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American Astronomical Society
Job Register - The Key To Astronomy Employment
AAS Job Register Editorial
Job Register Fee Change
The AAS Job Register has always had a 250 word limit per job announcement. This limit encourages the brief and informative description of jobs and greatly aids job seekers by limiting announcements to a reasonable length. In the past, we worked with institutions to edit their announcements to meet this limit, but this was always an inconvenience for both the AAS and the publishing institution.
Announcements beyond the 250 word limit can now appear, but will incur a $0.25 per word surcharge. It is understood that some announcements must be longer than 250 words and this fee was set low so as not to incur an undue financial penalty on these lengthy announcements.
The Job Register announcement base rate remains at a very low rate compared to comparable services provided by other professional societies. The AAS will continue to strive to maintain a low rate for the announcement of employment opportunities, which we feel is of significant benefit to the astronomical community and continues to secure the AAS Job Register's position as the number one source for astronomical employment opportunities.
Kevin B. Marvel Executive Officer
Publication Policy for the AAS Job Register
Deadlines for submission
Job announcements may be submitted at any time and should be submitted well before the deadline so that any errors or difficulties can be resolved efficiently.
Job announcements must be received by the 15th and paid for by the 25th of each month for publication in the subsequent issue of theJob Register.
If payment is not received, then the announcement will not run in the next month's issue, but in the subsequent month's issue.We recommend that submission and payment be made well in advance of the monthly deadline.
Submit and pay by 15 October - Announcement will appear in the NovemberJob Register Submit and pay by 19 October - Announcement will appear in the DecemberJob Register Submit by 15 October, but pay after that date but before December 1 - Announcement will appear in the DecemberJob Register.
Rate Sheet
For rate information please see thejob register submission form.
Employers must indicate how they will pay for their announcement at the time of submission.
We accept payment by:
Check, in US currency drawn on a US bank. VISA and MasterCard be sure to include expiration date.
Checks should be made payable to American Astronomical Society and sent to:
American Astronomical Society Attention Job Register Payment 2000 Florida Ave., NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20009-1231, USA
Phone: 202-328-2010 FAX: 202-234-2560 The AAS is a small, scientific, non-profit organization. The AAS Federal Identification number is 21-0735173. Invery rarecircumstances a discount may be available for insitituions from developing countries. In all cases, a formal petition for a reduced fee must be sent by email or FAX to the Deputy Executive Officer,Dr. Kevin B. Marvelrequesting a discount and justifying the request.
In no case will the discount exceed a 50% reduction in the publishing fee or will discounts be available for more than one announcement per year.
Announcement Requirements
The word count limit per listing is 250 words. For longer ads, a $0.25 per word charge will be applied. Jobs will not be published without the following:
1. Indication that the vacancy isbona fideand that the position has not been promised to anyone; 2. for first time publication, an application closing date that falls no earlier than the last day of the month of publication; and 3. a check or appropriate billing information as described above.
We encourage advertisers to provide URLs to relevant web sites with their job announcements or additional information (e.g. department homepage).
We also STRONGLY encourage employers to include in the postings information about benefits offered or to link to this information. This is especially important to clarify for post-doctoral or other non-permanent positions. We also encourage applicants to inquire and obtain a clear picture of the benefits at the time any offer is proffered.
Previously published position announcements may be re-published for additional months as long as the closing date is one month or more from the initial publication date of the job. Example: A job initially published in the January issue may be republished in the February issue and have a closing date in February.
The AASJob Registercannot require overseas employers to comply with any U.S. regulations regarding employment discrimination.
All jobs should be submitted using theWeb Submission Formor, if necessary, send your advertisement by electronic mail If electronic mail is not available, job announcements, with payment are also accepted by US mail, and by FAX at 202-234-2560.
AAS Postdoctoral Position Policy
The AAS Council has passed (1988) and reaffirmed (2003) a resolution stating that no postdoctoral position should require a candidate response prior to February 15 of each year. This policy applies to postdoctoral positions whose recruitment cycles follow the normal academic search timeline (offers in early spring to begin summer or fall of the same year). The text of this resolution is available on theCouncil Resolutionwebpage.
