The Instituto de Astronomia in Northern Chile is looking to fill a tenure-track position as astronomy professor. The university has a 20-30% timeshare on all the telescopes at the Observatorio Cerro Armazones (OCA) of the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, located right next to where the E-ELT will be built. The telescopes at OCA are a twin 15 cm, a 25 cm and a 40 cm robotic optical telescopes, an 80 cm IR telescope and a 1.5 m optical telescope. The institute also has at its disposal a 1 m telescope on La Silla, for remote observing.
We are looking for astronomers who will use these small telescopes, in addition to using the large astronomy facilities in Chile through the 10% Chilean time on all international telescopes, such as the VLT, ALMA, Gemini-South and in the future the E-ELT. The candidate should have a strong and proven research track record. The institute has a focus on stellar astronomy which it wants to strengthen, but applications from people working on AGN or Galactic structure will also be considered. Candidates with ample observing experience and/or engineering, including software development, are especially welcome. Professors currently teach 2 astronomy courses per year. An interest in outreach is a plus.
If interested, please send a cover letter, CV, publication list, research statement, name of 3 people willing to write a reference letter, and optionally a statement about outreach to Rolf Chini (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 1st 2013. The successful candidate can start March 1st 2014.