KASI-Arizona Joint Post Doctoral Fellowship for Advanced Study in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 17, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Arizona
Department Name: 
Steward Observatory
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Steward Observatory seeks to fill the position of a KASI-Arizona Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship for Advanced Study in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The duration of the Program shall be four years, beginning with two years at Steward Observatory, followed by two years at KASI (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute) in Daejeon, Korea. The Fellow will move to KASI at the beginning of third year in the Program, with relocation support covered by the program, subject to KASI rules.

This fellowship provides an opportunity for an exceptional recent Ph.D. recipient to pursue a program of research in any area of theoretical or observational astronomy or astrophysics. Preference will be given to proposed research activities that promote collaboration between KASI and Steward Observatory. Applicants are required to identify a faculty/research staff at each institution as a mentor and to get an endorsement letter from them. This Fellow will have access to all the resources and facilities of both Parties regardless of the work place assignment during the four years.

While at Steward Observatory, the Fellow will receive an annual fiscal year salary of $55,000 USD, as well as benefits including health insurance for the Fellow and the accompanying dependent family members, a competitive level of research fund that covers the purchase of computer(s), travel, and related research expenses, and reasonable relocation expenses. While at KASI, the Fellow will be awarded an annual stipend of about 50M KRW subject to change according to KASI rules. This includes benefits, such as national health insurance for the Fellow and the accompanying dependent family members. The fellow will receive a competitive level of annual research fund (About 10M-15M KRW) to cover research activities.

Additional information about Steward Observatory and KASI can be found at https://www.as.arizona.edu and https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/index.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field within 5 years before the start date of the Fellowship. They must have demonstrated English language proficiency, and eligibility to get a visa appropriate for the Fellowship (if necessary) from both the USA and Korea. Applicants will be considered without regard to US or Korean citizenship or national origin. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer -M/W/D/V.

Contact Information for any inquiry: [email protected] (for Arizona), [email protected] (for KASI)


Applicants must apply separately (instructions below) to UA and KASI by Dec. 15, 2018. A complete application for each institution requires a CV, list of publications, current and proposed research (5-page limit for research statement), names of three references, names of two prospective mentors (one at each institution), as well as three reference letters and two endorsement letters.

Submit an online application to the UA: Go to https://uacareers.com and apply for Job Posting# P20662.

Submit electronic application to KASI via Email:

1) In a single PDF, email your CV, list of publications, current and proposed research (5-page limit for research statement), names of three references, and the names of a prospective mentor at KASI and the UA to: [email protected].

2) Ask your references to email their reference letters in PDF to [email protected].

3) Ask your prospective mentors to email their endorsement letters in PDF to [email protected].

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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