Assistant Professor of Astronomy

Haverford College invites applications for a tenure-track position in astronomy beginning September 2013.

Haverford College invites applications for a tenure-track position in astronomy beginning September 2013. While we anticipate an appointment at the assistant professor level, exceptional candidates with more experience will also be considered. Candidates must have a strong commitment both to teaching and to establishing a vigorous research program that will involve a diverse group of undergraduates in astronomy. Ph.D. required; post-doctoral experience highly desirable. The successful applicant will teach astronomy at all levels, help support the observational component of our astronomy program, and contribute to the physics program. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of research plans, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy as a single pdf file, and also have three letters of recommendation sent to: Corrine Fahl, Faculty Dossier Coordinator, to: Corrine Fahl or Dr. Beth Willman, ( priority will be given to applications received before November 15, 2012. Haverford College (, located 12 miles northwest of Philadelphia, is a small liberal arts college with a strong record of faculty and student research. Its small astronomy program has trained a disproportionate number of professional astronomers, and emphasizes research both in and out of the classroom. Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender identity or its expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, veteran status, age, or disability status.  Haverford embraces its responsibility to reflect in its curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition genuine sensitivity to racial, ethnic, sexual, cultural, socioeconomic, and other forms of diversity.  Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College's educational mission

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action

In keeping with Haverford College's long-standing policy of non-discrimination, the Board of Managers of Haverford College has established a program of affirmative action. The goal of this program is to attract and retain staff of high quality and diverse backgrounds and to do so without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. In accordance with the Affirmative Action Policy, the College recruits persons in these protected categories as candidates for Haverford positions that become available. The results of the hiring process are reviewed regularly by the Affirmative Action Officer (AAO) to make certain these goals are being met.

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