The Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA) is seeking to fill a 5 year fixed-term Faculty position in the field of stellar astrophysics. MoCA contains researchers from both the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Physics. This position is housed within the School of Mathematical Sciences, although it is expected that all of the teaching will be within the undergraduate astronomy program, which is the most extensive in Australia. The appointment will be at the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level (approximately equivalent to the Assistant or Associate Professor levels), according to experience. The salary will be within the range of $AU 96,184 - 135,862, which includes a contribution to superannuation of 17% of the base salary.
The applicant will work with the Stellar Interiors and NucleoSynthesis (SINS) group within MoCA, whose staff include John Lattanzio, Alexander Heger, Maria Lugaro, Simon Campbell, and many graduate students. The SINS group has strong connections and collaborations with the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), Mt Stromlo Observatory (at ANU), including close connections with the HERMES multi-object hi-res spectrograph, and galactic archaeology projects such as GALAH. Preference will be give to stellar astrophysics, including (but not limited to) stellar interiors, stellar evolution (including supernovae), nucleosynthesis, multi-dimensional numerical stellar hydrodynamics, and chemical and dynamical evolution of stellar systems.
Teaching is likely to be at the level of one course per semester, comprising 3 lectures per week of 50 minutes duration each. There will likely be some support classes and co-ordination also. Teaching could cover any area of astrophysics, in line with experience, and could include a first year astro-biology course.
Monash University is Australia's largest University and one of the "Group of Eight" strongly research active Universities. It is ranked in the top 100 worldwide. The position is based at the main campus in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, recently ranked as the world's most livable city for the second year in a row.