Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor Position, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics 

The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in any area of observational, experimental, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. We are particularly interested in candidates with research programs in the areas of Theoretical Cosmology, Exoplanets and Planet Formation, or Observational Extragalactic Astrophysics. Faculty in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics lead a wide range of world-class research projects, as described at the Department website astro.uchicago.edu. The University of Chicago is a founding partner of the Giant Magellan Telescope, and members of the Department have access to the Magellan Telescopes. Department members are also involved in the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Fermilab, and Argonne National Laboratory, and joint appointments with these units are possible.

Qualifications: At the time of hire the successful candidate must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Physics, or a closely related field.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of recommendation are required. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago Academic Job website:   http://apply.interfolio.com/67559

Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2019.

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Associate Professor Position, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics 

The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for tenured Associate Professor in any area of observational, experimental, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. We are particularly interested in candidates with research programs in the areas of Theoretical Cosmology, Exoplanets and Planet Formation, or Observational Extragalactic Astrophysics. Faculty in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics lead a wide range of world-class research projects, as described at the Department website astro.uchicago.edu. The University of Chicago is a founding partner of the Giant Magellan Telescope, and members of the Department have access to the Magellan Telescopes. Department members are also involved in the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Fermilab, and Argonne National Laboratory, and joint appointments with these units are possible.

Qualifications: We seek candidates with an established record of high-impact research. At the time of hire the successful candidate must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Physics, or a closely related field.

Application Instruction: To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of recommendation are required. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago Academic Jobs website: http://apply.interfolio.com/67614

Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

                                                            Postdoctoral Position in Supernova Astrophysics

Deadline: December 1, 2019

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago invites applications for a post-doctoral scholar position to work with Dr. Vikram Dwarkadas, and collaborators at various institutions, on supernova astrophysics. The research involves theoretical studies of the radiative signatures from young supernovae at all wavelengths including radio, optical, X-ray and gamma-ray, to better understand, characterize, and interpret the multi-wavelength emission from supernovae.

Applicants with experience in hydrodynamic modelling of supernovae, in computing the emission from simulations of supernovae at any wavelength, or involved in other relevant aspects of theoretical supernova research, are encouraged to apply.

The initial appointment is for one year, and renewable annually up to 3 years, subject to availability of funding and satisfactory progress. At the time of appointment, the successful applicant must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Physics/Astronomy or related disciplines.  Candidates should preferentially have obtained their Ph.D. within the last 2 years.

Application materials should include a brief cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a research statement which also outlines the applicant's prior work in the research areas described above. These should be sent in a single PDF file via e-mail to Dr. Vikram Dwarkadas at vikram@astro.uchicago.edu. Please arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to the above email address.

All applications received by December 1st, 2019 will be given full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. The starting date is negotiable. However a starting date in January 2020 is strongly preferred.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/.