Employers should take this policy into account in their recruitment process.
Frequency and Circulation
TheJob Registeris published monthly. On the average, 60 new jobs are announced in each issue. Since theJob Registeris freely available to anyone with Internet access, circulation numbers are hard to estimate. In February 2001, over 6,000 unique IP addresses accessed theJob Register.
Job Register statisticsare published on the Career webpages and in the Annual Report of the Society in theBulletin of the American Astronomical Society. TheJob Registeris published on the Web at:
Member Notification
The AAS maintains a list of members that like to be notified when a New Job Register is posted. Members may be added to theJob Registeremail notice list by sending a message
Recent Job Postings
Some jobs reposted from prior months may have closing dates during the current month. Readers shoud pay careful attention to the posted closing dates. Jobs marked as new were posted this month.
No. 25064 (New) Head of the Instrumentation Projects Department ESO - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE Tel: URL1: Attention: Human ResourcesThe Instrumentation Division of ESO, has a vacancy at its Headquarters in Garching near Munich, Germany for the position of Head of the Instrumentation Projects Department
who will be responsible for motivating, initiating and supervising the successful development and commissioning of state-of-the-art instrumentation for ESO telescopes. This will include instrumentation for the VLT set of four 8m telescopes, the VLTI interferometer, and the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). In total, the ESO instrumentation programme is one of the largest and most ambitious in world astronomy. The Instrumentation Projects Department is part of the ESO Instrumentation Division, and has been formed from a recent merger of the existing optical and IR instrumentation departments. The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of the Instrumentation Division.
The main duties and responsibilities of the successful candidate include: • leadership in developing new instrument concepts and taking existing projects to a successful conclusion • day to day management of the departmental team of 12 astronomers, project managers and physicists/engineers • allocation and supervision of staff on instrument projects based on priorities set by the Head of the Instrumentation Division • supervising the commissioning of new instruments on ESO telescopes • responding to problems associated with existing instruments on ESO telescopes • preparation of quarterly and other reports as required by the Head of Instrumentation Division • conducting original scientific research as a member of the ESO Astronomy Faculty • travel to meetings in Europe and elsewhere in the world
The candidate should have a PhD in Astronomy or Physics and a strong record in the design, construction and commissioning of astronomical instruments, and be motivated by the scientific goals which drive their specifications and design. She/He should be well acquainted with professional project management and systems engineering techniques and their application to the project lifecycle. She/He should have experience in managing staff and financial resources. Excellent communication skills and a very good knowledge of English are essential.
The post is equally open to suitably qualified male or female applicants. The initial contract is for a period of three years with the possibility of a fixed-term or indefinite extension based on scientific, technical and managerial achievements. The position requires three letters of reference to be sent to For further details see the related URL.
No. 25097 (New) Postdoctoral Research Fellow THE ADLER PLANETARIUM Tel: URL1:www.adlerplanetarium.orgEmail Submission Email Attention: Marguerite E. Dawson, Director of Human ResourcesThe Adler Planetarium is seeking applications for a Research Fellowship in Astrophysics to carry out research in gamma-ray astronomy. The applicant will work with the VERITAS group at the Adler. Applicants for this position must have their PhD (or near completion) in Physics, Astronomy or a related field and should have experience with high-energy astrophysics and/or high-energy physics instrumentation and data analysis. Email a cover letter, resume to: See full ad at EEOC October 8, 2008
No. 25102 (New) Assistant Professor Position in Astrophysical Dynamos NORDITA Roslagstullsbacken 23 Sweden Tel: +46 8 5537 8707 FAX: +46 8 5537 8601 URL1: web form; preferred)Email Submission Email Attention: Axel Brandenburg, ProfessorThe European Research Council has decided to fund a concentrated 5-year effort at Nordita in Stockholm through an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council to improve our understanding of astrophysical dynamos. For details, see the project page on Astrophysical Dynamos. In connection with this 5-year project an assistant professor position (forskarassistent) is announced with an expected starting date during the fall of 2009. Other positions announced in connection with the project can be found on The successful candidate will help with the supervision of the PhD students and post-docs working within this project. An extension to a fifth year is possible if the candidate takes on teaching duties at Stockholm University or at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). The position start on 1 September 2009, or any other date to be agreed upon.
