Postdoctoral Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Virginia
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
City: 
Charlottesville
State/Province: 
Virginia
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Virginia (UVA) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position as part of the Virginia Institute for Theoretical Astronomy (VITA). The incumbent will lead ambitious, independent research programs in theoretical and computational astrophysics, expected to align with the wide range of research at UVA, as well as at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) on the grounds of the University. The relevant themes include cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, accretion disks, high energy astrophysics, interstellar medium, star formation and evolution, planet formation and evolution and astrochemistry. See https://astronomy.as.virginia.edu/research/vita/ for more information. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will participate in departmental activities and promote collaboration both within VITA and with the rest of the UVA astrophysics community. The position is initially a one-year appointment, with renewal for an additional two one-year increments, contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in astrophysics or related discipline by the appointment start date. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Researc... and attach as a single PDF document a cover letter; curriculum vitae; list of publications; summary of previous and current research (limited to 3 pages, including references); research proposal (limited to 3 pages text plus up to 2 pages of references/figures). Applicants should also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to [email protected]. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on December 20, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

A competitive salary and benefits package is offered at University of Virginia. For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits. The positions also include travel funds and opportunities for dissemination, networking, and international collaboration. Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Roger Chevalier ([email protected]); Jonathan Tan ([email protected]); Shazrene Mohamed ([email protected]); Paul Torrey ([email protected]); Shane Davis ([email protected]); Ilse Cleeves ([email protected]); Phil Arras ([email protected]); Craig Sarazin ([email protected]); or Zhi-Yun Li ([email protected]).

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at ([email protected]).

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Included Benefits: 

Benefits Included

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Richard Haverstrom
Title: 
Faculty Search Advisor
Institution/Company: 
University of Virginia
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Country: 
United States of America
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
R0054999
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Zhi-Yun Li
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Research Associate