The Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Stellar Astrophysics Centre (SAC) at Aarhus University invite applications for a three-year position as Assistant Professor in the fields of exoplanets, stellar astrophysics, and/or Galactic archaeology.
SAC is a world leader in the fields of asteroseismology, stellar structure and evolution, planetary systems, and Galactic archaeology. The centre plays a prominent role in the use of data from the NASA Kepler/K2 and TESS missions, the ground-based SONG network for asteroseismic investigations, and large-scale stellar surveys such as APOGEE and Gaia. The goal of the centre is to ensure that full use is made of these possibilities to perform coherent studies of exoplanetary systems, their host stars, structure and evolution of stars, and composite stellar populations in the context of Galaxy formation and evolution.
Areas of work for the successful applicant may include:
- Detection of planetary systems as well as detailed studies of exoplanet system architecture, and exoplanet atmospheres.
- Detailed studies of stellar structure and evolution, including convection, mixing processes, and rotation using asteroseismic data.
- Characterization of stellar populations for studies of the formation and evolution of the Milky Way
- Instrumentation and data analysis, e.g. the SONG network for determining high-precision radial-velocities of stars and the Sun and space missions (e.g. TESS, Delphini-1).
The Assistant Professor is expected to pursue an independent research programme in connection with the research carried out by other members of SAC. SAC has established direct collaborations with research groups from the University of Birmingham, Leiden Observatory, MIT, MPA, MPIA, NASA Ames Space Center, and the University of Sydney, among others. There is an extensive exchange with our collaborators, with shorter and longer visits to, and by, them. The many visitors and the postdoc and PhD programme at SAC provide a vibrant working environment and we invite the successful applicant to be a part of this environment. SAC also has access to telescopes through the Danish membership of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), as well as to space instruments though the Danish membership of ESA, and SAC plays an important role in the NASA Kepler and TESS missions
The successful candidate will be involved in teaching activities at both BSc and MSc level, including supervision of students in relation to project and thesis work. All teaching can be done in English. Candidates for the position must have a PhD in astronomy or physics, or equivalent. The starting date is expected to be 1 April 2019, but the exact date is negotiable. The duration of the position is three years.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and a statement explaining their past and current research (maximum 3 pages) as well as a research proposal (maximum 3 pages), teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience. Furthermore, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be send before the deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org or uploaded as part of the application.
Questions regarding this job offer are encouraged and should be directed to the centre leader of SAC, Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard (email@example.com). Further information about the position and Aarhus University can be found here
Deadline: All applications must be made online and received by 15 November 2018