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Place/Institution (alphabetical) People (in boldface if accepted)
Arizona State University (ad)

In Space Physics. Application deadline 6 December 2019. Some remote interview requests sent out (01/21). Shortlist includes Sofia Moschou. Offer made to Katrina Bossert.

Auburn University (ad) Offer made (declined).  Second offer made to Sofia Moschou.
Bishop's University (ad)

Canada Research Chair position. Application deadline 30 August 2019. Offer made to John Ruan.

Boise State University Physics (ad)

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Some applicants contacted for phone interviews (26 Nov 2019). Long list applicants contacted for phone interviews (2019 Dec 4). Short-listers being contacted about on-campus interviews (2020 Jan 24). Offer made to Hao-Yi Wu.

Brigham Young University Astronomy (ad) Application deadline Oct. 15, 2019
California Institute of Technology (ad) Open to all subfields of physics and astrophysics. Application deadline Dec. 1, 2019, but late applications will be considered until the position is filled. Shortlist made. Apparently, there are no astrophysicists  on it, hire will be in another fields of physics. 
Cardiff University (ad) Exoplanet Characterisation. Application deadline November 7th, 2019

Carnegie Institution for Science (ad

DTM, Washington, DC

Astronomy and planetary science. Application deadline February 18, 2020. Letters requested for long-list candidates (Feb 28), including Ramses Ramirez. Some remote interview requests sent for the long-list candidates (Apr 6), including Judit Szulagyi. Some full remote interview requests sent for the short-list candidates (May 1). Two offers made. 

Case Western Reserve University (ad) Application deadline December 5, 2019.  Some applicants invited for phone interviews.
Clemson University (ad) - exoplanets Deadline March 1, position open until filled. Long-listed candidates are invited for short remote interviews (March 18). Shortlist made, candidates are invited for remote interviews due to COVID-19 (April 2).
Colorado State University (ad) Application deadline November 13, 2019. Some applicants invited for phone interviews, including Luca Visinelli
Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique particle physics division (CEA DPhP) - scientist staff position in Cosmology (ad Application deadline March 17, 2020. Shortlisted candidates notified, including Florent Leclercq
Durham University (ad) Application deadline December 13, 2019. Shortlist made. Offer made and accepted.
University of British Columbia (ad) Application deadline November 30, 2019. Some remote interviews requested (Jan 22). Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews (Feb 7), including Nienke van der Marel. Rejection email sent (Jul 8) to non-shortlisted candidates stating that an offer was successfully neogtiated.
Florida International University (ad) Candidates invited for video interviews
Franklin and Marshall College (ad) Application deadline Nov. 15, 2019. Candidates invited for video interviews. Candidates invited for on-campus interviews. Offer made and accepted.
Fudan University (ad) Several positions. Applications accepted at any time. For positions starting in Sep 2020, applications should be submitted before Mar 2020
Georgia State University (ad) Application deadline November 15, 2019. Some candidates invited for Skype interviews. Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews. Search cancelled.
Harvard University (ad) Open search in Science, Mathematics, and/or Statistics. Deadline Oct. 7, 2019. Interview invitations sent.
Hillsdale College Physics (ad)

Position Filled, Rejections Sent

Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (ad) In development of ground-based astronomical instrumentation. Application will open in Oct-Nov, 2019
Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM, Mexico (ad)

The option of reserving at least two of the four positions exclusively for women is being considered.  One of the Ensenada positions will be at the level of Asociado C; the other will be Titular A.

Short list contacted, including Chat Hull.  Offer made to Chat Hull (declined).

Indiana University Bloomington (ad) In observational exoplanet science.  Deadline Nov. 15, 2019. Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews. Offer made to Songhu Wang (https://www.astro.indiana.edu/faculty/wang.shtml
IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria) (ad) Application deadline Oct. 31, 2019
Lafayette College (ad) Application deadline Oct. 15, 2019. Candidates invited for video interviews. Candidates invited for on-campus interviews. Position filled
Leiden University (ad) One or more faculty positions. Application deadline (extended to April 2020 due to COVID-19). 
Louisiana State University (ad) Application deadline Nov 15, 2019. Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews, including Ioannis Liodakis, Carolyn Kierans, Peter Maksym, Eric Burns. Two offers made to Carolyn Kierans and Eric Burns
Macau University of Science and Technology - State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences (ad) Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. Astrobiology, Cosmochemistry, Exoplanets and Planetary Atmospheres, Physics and Chemistry of Planetary Interiors, Planetary Geology, Planetary Magnetism, Planetary Space Physics, Planetary Surface Environment and Small Bodies in Solar System. Ad expires on Jun 6, 2020.
McGill University (ad) Application Deadline: Mar. 05, 2020. Candidates invited for remote interviews, including Zhong-Zhi Xianyu, Alex Lupsasca, Katelin Schutz, Jia Liu, Julian Heeck. Offer made to and accepted by Katelin Schutz.
Michigan State University (ad) In observational, data-intensive, or survey astronomy. Application deadline Nov 21, 2019. Longlist notified; some rejections sent Dec. 8. Shortlist made and candidates invited for on-campus interviews. Offer made to Joey Rodriguez.
MIT, Astrophysics (ad) Application deadline Nov 15, 2019. Some applicants contacted for skype interviews (jan 14). Some rejections sent out. Some cadidates invited for on-campus interviews. Lina Necib
Montana State University (ad) In Gravitational Physics. Application deadline Dec. 1, 2019. Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews. Any news? The Montana University System has instituted a hiring freeze during the COVID-19 crisis.
Montana State University (ad) In Experimental Space Sciences. Application deadline Jan. 15, 2020. Initial web interviews conducted.
New Jersey Institute of Technolody (ad)

