The Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) has openings for faculty positions at the assistant or associate research fellow levels. Candidates who work in (a) optical/IR/radio astronomy, (b) theoretical/computational astrophysics, or (c) instrumentation (optical/IR/submillimeter) are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should hold a PhD in astronomy, physics, or engineering, and preferably have prior postdoctoral experience.
ASIAA is an institute of Academia Sinica, the leading national research organization of Taiwan. The Institute has approximately 195 staff members (including 40 Faculty, 6 visiting scholars, 37 Postdocs, 35 Engineers/Technicians, and 33 Graduate Students). Research areas include the Solar and Exoplanetary Systems, Star and Planet Formation, Astrochemistry, Dust Grains, Stars and Compact Objects (evolved stars, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes), Galactic Dynamics, Active Galaxies, Galaxy Evolution, Cosmology, and Instrumentation Developments.
ASIAA offers excellent research facilities and an international environment, where English is the working language. The institute's strong instrumentation team is involved in a number of international projects in the optical/IR/radio. The Institute operates the SMA in collaboration with the SAO Taiwan is a member country of the ALMA project through collaborations with Japan and North America. The VLBI group is leading the effort for sub-mm VLBI. The AMiBA is in full scientific operation on Mauna Loa. The Institute is a partner in instrumental developments on the SUBARU Telescope (Hyper Suprime-Cam, the Prime Focus Spectrograph ) and on the CFHT (SPIROU). The TAOS telescopes are in operation to detect small objects beyond Neptune, and TAOS-2 telescopes will be placed in Mexico. The Theory group has a dedicated computer cluster for CFD-MHD simulations. ASIAA plans to participate in the SPICA mission. More information on each topic or facility can be found in our Home Page.
We seek candidates who can lead the Institute's research programs, or initiate entirely new forefront programs. More information on target areas of recruitment can be found at http://www.asiaa.sinica.edu.tw/jobopening/. Applicants are requested to submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a summary of past research (or instrumentation experience), and (3) a plan for future research, through the on-line submission system. Applicants are also requested to arrange three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the online application system. Applications submitted by or on 31 January 2013 will receive full consideration.