Astronomy Jobs & Fellowships


Assistant, Associate, or Full Professorship

The Department of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for an Assistant, Associate or Full Professorship with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. This position is open to all subfields of Astronomy and Astrophysics.  

Applications must be completed by November 22, 2019.

Individuals applying for the Assistant Professorship should request and submit 3 letters of recommendation, with a desired date of submission of November 22, 2019.

Individuals applying for the Associate or Full Professorship should provide the names and contact information of 3 - 5 references at the time of application. Letters of reference will only be solicited for those under serious consideration. The Department will notify the candidate before soliciting letters from the referees.

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Lecturer Pool for Astronomy

The Department of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in Astronomy should an opening arise. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed (including hiring for Summer Sessions). The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Appointments are for one semester, and may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Teaching responsibilities: We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach one or more courses in the undergraduate Astronomy/Astrophysics curriculum. A listing of current course descriptions is available at:

General duties: teaching responsibilities, holding office hours, developing syllabi, assignments, writing exams, supervising GSIs and maintaining course website. Other duties may be assigned by the Chair as necessary.

Basic qualifications: The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is the completion of a Bachelor’s or equivalent international degree at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications: A PhD or equivalent degree requirements in Astronomy, Physics, Astrophysics, or related fields, by the start of the date of the job.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting annual full-time salary is currently $54,738, prorated according to teaching workload (most lecturer positions are 33% time or lower, depending on duties). Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

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The posting will remain open until April 4, 2020 to accommodate departmental needs. Applications will be reviewed throughout the academic year and leading up to any particular semester. The pool will close on April 4, 2020; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application.

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