Postdoctoral Research in Galactic/Extragalactic Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018
The upcoming date less then 1 day.
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Utah
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
115 South 1400 East
City: 
Salt Lake City
State/Province: 
UT
Zip/Postal: 
84112
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Professor Gail Zasowski on projects related to disk galaxy evolution; Milky Way and Local Group chemistry, dynamics, and evolution; and understanding the Milky Way and Local Group in the general context of galaxies.  Motivated candidates with research experience in these topics, especially via the use of stellar photometry, stellar or integrated-light spectroscopy, or theoretical simulations of galactic chemistry and dynamics are particularly encouraged to apply.  It is anticipated that the successful applicant will have significant opportunity for independent related research.

The University of Utah is a large, R1 research university that is an institutional member of both SDSS-IV and SDSS-V. The Physics & Astronomy Department hosts about 10 astronomy faculty, with research interests spanning planet formation to galactic astronomy and cosmology. Other local resources include the Center for High-Performance Computing and SCI, an interdisciplinary research institute focusing on data analysis and visualization projects. Salt Lake City is a large metropolitan area renowned for its natural beauty, proximity to numerous state and national parks, and diversity of recreational and cultural options.

The initial appointment will be for two years, plus one additional year contingent on funding availability and performance.

To apply, submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, a 3-page statement of research experience and future plans, and a CV by 17 Dec 2018, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by 24 Dec 2018.  All materials and any questions should be sent to Dr. Zasowski at gail.zasowski@utah.edu.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 17, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Gail Zasowski
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Utah
Department Name: 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
115 South 1400 East
City: 
Salt Lake City
State/Province: 
UT
Zip/Postal Code: 
84112
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
gail.zasowski@gmail.com