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Advertisement: Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Astronomy

The Astronomy Department at Indiana University invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin in the Fall of 2022. We seek an individual with expertise in astronomy or astrophysics who is committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. The candidate will teach two courses per semester; assigned courses will generally be at the general education level, but could include courses at any level in our curriculum. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. H1-B sponsorship is not available for this position.

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Applicants should submit applications by email to, including a cover letter; a CV, statement on teaching, a statement on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in and out of the classroom, and a statement on research interests. Applicants should also request three letters of recommendation be sent to the same email address. Applications must be complete by 31 January 2022 to receive full consideration. Questions about the application process can also be sent to

Previous teaching experience is strongly preferred but not a requirement. The search is open to applicants from any area of astronomy or astrophysics; we are particularly interested in candidates whose research complements and enhances current department strengths, who are committed to effective classroom teaching, and who can contribute to a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. The successful candidate will be encouraged to participate fully in the scholarly life of the department and will have access to all available research facilities.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualification. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Department of Astronomy

We are a small, friendly department offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in astronomy and astrophysics. The department includes about 25 graduate students and typically 45 undergraduate majors.

The links below provide information about the Astronomy Department and its primary observational research facility, the WIYN Observatory, including both the WIYN 3.5-m telescope and the WIYN 0.9-m telescope. The NEID precision radial velocity spectrometer on the WIYN 3.5-m telescope provides a strong foundation for exoplanet research. The Astronomy Department also maintains strong links to the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the Department of Physics.

Indiana University-Bloomington

Indiana University's beautiful campus is set in the rolling hills of south-central Indiana. We enjoy good research and teaching support and a supportive university administration.

Computing Resources
Indiana University offers extensive resources in support of research; these links provide an introduction to IU's computational facilities and programs. The Department receives excellent support from our campus IT friends.

Teaching Resources and Diversity
IU is committed to quality undergraduate and graduate education and research mentoring. We seek candidates who share that commitment.

Bloomington, IN

Bloomington is a progressive, engaging, international, affordable, beautiful city surrounded by state parks and national forests. Enjoy the good life!