Tenure-track faculty position in Astrophysics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

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Publish Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2023
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2023
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Department Name: 
Institute of Physics
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Av. Universidad 330
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Job Announcement Text: 

The Physics Institute at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV, https://fis.ucv.cl/) invites applications for a tenure-track position equivalent to an assistant professorship to strengthen our Astrophysics group in the areas of extragalactic astrophysics and/or observational cosmology, with an expected starting date in August 2024 or earlier.

The candidates must have a PhD degree, postdoctoral experience and a proven track record in research in astrophysics and/or astronomy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physics and astrophysics, striving to offer a positive learning experience. They should also apply for external funding to support their research as well as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, although some internal funding is available for the latter when necessary.

The successful applicant will have access to the guaranteed 10% of telescope time for all facilities in Chile, including VLT, Gemini-South, Magellan, CTIO, La Silla, ALMA, among others, as well as the upcoming Giant Magellan Telescope and E-ELT, among others; they will also be eligible for membership in several large collaborations including SDSS-V, Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s LSST, the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, Simons Observatory, CMB-S4, and 4MOST/CHANCES, depending on their scientific interests.

The position includes a competitive salary plus generous research incentives. We particularly encourage applications from women as well as people from ethnic, sexual and other minorities. Interested applicants should send the following documents to [email protected] (cc: [email protected]):

- Curriculum vitae (max. 5 pages) plus list of publications;
- Research (max. 2 pages) and teaching statements (max. 1 page) including experience and prospects;
- 3 reference letters sent directly by the writers;

by 17 December 2023 to ensure full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. For further inquiries please contact Raphael Gobat ([email protected]), Cristóbal Sifón ([email protected]), or Nicolás Tejos ([email protected]). 

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 17, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Lorena Aguirre
Director Assistant
Physics Institute PUCV
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Nicolas Tejos