The Astronomy Department at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Astronomy in any area of observational, experimental, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2013.
The Astronomy Department is part of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), which provides a diverse setting and excellent research facilities, including ground based telescopes such as the Magellan telescopes, the MMT, the Whipple Observatory, submillimeter array (SMA), the South Pole Telescope (SPT), the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS), the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher/North (HARPS-N) spectrograph, and membership in the Giant Magellan Telescope consortium. The CfA also has several research centers, including the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC), the Institute for Theoretical, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (ITAMP), and the Chandra Science Center (CSC). These facilities are described at the CfA Website, www.cfa.harvard.edu. Ph.D. required by expected start date and applicant should have a demonstrated record of outstanding research and the ability to carry out an independent research program and a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted via the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4263) no later than January 1, 2013. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
No benefits information has been provided by the employer.