Stanford University Faculty Position: Astrophysics
Professor in any area of astrophysics. Applicants should exhibit the potential of running a world-
leading independent research program, and should possess good communication skills and a
commitment to teaching and mentoring. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and
advise students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Inclusiveness and diversity are
integral to our university’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education.
We encourage applications from candidates that identify with groups that are historically
underrepresented in physics. The term of appointment is expected to begin on September 1,
Applicants should send materials to the search committee through AcademicJobsOnline.
Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a publication list), a
research and teaching statement (three-page combined maximum), as well as a brief (< 300
word) summary of their expected research program. We encourage applicants, as a component of
their teaching and research statement, to discuss their experience or commitment to engaging
with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with
students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives. At least three and no
more than five letters of reference should be submitted online at
Further information about Stanford Physics may be found at physics.stanford.edu. Significant
research in astrophysics is conducted under the auspices of the Kavli Institute for Particle
Astrophysics and Cosmology; see kipac.stanford.edu. Inquiries may be directed to
at the discretion of the search committee.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any
other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring
additional dimensions to the University’s research and teaching missions.
Lecturer Position in Physics, Stanford University
The Stanford Physics Department invites applications for a Lecturer position to begin in Autumn quarter 2020. This position is a full-time, twelve-month, fixed-term, benefits-eligible appointment. The initial appointment period is 2 years. Future reappointments are possible, with the first reappointment review occurring in the second year. The duties involve teaching introductory physics courses during the academic year and the summer quarter, usually in partnership with a faculty member, and assisting the department in a major restructuring of the introductory physics courses, both in terms of the course sequences offered and the curriculum and pedagogy of the courses. The Lecturer should be knowledgeable in curriculum and course design, as well as in evaluating the success of new offerings, and able to work collaboratively with faculty in the course restructuring process. A Ph.D. is required. In addition to instruction, the candidate will be responsible for mentoring course teaching assistants, advising students, and participating in Department committees, as appropriate.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience (two pages maximum), and three letters of recommendation addressing their teaching and administrative abilities.
All materials must be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15252
For full consideration, applications should be completed by December 15, 2019.
Email inquiries and questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Peter Graham (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.
Teaching Assistant Positions
The Physics Department believes that teaching is an important part of a graduate-level education in Physics. Consequently, three-quarters of teaching are a requirement for the Ph.D. in physics. Teaching duties vary from course to course but can include leading discussion sections, laboratory sections, meeting with students informally through office hours, and grading homework and exams. A TA application form must be completed before any quarter in which a student wishes to teach.
TA applications for 2019/20 will be accepted through the application site during the following Two-week periods.
For Autumn Quarter: August 9 - 23, 2019
For Winter Quarter: October 18 - November 1, 2019
For Spring Quarter: January 31 - February 14, 2020
For Summer Quarter: May 15 - 22, 2020
Faculty and Postdoc Positions
We currently post our faculty searches at:
At the departmental level, we do not typically recruit postdocs directly, but several physics-related organizations at Stanford are also using AJO (mostly for postdoc positions), and they can be found with a search: