The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Hawaii invites applications for the position of Assistant, Associate or Full Researcher (Senior Research Faculty) in any field of astrophysics, planetary science, or solar physics, including observation, theory, and instrumentation. Applicants should have an outstanding research record and the ability to lead a research program involving students and postdocs. This appointment can be at the level of assistant, associate, or full rank, depending on the qualifications of the candidate. The anticipated start date is Fall 2014, but this is flexible.
Senior Research Faculty are expected to independently pursue outside sources of support with the goal of building a world-class research program, as well as to advise junior colleagues, participate in the academic life of the IfA, and fulﬁll light administrative duties. Although this is a non-tenure track position, this comes with full Principal Investigator status and is intended to be a long-term appointment with rights and responsibilities comparable to the current existing faculty. While some internal support may be provided, this position is not permanently funded and requires the successful applicant to be self-supporting through external contracts and/or grants.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or closely related areas and successful research experience as demonstrated by accomplishments, publications and letters of recommendation. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The IfA has strong research groups in nearly all areas of astrophysics and has guaranteed access to the entire suite of observational facilities on the summits of Mauna Kea and Haleakala. The IfA is also the lead institution in the Pan-STARRS wide-field optical telescope system. More information about the IfA is available at http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu.
TO APPLY: Please upload a curriculum vitae (including bibliography) and a statement of research interests and plans using the online form at the web address https://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/apply/2013-Oct/Faculty-senior-apply.shtml. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded at https://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/apply/2013-Oct/Faculty-senior-recommend.shtml.
Review of applications will begin November 30, 2013, though applications received after this date will also receive full consideration if the position is not yet filled.
INQUIRIES: Dr. Fabio Bresolin (firstname.lastname@example.org, ph: 808 956 8306), chair of the search committee. Note that letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the aforementioned web address, not emailed to the committee chair.
The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. The Institute for Astronomy actively supports gender equity and nondiscrimination in the workplace. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.