Curtis T. Vaughan Jr. Centennial Chair in Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
The University of Texas at Austin
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2515 Speedway, C1400
City: 
Austin
State/Province: 
TX
Zip/Postal: 
78712
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin invites applications for the Curtis T. Vaughan Jr. Centennial Chair in Astronomy, an endowed tenured faculty position at the Full Professor level. We seek candidates who show sustained excellence and leadership in astronomy and astrophysics research; will lead transformational science with next-generation observational and computational facilities; will creatively utilize the resources of the Astronomy department, McDonald Observatory, and other UT Austin departments/units; demonstrate advising, mentoring, and teaching excellence; and will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service.

Information on departmental resources and research programs can be found at https://astronomy.utexas.edu

  • UT Austin is a major founding partner in the consortium for the next-generation Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT; http://www.gmto.org), scheduled to begin commissioning in 2024.
  • UT faculty members have access to McDonald Observatory, which hosts the upgraded 10-m Hobby-Eberly Telescope, 2.7-m, 2.1-m, and 0.8-m telescopes; and cutting-edge instrumentation. The department provides vibrant collaborative opportunities on large astronomical surveys.
  • Computational resources include the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC; https://www.tacc.utexas.edu), which operates some of the world's most powerful computing resources, and is known for High Performance Computing, Visualization, and Big Data Analytics.
  • Our Astronomy program benefits from the strong support of over 200 members of the McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy Board of Visitors.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae, and any other materials they deem relevant at https://apply.interfolio.com/58780

Applications received by February 18, 2019 will be assured of full consideration. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The Department will contact applicants of interest for the next stage of the process.

For further information about the position, please contact the search committee at vaughan-search2018@utlists.utexas.edu and the Department Chair, Professor Shardha Jogee (chair@astro.as.utexas.edu).

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in its work force. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 18, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Shardha Jogee and Don Winget
Title: 
Department Chair and Search Committee Chair
Institution/Company: 
The University of Texas at Austin
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2515 Speedway, C1400
City: 
Austin
State/Province: 
TX
Zip/Postal Code: 
78712
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
512-471-3000
Email: 
vaughan-search2018@utlists.utexas.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
42054
Inquiries About Job
Email: 
vaughan-search2018@utlists.utexas.edu