Employment Opportunities

Faculty Position in Astrophysics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a faculty appointment in astrophysics.  We invite applications from theorists, observers, and instrumentalists across all areas of astrophysics.  This is an open-rank search, and candidates will be considered for appointment both at the assistant professor level and at higher ranks, as appropriate. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Applicants should submit application materials via Interfolio to http://apply.interfolio.com/117532. Materials should include a letter expressing interest, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a teaching statement, and a short description of research plans, as well as a statement describing efforts (past, present, or future) to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.  Applicants who wish to be considered at the level of assistant professor should have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf to the same webpage. If you have questions concerning Interfolio, please call (877) 977-8807 or email help@interfolio.com. You may also contact Pam Carmen at (410) 516-7346 or pcarmen1@jhu.edu. If you have questions about the search please contact the chair of the search committee, Julian Krolik (jhk@jhu.edu).  Consideration of applications will begin on December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Johns Hopkins University is committed to the active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected groups. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant. The Department of Physics and Astronomy in particular is committed to hiring candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


JHU Physics and Astronomy Faculty Position in Experimental High Energy Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins University is seeking to strengthen and diversify its program in the study of particle physics and fundamental interactions. The Department invites applications for a faculty appointment in experimental physics in this area. Experimental researchers who study fundamental interactions in accelerator or non-accelerator-based environments are encouraged to apply. The search is at the assistant professor level, but extraordinary candidates at other ranks will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a teaching statement, and a short description of research plans via Interfolio to http://apply.interfolio.com/115626 . Applicants who wish to be considered at the level of assistant professor should have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf to the same address. If you have questions concerning Interfolio, please call (877) 977-8807 or email help@interfolio.com. You may also contact Pam Carmen at (410) 516-7346 or pcarmen1@jhu.edu. If you have questions about the search please contact the chair of the search committee, Petar Maksimovic (petar@jhu.edu).

Consideration of applications will begin on December 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Johns Hopkins University is committed to the active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected groups. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant. The Department of Physics and Astronomy in particular is committed to hiring candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


Faculty Position in Experimental Quantum Science

The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a faculty appointment in experimental quantum science. The areas of interest include atomic, molecular and optical physics; precision measurement searches for physics beyond the Standard Model; and quantum optics and information. This is an open-rank search, and candidates will be considered for appointment both at the assistant professor level and at higher ranks, as appropriate. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Applicants should submit application materials via https://apply.interfolio.com/115961 Materials should include a letter expressing interest, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a teaching statement, and a short description of research plans, and a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.  Applicants who wish to be considered at the level of assistant professor should have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf to the same address. If you have questions concerning Interfolio, please call (877) 977-8807 or email help@interfolio.com. You may also contact Pam Carmen at (410) 516-7346 or pcarmen1@jhu.edu. If you have questions about the search please contact the chair of the search committee, David Kaplan (david.kaplan@jhu.edu). 

Consideration of applications will begin on December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Johns Hopkins University is committed to the active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected groups. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant. The Department of Physics and Astronomy in particular is committed to hiring candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. 


JWST Planetary System Formation and Evolution Postdoctoral Associate

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a postdoctoral associate in exoplanetary system formation and evolution. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Christine Chen on observations of debris disks from the recently commissioned JWST. In addition, they will collaborate with faculty and students at JHU and staff and postdocs at Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). STScI is the Science and Operations Center for JWST with deep expertise in both Star and Planet Formation (https://groorg1.wixsite.com/spfstsci) and the Extrasolar Planetary Systems Imaging (http://stsci-epsig.blogspot.com/).

The successful applicant will help develop high contrast imaging techniques for JWST, reduce data from already approved JWST Cycle 1 programs, and lead scientific analyses of JWST data. JWST has two Integral Field Spectrographs (IFSs) that can be used to characterize faint disks and exoplanets next to bright, host stars using traditional high contrast imaging techniques. The NIRSpec and MIRI IFSs are expected to revolutionize our understanding of debris disks and exoplanetary atmospheres. The specific responsibilities of the position are flexible depending on the interests and background of the postdoc. The postdoc will have the opportunity to design and conduct their own, independent research projects.

A PhD in astronomy or a related field by the start date of the position is required and prior experience with debris disks and/or high contrast imaging is highly desired. The start date of the appointment is flexible but should be no later than September 2023. The initial appointment is for 1 year with possible renewal for subsequent years depending on performance.

Applicants should e-mail the following materials in a single pdf file to Christine Chen (cchen@stsci.edu):

1) Cover Letter,

2) Curriculum Vitae with Publication List,

3) Research Statement and

4) Contact Information for 3 References

Completed applications received by December 15, 2022 will receive full consideration. 

Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. JHU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Questions regarding this position are welcome and may be directed to Christine Chen.  


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Physics and Astronomy

The William H. Miller III Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for several postdoctoral fellowships: The William H. Miller Fellowship (any area of physics and astronomy), the Sweeney Fellowship (any area of physics), and Davis Fellowship (any area of astronomy). These fellowships offer the opportunity for postdoctoral research that combines academic freedom with strong faculty mentorship in an intellectually vibrant, inclusive, and welcoming department. The Department has strong programs in condensed-matter physics, particle physics, astrophysics, and biological physics and is now embarking upon a significant expansion, including growth into new areas of physics. The department also benefits from its close relationship with the Space Telescope Science Institute, located on the Johns Hopkins campus. More details about the department and its research can be found at https://physics-astronomy.jhu.edu.

Consideration of applications will begin on 1 November 2022 and continue until all available positions are filled. Applicants will also be considered for other appropriate postdoctoral positions in the department. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a statement of research interests, and a list of publications and arrange for at least three letters of reference on their behalf to be submitted to the application website. Candidates must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae including a complete publications list, a statement of interest, and contact information for three references via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/22275).

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.