Astronomy Jobs & Fellowships

Jobs

Lecturer

Anticipated start: Summer 2022

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.

Due to Covid-19 or other possible disruptions to in-person instruction, courses taught during the spring, summer and fall semesters may be taught remotely, in-person, or via a hybrid model, as required by county and state public health guidelines. Remote instruction may be synchronous, asynchronous, or a combination of both. Instructors must have internet access and be prepared to adjust pedagogical approaches with a remote setting and use new teaching tools.

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 on the Department of Astronomy website.

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.

UC Lecturers are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers – Unit 18.

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.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.


Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
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
The preferred qualification is a PhD (or international equivalent degree) in Astronomy, Physics, Astrophysics, or related fields, by the start of the date.


Application

Application Deadline:Mar 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Help contact: yasasha@berkeley.edu
 

Assistant Professor of Astronomy

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

The Department of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for an Assistant Professorship. This position is open to all subfields of Astronomy and Astrophysics. UC Berkeley is committed to academic excellence and to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We seek an outstanding scientist who has the potential for innovation and leadership in research, commits to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and shares the core values listed at (https://astro.berkeley.edu/about/diversity-and-climate).


Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
The basic qualifications required to be considered for this position are a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrollment in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications
A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is preferred by the date of hire.


Application

Application Deadline: Friday, Nov 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Earth & Planetary Science

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

The Departments of Astronomy and Earth & Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley invite applications for an Assistant Professor Faculty position as part of a campus-wide initiative to promote scientific discovery through data-driven science. We seek candidates from all areas of astronomy, astrophysics, earth and planetary science, with an emphasis on individuals who develop or apply modern data-science techniques or tools to make progress in their respective field of research. Candidates whose research crosses disciplinary boundaries are especially encouraged to apply. UC Berkeley is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We are looking for an outstanding scientist who has the potential for innovation and leadership in research, commits to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and shares our core values:

https://astro.berkeley.edu/about/diversity-and-climate https://eps.berkeley.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion-and-accessibility-deia

The Departments are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., caring for children, the disabled, or the elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia (e.g., in professional or industry service).

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

Departments: https://astro.berkeley.edu and https://eps.berkeley.edu/

Division: https://ls.berkeley.edu/ls-divisions/mathematical-physical-sciences


Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
The basic qualifications required to be considered for this position are a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree, or enrollment in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications
A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is preferred by the date of hire.


Application

Application Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
 

 

 

 

The University is family-friendly (http://ofew.berkeley.edu/welfare/families) and responsive to family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners, please visit http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

Applications from women and candidates in other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged, in alignment with Federal affirmative action goals and the UC Berkeley strategic plan for equity and inclusion (http://diversity.berkeley.edu/ucberkeley-strategic-plan-equity-inclusion-and-diversity).