Faculty Positions


Peking University invites applications for two faculty positions at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) and two faculty positions at the Department of Astronomy (DoA), starting on September 1, 2019.  Faculty recruitment is open to qualified applicants in any area of astronomy and astrophysics, including (1) observational cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, (2) exoplanets, star formation, and stellar populations, (3) high-energy and gravitational physics, (4) particle astrophysics, and (5) computational astrophysics.

DoA and KIAA are working closely together to build an international center of excellence that is engaged in national and international theoretical and observational initiatives, development and use of facilities, and student training at one of the top universities in China.  These initiatives are pursued in partnerships with other Kavli institutes and a network of domestic and international astronomy centers.  

The KIAA and DoA have about 25 faculty, 30 postdoctoral fellows, 60 graduate students, 120 undergraduates, and many visiting scholars. We have priority access to a wide range of domestic and international telescopes and to domestic supercomputing facilities.  The DoA was formally established within the School of Physics in 2000.  The KIAA was launched in 2006 with English as the working language.  Located on the historic grounds of PKU, we regularly sponsor thematic workshops and conferences to provide a platform for national and international scientific exchanges.  

For more information, see http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/ and http://vega.bac.pku.edu.cn/index/wzsy.htm

RANK: We seek well-qualified applicants at the level of tenure-track assistant professor or full professor. Particularly meritorious candidates will be considered at the level of chair professor.

SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience.

START DATE: September 1, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, planetary sciences or related fields completed or expected by effective date, a demonstrated record of research excellence, and potential to obtain external funding. Candidates of any nationality are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit the following by email to kiaafsc@pku.edu.cn: CV, brief summary of research and teaching experience, and plan of future research.  Applicants should arrange three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address above.  

DEADLINE: Applications received prior to November 15, 2018, will receive full consideration.


                                                Email: liulily@pku.edu.cn

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Application Deadline: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018