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Astrophysics Faculty Position

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University seeks candidates to fill a faculty position in astrophysics at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or higher level to begin August 15, 2017. Our department currently has strong research efforts in the areas of high-energy astrophysics, nucleosynthesis, stellar abundances, and star & planet formation. We are considering applications from all areas of astrophysics in observation, theory, or big data and seek someone that can complement and enhance the research activities of the department.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy boasts a collegial, collaborative environment committed to broadening participation in Physics & Astronomy.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Required qualifications include a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or closely related fields. Interest in overseeing our planetarium and undergraduate astronomy labs as part of their teaching load is also welcome. The candidate should exhibit a record of substantive research and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Applications should be sent as a single PDF document to and include a curriculum vitae, publication list, statements of research interests and accomplishments, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a minimum of three references. Applicant evaluations will begin on October 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Information about our research and educational programs can be found at

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.