Assistant Professor in Astronomy

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Department of Astronomy
City: Charlottesville
State/Province: VA
Country: USA
Contact Person: Barbara K. Johnson
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Virginia
Application Due Date: Thursday, December 15 2016
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The Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The candidate will join a diverse department with expertise in theoretical and observational astronomy and astrochemistry. Applicants, either observers or theorists, who will strengthen the collaboration between the Department of Astronomy and NRAO are encouraged to apply. The Headquarters of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the North American ALMA Science Center are located on the campus of the University of Virginia.

The Department has guaranteed access to the Large Binocular Telescope, Apache Point Observatory, and Steward Observatory (including the Magellan Telescopes in Chile). The Department is a partner in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) IV collaboration and is leading the APOGEE-2 Project. The Department also hosts the Virginia Institute for Theoretical Astronomy (VITA). Further, the University of Virginia is committed to establishing an Anchor Program in Advanced Astronomy Data within the University’s Data Science Institute to develop solutions to computational and data management challenges.

 The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2017 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. Candidates with some postdoctoral experience are highly preferred.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa ( ), search on posting number 0619751 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter describing research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests. They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to: [email protected], with subject heading “Assistant Professor in Astronomy”.

This posting will close to applications on December 15, 2016. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2016.