BWPF Postdoctoral Fellowship ID# 221576

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Institute for Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 



Beatrice Watson Parrent Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i


CLOSING DATE:  December 1, 2021.


The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Hawai‘i (UH) invites applications for the Beatrice Watson Parrent Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek researchers displaying significant promise in any field of astrophysics or solar physics, including observation, theory, and instrumentation. The term of the fellowship is for up to 3 years (2 years + 1 year renewal), starting around Fall 2022.


The successful candidate will undertake a program of independent research and participate in the academic and scientific life of the IfA through an active collaboration with a research group at the Institute.  The Fellow can apply as PI for telescope time to the entire suite of observational facilities on the summits of Maunakea and Haleakala through the IfA’s guaranteed access.  The Fellow will also have access to the institutional surveys carried out by the IfA (e.g. Pan-STARRS).  Though not required, the Fellow may also mentor students at the undergraduate or graduate level.  More information about the Institute and its facilities are available at


Applicants must contact the research group with which they are likely to be associated before submitting an application and must indicate which faculty member has agreed to support their application (see  for further details). Applicants should demonstrate outstanding promise as a researcher through publications and their letters of recommendation.  They should have completed a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or equivalent areas by the start date of employment. The Fellow will be provided an annual salary of approximately $71,600, a research budget of $12,000/year, and assistance with relocation expenses to Hawai‘i.


INQUIRIES:  Dr. Robert Jedicke, (808) 956-8080, [email protected]


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s), 5) a narrative of your research interests and experience, 6) three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to RCUH by the application deadline via email to [email protected]. All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. All RCUH employees and positions are subject to the August 5, 2021 Emergency Proclamation requiring all State/RCUH employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be subject to weekly testing for COVID-19.  All post-job offer/new hires will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated (e.g., their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) or a Negative COVID-19 Test result during the onboarding process.  Requests for a religious or medical accommodation from the COVID-19 vaccination will be handled on a post-job offer basis.  Individuals granted an accommodation will be subject to the weekly testing requirement. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected]. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$4051.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Robert Jedicke
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