Professor or Radio Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, September 21, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of the Witwatersrand
Department Name: 
School of Physics
Street Line 1: 
1 Jan Smuts Avenue
City: 
Johannesburg
State/Province: 
Gauteng
Zip/Postal: 
2050
Country: 
South Africa
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

PROFESSOR OF RADIO ASTRONOMY

SCHOOL OF PHYSICS

The School of Physics in the Faculty of Science invites applications for the above position in Astronomy / Astrophysics, in a joint initiative with the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory.

The School of Physics, the largest in the country, engages in internationally competitive research within very diverse fields, some emerging and some established, including theoretical and experimental high energy physics, materials physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, astronomy, astrophysics and astro-particle physics, high-throughput electronics, photonics, space propulsion, and physics education. The School hosts three DST-NRF Chairs, is home to the Materials Physics Research Institute with significant experimental infrastructure, the Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics, plays an important role in the Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, and hosts the Gauteng node of the National Institute for Theoretical Physics. In addition, the School has an active teaching programme that reaches over 3000 students annually and an outreach programme that includes a Planetarium.

Qualifications: Requirements include: a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or related areas; evidence of a distinguished research profile in observational radio astronomy, including an excellent publication record; a background and research plans connected to SKA science areas, including those to be explored by precursor instruments such as MeerKAT; experience in post-graduate supervision. Final selection will be made on the basis of scholarship and potential to contribute to the work and reputation of the School.

Duties: The Professor will be expected to lead a research group, including the mentoring of post-graduate students and the pursuit of independent research, teach and participate in the administration of the School, Faculty and University. A generous research grant will be made available to the successful candidate.

Applications: Submit a cover letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, indicating research and teaching experience, NRF rating (if available), a research proposal and teaching portfolio, certified copies of all educational qualifications and identity document and the names and email addresses of 3 referees.

To apply: External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting applications. Internal applicants are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service Applications /”Apply for a job”.

Enquiries: For further information contact the Head of School, Prof J Rodrigues, email Joao.Rodrigues@wits.ac.za

Correspondence will be entered into with short-listed candidates only. Short-listed applicants must be available for a personal or telephonic interview.

Closing date: Sunday, 23 September 2018

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$90000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$100000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Matching research grant for running expenses and studentships
Included Benefits: 

Pension Fund and Medical Aid

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Mrs Thato Tlhabanyane
Title: 
Senior Human Resources Officer
Institution/Company: 
University of the Witwatersrand
Department Name: 
Faculty of Science
Country: 
South Africa
Phone: 
+27117171423
FAX: 
+27117176009
Email: 
thato.tlhabanyane@wits.ac.za
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
IRC76260
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof Joao P Rodrigues
Subject: 
Professor of Radio Astronomy
Email: 
Joao.Rodrigues@wits.ac.za