Persons eligible for employment as Assistant Professor are those who have a doctoral degree, or a foreign degree deemed to be of corresponding quality. Precedence should be given to applicants who have graduated five years, or less,beforethetimeofexpirationofapplicationsforthispost.Precedenceshouldalsobegiventoapplicants
less, before the time of expiration of applications for this post. Precedence should also be given to applicants holding older degrees, if special reasons for this should prevail.
The position is supported for 4 years. The position will start on Sept 1st, 2009, or some other date agreed upon.
The applications should include a # full curriculum vitae together with a list of publications, # a short description of scientific, pedagogical and administrative experience, # pdf files of up to 10 of the most important papers (those papers should also be marked in the list of publications), # at least 2 letters of recommendation, to be sent separately by the issuer.
No. 25126 (New) Lecturer/Coordinator of Astronomy Outreach Program WASHBURN UNIVERSITY 1700 SW College Ave Topeka, KS 66621 USA Tel: Information)URL2: Description)Attention: Dr. Steven Black, Chair, Physics & AstronomyWashburn University’s Physics and Astronomy Department is seeking a candidate for a full-time lecturer/coordinator position starting in January 2009, with possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will assume a half-time teaching responsibility for general education courses in astronomy and physics, and a half-time responsibility for coordinating the astronomy outreach program using Crane Observatory and the planetarium. Applicants must have a Masters degree in Astronomy or Physics, with a Ph.D. preferred, demonstrated experience in observational astronomy, and operational experience on a planetarium projector, with preference for experience on a Spitz SciDome. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Steven Black, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Washburn University, 1700 S.W. College Ave., Topeka, KS 66621. For departmental information see Application review is ongoing and continues until the position is filled. Applicants will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Arrest information is not considered in the selection process. Washburn University is an EOE.
No. 25163 (New) Astronomy (general) QUEST UNIVERSITY CANADA 3200 Boulevard Quest University Canada Garibaldi Highlands, BC V8B 0N8 Canada Tel: URL1: Submission Email
Attention: Christopher-Studnicki-Gizbert, Coordinator Physical Sciences
Quest University Canada, a non-profit, undergraduate, liberal arts and sciences university located between Vancouver and Whistler in British Columbia, seeks a full-time faculty member for the following position in the Physical Sciences: physics or astronomy with the ability to also teach mathematics. Please see website for further information.
No. 25168 (New)
ARC Astronomer ESO - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2 Garching near Munich, Bavaria 85748 Germany Tel: +49 89 3200 6865 FAX: +49 89 3200 6497 URL1: Submission Email Attention: Human Resources, ESOApplications are invited for ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) Astronomer in the Data Management - Operations Division at the ESO Headquarters in Garching (Munich), Germany. The ALMA project is an international collaboration to construct and operate a large submillimeter – millimeter interferometer in Chile. ESO leads and administers European participation. ALMA will be operated by the Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) in Chile. European ARC is the primary interface between the JAO and the European users. Information about ARC activities are on the ESO web. The ARC astronomer participates in: supporting Commissioning and Science Verification activities, and operations in early science or later. Requiring periods of time in Chile at the ALMA site, some lasting at least 3 months; software testing of all Operations-related software; the service observations at the ALMA sites in Chile at least once a year; the development of the ESO ARC and ARC nodes network in Europe; and the production of operations documentation
Extensive travel will be required.
As an astronomer and member of the ESO Science Faculty, the successful candidate is expected to conduct astronomical research directed towards the effective use of ALMA and participate actively in the scientific life of ESO.
The position requires a PhD in astronomy, physics, or equivalent.
Candidates should have worked in astronomical research for a few years at the postdoctoral level and should be familiar with a broad range of instrumental, data analysis, and observational techniques.
