Faculty positions of all ranks and post-doctoral fellows in astronomy and astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research at Yunnan University (SWIFAR-YNU)
Street Line 1: 
Dong Wai Huan Nan Lu, Da Xue Cheng
Street Line 2: 
Cheng Gong Qu
City: 
Kunming
State/Province: 
Yunnan
Zip/Postal: 
650500
Country: 
China
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research (SWIFAR) at Yunnan University (YNU), Kunming, PR China invites applications for faculty positions of all ranks (tenure-track assistant professors, tenured associate and full professors), and post-doctoral fellows, starting on September 1, 2018. We seek qualified applicants in all branches of astronomy and astrophysics.
The newly established SWIFAR is intended to be an international center of excellence in astronomy and astrophysics research that promotes basic research in China with the highest international standards. The programs of SWIFAR focus on studies in three major areas of astronomy and astrophysics: a) the interstellar medium and the local universe; b) galaxies and cosmology; and c) high energy phenomena and fundamental physics. It is designed to be a forum for global scientific exchange, an incubator for innovative projects, and a training center for national and international postdocs and students. Borrowing from the successful experiences of other institutions, a variety of academic activities and programs are routinely organized to stimulate the research. 
Being one of the 42 top universities that the Chinese government strives to build world-class disciplines and universities (“double world-class”), YNU plans to build a first-rate astronomy discipline of the highest international standing. Together with colleagues in the Department of Astronomy of School of Physics and Astronomy, successful candidates are expected to develop forefront research programs and engage in student training.  

RANK:  Faculty positions of all ranks, and post-doctoral fellows 

SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D., or equivalent, in Astronomy, Physics, Planetary Sciences or related field completed or expected by effective date, a demonstrated record of research excellence and potential. Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.  

POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2018   
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research achievements and future plan, as well as teaching experience and interests, and three letters of recommendation (all letters will be treated as confidential documents). It is the responsibility of the applicant to see that all materials, including letters of appraisal, be sent to:  
Dr. Xiangyun LI 
Administrative Deputy Director 
South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research 
Rm 4403, Ge Wu Building Yunnan University, Kunming 650500 
P. R. China 
Email: xyli@ynu.edu.cn  

CLOSING DATE: Applications received prior to June 15, 2018, will receive full consideration.

Included Benefits: 

This position is a bona fide, open position which has not been promised to anyone. It will remain open for at least 30 days.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Xiangyun LI
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research at Yunnan University (SWIFAR-YNU)
Street Line 1: 
Dong Wai Huan Nan Lu, Da Xue Cheng
Street Line 2: 
Cheng Gong Qu
City: 
Kunming
State/Province: 
Yunnan
Zip/Postal Code: 
650500
Country: 
China
Phone: 
86-871-65931691
FAX: 
86-871-65931691
Email: 
xyli@ynu.edu.cn
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Xiangyun LI
Email: 
xyli@ynu.edu.cn