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Assistant Professor - Department of Astronomy - Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences - UC Berkeley

Position overview

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window

Open September 22nd, 2021 through Friday, Nov 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

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).

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).

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 Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Limit up to 5 pages.

  • Statement of Teaching - Limit up to 3 pages.

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

    Limit up to 3 pages.

  • A list of 3-5 key papers - Please include a list of citations only, full PDFs should not be included.

  • Publication list

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03122

Help contact: ap4astronomy@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/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, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job location

UC Berkeley