The Department of Astronomy at Universidad de Chile invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. The successful applicant should hold a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics, or a closely related discipline, obtained no earlier than 2007. Priority will be given to those whose research interests and expertise complement and synergize current theoretical and observational research at Universidad de Chile, particularly in areas such as star-formation, supernovae and extragalactic astronomy. Successful applicants will be expected to develop a vigorous research program extramurally funded from multiple government funds, build effective collaborations, and demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence. The candidate is expected to be able to teach in Spanish within a year.
The department of Astronomy at Universidad de Chile (www.das.uchile.cl) has 16 faculty members, strong graduate and undergraduate programs, and hosts several government funded research centers (Basal, Anillo, Centros Milenio). The candidate will be eligible to apply to 10% of all the telescope time in Chile, including ALMA, VLT, Gemini, Magellan, and future 30 meter-class telescopes.
To apply for this position, interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching interests, and ask for three reference letters to be sent to email@example.com. Applications will be processed until the position is filled but those received by May 31, 2013 will receive full consideration. For further information, contact Dr. Rene Mendez at firstname.lastname@example.org.