Faculty position in Exoplanets and Planetary Sciences

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
City: Santiago
Country: Chile
Contact Person: Andres Jordan
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Application Due Date: Thursday, April 15 2021
Web Link: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/f00e5b3a

The Faculty of Engineering and Sciences (FES) of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) in Santiago, Chile, seeks applications for a faculty position in the broad areas of exoplanets or planetary sciences.  All candidates in exoplanet or planetary science, broadly defined, are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in researchers working in theory and modeling of planetary interiors and atmospheres. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to pursue a high impact research program.

The successful candidates will join Professors Rafael Brahm, Andres Jordan, Gijs Mulders and Diego Muñoz at the newly created Astrophysics group at FES/UAI. The chosen candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Physics, Astronomy, and related fields, in Spanish and/or English. Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish at the moment of applying. The successful candidate will have access to 10% of all telescope time on major facilities in Chile, including VLT, ALMA, Gemini, Magellan, and other telescopes in the country, as well as access to future facilities such as the GMT and E-ELT. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a reference, an Assistant Professor should expect an annual remuneration ranging between 36 and 48 million CLP (approximately 50,000 and 66,000 USD at the current exchange rate, respectively). This salary does not include potential additions from grants or research contracts.

Applications require: a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, and a description (5 pages maximum) of research and teaching interests. Contact information for at least three researchers willing to write letters of recommendation upon request must also be submitted. Applicants should apply by submitting the above materials as a single pdf file to Prof. Andres Jordan <[email protected]>. Applications should be submitted by April 15 2021 to ensure full consideration.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law. At FES we believe that diversity broadens our research scope and enhances the quality of our education, so we highly encourage international scholars, women and other underrepresented minorities to apply.