Postdoctoral position in extragalactic observations of galaxy evolution

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 11, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 15, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Michigan
Department Name: 
Ann Arbor
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The postdoc will lead novel research on observational studies of galaxy evolution with a particular focus on the circum- and inter-galactic medium (CGM/IGM) and/or AGN and quasar feeding/feedback with Prof. Sean Johnson (he/him; see for examples of possible project areas). Candidates will be evaluated on (1) experience with studies of galaxies, the IGM/CGM, or quasars; (2) experience with UVOIR observations and surveys; (3) plans for independent research at U. Michigan, and (4) commitment to and work fostering an inclusive scientific environment including outreach and mentoring.
The postdoc will have extensive freedom to pursue independent research projects with resources at U. Michigan which include institutional PI access to the twin Magellan 6.5-m telescopes in Chile, the MDM 1.3-m and 2.4-m telescopes, the NOEMA millimeter array, the Swift X-ray observatory, and state-of-the-art computing facilities (see
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We encourage applications from people holding any identity(ies) that have been traditionally underrepresented in the field of astronomy.
The Department values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is dedicated to education and self-improvement in these areas. Please see our Astro-DEI website for more information (
A full benefits package will be included with the appointment ( and salary will be commensurate with experience.
To apply, send a cover letter, CV (w/ publication list), statement of past experience and future research plans (no more than 5 pages including any references and figures), and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to Application material received on or before Jan. 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Professor Sean D. Johnson