Tenure-track positions in astronomy and astrophysics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 12, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Job Announcement Text: 

The department of astronomy (DoA) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) invites applications for tenure-track positions in all frontiers of astronomy and astrophysics, from exoplanets to cosmology, and from theoretical astrophysics to observational astronomy. DoA has 10 faculty members and a fast growing group of postdocs and students. The research team is very diverse and international, spanning across theoretical, numerical, and observational frontiers of galaxy formation and cosmology. DoA is also eager to expand into other frontiers of astronomy and will provide ample research funds to support such effort. More information can be found at http://astro.sjtu.edu.cn/.

The new members are expected to carry out independent research projects, supervise students, and develop astrophysics courses in line with our emphasis on astrophysics within the major in physics program. The positions are open to researchers of any nationality. The salary and start-up grant will be highly competitive. Observers are especially encouraged to apply as China is embarking upon large observational programs.

DoA itself is involved in several international observational and numerical projects. Data access includes Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS), Square Kilometer Array (SKA). It also includes major observational facilities, directly or through collaborations (Subaru, CFHT, MMT, Magellan, JCMT, etc.). Available computing resources include the DoA owned cluster with 1000 CPU cores and a SGI machine with 256 cores and 4T shared memory, SJTU High Performance Computing Center Supercomputer with 5000 CPU cores, and national supercomputer centers with higher capacity. In addition, DoA has ample research and travel funds, and an active visitor program.

For inquiries please contact Prof. Xiaohu Yang (xyang@sjtu.edu.cn).

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a brief research summary, and arrange 5 reference letters to be directly sent to: caajobs@sjtu.edu.cn. Applicants will be automatically considered for the junior fellow position at Tsung-Dao Lee institute ( https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/2deb0cff )

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The university will recommend the qualified applicants to apply for national Awards program such as Young Qianren program (One thousand young talents national program). The successful applicants will be able to retain the substantial benefits under the aforesaid program, in addition to the highly competitive package under offer.

Included Benefits: 

The position comprises comprehensive University benefit packages for faculty, including generous housing subsidies, medical insurance and retirement benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
SJTU astronomy faculty search committee