The Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (CAA), a new research center established at Shanghai JiaoTong University (SJTU) invites
applications for tenure-track positions in all frontier fields of astronomy and astrophysics. SJTU is one of top a few universities in China, and the CAA is setup to become a research center of excellence. The faculty position is expected to carry out independent research projects, to supervise students, and to develop astrophysics courses for our new concentration in astrophysics within the physics major program. The positions are intended for researchers of all nationality at levels of associate professors or professors. The salary is above 250000 RMB (~40000 USD) annually and a comprehensive package of start-up research fund and housing subsidy is provided, depending on qualification and experience. The research center has very good computer facilities, ample research funds, and an active visitors program. More information about the staff and research activities can be found at http://caa.physics.sjtu.edu.cn. Observers are especially encouraged to apply as China is starting some big observational programs, and CAA is one of the main participating institutes.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a brief research summary, and arrange three reference letters to be directly sent to
Prof. Yipeng Jing
Applications will be considered anytime until the positions are filled. Young oversea Chinese astronomers and astrophysicists are especially encouraged to apply. The university will recommend the qualified applicants apply for mega recruitment programs such as Qianren Jihua and Qingnian Qianren Jihua both for Chinese and for foreign experts. The successful applicants to these programs may get a better offer than specified above.