The Department of Astronomy/Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona anticipates filling at least one tenure-track and/or tenured faculty position. We seek candidates with outstanding credentials in any area of astronomy and astrophysics. Candidates in theoretical astrophysics or astronomical instrumentation are especially encouraged to apply. Faculty research in the Department of Astronomy/Steward Observatory spans the formation of stars and planets to galaxy formation and the evolution of the Universe on the largest scales. Faculty participate in a varied instructional program, with the opportunity to advise and mentor students from among 45 graduate students and 110 undergraduate majors.
The Department of Astronomy/Steward Observatory is a member of the interdisciplinary Theoretical Astrophysics Program, which involves the Physics, Astronomy, Planetary Sciences and Applied Mathematics departments and NOAO, and includes more than 20 faculty members. Astronomy Department faculty do pioneering work on simulations and theory, including the astrophysics of stars, supernovae, nucleosynthesis, gravitational collapse, and large-scale structure formation. The new University-wide Research Data Center provides our faculty access to high-end, local supercomputing resources (~275 TFLOPS expected by 2013) including distributed, shared-memory, and GPU architectures. The Center for Astrobiology consists of 17 researchers from Astronomy, Planetary Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geosciences, and Biology, sponsoring undergraduate and graduate minors. Our Center for Astronomy Education is among the nation's leading science education research groups.
Steward Observatory provides world-class facilities for ground-based optical, infrared, and submillimeter observational astronomy, and has major involvement in space astronomy and astrochemistry. Current facilities include the 2x8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes, the 10m Heinrich-Hertz Submillimeter Telescope, the Kitt Peak 12m mm-wave Telescope, the 2.3m Bok and 1.5m Kuiper telescopes, and the 1.8m Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope. Steward Observatory is also a leading partner in the development of the 24.5m Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile and of the VLBI with the Event Horizon Telescope. Survey science is facilitated by full membership in the SDSS-III and LSST consortia. These activities are complemented by world-class programs in instrumentation, including the Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics, leadership of the construction of NIRCam for JWST, as well as optics and instrumentation for all of our observing facilities including the future Giant Magellan Telescope.
To apply, please submit your application online at: www.hr.arizona.edu, with reference to job #50971. In addition, send your bibliography, curriculum vitae and a brief description of previous and planned research electronically (as a single pdf file) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also arrange for letters of reference to be sent to email@example.com from three people who are familiar with your work. A Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related field is required. Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2013. General inquiries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Prof. Ann Zabludoff (email@example.com), or Vice Chair, Prof. Brant Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org). The University of Arizona is an AA/EEO/ADA employer – M/W/D/V.