Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Department of Astronomy
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH, USA
The Department of Astronomy at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the fields of stellar physics and/or stellar populations, such as the properties and evolution of individual stars and/or stellar populations in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies, to begin on or about August 17, 2020. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., an active research program with the promise to build an international reputation and attract external research funding, teach both introductory and advanced courses, and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The teaching load is one course per semester, plus student mentoring and occasional one credit seminars.
The CWRU Department of Astronomy has historical strengths in stars and stellar populations, as well as active research programs in extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. The department owns and operates the Burrell Schmidt telescope on Kitt Peak, and has a diverse array of computational assets. Further details about the department can be found at http://astronomy.case.edu.
To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research, and a statement of teaching and mentoring. The latter should address the potential to contribute to the department’s strong tradition of mentoring undergraduate research students. Please also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted via the online application by the application deadline. Apply to this position at http://apply.interfolio.com/66392 by December 5.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216.368.3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Case Western Reserve University is the largest private research university in Ohio, with broadly based strengths in:
medicine, nursing, and dentistry;
humanities and social sciences;
mathematics and natural sciences;
CWRU is committed to achieving excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.
CWRU was established in 1967 by the federation of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology, which trace their origins to 1826 and 1880, respectively.
The University's 128-acre campus is the heart of Cleveland's University Circle -- the region's cultural hub, home of more than 50 cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions. University students and faculty participate in joint programs of teaching and research with several of their University Circle neighbors, including the Cleveland Institute of Art, University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Play House, and the Cleveland Orchestra.
The academic programs of Case Western Reserve University are administered through its schools and colleges: -- the College of Arts and Sciences, Case School of Engineering , Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, School of Dentistry, School of Graduate Studies, School of Law, Weatherhead School of Management, School of Medicine, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.
CWRU ranks 12th among the nation's private research universities in federal awards to support research and development. It received more than $200 million in 1998-99 from government, industry, and private sources for research and sponsored projects. These funds support approximately 2,000 research and training projects.
University faculty work through one of the nearly 100 designated research centers and laboratories, many of which are interdisciplinary in nature, in addition to traditional departmental facilities.
Research strengths of the University include biomedicine (including cancer, neurobiology, pulmonary functions, genetics, biomedical engineering); materials (ceramics and composites, polymers, diamond, designed surfaces); sensors (industrial and medical); and interdisciplinary studies (aging, management of non-profit organizations, international health, intelligent systems, regional economics, technology management, and urban poverty).
CWRU enrolls 9,600 students -- about a third in undergraduate programs, and the balance in graduate and professional programs. Approximately two-thirds of all students attend full-time. Students come to CWRU from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and nearly 100 countries. About 70 percent of freshmen are in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes; nearly 90 percent are in the top 20 percent.