In Solar Physics. Deadline Dec 31st 2019.

Shortlist includes Sofia Moschou. Any updates? Is the search still on? -- there were 6 (I believe, from the seminar schedule) on campus interviews late Feb / early March.

Where did that information come from?

Any news?

Last week of April I wrote to the head of the search committee who told me that the search had been halted due to Covid-19. Today (May 27th) I received an email from the system informing that the position has been filled. Weird stuff ... anyhow congrats to someone ! :) Position filled.

New Mexico State University (ad)

In Solar Physics and Space Sciences. Deadline Nov. 1, 2019
Focus on DKIST.
Some remote interviews requested. Some on-campus interviews completed and offer made to Juie Shetye.

New Mexico State University (ad) In Planetary Science (Solar System and/or Exoplanets). Deadline Dec. 6, 2019. Letters requested (Jan 9). Some remote interviews requested (Jan 22). Offer made to Eric Nielsen
New Mexico State University (ad) In Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy. Deadline Dec. 6, 2019. Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews. Offer made to Joe Burchett.
New York University & CCA (ad) Application deadline Nov. 15, 2019. Short list (8) contacted including Masha Baryakhtar, Lina Necib, Katelin Schutz, Ken Van Tilburg, Philip Mocz, Adrian Price-Whelan, Liang Dai. Offer made to Ken Van Tilburg.
Northern Arizona University (ad) Lecturer of Astronomy. Deadline May 15.
Northumbria University Offer made to Sofia Moschou
Notre Dame (ad) Application deadline November 1, 2019. Some cadidates invited for on-campus interviews.
Open University of Israel, (ad) Shortlist Candidates Notified. Includes Nir Mandelker

Peking University 

Shortlist notified, offers made to Song Huang, Wei Zhu, Lile Wang.
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Offers made and accepted.
Princeton University (ad) Astrophysics & Applied Computational Mathematics. Application deadline Dec 1, 2019. Candidates invited for on-campus interviews. Offer made.
Purdue University (ad) data-intensive computations in numerical Astrophysics, big data/astrostatistics. For full consideration, before Dec. 1. Candidates invited for on-campus interviews, including Diego Jose Munoz, Jia Liu, Paul Duffell. Offer made to and accepted by Paul Duffell.

Rice University (ad)

In galactic star formation and planet formation, including exoplanet characterization. Application review begins December 1st, 2019. Deadline Jan 10, 2020. Candidates invited for on-campus interviews. Any news?

Sacramento State (CSUS; ad) Applications due Dec, 11, 2019. Candidates invited for on-campus interviews. Offer made.
Smith College (ad)  Review of applications begins December 15, 2019.  Phone interviews underway.  Candidates invited for on campus interviews.
Space Sciences Lab (SSL) at UC Berkeley (ad) Position open until filled. Some rejections sent Apr 8.
Space Telescope Science Institute (ad) All science areas in astronomy and planetary science, but with a particular focus on exoplanets and data science. Formal deadline, October 25 2019. Candidates invited for on-campus interviews. Several offers made April 6, including Martha Boyer and Michelle Ntampaka.
Stanford University (ad) Application deadline, Nov. 18, 2019. Shortlist includes Josh Dillon, Susan Clark. Jan 23. Rejection email received (Feb 6).
Stephen F. Austin University (ad) Observational astronomy, due Jan 6 2020. Video interviews underway. Candidates invited for on campus interviews

Stockholm University, Astronomy (ad)

Application deadline, Feb 10, 2020.

Some applications already sent to experts, their feedback is expected by June 10. Top candidates will be informed by late June. Trial lectures and interviews will take place in September.

