The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) at The Australian National University (ANU) is welcoming applications from world-class researchers for two tenured faculty positions; at least one of these positions will be filled by a woman. The priority areas are cosmology, Galactic archaeology, radio astronomy and astronomical instrumentation. However we emphasise that the positions are open to researchers in all fields of astronomy and astrophysics; we welcome applications from theorists, observers, and instrumentalists. These are primarily research positions, although teaching is also part of the role. The two faculty members will contribute to the strategic goals of RSAA through excellence in research, teaching, and other professional activities. They will drive the School’s research programs, and will win grants, supervise graduate students, and teach undergraduates.
RSAA is the leading research school in Australia in the field of astronomy and astrophysics, and has been ranked in the top-10 in the world in space science. The School has world-class staff and students, and an exceptional track record in academic publishing, teaching, and funding. The vibrant and diverse astronomical research community at RSAA has access to a broad array of facilities, including optical telescopes operated by ANU at Siding Spring Observatory (AAT 4m, ANU 2.3m, SkyMapper 1.3m, UKST 1.2m) and radio telescopes (ATCA, Parkes, ASKAP, MWA). ANU is a partner in the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) project and Australia is a strategic partner of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), an arrangement that provides access to all ESO telescopes at Paranal and La Silla. RSAA has access to excellent computational facilities through the National Computational Infrastructure supercomputers, as well as in-house compute clusters. RSAA develops sophisticated astronomical and space hardware in the state-of-the-art facilities at our Advanced Technology and Instrumentation Centre.
ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities.
To apply for these faculty positions please upload the following documents by February 15, 2019, via the ANU application website:
- A current curriculum vitae (CV) including an up-to-date publication list.
- A statement addressing the selection criteria.
- A description of current research and future plans.
- Contact details of at least three referees who are willing to provide reference letters.