Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Astronomy - College of Charleston

The Department of Physics & Astronomy ( at the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in astronomy to begin in fall 2017. Candidates must have a commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates and demonstrated ability to establish and sustain a successful research program involving undergraduates. Applications are welcome from all areas of astrophysics, although preference will be given to those with an observational background who would be able to utilize the department’s soon-to-be-completed, on-campus telescope for teaching and outreach purposes. A PhD in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field is required, and post-doctoral experience is preferred.

The College of Charleston is a public, liberal arts college with approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,100 graduate students. The department consists of 19 faculty members with research interests in astronomy and astrophysics, particle physics, condensed matter physics, medical physics, atmospheric physics, and meteorology. We offer undergraduate degrees in both physics and astrophysics, with approximately 100 majors, all of whom participate in research as a graduation requirement and many of whom work closely with faculty on community outreach. The vibrant CofC astronomy group, consisting of seven faculty members, has a broad range of research interests that include exoplanet, stellar, high energy, extragalactic, and computational astrophysics. The College is part of a consortium that operates a telescope in the Virgin Islands.

Qualified applicants should submit: 1) a complete curriculum vitae; 2) a statement describing their teaching experience and philosophy; 3) a description of their research background and plans; and 4) the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Applications should be submitted electronically through Questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Prof. Chris Fragile ( Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Internal Number: 5572