The Astronomy Department at Universidad de Concepcion, Chile, invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in all areas of astronomy. Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field, as well as an established record of excellence in research. A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring is highly desirable. Applicants will be expected to teach in Spanish within 2 years. The start date is flexible and could begin as early as March 2018.
The Astronomy Department currently includes 11 faculty, typically 10 to 20 postdocs, and approximately 40 masters and Ph.D. students. Current research expertise in the department spans extragalactic and Galactic astronomy, including AGN, galaxy clusters and galaxy evolution, millimeter and sub-millimeter wave instrumentation, the distance ladder, galactic archeology, star and cluster formation, stellar astrophysics, stellar evolution and variability, stellar clusters, and theoretical astrophysics focused on magneto-hydrodynamical and stellar-dynamical simulations. Furthermore, the Department is internationally recognized for its public outreach and teacher training programs. In addition, the Department is leading an effort to move and operate the CSO sub millimeter telescope to Chilean grounds, initiative named LCT (Leighton Chajnantor Telescope), allowing all our members to play a critical role in its scientific goals and technology development.
In addition to existing computational and lab facilities, the successful applicants will have access to the 10% of observing time on all existing and future telescopes in Chile, including ALMA, APEX, Gemini-South, Magellan, VLT, and in the future E-ELT, GMT, and LSST. The Department is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV. Further information can be obtained at http://www.astroudec.cl or directly from the Department Chair, Professor Ronald Mennickent (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, and a statement of future plans in a single pdf file with your last name as title. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent by the deadline. Application materials should to be sent to Ronald Mennickent via email (email@example.com) by Nov. 01.