BWPF Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 


ID# 17400

Beatrice Watson Parrent Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i

CLOSING DATE:  December 31, 2017

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Hawai‘i (UH) invites applications for the Beatrice Watson Parrent Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek researchers displaying significant promise in any field of astrophysics or solar physics, including observation, theory, and instrumentation. The term of the fellowship is for up to 3 years (2 years + 1 year renewal), starting around Fall 2018.

The successful candidate will undertake a program of independent research and participate in the academic and scientific life of the IfA through an active collaboration with a research group at the Institute.  The Fellow can apply as PI for telescope time to the entire suite of observational facilities on the summits of Maunakea and Haleakala through the IfA’s guaranteed access.  The Fellow will also have access to the surveys carried out by the IfA-operated Pan-STARRS wide-field optical telescopes.  Though not required, the Fellow may also mentor students at the undergraduate or graduate level.  More information about the Institute and its facilities are available at

Applicants should obtain a letter of sponsorship from an IfA faculty member describing their collaborative interests (see for further details). Applicants should demonstrate outstanding promise as a researcher through publications and their letters of recommendation.  They should have completed a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or equivalent areas by the start date of employment. The Fellow will be provided an annual salary of approximately $68,000, a research budget of $12,000/year, and assistance with relocation expenses to Hawai‘i.

INQUIRIES:  Dr. Jonathan Williams, (808) 956-8355,

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s), 6) a narrative of your research interests and experience.  All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting.

Please also arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to RCUH by the application deadline, either by regular mail to the above address or via email to  Include the Job Title and ID# in the email and letters of recommendation.

If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.  Equal Opportunities Employer–Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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