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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Open Field - Astronomy

Position overview

Position titles:
Anticipated start: 7/1/23

Application Window

Open September 20, 2022 through Monday, Nov 21, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for one or more ladder-rank faculty positions at the ranks of Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor. Candidates in all subfields of Astronomy and Astrophysics are encouraged to apply to join a vibrant and supportive department committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service. Our department provides access to cutting-edge astronomical facilities, state-of-the-art research laboratories on and off campus, and high-profile leadership opportunities. Full Professorships and Associate Professorships carry tenure, and Assistant Professor positions are regarded as tenure-track. 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 our core values (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 candidates in 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/uc-berkeley-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 by Level

Assistant Professors - Astronomy - College of Letters & Science

Position title: Assistant Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor (including those who are “senior” assistant professors near tenure). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - 3 pages maximum excluding references

  • Statement of Teaching - 1 page maximum

  • 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). 1 page maximum

  • A list of 3-5 key papers - Not entire manuscripts

  • Publication list - A complete bibliography list along with links (where possible), not entire manuscripts

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Assistant Professor applicants should request and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted by the application deadline.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03614

Associate/Full Professors - Astronomy - College of Letters & Science

Position title: Associate Professor, Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor (ie., at an international university). Please note that
this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - 3 pages maximum excluding references

  • Statement of Teaching - 1 page maximum

  • 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). 1 page maximum

  • A list of 3-5 key papers - Not entire manuscripts

  • Publication list - A complete bibliography list along with links (where possible), not entire manuscripts

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Applicants for Associate and Full Professor positions should identify 3 recommenders; letters will be requested for candidates who proceed to the final short list.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03614

Help contact: yasasha@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. 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. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Positions that are represented by a collective bargaining unit or agent have particular contracts. For more information, please refer to the relevant contract: Lecturer contract, Postdoctoral contract, Research Series contract, and Librarian contract. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.

Job location

Berkeley, CA