Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, has the ambitious goal of to discover the fundamental laws of nature and to understand the universe from the synergistic perspectives of mathematics, theoretical and experimental physics, astronomy, and statistics. It is an international research institute with English as its official language established in October 2007.
The Kavli IPMU invites applicants for faculty position(s) in physics and astronomy, with focus on connections to astrophysics, cosmology and the large-scale imaging and spectroscopic surveys using the cutting-edge prime-focus instrument (Hyper Suprime-Cam and Prime Focus Spectrograph) at the 8.2m Subaru telescope. Junior candidates will be considered for a tenure-track assistant professor, while exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered for a tenured associate or full professor position. The successful candidate is expected to create a strong synergy between cosmology, astrophysics, and physics to pursue our goal.
We seek to build a diverse, highly interactive membership, and female and international applicants are strongly encouraged. We have a policy to allow full-time members to travel internationally for between 1 and 3 months every year to build a global network for the Institute.
Kavli IPMU is on the Kashiwa campus of the University of Tokyo. More than a half of its full-time scientific members come from outside Japan. Its annual budget is approximately $13M. The application should include a CV, research statement, publication list, and at least six letters of recommendation. They should be uploaded at http://www.ipmu.jp/en/job-opportunities/Faculty-CosmologyAstrophysics or https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/UTokyo/KavliIPMU/ASTROPHYS . The search is open until filled, but for full considerations please submit the applications and letters by Dec 15, 2016.