giacomo Fragione, Matthew Route, Michael Fausnaugh, Nicholas MacDonald, Nihan Pol & Tiffany Lewis frm colloquia schedule.

University of Montana, Assistant Professor Physics & Astronomy (ad)

Due Dec. 14, 2022. 

Some zoom interviews requested 1/6/23.

Shortlist candidates notified, some references contacted 1/26/23.

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

Application deadline January 15, 2023. Some candidates invited for an audio interview (01/20). Shortlisted candidates invited to visit in Feb. 
Univ. of Oregon, Assistant Professor (broad search) (ad) Due October 15, 2022; position open until filled, and later applications may be considered. Longlist contacted on Dec 6. Shortlist notified.
University of Rochester, Junior tenure-track faculty position (ad)

Due December 1, 2022.

Short list candidates identified.

University of Texas at Dallas, open-rank faculty in astrophysics (ad)

Due December 1, 2022. Long list candidates scheduled for video interviews. At least some of the shortlist contacted January 30.

Any news?

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. Any news? 

January 5th: shortlist candidates invited for interviews January to February 2023

University of Tokyo, Kavli IPMU, Center for Data-Driven Discovery, Assistant or Associate Professor (ad)

Due Jan. 15, 2023

Jan. 25: longlisted candidates invited for zoom interviews.

Univ. of Utah, Assistant Professor (multi-messenger / time-domain) (ad) Due Nov. 15, 2022 
University of Virginia (ad) Due Dec. 31, 2022
University of Washington, Assistant Professor in Astronomy, 2 positions (ad)

Due Oct 21. Shortlist notified.

Dec 27: shortlisted candidates invited for interviews around Jan-Feb 2022

University of Waterloo, Assistant Professor (ad) Due Jan 15, 2023. Any news?

Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison. Multi-Messenger and Time-Domain Astronomy Faculty (ad)

Due Dec 1, 2022. Any news?
Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Assistant/Associate/Professor (cosmology/gravity/astrophysics) (ad) Due Dec 1, 2022. Longlist notified January 11, 2023. At least some shortlisted candidates notified and invited to visit in Feb/March. 
Washington State University Open Positions | Physics and Astronomy | Washington State University (wsu.edu)

Due Nov 11, 2022. Longlist notified November 21, 2022. Initial shortlist made (12/15)

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

Due Nov 15, 2022. Some rejections sent 12/21. Longlist notified, and Zoom interviews in January. On-campus interviews scheduled for Feb/March.

Weber State University, Assistant Professors in Astronomy/Astrophysics (ad) and Theoretical/Computational Physics (ad)

Application review begins Dec 15, 2022 for the theoretical physics position and Jan 15, 2023 for the astronomy position

At least one request for a zoom interview - for which position? Astronomy/Astrophysics Interview was requested.

Wellesley College

Due October 1st.  Does this mean the position has been filled? Offer accepted.

Whitman College, Assistant Professor of Astronomy (ad) Due January 17th, 2023
Yale University, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Climate Science including planetary and exoplanetary (ad).

Application review begins Nov 15, 2022.  

Interviews scheduled.

Yale University, Assistant Professor in Astrophysics & Cosmology (ad)

Application review begins Nov 15, 2022. 

Shortlist includes ChangHoon Hahn, Elena Massara, Anowar Shajib, Chirag Modi, Rohan Naidu from symposium schedule.

Yale University, Assistant Professor in Data-Intensive Astronomy (ad) Application review begins Dec 1, 2022. Some rejections sent Dec. 21. Some candidates invited for zoom interviews Dec 24. Shortlist notified and invited for in-person interviews. Shortlist from colloquium schedule: Drummond Fielding, Madeline Lucey, Earl Bellinger, Siddharth Mishra-Sharma.
York University (Canada), Assistant Professor, Long-Wavelength Observational Extragalactic Astrophysics (ad). Longlist contacted. Shortlist notified.
York University (Canada), Assistant Professor, Theoretical Physics (ad). Application review begins Nov 21, 2022. Elementary particle physics, astro-particle physics, or cosmology. Any news?
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.


Science Staff and Management Positions

Place/Institution (alphabetical) People (in boldface if accepted)
ESO ALMA Regional Center Astronomer (ad)

 Due Jan 10th, 2023.  

Rejection letters sent (Feb 01). At least some shortlisted candidates invited for virtual interviews (Feb 2nd).

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. Offer made and accepted on or before December 9th, 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)

Applications due October 14, 2022 - A shortlist was made as of Dec 18 2022.  Rejection letters sent to non short-listed candidates.

Virtual interviews of short-listed candidates completed in Jan 2023.

A few shortlisted candidates notified on Jan 31st for in-person interviews.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, X-ray Astrophysics Laboratory, Research Astrophysicist, Computational Spectroscopy (ad) Due November 2, 2022
Adler Planetarium- Astronomer (ad) Due January 20, 2023. Some requests sent out for Zoom interviews on Jan 21.
NASA ADS Project Scientist (ad) Due January 31, 2023.


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