The Instituto de Astronomía of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IA-UNAM) has openings for junior faculty level, tenure track positions in astrophysics, at its branch in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in astronomy or physics, and have at least two years of postdoctoral experience. Preference will be given to candidates less than 40 years old, by the start date. Mexican citizens are particularly encouraged to apply.
Selection criteria include research accomplishments and promise of future achievement as well as opportunities to collaborate with other faculty members in Ensenada. Faculty members are expected to carry out original research and must teach astronomy and/or physics courses at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, as well as mentor students.
Institute members have access to Observatorio Astronómico Nacional in San Pedro Mártir (OAN-SPM), Baja California. Astronomers at Mexican institutions can compete for the Mexican share of observing time on the 10.4-m Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), and also have competitive access to the EVLA, the VLBA, and to ALMA, via collaboration with the USA National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The Institute is a member of the Transneptunian Automated Occultation Survey-II (TAOS-II), which is being installed at OAN-SPM, the HAWC (High Altitude Water Cerenkov) Observatory and the Cerenkov Telescope Array collaboration, as well as a funding partner of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which will execute the SDSS-IV. The Institute has extensive computing facilities of its own and members have access to general UNAM supercomputers.
Members of the Institute conduct research in most major astronomical and astrophysical fields. Candidates are encouraged to contact individual faculty members to explore potential collaborations as well as review the facilities and instrumentation at the OAN-SPM to identify research opportunities at the site.