Fellow/Senior Fellow

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, December 17, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, February 18, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Australian National University
Department Name: 
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Mt. Stromlo Observatory
Street Line 2: 
Cotter Road
City: 
Canberra
State/Province: 
ACT
Zip/Postal: 
2600
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

Application information

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.
Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$85000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$108000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Current starting salary is AU$118,044 (Fellow, Level C) and AU150,324 (Senior Fellow, Level D) and is exclusive of 17% superannuation. USD amounts listed are based on current exchange rates.
Included Benefits: 

The ANU offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, a relocation allowance, generous superannuation, salary packaging arrangements including child care, and the potential to support dual-career arrangements. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The position can be held either full-time or part- time. Details can be found on the ANU website https://policies.anu.edu.au.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Matthew Colless
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Australian National University
Department Name: 
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Mt Stromlo Observatory
Street Line 2: 
Cotter Road
City: 
Canberra
State/Province: 
ACT
Zip/Postal Code: 
2600
Country: 
Australia
Phone: 
+61-2-6125-0266
Email: 
matthew.colless@anu.edu.au
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Matthew Colless
Subject: 
Fellow/Senior Fellow
Email: 
matthew.colless@anu.edu.au