Tenure Track Faculty Position in Theoretical Astrophysics at University of Maryland

Status Report From: Planetary Exploration Newsletter
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland College Park invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. Outstanding theorists in any field of astronomy, including planetary science, will be considered. A PhD in physics, astronomy or a related discipline is required, and the successful candidate must have an established record of research excellence. As the duties of this position include undergraduate and graduate teaching, a potential for teaching excellence is necessary. We are searching for candidates at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level, but will consider applications for a more senior (tenured) rank in exceptional cases.

Applications must be submitted through:

A complete application must include a CV, a statement of research interests and plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, the candidate must arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent by e-mail to For full consideration, all application materials (including letters) must be received by 30 November 2012. Any queries concerning this position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Derek Richardson (

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