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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, list of publications, a description of current and proposed research (the latter not exceeding 3 pages), and names of three references electronically, as a single PDF file, to theoryprize@as.arizona.edu. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address and complete an online application for job P20456 at the University of Arizona Human Resources website http://www.uacareers.com.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Department Steward Observatory (0404)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona invites applications for the Steward Observatory Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics.
The successful candidate will have the freedom to pursue independent research as well as the opportunity to collaborate with numerous faculty members carrying out theoretical and observational research. Steward Observatory has a stimulating research environment and an active program of seminars, meetings, and visitors.

The successful candidate will have access to extensive computational resources that are acquired and renewed on an ongoing basis by members of the Steward theory group. The fellow is also encouraged to join the interdisciplinary Theoretical Astrophysics Program (TAP) that includes members of both the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and the Physics Department.

This is a year-to-year appointment and may be renewed for up to three years. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in astrophysics, astronomy, or a related field before the commencement of the fellowship in Fall 2018.

The deadline for submission of all materials is December 1, 2017 (see applicant instructions below).

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! For details visit: http://www.hr.arizona.edu/benefits

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Duties & Responsibilities

See position summary.

Additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics, Astrophysics or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Postdoctoral Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20456
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Susan Warner
susan@as.arizona.edu

Open Date 10/03/2017
Close Date 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Review Begins On
Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, list of publications, a description of current and proposed research (the latter not exceeding 3 pages), and names of three references electronically, as a single PDF file, to theoryprize@as.arizona.edu. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address and complete an online application for job P20456 at the University of Arizona Human Resources website http://www.uacareers.com.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Will you have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in astrophysics, astronomy, or a related field before the commencement of the fellowship in Fall 2018?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents