Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in extragalactic astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Haverford College, PA.
The successful applicant will work with Prof. Karen Masters and collaborators on exploitation of data from the Mapping Nearby Galaxies at APO (MaNGA) survey of SDSS-IV, and especially HI-MaNGA, which is obtaining HI followup of MaNGA. They will be a full participant of SDSS-IV (with proprietary data access). They may also be interested in research making use of galaxy morphologies from the Galaxy Zoo family of citizen science projects.
Haverford College is a leading liberal arts undergraduate college located near to the city of Philadelphia. Faculty and undergraduates at Haverford are supported to be active in internationally recognised research. We are particularly interested in candidates who feel that they could both contribute to and flourish in this unique educational environment. There will be the opportunity, if desired, to take advantage of this setting to develop skills and experience through mentoring students in research as well as in teaching. Haverford is part of the Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium and also benefits from strong ties with the Astronomy and Astrophysics faculty at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore.
A PhD is required by the start of the employment. The position is funded for 2 years, and a start date on or before 1st October 2018 is expected.
Interested applicants should complete the online application, to include a cover letter, CV, the names and contact information for three (3) references, and a full publication list, to https://forms.haverford.edu/view.php?id=545598.
Haverford College has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the academic program, lived experience, and composition of the College community. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will contribute to the College’s educational mission.
Haverford College is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.