Involvement with the existing European millimeter astronomical community and research and/or operational experience with radio-millimeter interferometers are highly desirable. Excellent communication skills, ability to work in team and good command of English are essential.
No. 25196 (New) Visiting Assistant Professor FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE PO Box 3003 Lancaster, PA 17604 USA Tel: 717 291 3809 Email Submission Email
Attention: Linda S. Fritz, Professor
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a physicist or astronomer for a one-semester Visiting Assistant Professor position for Spring 2009. The successful candidate must hold, or be nearing completion of, the Ph.D. and have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Extension of the appointment for additional semesters is possible. Experience teaching physics courses is required. Experience teaching astronomy is desired. Send application, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to Linda S. Fritz, Franklin &
Marshall College, PO Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604 ( Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. Franklin & Marshall College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to cultural pluralism. EOE
No. 25199 (New) Faculty Appointments in Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics at Arizona State University ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Tel: URL1:www.asu.eduEmail Attention: cosmologyfac@asu.eduArizona State University announces a major new initiative in Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics, led by Professors Paul Davies, Lawrence Krauss, and Rogier Windhorst. Beginning in the Fall of 2009 and continuing over the next five years, we anticipate the appointment of up to 8-10 new faculty at the ranks of Full, Associate, and Assistant Professor, as well as a commensurate number of postdoctoral research appointments. The School of Earth and Space Exploration invites expressions of interest from potential faculty in theoretical, observational, and experimental cosmology, as well as in engineering fields that support both cosmology and particle astrophysics. The Department of Physics seeks expressions of interest in the fields of theoretical and experimental particle astrophysics. Joint appointments in both academic units are possible, as well as affiliations with the Beyond Center and the Fulton Engineering School. Faculty appointments will come with highly competitive startup packages and state of the art laboratory facilities. Areas of current interest include the early universe, physics beyond the standard model, quantum cosmology, gravitational waves, extra dimensions, inflation and multiverse models, dark matter and dark energy, large-scale structure, cosmic dark ages, first light, reionization and galaxy assembly, star formation and stellar evolution in a cosmological context, and supermassive black hole growth. Interested faculty applicants should send a letter of interest, a research and teaching plan, and provide contact information for at least 3 references to A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
No. 24942 (New) Assistant Professor in Observational Astronomy IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 12 Physics Building Iowa State University Ames, IA 50011-3160 US Tel: 515-294-5441 FAX: 515-294-6027 Email Submission Attention: Ms. Gloria Oberender, Observational Astronomy Search CommitteeFACULTY POSITION OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in observational astronomy to begin August 2009. The Astronomy and Astrophysics Program currently has active research efforts in stellar, galactic and extra-galactic astronomy. The department is also fostering collaborative work on the nature of dark matter between our astronomy, high energy, and high energy astrophysics groups. The department especially seeks candidates whose work overlaps existing efforts, or is in this developing area.
Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics, and a demonstrated record of research accomplishmentsnormallyachievedthroughpostdoctoralexperienceandpublicationofresultsintop-tiered
accomplishments normally achieved through postdoctoral experience and publication of results in top-tiered journals within the discipline. All candidates should demonstrate promise for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Further information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found on the web at
Submitted applications should include a discussion of the candidate’s present and future research and teaching plans, a CV including a list of publications, and arrangements should be made for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent via email to or via postal mail to
Observational Astronomy Search Committee c/o Ms. Gloria Oberender Department of Physics and Astronomy Iowa State University Ames, IA 50011-3160 Applications should reach us prior to December 1, 2008 to receive full consideration. Iowa State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
No. 25059 (New) Assistant Professor of Space Science ESSE/YORK UNIVERSITY 4700 Keele St. Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 Canada Tel: 416-736-5245 FAX: 416-736-5817 Attention: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Earth and Space Science and EngineeringAssistant Professor of Space Science in Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, Affiliation/Union: YUFA Position Start Date: July 1, 2009 York University offers a world-class, modern, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada’s most multicultural city. York is at the centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff and students who challenge the ordinary and deliver the unexpected.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a progressive, dynamic environment, and has over 155 faculty members. It has engaged in teaching and research activities for over 40 years. Further information about the Faculty can be found at:
Applications are invited for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Space Science to start July 1, 2009. All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval. At York, Space Science involves the study of the atmosphere from Space, which includes design and use of satellite instrumentation, analysis of satellite data, and related areas. The candidate’s expertise should enhance the existing activities in Space Science at York University (see for a more complete list) carried out within the Department. Candidates must have a strong commitment to research and teaching, and have a PhD in Atmospheric Science or a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to have or develop strong, externally funded research programs, and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
Applicants should forward (as hard copy, only) a curriculum vitae, an outline of their research plans and single copies of three publications, and arrange for references from three referees to be sent by December 1, 2008, to:
Chair, Search Committee, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, Room 102 Petrie Science and Engineering Building York University 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
No. 25065 (New) Astronomy/Astrophysics COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 58 Comimg Street Room 101 Charleston, SC 29424 Tel: 843-953-5593 FAX: 843-953-4824 URL1: Submission Email Attention: Dr. Chris Fragile, Astronomy Search Committee ChairTwo Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Astronomy/Astrophysics The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the College of Charleston invites applications for two Tenure-Track faculty positions in Astrophysics to begin 16 August 2009. Candidates must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education and the demonstrated ability to sustain a research program involving undergraduates. A PhD in astronomy, physics, or a closely-related field is required, and post-doctoral experience is preferred.
The College of Charleston is a public liberal arts college with approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students. Of the 18 physics faculty members, 7 are currently engaged in astronomical research. We offer undergraduate degrees in physics and astrophysics, all majors are required to participate in research. The College operates telescopes in Arizona and the Virgin Islands. Further information about the department can be found at
Qualified applicants should submit: 1) a complete curriculum vitae, 2) a statement describing their teaching experience and philosophy 3) a description of their research background and plans, and 4) the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Chris Fragile, Astronomy Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424. Applications received by 1 December 2008 will receive full consideration.
Candidates who are not US citizens must provide evidence of the ability to work in the United States prior to the interview process. The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.
No. 25073 (New) Staff Astronomer ESO - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2 Garching near Munich, Bavaria 85748 Germany Tel: +49 89 3200 6865 FAX: +49 89 3200 6497 URL1: Submission Email Attention: Human Resources, ESOFor the Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment (APEX) ESO is opening the position of a Staff Astronomer
who will join a team of scientists, engineers, and technicians, in total 20 people, responsible for the operation and maintenance of the antenna support observations in service mode, to develop calibration and quality control procedures for the instruments, to control the configuration of the system, and to develop operational procedures forthetelescopeincludingpointingmodels.
for the telescope including pointing models. As an astronomer, the successful candidate will be expected and encouraged to actively conduct astronomical research up to 20% of the time using APEX and other facilities. The APEX astronomers spend 135 nights per year carrying out functional duties in the APEX base in Sequitor and at the telescope, which is located on Chajnantor at an altitude of 5.000m, usually in a shift of 8 days in Sequitor with trips to Chajnantor, followed by 6 days off. The rest of their time is spent in the Santiago office. Scientific trips and stays at other institutions, also in Europe, are foreseen.
APEX is a sub-mm telescope presently operative at the ALMA site of Chajnantor in Chile through a collaboration between the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Onsala Space Observatory and ESO. The site is excellent for sub-mm observations, and the telescope is equipped with heterodyne receivers and bolometer arrays for observations at sub-mm wavelengths as well as in the THz band.
The position requires a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics or equivalent. Operational experience with (sub)mm telescopes is highly appreciated. Postdoctoral experience is highly welcome.
The post is equally open to suitably qualified male female applicants. The initial contract is for a period of three years with the possibility of a fixed-term or indefinite extension based on technical and managerial achievements.
For further details see the related URL.
