Faculty Positions (Tenure and Tenure track)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2021
Archive Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Yunnan University(YNU)
Department Name: 
South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research (SWIFAR) at Yunnan University(YNU)
Street Line 1: 
Dong Wai Huan Nan Lu, Da Xue Cheng
Street Line 2: 
Cheng Gong Qu
City: 
Kunming
State/Province: 
Yunnan
Zip/Postal: 
650500
Country: 
China
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research (SWIFAR) at Yunnan University (YNU), Kunming, Yunnan Province, PR China, invites applications for faculty positions of all ranks (tenure-track assistant professors, tenured associate and full professors), starting on September 1, 2021. We seek for highly qualified applicants in all branches of astronomy and astrophysics.

Being one of the 42 elite universities designated by the Chinese government to strive for building world-class disciplines and universities (“double world-class”), YNU has prioritized astronomy to be one of the key areas in its development plan. SWIFAR was established in September 2017. It is designed to be an international center of excellence that promotes basic research in astronomy and astrophysics in China with the highest international standards, a forum for global scientific exchange, an incubator for innovative projects, and a training center for national and international postdocs and students. Currently, SWIFAR focuses on studies in three major areas: a) Interstellar Matter and Local Universe; b) Galaxies and Cosmology; and c) High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics. A variety of academic activities and programs are routinely organized, which have made SWIFAR scientifically stimulating. Successful candidates are expected to be able to develop forefront research programs, engage in student training, and contribute actively to the global research environment of the institute.

SWIFAR is building Multi-Channel Photometric Survey Telescope (Mephisto; http://www.swifar.ynu.edu.cn/kxyj_Science/wyjyz_Telescope_Development.htm), an optical wide-field survey telescope of 1.6m aperture capable of imaging the sky in three bands (ugi/vrz) simultaneously. It is expected to operate in early 2022. Mephisto shall deliver ultra precise, real-time true colors of celestial objects down to a limiting magnitude of g≈22.7 mag. Candidates with experiences in wide field imaging surveys and time domain science are particularly encouraged to apply.

RANK: Faculty positions of all ranks

SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D., or equivalent, in Astronomy, Physics, Planetary Sciences or related fields, completed or expected to complete by effective date, a demonstrated record of research excellence and potential. Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2021. Each applicant should submit a curriculum vita, a brief summary of research achievements and future plan, as well as teaching experience and interest, and three letters of recommendation (all letters will be treated as confidential documents). It is the responsibility of the applicant to see that all materials, including reference letters, be sent to:

Ms. Xiaoming Guo

South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research

Rm 1323, Astronomical Building, Yunnan University

Kunming 650500, Yunnan Province

P. R. China.

Email: swifar@ynu.edu.cn

CLOSING DATE: Applications arrived before March 12, 2021, will receive full considerations.

Included Benefits:

This position is a bona fide, open position, which has not been promised to anyone. It will remain open for at least 30 days.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 12, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, April 16, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Xiaoming Guo
Title: 
Ms.
Institution/Company: 
Yunnan University(YNU)
Department Name: 
South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research (SWIFAR) at Yunnan University(YNU)
Street Line 1: 
Dong Wai Huan Nan Lu, Da Xue Cheng
Street Line 2: 
Cheng Gong Qu
City: 
Kunming
State/Province: 
Yunnan
Zip/Postal Code: 
650500
Country: 
China
Phone: 
86-0871-65931962
FAX: 
86-0871-65931962
Email: 
swifar@ynu.edu.cn
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Yunnan University(YNU)
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Xiaoming Guo
Email: 
swifar@ynu.edu.cn