Leiden Observatory invites applications for one or more faculty positions in astronomy. The position(s) can be filled at the assistant, associate or full professor level. We are seeking motivated individuals with a strong potential to enhance research at Leiden Observatory (www.strw.leidenuniv.nl) and SRON (Netherlands Institute for Space Research; www.sron.nl), whose headquarters will move to Leiden in 2021.
Leiden astronomers carry 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 department offers a complete undergraduate (BSc) and graduate (MSc, PhD) teaching program that focuses on integrating students into research as soon as possible. Successful candidates are expected to actively participate in the education and supervision of students.
The positions are open to candidates from all countries. Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and we strongly encourage applications from individuals who add to the diversity and inclusiveness at Leiden Observatory.
Application forms and instructions are available at jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2020/facpos. Applicants are requested to upload a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and experience, a vision for future research and teaching, and arrange for at least three reference letters. Complete applications received by 20 March 2020 will receive full consideration.
Information about Leiden University, including information on working and living conditions and benefits, can be found at www.universiteitleiden.nl/en and www.staff.universiteitleiden.nl/human-resources/new-staff?cf=science&cd=leiden-observatory.