The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek to include in our department scientists who will lead creative research programs aligned with the broad interests of our colleagues, and who have a desire to participate in the vibrant intellectual life of the Department and the University. The Fellow will have access to the University's substantial research resources. This fellowship program supports early-career scholars from diverse backgrounds, including groups historically underrepresented in faculty appointments, such as women, black/African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino scholars (see https://provostpostdoc.uchicago.edu).
Applicants will be early in their careers, with a Ph.D. in hand and without a tenure track appointment. Start date is negotiable, with a target of October 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Provost's Fellow with an initial two-year tenure-track appointment at the rank of Instructor. At the end of the fellowship period, the Fellow will be considered for promotion to Assistant Professor. A competitive salary will be offered, plus benefits. Research funds are also available. Consideration of applications will begin 15 December 2017, and short-listed applicants will be contacted in early 2018 to schedule on-campus interviews.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications and statements of research and teaching interests through the University's Academic Careers website: academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55345
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About University of Chicago Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Research in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago covers a broad range of topics, including the Sun and solar-like stars, cosmic rays, the chemical origin of meteorites and comets, interstellar matter, the birth of stars, the death of stars and nucleosynthesis, high energy and relativistic astrophysics, the origins and dynamics of galaxies, and cosmology. The activities involve t...heoretical, experimental, and observational programs among a community of faculty members from the Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chemistry, Geophysical Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics, with connections to Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.