Assistant Professor, Astrophysics & Cosmology

Position Description: 

The Department of Physics at Yale University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Astrophysics & Cosmology.  Yale offers a lively academic environment and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck, and Palomar telescopes. Yale is an institutional member of the SDSS-IV, SDSS-V, and Simons Observatory collaborations, and Yale faculty are also involved in DESI, LSST, CMB-S4, and CHIME. Yale also offers High-Performance Computing facilities and has established a new Institute for the Foundations of Data Science. Current astrophysics research at Yale includes cosmology, black holes, high-energy astrophysics, dark matter, dark energy, large-scale structure, galaxy evolution, stellar evolution, star formation, exoplanets, solar physics, and the interface of particle physics and astrophysics. Observers, instrumentalists, and theorists are all encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to build a vibrant research group, be an interactive member of the Physics Department, and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To promote diversity, the Department welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Applicants must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree at the time of the hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

Applicants should create a profile in Interfolio and upload a cover letter, CV, a list of publications, a statement of current and future research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching statement (up to one page), a diversity statement (up to one page), and a minimum of three letters of reference, to be uploaded by the letter writers. Applications that are complete by November 15, 2022, will receive full consideration; however, the search will remain open until the position is filled. Please note there is an open position in data-driven astronomy in the Astronomy Department, so where appropriate, applicants are encouraged to apply for that position as well. Please address questions and nominations to the Chair of the search committee, Prof. Reina Maruyama, via


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics, or a closely related field, at the time of the hire.

Application Instructions

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Job type: 
Faculty Positions
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Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Physical Science: Physics