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Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Place/Institution (alphabetical) People (in boldface if accepted)
Arizona State University (ad) In Space Physics. Application deadline 6 December 2019
University of Wisconsin-Madison Physics (ad) Application review begins 1 December 2019
Bishop's University (ad)

Canada Research Chair position. Application deadline 30 August 2019.  

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).

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.
Cardiff University (ad) Exoplanet Characterisation. Application deadline November 7th, 2019
Case Western Reserve University (ad) Application deadline December 5, 2019.
Colorado State University (ad) Application deadline November 13, 2019. Some applicants invited for phone interviews, including Luca Visinelli
University of British Columbia (ad) Application deadline November 30, 2019
Florida International University (ad) Candidates invited for video interviews
Franklin and Marshall College (ad) Application deadline Nov. 15, 2019. Candidates invited for video interviews.
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.
Harvard University (ad) Open search in Science, Mathematics, and/or Statistics. Deadline Oct. 7, 2019. Interview invitations sent.
Hillsdale College Physics (ad) Application deadline December 1, 2019.
Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (ad) In development of ground-based astronomical instrumentation. Application will open in Oct-Nov, 2019
Indiana University Bloomington (ad) In observational exoplanet science.  Deadline Nov. 15, 2019
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.
Louisiana State University (ad) Application deadline Nov 15, 2019. Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews, including Ioannis Liodakis
Michigan State University (ad) In observational, data-intensive, or survey astronomy. Application deadline Nov 21, 2019. Longlist notified; some rejections sent Dec. 8.
MIT, Astrophysics (ad) Application deadline Nov 15, 2019
New Mexico State University (ad)

In Solar Physics and Space Sciences. Deadline Nov. 1, 2019
Focus on DKIST.
Some remote interviews requested.

New Mexico State University (ad) In Planetary Science (Solar System and/or Exoplanets). Deadline Dec. 6, 2019 
New Mexico State University (ad) In Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy. Deadline Dec. 6, 2019
New York University & CCA (ad) Application deadline Nov. 15, 2019
Notre Dame (ad) Application deadline November 1, 2019.
Peking University  Shortlist notified
Purdue University (ad) data-intensive computations in numerical Astrophysics, big data/astrostatistics. For full consideration, before Dec. 1

Rice University (ad)

In galactic star formation and planet formation, including exoplanet characterization. Application review begins December 1st, 2019. Deadline Jan 10, 2020. 

Smith College (ad)  Review of applications begins December 15, 2019
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.
Stanford University (ad) Application deadline, Nov. 18, 2019
Stonehill College (ad) Application deadline, Nov. 21, 2019. Some video interviews conducted.
Texas Tech University (ad)

Application deadline, Nov. 1, 2019. Some phone interviews requested.

T.D. Lee Institute (https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/dd0ef46e) Application deadline, Nov.20, 2019
Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (ad) Exoplanet and planetary science. Deadline Oct 15.

University of Alabama (ad)

Application deadline, Dec 1, 2019.
University of Chicago (ad) Application deadline, Oct. 15, 2019. Some candidates invited for on-campus interviews.
University of Chicago (Associate Professor; ad) Application deadline, Oct. 15, 2019.
University of Hawaii, Inst. for Astronomy (ad) In Solar Physics. Application deadline, Oct. 31, 2019.
University of California, Berkeley (ad) Application deadline November 22, 2019.
University of California, Santa Barbara (ad) Application deadline, Nov. 20, 2019. Any news?
University of California, Santa Cruz (ad) all subfields of astrophysics will be considered. Application deadline, December 16, 2019.
University of Florida Dept. of Physics (ad) Application deadline Nov. 22, 2019. Some applicants contacted for video interviews.
University of Florida Dept. of Astronomy (ad) Application deadline Nov. 30, 2019
University of Iowa, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy (Ad) In space-based instrumentation for astronomy or space physics. Application deadline, Nov. 14, 2019.
University of Michigan LSA Collegiate / President's program (ad) On campus interviews held and endorsements made
University of Missouri - Kansas City (ad) Application deadline November 11, 2019. Some applicants invited for phone interviews.
University of Mississippi (ad) Review of applications has begun.
University of New South Wales Sydney (ad) Application deadline Jan. 30, 2020.
University of Texas Austin (ad) Application deadline, Dec. 4, 2019.
University of Toronto (ad) Application deadline, Nov. 18, 2019. Any news?
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.
Washington State University (ad) Application review begins Oct. 16, 2019. Short list made, including Jennifer Andrews, Vivienne Baldassare, Peter Gao. 
Washington University in St. Louis (ad) Planetary surfaces and processes. Deadline Oct. 31, 2019
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)
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 Sep. 30, 2019. Deadline extended to Oct. 31st 2019
Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) Service Observer (ad) Shortlist made and first round of interviews concluded.
MMT Queue Observer (ad) Emails have been sent to applicants. Interviews have been conducted.

ALMA - Science archive content manager (ad)

Application deadline on Nov 25, 2019. Short list made.
APO - Director of Operations (ad) Application deadline Dec. 15, 2019.
NCSA/UIUC - Research Scientist (adad Application deadline Feb. 2, 2019 (ignore earlier deadline in ad - will be updated)
University of Washington - LSST Software Developer (ad) Application deadline Dec. 4, 2019
University of Washington - Software Engineer (ad) Application deadline Dec. 20, 2019


Faculty Shuffle

Person (alphabetical) Old Institution New Institution
Jeff McMahon U. of Michigan U. of Chicago
Kathryn Zurek LBL Caltech


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