The Department of Physics at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM), campus Valparaiso, Chile, invites applications to fill a faculty position, beginning as early as January 2020. The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in Astronomy or Astrophysics, with proven research productivity and commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. The position is open to all areas of Astrophysics research and instrumentation. UTFSM has a leading group in Particle and High Energy Experimental Physics in the country, and affinity with these activities is desired. The Department has well established undergraduate and PhD. programs in Physics, with a tradition in research in Condensed Matter and High Energy Physics, and is starting the new area of Astrophysics.
The successful candidate is expected to have a commitment to excellence in research and to join the recently open undergraduate program in Astrophysics, interacting closely with students. Our Department is an active research center in the country with a visitor program and a research collaboration network worldwide. Our University is mainly focused on Science and Engineering with multidisciplinary activities, attracting some of the most brilliant students in these fields. It also hosts powerful computer clusters, being the first site in the country to reach the status of Tier-2 in the ATLAS grid. The selected candidate is expected to teach in Spanish within a year. Applicants should submit a CV, a short statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, two letters of reference that should be sent directly from the referee to the address below, and a copy of title or degree certificates. The documents should be sent by October 31th, 2019, to Direccion RRHH (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the Head of the Physics Department, Prof. Claudio Dib (email@example.com). Late applications may be considered until the position is filled. Further information can be obtained at the same addresses.
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