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.
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 email@example.com .
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 November, 2017