The Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona invites applications for the Steward Observatory Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics. The successful candidate will lead a high caliber independent research program as well as collaborate with theoretical and observational colleagues in the department. Candidates are expected to support an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in research, mentoring, and service. Steward Observatory provides a stimulating research environment, with an active program of seminars, conferences, and visitors. The department is home to a wide range of theoretical research programs, in topics such as general relativity and gravitation, cosmology, compact objects, astrophysical fluid dynamics, galaxy formation, star formation, and planet formation. Interested candidates are welcome to inquire with individual faculty about informal virtual visits. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in astrophysics, astronomy, or a related field before the commencement of the fellowship in Fall 2021. The deadline for submission of all materials is December 14, 2020.
The fellow will receive an annual stipend and an annual research fund for the duration of the fellowship. Postdoctoral positions are year-year appointments; this appointment may be renewed for up to three years contingent on funding and performance.
Duties & Responsibilities
The fellow will have access to extensive local computational resources, including state-of-the-art GPUs. The fellow is also encouraged to join the interdisciplinary Theoretical Astrophysics Program (TAP) that includes members of both the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and the Physics Department.
Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in astrophysics, astronomy,
or a related field before the commencement of the fellowship in Fall 2021.
Documents Needed to Apply
Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents
Special Instructions to Applicant
Applications should be submitted here, including
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. In the Additional Document slot: a list of publications
4. In the Additional Document slot: A maximum three page description of current and proposed research
5. Applicants will be contacted via email with instructions for submitting contact information for three references
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