Physics and Astronomy

Astrophysics faculty position open

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University (a Carnegie RI Research University) invites applications for a faculty position in astrophysics at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or higher level to begin August 15, 2019.

Currently, our department has strong research efforts in the areas of high-energy astrophysics, time-domain and multi-messenger astronomy, nucleosynthesis, and star & planet formation. Our search will be primarily focused on candidates with research interests in time-domain and multi-messenger astrophysics. However, applications from outstanding candidates in all areas, including computational astrophysics and observations are encouraged. We seek someone who can complement and enhance the research activities of the department.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a collegial, collaborative environment committed to broadening participation in Physics & Astronomy. We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse educational and research environment and understand the barriers facing women and others who are underrepresented in higher education careers.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program and teach physics and astronomy at both the undergraduate and graduate level.


Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or closely related field.

Application Instructions

The applications should be submitted via Interfolio and must include a curriculum vitae, publication list, statements of research interests and accomplishments, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of at least three references.

Applicant evaluations will begin on October 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Information about our research and educational programs can be found at For information about this search please contact

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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