2018 KIAA&DoA-PKU Faculty Positions

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
KAVLI INSTITUTE FOR ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS & DEPARTMENT OF ASTRONOMY, PEKING UNIVERSITY
City: 
Beijing
State/Province: 
Beijing
Zip/Postal: 
100871
Country: 
China
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

KAVLI INSTITUTE FOR ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS & DEPARTMENT OF ASTRONOMY, PEKING UNIVERSITY

Peking University invites applications for two faculty positions at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) and two faculty positions at the Department of Astronomy (DoA), starting on September 1, 2018.  Faculty recruitment is open to qualified applicants in any area of astronomy and astrophysics, including (1) observational cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, (2) exoplanets, star formation, and stellar populations, (3) high-energy and gravitational physics, (4) particle astrophysics, and (5) computational astrophysics. 

DoA and KIAA are working closely together to build an international center of excellence that is engaged in national and international theoretical and observational initiatives, development and use of facilities, and student training at one of the top universities in China.  These initiatives are pursued in partnerships with other Kavli institutes and a network of domestic and international astronomy centers.  

The KIAA and DoA have about 25 faculty, 30 postdoctoral fellows, 60 graduate students, 120 undergraduates, and many visiting scholars.  We have priority access to a wide range of domestic and international telescopes and to domestic supercomputing facilities.  The DoA was formally established within the School of Physics in 2000.  The KIAA was launched in 2006, with English as the working language.  Located on the historic grounds of PKU, we regularly sponsor thematic workshops and conferences to provide a platform for national and international scientific exchanges.  

For more information, see http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/ and http://vega.bac.pku.edu.cn/astro/astro.htm

RANK: We seek well-qualified applicants at the level of tenure-track assistant professor or full professor. Particularly meritorious candidates will be considered at the level of chair professor.

SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience.

START DATE: September 1, 2018

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, planetary sciences or related fields completed or expected by effective date, a demonstrated record of research excellence, and potential to obtain external funding. PKU is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of any nationality are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit the following by email to kiaafsc@pku.edu.cn: CV, brief summary of research and teaching experience, and plan of future research.  Applicants should arrange three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address above.  

DEADLINE: Applications received prior to November 30, 2017, will receive full consideration.

CONTACT FOR INQUIRIES: Lili Liu

                                                Email: liulily@pku.edu.cn

                                                Tel: +86 10 6275 6630

                                                Fax: +86 10 6276 7900

                                                http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Lili Liu
Title: 
Ms.
City: 
Beijing
State/Province: 
Beijing
Zip/Postal Code: 
100871
Country: 
China
Phone: 
+86 10 62756630
FAX: 
+86 10 6276 7900
Email: 
kiaafsc@pku.edu.cn
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Lili Liu
Email: 
liulily@pku.edu.cn