IIT Indore has made a strategic commitment to supporting the interdisciplinary area of Astronomy. Center of Astronomy at IIT Indore (set up in early 2015 as one of the interdisciplinary centers) is one of the founding members of the SKA (Square Kilometer Array)-India Consortium (SKAIC). Current faculty members in Astronomy are involved deeply in research on Ionosphere, the Epoch of Reionization (EoR), Magneto-hydrodynamics (MHD), particle acceleration in jets from Active Galactic Nuclei, Rotationally powered pulsars and Magnetars, Radio instrumentation, galaxy clusters & cluster mergers particularly studying shocks both through hybrid simulations and high fidelity imaging of shock fronts through X-ray and high-frequency radio data, and in key science goals of the SKA.
The Centre has an Ionosphere Observation Facility set up in 2016 (through a generous startup grant from the institute, which also made possible a radio test & characterization facility up to 8 GHz, a 4.5 meter dish, and a modest computational facility). This Ionosphere Observation Facility is now being expanded through a grant from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The Centre has also secured funding from the Department of Science & Technology for constructing a small radio interferometer.
Centre of Astronomy, IIT Indore seeks applications from the most outstanding candidates for addressing the strategic needs of the institute in areas outlined below:
Experimental Astronomy, Radio/millimeter/micro wave Astronomy, X-ray astronomy, Space Sciences and Instrumentation, Space Payload/Mission Design, Computational Astrophysics, Simulation and Modelling, Astronomical Observations/Data Analysis, Astro-Statistics, Planetary Sciences, Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Space Weather, Applications to Sustainable Geo Spatial Research, Any other areas related to Astronomy/Astrophysics.
Candidates must have a doctoral degree in astronomy, physics or a related field prior to the appointment and are expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs while engaging in forefront research. The appointment is intended to start as early as July 2018.
Interested researchers, who wish to be considered for posts ranging from Assistant Professor (Grade 1, and 2), Associate Professor, and Professor should send their Curriculum Vitae, a 1-2 page expression of interest, and the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org - applications would be considered on a rolling basis, and would continue until all positions are filled.