Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astronomy & Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Chicago
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
5640 S. Ellis Ave.
City: 
Chicago
State/Province: 
IL
Zip/Postal: 
60637
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek to include in our department scientists who will lead creative research programs aligned with the broad interests of our colleagues, and who have a desire to participate in the vibrant intellectual life of the Department and the University. The Fellow will have access to the University's substantial research resources. This fellowship program supports early-career scholars from diverse backgrounds, including groups historically underrepresented in faculty appointments, such as women, black/African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino scholars (see https://provostpostdoc.uchicago.edu). 

Applicants will be early in their careers, with a Ph.D. in hand and without a tenure track appointment. Start date is negotiable, with a target of October 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Provost's Fellow with an initial two-year tenure-track appointment at the rank of Instructor. At the end of the fellowship period, the Fellow will be considered for promotion to Assistant Professor. A competitive salary will be offered, plus benefits. Research funds are also available. Consideration of applications will begin 15 December 2017, and short-listed applicants will be contacted in early 2018 to schedule on-campus interviews. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications and statements of research and teaching interests through the University's Academic Careers website: academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55345 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/ 

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Jennifer Smith
Title: 
Department Administrator
Institution/Company: 
University of Chicago
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Email: 
jmsmith@uchicago.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jennifer Smith
Subject: 
Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astronomy & Astrophysics
Email: 
jmsmith@uchicago.edu