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Faculty Position -- Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics


The Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics (MIfA) within the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in astrophysics, to begin August 2017. A Ph.D. in astrophysics or a closely related field and a strong record of original published research are required prior to the start of the appointment. Duties include research, teaching, and service.

MIfA faculty have a broad range of research interests, that include: solar and planetary physics, stellar astrophysics, extragalactic astronomy, gravitational wave detection, dark matter particle searches, and cosmology. Further details may be found at

The successful candidate will take advantage of our facilities which include a share of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), additional guaranteed time on Steward Observatory facilities, and access to the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute.

We welcome applications from all areas of astrophysics. We are specifically interested in research plans that optimally use our access to the LBT.

Application Procedure: to apply, please complete an online faculty application at and upload a curriculum vitae, a bibliography, a brief summary of research and teaching interests, and a plan for future research. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference (signed and on official letterhead) directly to as PDF files no later than November 30, 2016. Alternatively, letters may be mailed to the department to the following address:

Professor Evan Skillman
Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Minnesota
106 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

More information at