Shortlist announced June 24, including (alphabetically) Jason Dittmann, Max Gronke, Dylan Nelson, and Judit Szulagyi. 

Stonehill College (ad) Application deadline, Nov. 21, 2019. Some video interviews conducted. Position filled as of 1/19/20
Sultan Qaboos University (ad) Short list contacted, including Chat Hull.  Offer made to Chat Hull (declined).
SUNY Plattsburgh Offer made to Saroj Adhikari
Texas Tech University (ad)

Application deadline, Nov. 1, 2019. Some phone interviews requested. Candidates invited for on-campus interviews.

T.D. Lee Institute (ad) Application deadline, Nov.20, 2019. Offers made to and accepted by Yosuke Mizuno, Fabo Feng, Longqing Yi (Plasma physics)
Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (ad) Exoplanet and planetary science. Deadline Oct 15. Candidates invited for on-campus interviews, including Ramses Ramirez.

University of Alabama (ad)

Application deadline, Dec 1, 2019.  Some candidates invited for video interviews. At least 5 candidates invited for on-campus interviews. Search paused due to Covid-19. 
University of Arizona (ad) Application deadline, Jan 15, 2020.
University College London (UCL) (ad) Application deadline, Feb 29, 2020. Shortlist made. Candidates invited for reomote interview due to lockdown (March 17), including Judit Szulagyi.
University College London (UCL), Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) (ad) Associate Professor in Exoplanets at Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL). Application deadline, 2 Dec. 2019. Rejections sent and shortlist made for Skype interviews (24 Jan). 
University of Chicago (ad)

Application deadline, Oct. 15, 2019. Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews, including Austin Joyce, Anna McLeod, Matteo Fasiello, Alexander Ji, Jaehan Bae, Benjamin Fulton, Azadeh Maleknejad. Any news? Alexander Ji, Austin Joyce (citation: https://twitter.com/DD_Baumann/status/1263340391132102657)

University of Chicago (Associate Professor; ad) Application deadline, Oct. 15, 2019.
University of Georgia Athens (ad) Application deadline, Dec. 12, 2019. Offer made and accepted to Cassandra Hall - source https://www.physast.uga.edu/people/cassandra-hall
University of Hawaii, Inst. for Astronomy (ad) In Solar Physics. Application deadline, Oct. 31, 2019. Some declines sent (12/16). 
University of California, Berkeley (ad) Application deadline November 22, 2019. Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews. 
University of California, Santa Barbara (ad)

Application deadline, Nov. 20, 2019. Some remote interview requests sent out (12/15). Shortlist includes Maxwell Millar-Blanchaer.

University of California, Santa Cruz (ad) all subfields of astrophysics will be considered. Application deadline, December 16, 2019. Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews, including Philip Mocz, Liang Dai, Susan Clark. Any news?
University of Florida Dept. of Physics (ad) Application deadline Nov. 22, 2019. Some applicants contacted for video interviews. Shortlist made, includes Maria Charisi, Dan D'Orazio, Sarah Wellons, Tuguldur Sukhbold. Any news?. Search cancelled due to COVID-19.
University of Florida Dept. of Astronomy (ad) Application deadline Nov. 30, 2019. Shortlist contacted. Offer made. Search cancelled due to COVID-19 situation.
University of Iowa, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy (Ad) In space-based instrumentation for astronomy or space physics. Application deadline, Nov. 14, 2019. Shortlist made.  Any news? Offer made and accepted.
University of Manchester (ad) Lecturer in Radio Astronomy (tenure track). Application deadline Feb. 21, 2020. Shortlist notified, includes Tanmoy Laskar.
University of Maryland (ad) Assistant Professor (Exoplanets). Application deadline Jan. 3, 2020. Rejection email received (Feb 12). Candidates invited for interviews.
University of Michigan Dept. of Astronomy (ad) offer made to Sean Johnson
University of Michigan Dept. of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (ad) Faculty position in planetary science. Application deadline Nov. 15, 2019. Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews, including Sarah Millholland and Ramses Ramirez. Offer made
University of Missouri - Kansas City (ad) Application deadline November 11, 2019. Some applicants invited for phone interviews. Shortlist made, includes Michael Tremmel.
University of Mississippi (ad) Review of applications has begun. Preliminary remote interviews conducted. Shortlist interviews scheduled, includes Dan D'Orazio. Search paused with the possibility of cancellation because of COVID-19.
University of New South Wales Sydney (ad) Application deadline Jan. 30, 2020. Position cancelled due to COVID19 budget impacts.
University of North Georgia (ad) Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Virtual campus interviews completed.  Offer made.
University of North Texas (ad) Application deadline Feb. 15, 2020. Some applicants invited for phone interviews. Any news?
University of Southampton (ad) Application deadline Feb. 14, 2020. Longlist notified. Some rejections sent.
University of Texas Austin (ad) Application deadline, Dec. 4, 2019. Shortlist includes: Kate Alexander, Sean Johnson, Alexander Ji, Arpita Roy. Offers made to Danielle Berg and John Chisholm.
University of Tasmania  Application deadline Jan 15, 2020. Some rejections sent out.
University of Texas at San Antonio (ad) Application deadline Jan 13, 2020. Shortlist made and candidates invited for on-campus interviews, including Richard Anantua. Offer made ... and rescinded/search suspended due to COVID-19.
University of Toronto (ad) Application deadline, Nov. 18, 2019. Shortlist made. Some rejections sent out. Accepted by Ting Li.
University of Toronto, Sutton Chair (ad) Application deadline, Nov. 5, 2019.  Some rejections sent out. Offer made to Adam Hincks.
University of Tokyo, Institute for Physics of Intelligence (ad) Physics/AI. Application deadline, Oct. 31, 2019.
University of Washington, Earth & Space Science (ad "Surfaces, atmospheres, or interiors of planets, exoplanets, or moons". Preference will be given to applications received prior to December 1, 2019. Letters requested (Jan 13). Some skype interviews conducted (Feb 27). Short list made.  Search cancelled due to coronavirus, per 2020 April 22 email.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Physics (ad) Shortlist includes (from seminar schedule): Liang Dai, Yao-Yuan Mao, Moritz Münchmeyer, Alice Pisani, Marcel Schmittfull, Sukhdeep Singh. 
Washington State University (ad) Application review begins Oct. 16, 2019. Short list made. Offer made to Vivienne Baldassare.
Washington University in St. Louis (ad) Planetary surfaces and processes. Deadline Oct. 31, 2019.  Rejection letters sent Feb 24.
Yale-NUS College, Div. of Science (ad) Full time *or* visiting senior named position; any field of science. Application deadline: Jan. 2, 2020.

