The Department of Astronomy & Physics at Lycoming College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Astrophysics beginning in August 2022.

Lycoming College faculty are teacher-scholars dedicated to undergraduate teaching, mentoring undergraduate research as part of their own research agenda, advising students, and participating in service to the institution. The successful candidate will teach a three-course per semester load consisting of undergraduate courses and labs in both physics and astronomy for majors and non-majors. We seek candidates interested in using modern pedagogical methods to teach physics and astronomy. In addition, we seek candidates who are committed to initiating an active research program in astrophysics which will involve undergraduate participation in a small liberal arts college environment.


Applicants must possess a doctorate or will have completed a doctorate by August 2022 in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or a related field.

Application Details:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests which focuses on how undergraduates will be involved in an astrophysics research program, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: jobs@lycoming.edu referencing the applicant’s name and position applied for in the subject line.

About the Department of Astronomy & Physics:

The Department of Astronomy & Physics at Lycoming College currently consists of three tenure-track faculty, one visiting faculty, and one laboratory manager/planetarium director. The Department offers a B.S. in astrophysics, both a B.A. and a B.S. in physics, a B. S. in engineering physics, and a B.A. in astronomy, with approximately 60 majors distributed among its various degree programs and all four years. Our majors are a diverse group of students with an active local chapter of the Society of Physics Students.

The Department is housed in a newly constructed Lynn Science Center, finished in 2015. The Lynn Science Center is home to a state of the art planetarium used for astronomy courses, labs, and outreach. The Department also has a scanning electron microscope which is used in courses and research. The successful candidate will have his or her own research laboratory in the Lynn Science Center.

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected residential liberal arts colleges. Lycoming is ranked by Forbes as a Top ROI College and by The Princeton Review as one of The 386 Best Colleges. Lycoming College’s strong endowment-per-student and fiscal acumen provide the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education. The College is dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education including more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations. Our community of scholars collaborates with and mentors our diverse student body of 1,200 active learners, including 37 percent international and domestic students of color, representing 39 states, territories, and countries. Students compete in 17 NCAA Division III sports, participate in faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of internships, and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lycoming is located in Williamsport, PA, a city rich in the arts and ideally situated for outdoor recreation. Williamsport is the site of a world-class healthcare system (UPMC Susquehanna), modern manufacturing, federal offices and county seat, energy and natural gas resources, and home to and the birthplace of the Little League World Series. Learn more at www.lycoming.edu.

Lycoming College proudly celebrates and values diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.