The Institute of Astronomy at National Tsing Hua University invites applicants in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics for a tenure-track faculty position at any level. Successful applicants should be able to develop competitive research programs and have the potential to be recognized internationally for leadership in their field. They will be expected to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Research and teaching experience beyond Ph.D. are preferred.
Research at NTHU/IoA includes theoretical and observational studies of high-energy astrophysics, gravitational waves, galactic archaeology, galaxy clusters, cosmology, and star and planet formation. IoA faculty observe with Chandra, XMM, Fermi, NuSTAR, HST, Subaru, Spitzer, SMA, JCMT and ALMA; run simulations of stellar evolution, supernovae, galaxy evolution and galaxy cluster physics; and are involved in surveys including HyperSuprimeCam, DESI, AKARI, the KAGRA gravitational wave observatory, ALMA-IMF, JCMT BISTRO and Transient, and CFHT SPIRou. Instrumentation projects include the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI) in collaboration with UCB/SSL and an exoplanet transit network. IoA has recently established a new Center for Informatics and Computation in Astronomy (CICA), equipped with powerful computational facilities and postdoc hiring opportunities.
Applicants should submit a resume, a list of publications, up to five representative works and a description of research and teaching plans. The candidate should also arrange at least three reference letters to be sent to the Personnel Committee, Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, No. 101, Sec. 2, Kuang Fu Road, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan, via postal mail or e-mail to email@example.com. Applications will be considered in two separate batches. Applications for a start date of February 1 2020 or thereafter must be received by September 15, 2019. Applications for a start date of August 1 2020 or thereafter must be received by November 15, 2019.
The IoA is committed to an inclusive, supportive working environment that values equality and diversity. We strongly encourage applicants who consider their background, personal characteristics or career path to be underrepresented in academia.
For further information about the IoA, see http://astr.site.nthu.edu.tw . Informal inquiries can be made to Prof. Shih-Ping Lai (firstname.lastname@example.org).