This website contains information related to the academic programs offered, a brief description of the research performed, faculty and staff, and other useful links. We are committed to your success. That's why we offer diverse research opportunities to foster your education in one of the fastest-growing research universities in the country. At UTSA you will have access to strong research programs, state-of-the-art resources, and competitive financial support. In addition, the Department of Physics & Astronomy hosts one of the world's most powerful electron microscopes - the first of its kind outside of Japan - which displays images as small as one atom.



The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UTSA invites applications for the following:

  • Assistant Professor (Exoplanets/Big Data)
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  • Assistant Professor (Materials Physics)
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  • Research Science Associate IV (Dr. Marcelo Marucho lab)
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Who’s Hiring Physics Bachelors?

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