The Department of Astronomy (DAS) at Universidad de Chile invites applications of outstanding scientists, with an excellent record of leading independent research at the forefront of astronomy and astrophysics, for a Faculty tenure-track position. We encourage applications in any area of astronomy and astrophysics that focus on observational, theoretical, computational astrophysics and data-intensive astronomy.
The DAS fosters an engaging and scientifically productive environment, with 20 faculty members and over 40 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Multiwavelength expertise and a wide array of research fields are pursued by our members: from the solar system, star and planet formation, to cosmology and the high redshift universe, including instrumentation development. As one of the leading astronomy centers in Chile, we host large internationally recognized collaborations like the Chile-China Center, CASSACA, and the Franco Chilean Laboratory for Astronomy, FCLA-UMI, along with major research and technology grants such as the Center for Excellence in Astrophysics and Associated Technologies, CATA. Super-computing facilities are available locally, and through the National Laboratory for High Performance Computing, NLHPC, at Universidad de Chile. The DAS also hosts the Millimeter-wave Laboratory, which designs, builds, and tests receivers for use in radio-astronomy, along with ALMA instrumentation development. The new faculty member will have access to the 10% time on current and future international observatories built in Chile (CTIO, Gemini, Las Campanas, ESO, ALMA, ELT, GMT, etc.) along with full access to SDSS-V and LSST, as well as access to local and national computing facilities.
The successful candidate is expected to lead research in his/her area of expertise, attract external funding, teach and mentor in our PhD, MSc, and undergraduate programs. The candidate is also expected to participate in local outreach activities and support general management duties. Successful candidates will be expected to teach in Spanish within one year. The Astronomy Department is located at the summit of Cerro Calan in Las Condes neighborhood in Santiago. DAS is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.
Applicants must submit:
a. Cover letter along with their CV
b. Research statement including future plans (max. 4 pages)
c. Teaching philosophy statement (max. 2 pages)
d. Contact information for three referees that will provide letters of reference.
These documents must be sent to [email protected]. Further information can be obtained from the chair of the search committee, Prof. Monica Rubio ([email protected]). The deadline for submission is December 18, 2023.