Stanford University Faculty Position: Astrophysics

October 15, 2019, from Natasha Jeffrey

The Department of Physics at Stanford University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in any area of astrophysics. Applicants should exhibit the potential of running a world-leading independent research program, and should possess good communication skills and a commitment to teaching and mentoring. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and advise students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to our university’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education.

We encourage applications from candidates that identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in physics. The term of appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2020.

Applicants should send materials to the search committee through AcademicJobsOnline.

Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a publication list), a research and teaching statement (three-page combined maximum), as well as a brief (< 300 word) summary of their expected research program.

We encourage applicants, as a component of their teaching and research statement, to discuss their experience or commitment to engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives.

At least three and no more than five letters of reference should be submitted online at.

Further information about Stanford Physics may be found at Significant research in astrophysics is conducted under the auspices of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology; see Inquiries may be directed to

J. Tice, Dept. of Physics
382 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4060

Or to

Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2019; later applications may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring
additional dimensions to the University’s research and teaching missions.