Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) is seeking to fill several tenure-track and visiting faculty positions in any area of observational, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. The start date of the appointment is flexible. The main research fields in SHAO include active galactic nuclei, accretion disks and jets, high energy astrophysics, the structure and evolution of the Milky Way and its cluster population, galaxy formation, cosmology, and planetary formation. SHAO belongs to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which provides a diverse setting and research facilities, such as the 65-meter radio telescope and good computing facilities. The institute is actively involved in important international and domestic projects such as LSST, BigBOSS, LAMOST, HXMT, and FAST. SHAO has about 40 faculty members, 10 postdocs, and 40 PhD students in astrophysics. It is located in downtown Shanghai, one of the most rapidly evolving and cosmopolitan cities in Asia. More information can be found at http://126.96.36.199/CGC/indexen.html.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree and have a demonstrated record of outstanding research, along with a strong commitment to contribute to graduate education. Active researchers of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. The salary and start-up grant will be highly competitive. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, and statement of research interests, and arrange three reference letters to be directly sent to:
Prof. Feng Yuan
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory
80 Nandan Road, Shanghai 200030
Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. To receive full consideration, all application material should arrive before December 31, 2012.