Available Positions

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has employment opportunities for:


Undergraduate Summer Research Positions

Through its NSF funded REU Program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates), the department has summer positions available for undergraduate research assistants.

Paid summer research positions in Italy are available through a DOE-NSF/INFN student exchange program. Applicants must be US citizens who have completed at least three years of an undergraduate curriculum in physics, engineering or computing science at a US university.

Undergraduate Teaching Internship Positions

The department has positions during the academic year for undergraduate students to serve as teaching interns in introductory physics and astronomy courses. Interns typically work as teaching assistants in laboratory or recitation sections, or serve as workshop leaders. The internship program is open to all undergraduate science majors. Visit the teaching internship program page to learn more.

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Graduate Assistantships

Students admitted to the department's graduate program usually receive financial support either from the department or from external foundations.

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Post-Doctoral Position in Quantum Nanostructures

The Quantum Nanostructures group at the University of Rochester, led by John Nichol, is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research associate. We are looking for a creative, self-motivated researcher who has the ability and interest to pursue exciting and challenging problems at the boundaries of quantum information processing and many-body quantum physics. Successful candidates should

  • Have completed a PhD in physics by the start of the position.
  • Have experience with dilution refrigerators.
  • Have experience with microfabrication, including electron beam lithography.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.

For more information about the group, visit nicholgroup.weebly.com.  The position is initially for one year but may be extended for a second and third year, depending on performance and funding.

To apply, applicants should submit their CV, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to John Nichol (jnich10@ur.rochester.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Marshak Fellowship in Particle and Nuclear Physics

The Marshak Fellowship in Particle and Nuclear Physics has been established to offer young scientists the opportunity to pursue innovative research at the University of Rochester in the fields of particle and nuclear physics, plasma astrophysics, and plasma physics and controlled fusion. To learn more, visit the Marshak Fellowship page.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions 


Tenure-track Faculty Position in Astrophysics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Rochester invites applications for a faculty position in observational or experimental astrophysics to begin July 2024. Applicants should have a Ph.D., an outstanding record of research, and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. The position is intended for a junior tenure-track faculty member. We are particularly interested in candidates working in observational exoplanetary astrophysics. However, we encourage candidates in areas of planetary, stellar, Galactic and high energy astrophysics to apply.

Each candidate should submit (1) a letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; (3) descriptions of research and teaching plans; (4) a statement of your commitment to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community in academia, including past work and future goals; and (5) contact information for four letter of recommendation writers for support of their application. Further instructions for submission of applications may be found at:


For more information about the UR Physics and Astronomy Department, see


Questions about the position can be directed to

Prof. Dan M. Watson      
Chair, Astrophysics Search Committee   

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled, beginning 1 December 2022.

The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity, and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applicants from members of minority groups and women. All applications are considered without regard to race, sex, age, religion or national origin. Salary will be competitive.

EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled



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Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

There are no non-tenure track faculty positions available at this time. 

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There are no staff positions available at this time.

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