Tenure-track Astrophysicist in the field of exoplanets or star-planet systems

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
Department Name: 
Cosmic Magnetic Fields
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Brandenburg
Zip/Postal: 
14482
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites applications for a

Tenure-track astrophysicist (m/f/d)

who will strengthen our research in the section Stellar Physics and Exoplanets, led by Prof. Dr. Katja Poppenhaeger. This section has a focus on investigating star-exoplanet systems through observations and simulations. The tenure-track researcher will enhance the section‘s profile through their expertise in the field of exoplanets, exoplanetary atmospheres, or stellar-planetary relations. This position gives the opportunity to pursue an independent research program within the section and contribute to the supervision of students at the undergraduate and graduate level. The AIP is a consortium member of the HIRES spectrograph for the ELT and has institutional access to several ground- and space-based observatories; candidates are encouraged to outline connections of their planned research to the relevant observational facilities of the current and next decade.

Qualifications

Applicants need to have a PhD in astrophysics, astronomy, or a closely related field. A convincing publication record in relevant topics and experience in acquiring external funding are expected. Experience in supervising students is welcome.

Salary and benefits

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organizations in Germany at the TV-L E14 level and include employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, parental leave, retirement benefits, and a subsidy for a public transportation ticket. The appointment will be for an initial period of five years, with tenure based on a successful performance review. For exceptional candidates with commensurate qualifications a directly tenured appointment may be considered. The position is anticipated to start in fall 2022, but this is subject to individual arrangements.

Application
To apply, please register at the AIP recruitment portal

jobs.aip.de/rec119

and follow the instructions to upload the following documents, all in PDF format: A cover letter motivating your application, your curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research plan (max. 3 pages), a summary of your past research (max. 2 pages), and the names of three individuals willing to provide reference letters upon request.

Applications received before 31.12.2021 will receive full consideration.

In case of questions please contact Prof. Poppenhaeger at the following email address:
[email protected]

AIP offers flexible working hours and a cooperative working atmosphere. Equal opportunity is an integral part of personnel and organizational development at the AIP, and applications from scientists of all genders are encouraged. People with disabilities will be given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified and capable. Your application documents will be kept for at least three months after completion of the appointment process. As a rule, your documents will be made available to a selection committee and to the committees and officers to be involved in the appointment process.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 31, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 28, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Katja Poppenhaeger
Title: 
Prof. Dr.
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
Department Name: 
Cosmic Magnetic Fields
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Brandenburg
Zip/Postal Code: 
14482
Country: 
Germany
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Dr. Katja Poppenhaeger
Subject: 
Tenure-track astrophysicist position