The Institute of Astrophysics (IA) at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) invites applications to fill at least one faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level, beginning as early as March 2020. The requirements are a Ph.D. degree in astronomy/astrophysics or related fields, as well as a demonstrated ability and commitment to excellence in independent research and teaching. The search is open to all areas of astrophysics research and instrumentation (including interdisciplinary research).
The successful candidate(s) are expected to join the research and teaching activities at the Institute of Astrophysics and interact closely with students. The Institute hosts an active and dynamic international community comprised of 16 faculty, ~50 graduate students, and 30+ postdocs, carrying out research in cosmology, extragalactic and Galactic astronomy, stellar astrophysics, astrochemistry, astronomical instrumentation, high-energy astrophysics, and numerical simulations. Applicants working in all areas of astrophysics are welcome to apply. The Institute has a vibrant scientific life, including a strong visitor program, weekly seminars, and colloquia, and daily astro-ph discussions. This cultivates a rich academic and social experience and allows for plenty of opportunities for networking and collaboration at many levels.
As a member of the faculty, the successful applicant(s) will have access to the Chilean 10% of the telescope time in all the international observatories in Chile, including VLT, Gemini, Magellan, CTIO, SOAR, APEX and ALMA and future observatories such as LSST, CTA, ELT, and GMT. In addition, the Institute hosts various powerful cluster computers for numerical simulations and high-volume data reduction. Teaching duties are mainly focused on astrophysics, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate is encouraged to be able to teach in Spanish within approximately a year, although this is not a stringent requisite.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and short statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, as well as the names of three referees who we may contact for reference letters directly to the Chair of the Institute, Prof. Gaspar Galaz (firstname.lastname@example.org), by October 15th, 2019. E-mail submissions in PDF format are preferred. Late applications may be considered until the position is filled. Further information can be obtained at http://www.astro.uc.cl or directly from Prof. Gaspar Galaz.
The Institute of Astrophysics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in its workforce, including but not limited to religious freedom. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. We will make efforts to accommodate dual-career academic couples.