Tenure Track Faculty Position in Exoplanets

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Publish Date: 
Monday, December 7, 2020
Archive Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Department Name: 
Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API)
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Science Park 904
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Job Announcement Text: 

A tenure-track position in Exoplanets is available at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in the Netherlands. We are looking for a candidate with a strong research program in the areas of extrasolar planets, exoplanet host stars, planetary formation and evolution. Experts in observations, theory/simulation, and instrumentations are encouraged to apply. 

The Anton Pannekoek Institute is currently in the process of strengthening its group in exoplanetary research. Scientists at API have access to a wide variety of facilities, including those offered by ESO, ESA and SRON (the Dutch Space Research Organization http://www.sron.nl), as well as to national funding lines at the Dutch research organization NWO, and to European funding lines like ERC grants and FP7 programs and networks. UvA is part of the Dutch Top Research School NOVA. In addition, an interdisciplinary team of scientists at UvA have set a collaborative research and training program on the origins and fundamental aspects of life, as part of the national Origin Center.

The candidate is required to have a PhD in (astro)physics, or planetary science, and is willing to build up a research group of internationally outstanding level as well to actively contribute to departmental duties. We particularly encourage applicants from groups that are underrepresented in the physical sciences, and who can enhance the diversity of backgrounds and ideas in our group. The API Department is committed to diversity, inclusivity and equity. Applications should include a resume, a publication list, research and teaching statements (about 3-4 pages), and a list of 5 ‘most-proud’ publications or achievements, with a motivation for each one (totaling 2 pages. max). These achievements may be in any relevant area, e.g., teaching, diversity, team building, software development, research, organisation. The deadline to submit applications is January 22 2020. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Three names and addresses for the letters of references should be provided; the letters will be automatically requested by the websystem when submitting the application and should be uploaded before January 30th 2020. For further enquiries contact the faculty search committee chair: Dr. Jean-Michel Désert (desert@uva.nl)

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Included Benefits: 

Comprehensive benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, 13th month salary, disability insurance, maternity and parental leave, affordable health insurance, and retirement benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 22, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Astronomy institute secretariat
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University of Amsterdam (UvA)
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Jean-Michel Désert
Faculty Position in Exoplanets