Professor in Asteroseismology, Binary Evolution & Gravitational Wave Progenitors

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Archive Date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
KU Leuven
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute of Astronomy and Gravitational Wave Centre of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, KU Leuven offer a full-time academic tenure-track vacancy to bridge the areas of Asteroseismology, Binary Evolution & Gravitational Wave Progenitors. We are looking for internationally oriented candidates with an excellent research record, leadership, and with educational competency within the fields of Stellar Structure & Evolution, as well as Asteroseismology.

With this vacancy we wish to support the new Gravity research initiative of the department, by imputing asteroseismic modelling of massive stars into the study of progenitors and electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave sources. The Department is heavily involved in the dedicated BlackGEM telescope array and the Einstein Telescope project, as well as ESA Gaia, PLATO, and LISA space missions. The successful candidate will develop novel computational models of stellar interiors and simulations that predict and help interpret observations from these large facilities.

We are specifically looking for candidates with a proven track record in at least one of the following topics:

  • Asteroseismic Modelling of Massive Stars;
  • Theory of Stellar Evolution & Binary Population Synthesis;
  • Simulations of Gravitational Wave Progenitors.

You are expected to become an expert in all three domains and your research plan will be expected to elaborate on how you will achieve the integration of these three areas in a 5-year time frame.

More details on the position and application instructions are given in the Official Announcement on

Applications must be submitted electronically via the link in the announcement by 15 November 2023.


Included Benefits: 

Information about KU Leuven, including information on working and living conditions, salary and benefits, can be found at


Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
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