Tenure-track assistant professor in stellar structure and evolution

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Amsterdam / Universiteit van Amsterdam
Department Name: 
Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
P.O. Box 94249
1090 GE
Job Announcement Text: 

The Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) invites applications for a position at the Assistant Professor tenure-track level. Outstanding candidates in all subfields of stellar astrophysics will be considered. We are especially seeking applications from candidates with research interests in theoretical stellar structure and evolution.

The Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy has a long tradition of excellence in astronomical research. API is located at the Amsterdam Science Park, a campus that hosts many university researchers in natural science, as well as national research institutes, a strong computing infrastructure, and a Startup/Innovation campus. Scientists at UvA have access to national funding lines at the Dutch research organization NWO, and to European funding lines like ERC grants and Horizon 2020 programs and networks. API is part of the Dutch Top Research School NOVA (http://www.nova-astronomy.nl), and research at API was recently evaluated by an international review board as variously “world-leading” and “excellent”.

For additional information on the department, please see http://www.astro.uva.nl.

The current faculty has strengths in observational work across all messengers and wavelengths, theory, numerical simulations, and instrumentation, with special concentrations in the astrophysics of compact objects, accretion and outflows, and the astrophysics of stars, stellar populations, and exoplanets. We seek candidates whose research will integrate with the programmes mentioned above and broaden the scope of our institute.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain a first-class research program, establish a research group of internationally outstanding level, be highly motivated to teach in the university's undergraduate and graduate programs, supervise graduate and undergraduate student research, and contribute broadly to the intellectual vitality and the inclusivity of the institution. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of research excellence and motivation for teaching.

Applicants should submit electronically, via the link listed below:

  • a cover letter, CV, list of publications;
  • a research plan (max 2pp.);
  • a list of 5 ‘most-proud’ achievements, with a motivation for each one, totalling 2pp. max. These achievements may be in any relevant area, e.g., teaching, diversity, team building, software development, research, organisation;
  • three recommendation letters must be submitted through our online system by the application deadline.

Shortlist selection will take place in early February, and interviews will be conducted in the period 9-12 March 2020.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$4001.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$5476.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
In addition to this monthly salary, employees receive additional payments in May (8.3% of gross annual salary) and December (8% of gross annual salary)
Included Benefits: 
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Prof. Rudy Wijnands
Chair, search committee
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stellar astrophysics search