Physics and Astronomy Department



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.

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Who’s Hiring Physics Bachelors?

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Faculty Position

The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy is accepting applications for the following faculty positions:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
- Physics & Astronomy (Materials Science)

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External Applicants  |  Internal Applicants

Assistant Professor
- Physics & Astronomy, Exoplanets

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External Applicants  |  Internal Applicants


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