Westlake University's School of Science is currently seeking applications for faculty positions in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics. These positions are available as tenure-track or tenured positions and cover areas such as observational, theoretical, and instrumental astrophysics. The anticipated starting date for these positions is September 1, 2024, or earlier.
Established in February 2018, Westlake University is an innovative institution in China that aims to become a global leader in cutting-edge scientific research and a catalyst for change in higher education. Situated in the beautiful city of Hangzhou in southern China, the university receives support from both private and public sectors. Over the next decade, a new Department of Astronomy will be established within the School of Science. The department is committed to fostering an inclusive, international, and intellectually stimulating academic environment. English serves as a working language.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related discipline. A complete application package should include a curriculum vitae (CV), a list of publications, and a statement detailing past research accomplishments and future plans.Applications should be submitted electronically via INTERFOLIO: http://apply.interfolio.com/134515. In addition, each applicant is responsible for arranging at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address.
The primary selection criteria will be based on past research achievements and the potential for future success. Each successful candidate can expect a generous startup package, access to state-of-the-art high-performance computing facilities, observational resources, and, if required, laboratory space. Each successful candidate will also receive an internationally competitive salary and a fringe benefits package that includes a generous housing option, a high-end medical care plan for the entire family, a generous retirement pension, and schooling assistance for children.