Harlan J. Smith McDonald Observatory Postdoctoral Fellowship

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 11, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
UT Austin
Department Name: 
McDonald Observatory
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Open to anyone who has their PhD in Astronomy or closely allied field or will receive it by 31 Aug 2021. Applicant’s research interest may be in any area of astronomy and astrophysics. Preference given to applicants with an observational focus (any wavelength, redshift) on star-forming galaxies. More info at mcdonald.utexas.edu/jobs.

The observing facilities of McDonald Observatory include the 9.2-m Hobby-Eberly Telescope, 2.7-m Harlan J. Smith Telescope, 2.1-m Otto Struve Telescope, and the 0.8-m wide-field telescope. We have access to the Las Cumbres network of telescopes and the Texas Advanced Computing Center. Fellowship includes funding for research expenses, including travel. Initial appointment is one year beginning Sept 2021, with expectation of renewal for a second and third year for satisfactory research performance. Candidate expected to reside in Austin.

Position is security sensitive. UT Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity.


  1. Complete application:  McDonald Observatory HJS Postdoc Application
  2. After submission you will receive email with details for submitting application materials, as well as instructions for your letter writers.
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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