 

Science Staff and Management Positions

Place/Institution (alphabetical) People (in boldface if accepted)
UCAR / High Altitude Observatory

Deadline 7th Feb. Decision on Earth Science candidate made but not announced.

NASA-Ames Research Center - Exoplanet Technologies/High-Contrast Imaging Civil Servant Position shortlist made.
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NAASC, Charlottesville, VA) - Assistant Scientist Some phone interviews conducted. Some offers made and accepted.
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NAASC, Charlottesville, VA) - Tenure Track Astronomer (ad) Application deadline Oct. 31 2019.  ngVLA and ALMA offers made; both declined.  No further offers made.
Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) Service Observer (ad) Shortlist made and first round of interviews concluded.
PSU-Associate Research Professor Application deadline Jan. 1. 
MMT Queue Observer (ad) Emails have been sent to applicants. Interviews have been conducted.
Allegro ARC Node Program Manager (Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands) (ad) Short list contacted, including Chat Hull.  Offer made and accepted.

ALMA - Science archive content manager (ad)

Application deadline on Nov 25, 2019. Short list made. Offer made.
APO - Director of Operations (ad) Application deadline Jan 31, 2020.
Gemini Observatory - Scientist or Astronomer Application deadline Dec. 9, 2019. Some requests for interviews sent on Jan 24. Initial offers made (one Scientist and one Astronomer).
NCSA/UIUC - Research Scientist (adad Application deadline Feb. 2, 2019 (ignore earlier deadline in ad - will be updated)
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO): Project Engineer: ngEHT Application deadline Jan-21 2020.

UK Astronomy Technology Centre (Edinburgh, UK) - Software Engineers (ad)

Three positions, open until filled.
United Arab Emirates University / National Space Science and Technology Center - two Senior Researcher positions related to EMM science and Earth/Mars atmospheric retrievals (Jobs@UAEU positions 601184, 601185) Application deadline 6 September 2020.
University of California, Berkeley; Space Sciences Laboratory – Research Scientist (ad) Application deadline Mar. 31, 2020.
University of Hawai'i - IfA Instrumentation Project Manager (ad) Application deadline Mar. 6th, 2020.
University of Washington - LSST Software Developer (ad) Application deadline Dec. 4, 2019
University of Washington - Software Engineer (ad) Offer made and accepted.

 

Faculty Shuffle

Person (alphabetical) Old Institution New Institution
Jeff McMahon U. of Michigan U. of Chicago
Kathryn Zurek LBL Caltech
Ryan Chornock OU Northwestern
Trent Dupuy Gemini North University of Edinburgh
Eliot Quataert UC Berkeley Princeton
Simone Scaringi Texas Tech University Durham University

 

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