Faculty Position at Institute of Astrophysics (IA), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)
The Institute of Astrophysics (IA) at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC) invites applications to fill one faculty position at the assistant professor level, beginning as early as July 2017.
The Institute of Astrophysics (IA) at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC) invites applications to fill one faculty position at the assistant professor level, beginning as early as July 2017. The requirements are a Ph.D. degree in astronomy/astrophysics, as well as a demonstrated ability and commitment to excellence in independent research and teaching. The search is open to all areas of astronomy and instrumentation (including interdisciplinary research), although some preference may be made for applicants who can provide synergies to existing faculty members.
The successful candidate is expected to join the research and teaching activities at the Institute of Astrophysics and interact closely with students. The Institute hosts an active and dynamic international community comprised of 15 faculty, ~50 graduate students, and ~40 postdocs, carrying out research in cosmology, extragalactic and Galactic astronomy, stellar astrophysics, exo-planets, astronomical instrumentation, and numerical simulations. The Institute frequently hosts a few visiting scientists each week for talks and collaborative visits, as well as daily astro-ph discussions. This cultivates a rich academic and social experience, and allows opportunities for networking and collaboration at many levels.
As member of the faculty, the successful applicant will have access to the Chilean 10% of the telescope time, including VLT, Gemini, Magellan, CTIO, APEX and ALMA. In addition, the Institute hosts two powerful cluster computers for numerical simulations and high-volume data reduction. Teaching duties are exclusively focused on astronomy and astrophysics, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. The candidate is expected to be able to teach in Spanish within approximately a year, although this is not a stringent requisite. Further information can be obtained at http://www.astro.puc.cl or directly from Prof. Gaspar Galaz (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and short statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, as well as the names of three referees who we may contact for reference letters, directly to Prof. Gaspar Galaz at the above address before January 8th, 2017. E-mail submissions in PDF format are preferred. Late applications may be considered until the position is filled.
The IA is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in its workforce. The IA is seeking to increase the representation of women and therefore will only consider applications from suitably qualified female candidates for this position.