Summary Description: The Department of Astronomy at Columbia University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor position, to start July 1, 2017. We are looking for candidates in the area of Data Science and Computation, broadly interpreted, for a tenure-track position at Columbia that will begin with a three-year joint appointment with the new Simons Center for Computational Astrophysics. Applicants are expected to have a PhD and to have established an independent program of research that they will pursue and expand at Columbia. The new faculty member will be joining a collegial department with a vibrant research enterprise, lively undergraduate and graduate teaching programs, and a strong record in public outreach. This position will, for the first three years, be a joint (50%) appointment with the newly created Simons Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA), part of the Flatiron Institute in New York City. The CCA, led by Prof. David Spergel, aims to become a focal point for computational astronomy around the world and plans to play a leadership role in developing the computational tools needed for calculations, simulations and data analyses. Columbia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, committed to teaching and working together. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Because we are committed to building a broadly diverse educational environment, applicants may include in their cover letter information about how they will further this objective. All applications must be submitted through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS), and must include a curriculum vitae (including list of publications), and a statement of no more than 4 pages describing past and planned research as well as teaching interests. The applicant should arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to the the RAPS online site.Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
Minimum Qualifications: The potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively using modern tools of instruction.
Preferred Qualifications: It is preferred that candidates have had actual classroom teaching experience. In addition, experience mentoring undergraduates or graduate students is highly desirable. Activities in the areas of public outreach service to the scientific community and supporting a diverse research environment are also valued.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.