The Tsinghua Center for Astrophysics (THCA) in the Department of Physics at Tsinghua University invites applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in observational, experimental, and theoretical/computational astrophysics. Researchers in all areas of astrophysics are encouraged to apply. Tsinghua University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China, and is also highly ranked internationally. It is undergoing a major expansion in its astrophysics program.
The current research at THCA spans a wide range of topics, including cosmic reionization and 21cm cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, circumgalactic and intergalactic media, exoplanets and planet formation, active galactic nuclei, supernovae, and X-ray binaries. In addition, the faculty members have been developing instrumentation for X-ray satellite missions, and are also involved in several operating or planned ground-based experiments. Description of individual research programs can be found at the THCA web site (http://astro.tsinghua.edu.cn). THCA strives to create an accommodating and stimulating academic environment for researchers of all nationalities. English is a working language
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field. Successful candidates are expected to initiate vigorous research programs of their own. The main selection criteria are research accomplishments and potential for future success. A complete application should include a curriculum vita, a list of publications, and a statement of previous research and future plan, all in one PDF file, and be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 30, 2018 to receive full consideration. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of recommendation (five for those applying for tenured positions) to be sent to the same email address prior to the deadline. Successful candidates will be offered competitive salary, startup funding, affordable housing, access to dedicated high-performance computing facilities, and, if applicable, lab space for instrumentation R&D. They are expected to start at Tsinghua on September 1, 2019 (although the exact starting date can be negotiated).