The University of Texas at Austin, McDonald Observatory invites applications for a Resident Astronomer for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) in the beautiful Davis Mountains of west Texas. The HET is a fully queue scheduled 10-m class optical and near-IR spectroscopic telescope. The queue is run by the Resident Astronomers who serve as on-site observing specialists with the HET using multiple facility instruments. Instruments include the Visible Integral-field Replicable Unit Spectrograph (VIRUS), Low-Resolution Spectrograph 2 (LRS2), High Resolution Spectrograph (HRS), and Habitable-zone Planet Finder Spectrograph (HPF).
See https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/171020014209 for complete description and to apply for posting number 17-10-20-01-4209. This position is security-sensitive, and a background check will be conducted. UT is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to diversity.
Review of applications will begin December 18, 2017 and the search will continue until the position is filled.
See https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/benefits.html. Includes on-site housing at McDonald Observatory, financial support for research related travel, a research computer, and publication costs.
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