Two Faculty Positions in Exoplanets and Planetary Sciences

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Department of Science and Engineering
City: Santiago
Country: Chile
Contact Person: Andres Jordan
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
Application Due Date: Sunday, November 01 2020
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The Faculty of Engineering and Sciences (FES) of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) in Santiago, Chile, seeks applications for up to two open rank faculty positions in the area of exoplanet and planetary science beginning as soon as March 1, 2021.  All candidates in exoplanet or planetary science, broadly defined, are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in the following areas: planetary interiors, atmospheres, habitability, and studies of solar system objects. For one of the positions we are looking for applicants in the area of theoretical or computational astrophysics. Candidates should have a demonstrated potential or ability to pursue a high impact research program.

The successful candidates will join Professors Rafael Brahm, Andres Jordan and Gijs Mulders  at the newly created Astrophysics group at FES/UAI focused on exoplanet and planetary science. 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 46,000 and 62,000 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 letters of recommendation must also be submitted. Applicants should apply by submitting the above materials as a single pdf file to <[email protected]> with the subject “Job Position in Exoplanet and Planetary Sciences”. Applications should be submitted by November 1, 2020 to ensure full consideration.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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 women, international scholars and minorities to apply for these positions.