The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Toledo invites applications for a postdoctoral position in observational astronomy. The selected applicant will work with Prof. Marc Seigar on topics related to structure and dynamics of nearby galaxies. Potential research areas include morphology of disk galaxies, star formation in disk galaxies, and/or structure and stellar content of nonbarred ringed galaxies. A competitive salary will be provided and funding is available for travel to scientific conferences. There may also be opportunities to co-advise graduate and/or undergraduate student research. The position will start as soon as possible but by August 2022 at the latest and will continue for up to three years contingent upon satisfactory performance.
The astronomy program at the University of Toledo has 9 faculty, 4 postdocs, and 14 graduate students who maintain a vigorous program of research and public outreach. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is home to the Ritter Astrophysical Research Center, which houses the Ritter Planetarium, the Ritter Observatory, and the Brooks Observatory. University of Toledo astronomy also has access to the 4.3-m Lowell Discovery Telescope near Flagstaff, AZ. The astronomy program has been highlighted as one of three areas of research excellence within the university.
Requirements are a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field (by the start of the appointment) and research experience in extragalactic observational astronomy. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a complete list of publications), and a statement of research interests. To submit application materials go to the University of Toledo's online portal and search for requisition 3847. Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2021. Also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to [email protected] by the same date.
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