Tenured Faculty Position in Plasmas and High Energy Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG) of the University of Sao Paulo (USP)
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Rua do Matão, 1226
City: 
Sao Paulo
State/Province: 
Sao Paulo
Zip/Postal: 
05508 090
Country: 
Brazil
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG) of the University of Sao Paulo (USP) invites applications for a position at the Assistant Professor (tenured) level. Outstanding candidates in Plasmas and High Energy Astrophysics, will be considered.

 

IAG-USP Center of Excellence

IAG is the largest astronomy department in Brazil, and USP is a leading university in Latin America in several world rankings. IAG has access to several world-class  facilities  including  the SOAR and Gemini Telescopes, as well as computer super-clusters. IAG is also involved in several international projects like the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), the Giant  Magellan Telescope (GMT), and the LLAMA radio telescope. The strength of the current faculty mainly lies in observational astronomy  (radio to gamma-rays), theory, and numerical  simulations,  with focus on planetary dynamics, stellar astrophysics, plasmas and high energy astrophysics,  compact sources, galaxies evolution, and cosmology. 

 

Candidate Profile

We are seeking  a candidate with strong  research profile  and interest in excellent teaching, with expertise in the area at the interface of plasmas and high energy astrophysics, with strong experience in numerical magnetohydrodynamics. The successful candidate will  have  the opportunity  to be part of an internationally competitive research group (the group of plasmas and high energy astrophysics)  and to work  with  the CTA and ASTRI Mini-Array projects. There are also ample funding opportunities from FAPESP—The Science Funding Agency of the State of Sao Paulo.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain a first-class research program, teach in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs, supervise students as well as postdocs,  contribute broadly to the intellectual vitality of the institution, and provide service to the university.  The position  will  be open shortly;  those  interested,  please contact  dalpino@iag.usp.br .

 

RANK: Tenured Assistant Professor.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D or equivalent foreign degree in Astronomy, Physics, or related field; desirable at least one year of postdoctoral  experience.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated leadership in the area of High Energy and Plasmas Astrophysics, with experience in numerical magnetohydrodynamics.

 

START IN THE POSITION: March, 2018 (expected).

 

SALARY: 10670.76 in Brazilian Reais (before taxes).

 

TO APPLY: The selection process will occur in Early-2018. Candidates with the intention of participating are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible for further information (dalpino@iag.usp.br).

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 November, 2017

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
SALARY: 10670.76 in Brazilian Reais (before taxes)
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Elisabete Maria de Gouveia Dal Pino
Title: 
Associate Professor III
Institution/Company: 
Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG) of the University of Sao Paulo (USP)
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Rua do Matão, 1226
City: 
Sao Paulo
State/Province: 
Sao Paulo
Zip/Postal Code: 
05508 090
Country: 
Brazil
Phone: 
55 11 30912826
Email: 
dalpino@iag.usp.br
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Elisabete Maria de Gouveia Dal Pino
Subject: 
Tenure Track Plasma and High Energy Astrophysics
Email: 
dalpino@iag.usp.br