Annie Jump Cannon Post Doctoral Researcher

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Delaware
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: 
Newark
State/Province: 
DE
Zip/Postal: 
19716
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware seeks applications for the Annie Jump Cannon Post-doctoral research position. This full-time benefitted position was established to honor of the contributions to astronomy of Delaware native Annie Jump Cannon. The position is for a two-year period, with extension to a third year contingent on performance. In addition to a competitive salary, an additional research stipend of $5,000 will be available for travel, publications, and computer equipment. The position is targeted to start in Fall 2018. 

 The Annie Jump Cannon Post-doctoral Research appointment provides an opportunity for a highly qualified postdoctoral candidate to conduct independent research in any area of astrophysics. The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware maintains active research programs in observational and theoretical stellar physics, asteroseismology, extrasolar planetary science, gamma ray astronomy and high energy astrophysics, and galactic and extragalactic astronomy (see http://web.physics.udel.edu/research/astronomy).  The Bartol Research Institute, a research center within the Department, is part of the VERITAS and CTA collaborations.  The Department hosts the Delaware Asteroseismic Research Center and the Whole Earth Telescope and is moving towards membership in the SARA consortium (see saraobservatory.org).  The department also maintains a collaboration with Mt. Cuba Observatory in Wilmington, DE.  A requirement for the successful candidate is to participate in the public outreach at MCAO by contributing 2 public lectures per year.  Candidates must have obtained a Ph.D.  or equivalent doctoral level degree in astronomy, physics or a related field prior to starting this position.

How to Apply:

Applicants should apply online at www.udel.edu/udjobs. Candidates must upload 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a list of recent publications, 3) a summary of current and previous research (limited to 3 pages total), 4) a three year research proposal (limited to 3 pages, with 2 additional pages for figures and references), and 5) a list of 3 references.  All materials must be submitted as one document in at least 12 point font, single spaced, and all pages must be numbered.  Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply. Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.

 Application Deadline:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Pay Compensation
Salary Max: 
$68000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Annie Jump Cannon Post Doctoral Researcher Search Committee
Institution/Company: 
University of Delaware
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: 
Newark
State/Province: 
DE
Zip/Postal Code: 
19716
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
302-831-1637
Email: 
Applicants should apply online at www.udel.edu/udjobs (ID=105183)
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
105183
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Judith Provencal (after Jan 29, Dr. Veronique Petit)
Subject: 
Annie Jump Cannon Post Doctoral Researcher
Email: 
jlp@udel.edu (after Jan 29 vpetit@udel.edu)