The University of the Virgin Islands invites applications for a research faculty position associated with the recently renovated Virgin Islands Robotic Telescope at the Etelman Observatory and Science Center. The appointment is for two years, renewable for a third year depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
The appointee is expected to oversee daily operations of the Virgin Islands Robotic Telescope facility and to carry out a vigorous program of original research. The appointee may also have the opportunity to participate in teaching duties at the University at a level of approximately one class per semester, though teaching duties are negotiable depending on the appointee's activity in other aspects of the position.
Applicants with experience and expertise in telescope operations, especially robotic telescope operations, are particularly encouraged to apply. Additionally, applicants with research interests in multiwavelength follow-up of high-energy transients are also encouraged to apply. The position is part of a collaborative effort between the University of the Virgin Islands, Arecibo Observatory, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Travel between and research collaborations with these institutions will be encouraged and expected.
As part of the appointment package, the appointee will be provided (and required to avail themselves of) housing at the Etelman Observatory and Science Center Director's Residence. The Etelman Observatory and Science Center is located on the island of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. The Observatory is 15 minutes by car from the University of the Virgin Islands St Thomas campus.
Successful applicants will hold a PhD in Astrophysics or a related discipline at the time of appointment. Application should be made by email to Dr. David Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, research statement, list of publications, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on February 1st and will continue until the position is filled. For further details regarding the position, please feel free to contact Dr. David Morris at the email listed above.