Leiden Observatory invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in astronomical instrumentation with a focus on high-contrast imaging (HCI) and spectroscopy of circumstellar disks and exoplanets. Leiden has a research instrumentation group that concentrates on the development of state-of-the-art instruments as well as the design and testing of innovative photonics devices for HCI, adaptive optics, and polarization, for space and ground-based telescopes. As part of the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA), substantial long-term funding has been secured to contribute to technical developments for an exoplanetary imaging camera and spectrograph for the ELT.
Leiden Observatory is a diverse department, carrying out observational and theoretical research in the fields of cosmology, formation and evolution of galaxies, galactic structure, compact objects, gravitational waves, molecular astrophysics, star- and planet formation, exoplanets, and astronomical instrumentation. Staff members have access to a wide variety of telescopes on the ground and in space, as well as excellent computing facilities. The Observatoryoffers a complete undergraduate (BSc) and graduate (MSc, PhD) teaching program that focuses on integrating students into research as soon as possible. The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in the education and supervision of students, in particular in our MSc Astronomy & Instrumentation track.
The positions are open to candidates from all countries. Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and we we particularly welcome candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented in astronomy and/or have demonstrated leadership in advancing equity and inclusion.
Application forms and instructions are available at https://jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2023/facpos/. Applicants are requested to upload a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and experience, and a teaching and mentoring statement, and arrange for three reference letters. Complete applications received by April 15, 2023 will receive full consideration.