Faculty Positions

KIAA-PKU invites applications for two faculty positions


The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China invites applications for two faculty positions, starting on September 1, 2017.


KIAA is an international center of excellence promoting basic astrophysical research. Current 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, and (4) computational astrophysics.  


With English as its working language, KIAA is an intellectual platform for scientific exchange. KIAA is engaged in national and international theoretical and observational initiatives, development and use of facilities, and student training, pursued in partnerships with other Kavli institutes and a network of domestic and international astronomy centers.  KIAA members have access to a variety of domestic and international facilities, including LAMOST, FAST, JCMT, and a range of 2 to 6.5m aperture optical/infrared telescopes.  KIAA regularly sponsors thematic workshops and conferences. The KIAA and Department of Astronomy have about 25 faculty, 20 postdoctoral fellows, 50 graduate students, 120 undergraduates, and many visiting scholars. For more information, see http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/


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 2017


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. PKU is an equal opportunity employer. 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, plan of future research,and the applicants should arrange three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address above.  


DEADLINE: Applications received prior to November 30, 2016, will receive full consideration.




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