Faculty Positions (Tenure and Tenure track)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022
To event remaining 35 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Yunnan University (YNU)
Department Name: 
South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research (SWIFAR) at Yunnan University (YNU)
Street Line 1: 
Yunnan Baiyao Street, Chenggong District
City: 
Kunming
State/Province: 
Yunnan
Zip/Postal: 
650500
Country: 
China
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research (SWIFAR) at Yunnan University (YNU), Kunming, Yunnan Province, PR China, invites applications for faculty positions of all ranks (tenure-track assistant professors, tenured associate and full professors), starting on March 15, 2023. We seek for qualified applicants in all branches of astronomy and astrophysics.

Being one of the 42 elite universities designated by the Chinese government to strive for building world-class disciplines and universities (“double world-class”), YNU has prioritized astronomy to be one of its key development areas. SWIFAR was established in September 2017. It is designed to be an international center of excellence that promotes Chinese basic research in astronomy and astrophysics with the highest international standards, a forum for global scientific exchange, an incubator for innovative projects, and a training center for national and international postdocs and students. Currently, SWIFAR focuses on studies in three major areas: a) Interstellar Medium and Local Universe; b) Galaxies and Cosmology; and c) High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics. A variety of scientifically stimulating academic activities and programs are routinely organized at SWIFAR. Successful candidates are expected to develop forefront research programs, engage in student training, and contribute actively to the global research environment of the Institute.

SWIFAR is building Multi-Channel Photometric Survey Telescope (Mephisto; http://www.swifar.ynu.edu.cn/kysb_Facilities/dtdcgxtwyj_Mephisto.htm), an optical wide-field survey telescope of 1.6m aperture capable of imaging the sky in three bands (ugi/vrz) simultaneously. It is expected to be operational in the fall of 2022 with three Andor iKon-XXL pilot cameras (each of 37.8 million pixels covering a FoV of 0.5 sq.deg.; the three mosaic CCD cameras covering a FoV of 2.15 sq.deg. and totaling 1.04 billion pixels are expected to be ready in 2024). Mephisto shall deliver ultra-precise, real-time true colors of celestial objects down to a limiting magnitude of g≈22.7 mag. Candidates with experiences in wide field imaging surveys and time domain sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

RANK: Faculty positions of all ranks

SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D., or equivalent, in Astronomy, Physics, Planetary Sciences or related fields, completed or expected to complete by effective date, a demonstrated record of research excellence and potential. Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

POSITION AVAILABLE: March 15, 2023. Each applicant should submit a curriculum vita, a brief summary of research achievements and future plan, as well as teaching experience and interest, and three letters of recommendation (all letters will be treated as confidential documents). It is the responsibility of the applicant to see that all materials, including reference letters, be sent to:

Ms. Mengni Qi

South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research

Rm 1323, Astronomical Building, Yunnan University

Kunming 650500, Yunnan Province

P. R. China.

Email: [email protected]

CLOSING DATE: Applications arrived before November 15, 2022, will receive full considerations.

Included Benefits:

This position is a bona fide, open position, which has not been promised to anyone. It will remain open for at least 30 days.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Mengni Qi
Title: 
Ms.
Institution/Company: 
Yunnan University (YNU)
Department Name: 
South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research (SWIFAR) at Yunnan University(YNU)
Street Line 1: 
Yunnan Baiyao Street, Chenggong District
City: 
Kunming
State/Province: 
Yunnan
Zip/Postal Code: 
650500
Country: 
China
Phone: 
86-0871-65931962
FAX: 
86-0871-65931962
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Yunnan University(YNU)
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Mengni Qi