Tenure/Tenure-track Faculty position in Big Data in Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of California, Riverside
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is implementing a major expansion of our faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. This expansion will build critical mass in 34 vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help define the research university for the next generation. For more information about our hiring initiative or to submit an application, please visit clusterhiring.ucr.edu or academicpersonnel.ucr.edu.
UCR is pursuing a cluster of hires to enhance research strengths in Data Science; such hires will have potential home departments in the Sciences and/or Engineering. Candidates will also join UCR’s Data Science Center and are expected to foster research collaborations with existing faculty across academic departments working on Data Science related topics. The Data Science Cluster is hiring for three positions this year, in the following areas respectively: (i) Genome Data Science, (ii) Statistical Approaches to Big Data and (iii) Big Data in Astronomy.

As part of the Data Science Cluster, we seek to fill a tenure-track/tenured (open rank) faculty position in the broad area of Big Data in Astronomy. We are particularly interested in candidates who push established Data Science techniques to their limits and use innovative techniques to extract scientific information from astronomical data and simulations. Candidates who are involved in big data astronomical projects --e.g. LSST, DESI, Euclid WFIRST and numerical simulations-- are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an outstanding and well-funded research program involving graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, contribute to teaching at all levels, and strengthen the current research activities in theoretical and observational astronomy. The astronomy group at UCR consists of 8 faculty members working in the areas of galaxy formation and evolution, high-redshift Universe, large galaxy surveys, inter-galactic medium, stellar populations in galaxies, galaxy clusters, active galactic nuclei and quasars, and large-scale galaxy numerical simulations (see http://www.physics.ucr.edu/). UCR has access to facilities at the University of California Observatories including the Keck Telescopes and the Lick Observatory.

Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics, astronomy or a related field, including several years of postdoctoral research. The position will commence as early as July 1, 2017 or as negotiated. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 6, 2017. We will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. To apply, please register through the weblink at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply. Minorities and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. For inquiries please contact Prof. Bahram Mobasher at bahram.mobasher@ucr.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 6, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Bahram Mobasher
University of California, Riverside
Street Line 1: 
Physics and Astronomy Department
Street Line 2: 
900 University Ave
Zip/Postal Code: 
951 827 719
951 827 4529
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