No. 25074 (New) Faculty Position in Astrophysics UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL NORTE Avenida Angamos 0610 CHILE Tel: 56-55-355493 FAX: 56-55-355497 URL1: Submission Email Attention: Valery Kravtsov, DirectorThe Instituto de Astronomía (IA) at the Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) is seeking a candidate for a vacancy of professor in astrophysics at any level, starting in March 2009. This position is initially funded by the ESO for a period of two years, and then will be extended as an indefinite appointment funded by the UCN. The extension of the term of the successful candidate is subject to adequate performance of responsibilities during the first two years. The applicants should hold a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or related field and should have a postdoctoral experience. Researchers in any area of astrophysics will be considered. Native speakers or those having good command of Spanish are especially encouraged to apply. Meanwhile, a good knowledge of English language is assumed. Responsibilities of the successful candidate include the teaching of courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as the supervision of postgraduate students. The appointee will be able to apply for Chile's 10% share of telescope time for all observatories located in the country, including the largest of them, such as Paranal, Gemini, Magellan, etc. In addition, the facilities of the university observatory on Cerro Armazones, located not far from Paranal and operated by the IA, are available. Interested candidates should send CV, publication list, a brief description of their research and teaching interests and experience, and two letters of recommendation to the IA at the above addresses. Submission by e-mail is preferred. Deadline for applications is December 8, 2008.
No. 25078 (New) faculty recruitment in astronomy/astrophysics KAVLI INSTITUTE FOR ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, PEKING UNIVERSITY Yi He Yuan Lu 5 Hai Dian Qu People's Republic of China Tel: 8610 6276 7900
FAX: 8610 6276 7900 Submission Email Attention: Zhang NingKAVLI INSTITUTE FOR ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS (KIAA) PEKING UNIVERSITY, BEIJING CHINA (PKU) KIAA invites applications for faculty at all levels. KIAA's programs are focused on: a) particle cosmology, first light, galaxy assemblage; b) star/planet formation, interstellar/galactic medium; c) gravitational physics and high-energy phenomena. Current recruitment is open in any of these areas. Candidates with expertise in cosmology and galaxy formation are encouraged to apply.
KIAA is intended to be an international center of excellence in astrophysics. Through workshops, thematic and visitors programs, KIAA promotes international collaboration with English as its working language. Its host, PKU is a first-rate multidisciplinary university with excellent students. KIAA jointly sponsors research projects, utilizes facilities, supervises students and postdocs with PKU's Astronomy Department, National Astronomical Observatory and other astronomical centers in China, other Kavli institutes, and various international partners aboard.
KIAA is led by director Doug Lin, associate director Xiaowei Liu, coordinator Jiansheng Chen, faculty Lixin Li and Qingjuan Yu. KIAA seeks candidates who will integrate with its programs and broaden the scope of its faculty in theory or observations.
RANK: Chair Professor, Senior Research Scientist (tenure professor equivalent), and Members/Research Scientists (tenure-track faculty equivalent). Chaired professor shall be appointed on the basis of major scientific accomplishment or exceptional potential. Tenure faculty/KIAA senior research scientists will be selected based on their scientific leadership and original contribution. Tenure-track KIAA members/research scientists are open to junior candidates with established accomplishments and promising talents for an initial three-year term, renewable for a second term.
SALARY: depending on qualifications and experience. Members/Research Scientists may also be qualified for supplemental supports under the Beiren program.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D., or equivalent, in Astronomy, Physics, Planetary Sciences or related field completed or expected by effective date, a demonstrated record of research excellence and potential to obtain external funding. Candidates of all nationality are encouraged to apply.
POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2009
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, brief research summary and teaching interests, and at least three reference letters (all letters will be treated as confidential documents). It is the responsibility of the applicant to see that all material, including letters of appraisal, be sent to:
Faculty Search Committee Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics Peking University Yi He Yuan Lu 5,Hai Dian Qu Beijing 100871, China email:
CLOSING DATE: Applications received prior to Feb 1, 2009, will receive full consideration. Contact for further inquiries: Ms Zhang Ning, email:
No. 25088 (New) Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA Tel: URL1: Prof. William KeelTenure-track positions in Astronomy and Astrophysics