We invite applications for a post-doc position at the Physics & Astronomy department of UTSA under the guidance of Drs. Chris Packham and Erin Hicks starting October 2022 or soon thereafter. The researcher is expected to work with the “GATOS” group (http://gatos.strw.leidenuniv.nl) to maximize use of allocated JWST time to examine AGN properties. We have a long-standing program to characterize and examine AGN, especially at IR and mm wavelengths and comparison with models of the AGN torus.
The post-doc’s roles will include (depending on the skill set and desires of the candidate) (1) use primarily JWST MIRI IFU data, augmented by ALMA, SOFIA, and 8m data to examine the central regions of AGN, (2) modeling of observational results, and (3) writing and collaborating to produce papers. The incumbent is expected to help with graduate student supervision and engage in departmental activities where appropriate. The candidate will also have the option to spend time at the University of Alaska Anchorage working in-person with Erin Hicks.
The Physics & Astronomy department of UTSA has 32 tenure/tenure-track faculty members, and 17 “adjoint” faculty members through the close connection to the South West Research Institute, located a few miles from the UTSA campus. The position will initially be for two years with possible extension depending on funding. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics, astronomy or a related field. Salary and benefits are competitive. To apply, please send (in a single .pdf) a cover letter, CV, a 2-page Research Statement, and three names of persons who would be willing to write letters of recommendation to [email protected]. Complete applications received by September 15 are guaranteed full consideration.
UTSA is located in San Antonio, Texas, a vibrant city of more than 1.6 million people, with significant economic growth, numerous industrial establishments, and excellent school districts. The University, classified as Carnegie R1, a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), has >30,000 students and is the third largest component in the University of Texas System.
UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.