Postdoc in Extragalactic Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 10, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 3, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Toledo
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Street Line 2: 
Mail Stop 113
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online at accommodation request.

Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo, or at the satellite office located at tge Facilities Service Building, Suite 1000 on the Health Science Campus.

Included Benefits: 

Comprehensive benefits, including health, prescription, retirement, dental, vision, and life insurance.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 14, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Marc Seigar