The University of Arizona invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position to begin in Fall 2020. We solicit applications from candidates whose areas of astrophysical research motivates an interest in the development of innovations for realizing optical/infrared observations at high angular resolution and/or contrast, including, but not limited to, interferometry or adaptive optics. For senior candidates, we seek those with a proven track record of proposing, developing, and/or supporting ambitious and large scale projects. Junior candidates should demonstrate key roles in project development and the potential for future leadership of major projects.
Steward Observatory provides access to world-class facilities for its faculty, researchers, and students. Observational facilities include the 2×8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes, the 10m Heinrich-Hertz Submillimeter Telescope, and the 12m APA mm-wave Telescope on Kitt Peak, plus a number of smaller telescopes. Steward Observatory is also a Founding Partner in the development and construction of the 24.5m Giant Magellan Telescope and a collaborator in the Event Horizon Telescope (submillimeter VLBI). Additionally, our faculty and students have access to a broad variety of state-of-the-art research resources. The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences is one of the premier educational and research institutions in optics and photonics worldwide. The University-wide Research Data Center provides our faculty access to high-end, local supercomputing resources including distributed, shared-memory, and GPU architectures. These activities are complemented by world-class programs in instrumentation, including the Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics, the Imaging Technology Lab, and leadership of the construction of NIRCam for JWST.
For more information and to apply, visit https://uacareers.com/postings/43507 and apply for Posting # F21796.