PHD-STUDENT POSITIONS IN ASTRONOMY
The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Hawaii invites applications for PhD-student positions in astronomy. The IfA has strong research groups in most areas of astrophysics and has guaranteed access to the entire suite of observational facilities on the summits of Maunakea and Haleakala. We have a large faculty and graduate student population, about 80 in total across three islands. Scientific interests range from solar physics to cosmology, theory to instrumentation. All students in the program are supported through either research or teaching positions at the level of about USD2600 per month and receive tuition waivers. International students are provided administrative support for visas.
New students are generally resident at the Manoa campus in Honolulu to take courses and begin research projects during the first two years. This results in an "en route" MS degree and is followed by 3-4 years of PhD research, which may be carried out in Manoa or on one of the neighbor campuses on Maui or Hawaii Island. We welcome applications from students with Master-level degrees elsewhere and provide a "fast-track" to PhD research, generally within one year, where interests align with IfA faculty. All PhD students can (and do) lead programs on 8-10m class telescopes such as Keck, Subaru, and Gemini.
Further information and application instructions are at gradprog.ifa.hawaii.edu
The deadline to apply for Fall 2018 is January 31st, 2018.
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