Macquarie University is seeking expressions of interest for possible Future Fellowship applications from outstanding mid-career astronomers (5 to 15 years post-PhD) working in any area of astrophysics.
The Australian Research Council's Future Fellowships scheme supports research in areas of critical national importance by giving outstanding researchers incentives to conduct their research in Australia.
Macquarie University's Department of Physics and Astronomy has undergone rapid expansion in recent years, especially since the creation of the University's Research Centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrophotonics, one of the largest and most active astronomy research groups in Australia. Since July 1, 2018, the University has also acquired the instrumentation arm of the former Australian Astronomical Observatory, now known as Macquarie-Australian Astronomical Optics.
Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter outlining their suitability. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to apply to the Future Fellowship scheme sponsored by Macquarie University. Suitably qualified applicants who are successful in obtaining a Future Fellowship may be offered continuing appointments in accordance with University's employment criteria and regulations.
- A relevant doctoral degree in physics or astronomy and at least 5 years of post-doctoral experience;
- A demonstrated record of an ongoing original research program;
- Capacity and/or demonstrated ability to perform quality teaching and supervision;
- Capacity and/or demonstrated ability to attract research funding;
- Commitment to diversity and equity.
- Synergies with the research interests of members of the Department is desirable.
Macquarie University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.