Job Opportunities

The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor position. The Research Assistant Professor will work in cosmic microwave background (CMB) science and contribute to the Department's CMB research program, in particular in the operation of and analysis of data from the South Pole Telescope (SPT) and developing the design of the next-generation CMB experiment CMB-S4. The person hired will be responsible for designing and writing software to control large telescopes and in developing low-level and high-level data analysis code.

The term of the appointment will be for up to three years with the possibility of renewal, and is expected to begin in summer 2022.


  • A doctoral degree in physics or a related field.
  • A minimum of three years of related experimental experience, beyond Ph.D. training.

Application Instructions

The following materials are required:

  • Cover letter;
  • CV;
  • Statement of research interests and future plans;
  • Minimum of two confidential letters of recommendation.

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s academic jobs website. Review of applications will begin June 13, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment

Opportunity Statement We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for a postdoctoral position to collaborate with Professor Damiano Caprioli on diverse aspects of theoretical and computational High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular the origin of cosmic rays and the non-thermal emission from astrophysical objects such as pulsars, supernova remnants, AGNs, GRBs, and galaxy clusters.

The position will remain open until filled; however applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications by January 12, 2022, and ensure that 3 letters of recommendation are received by January 19, 2021. It is expected that the appointment will begin in Fall 2022 (negotiable) with a competitive salary and run for approximately two years, with extension to a third year based on performance.

At the time of appointment, the successful applicant must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Physics/Astronomy or related disciplines. Candidates with experience in kinetic simulations of astro/space/laboratory plasmas are preferred, but consideration will also be given to candidates with background and interest in theoretical/computational High-Energy Astrophysics and Space Physics.

Please have: a CV including publication list; a statement of research interests; and three letters of recommendation uploaded to