The Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (CAA), a new research center established at Shanghai JiaoTong University (SJTU) invites applications for tenure-track positions in all frontier fields of astronomy and astrophysics. Currently there are eight faculty members and 6 postdoctoral scientists mainly working in the field of galaxy formation and cosmology. About one third of its research members are of non-Chinese origin. More information about the staff and research activities can be found at http://caa.physics.sjtu.edu.cn. The new faculty positions are expected to carry out independent research projects, to supervise students, and to develop astrophysics courses for our new concentration in astrophysics within the physics major program. The positions are intended for researchers of all nationality. The salary is above 250000 RMB (~40000 USD) annually and a comprehensive package of start-up research fund and housing subsidy is provided, depending on qualification and experience. Observers are especially encouraged to apply as China is starting some big observational programs, and CAA is one of the main participating institutes.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a brief research summary, and arrange three reference letters to be directly sent to (via email):
Prof. Yipeng Jing
Applications will be considered anytime until the positions are filled, but a full consideration will be taken for the applications arriving before the 31th of December, 2013. The university will recommend the qualified applicants apply for national recruitment programs such as Qianren Program or Young Qianren Program. The successful applicants with these programs will get a better offer than specified above.
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