The Astronomy Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor faculty position (tenure line) beginning as soon as August 16, 2024. The area of scientific focus is open to all areas of astronomy/astrophysics/cosmology. The full job ad can be viewed here: https://go.illinois.edu/IllinoisAstroFacultySearch

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, or a closely related field. You will teach a talented, diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students, and you will develop and conduct an active research program. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

To apply to this position, please follow the link here: https://go.illinois.edu/IllinoisAstroFacultySearch which will explain the required application components and link to the application web portal. Only applications submitted through the application web portal will be considered.

An email request for contact information for three professional references will be sent to Assistant Professor applicants 1-2 business days after the application is submitted. Once the contact information for the references is uploaded into the system, their letters will be invited. For Associate/Full Professor applicants, letters of reference will be collected after an initial screening.  Early application submission is encouraged to allow time for referees to submit letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration, all materials must be submitted by the closing date of Nov 8, 2023; letters of reference should be received no later than Nov 29, 2023 for assistant-rank applications (Dec 15, 2023 for associate/full ranks). Although early applications are appreciated and some interviews may be conducted before the closing date, all applications submitted by the closing date will receive full consideration. For more information about the Department or the search, please contact Prof. Yue Shen at search@astro.illinois.edu or go to http://www.astro.illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.


No open searches.



No open searches.




Postdoctoral Fellowship

Center for Astrophysical Surveys

The Center for Astrophysical Surveys (CAPS) at the National Center for Supercomputer Applications (NCSA) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications from Ph.D. scientists for the CAPS postdoctoral fellowship. This independent fellowship is for three years and offers a competitive salary, benefits, and research funds.

This fellowship offers an opportunity to carry out independent research and to be connected with the vibrant research programs in astrophysics at the University of Illinois. Existing research programs at Illinois include the Dark Energy Survey (DES), Vera Rubin Observatory (VRO) and the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), SDSS-V, South Pole Telescope (SPT), and CMB-S4. NCSA leads data management and processing for the DES project with support from the National Science Foundation and is a partner in the construction and commissioning of VRO. Illinois is an institutional member of the SPT collaboration and participating in the design and planning for CMB-S4.

The selected candidate will be part of the new center at NCSA. NCSA is a hub of transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship where University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, and collaborators from around the globe, unite to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. There is a strong overlap and synergy between CAPS and the Departments of Astronomy and Physics. 

Application information and deadlines can be found at the CAPS website here: https://caps.ncsa.illinois.edu/get-involved/pd_fellowship_210215/