The Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics at Lund University wishes to hire a person into a tenure-track faculty position in observational studies of exoplanets. The Associate Senior Lecturer will conduct research on the detection of exoplanets, in studies of exoplanet atmospheres or in the characterization of exoplanet host stars, with the purpose of understanding the planetary system.
The employment includes teaching equivalent to 10-30% of full-time, calculated over the entire term of employment.
The applicant must have a well-documented background of research in observations of exoplanets.
The applicant must have experience of either detection of exoplanets, or characterization of exoplanet atmospheres, or observations of exoplanets host stars with the purpose of understanding the planetary system. Other observational approaches to exoplanets are also possible. It is a merit to have experience of more than one observational method.
Experience as a successful Principal Investigator, or equivalent, on applications for observing time on telescopes on the ground or in space is a requirement. Other merits to be considered are roles with responsibility for instrument building or definition of satellites or leading roles in major surveys.
Particular importance will be placed on the applicant's independent research plan. This plan should indicate how the applicant's research can strengthen the research profile of the Department and also indicate the research environments which the applicant could potentially form collaborations with.
Priority will be given to candidates who have completed their PhD no more than five years before the last date for applications. A person who has obtained a PhD degree earlier may still be eligible - contact Anders Johansen for questions about eligibility.