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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Multiple Positions)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

* Upload required supporting documents in a single PDF file under the CV slot: Cover letter, CV, list of publications, statement describing current and proposed research (the latter not to exceed 3 pages), and names of three references (letter writers). * Please provide the names and email addresses for at least three references within your application. Upon submitting your application, your references will receive an automated email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Position Details

Position Information

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

The department of Steward Observatory seeks to fill the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate to work within the Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics division.

The Xtreme Astrophysics Group at the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona invites applications for one or two Postdoctoral Research Fellowship positions in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics. Candidates with a strong record in the areas of computational hydrodynamics and MHD, PIC, compact object astrophysics, general relativity, and science related to the Event Horizon Telescope will be strongly considered. The successful candidate(s) will have the opportunity to work in the Xtreme Astrophysics group (http://xtreme.as.arizona.edu) as well as with numerous faculty members carrying out theoretical and observational research.

The successful candidate(s) 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 will also be encouraged to join the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration and the interdisciplinary Theoretical Astrophysics Program (TAP) that also includes members of both the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and the Physics Department.

The position is for 2 years, renewable for a third year. The fellow will receive an annual research fund in addition to a stipend for the duration of the position. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics, astronomy, or a related field before the commencement of the position in Summer or Fall 2018.

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! Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

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Interested applicants should complete an online application. They should also submit electronically their curriculum vitae including names of three references, list of publications, and a description of current and proposed research, the latter not exceeding 3 pages, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same address.

Duties & Responsibilities

See job summary.

Additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics or related field at the time of hire.

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 $50,000 - $57,000 Annually (DOE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20480
Number of Vacancies Multiple
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 11/16/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/27/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
  • Upload required supporting documents in a single PDF file under the CV slot: Cover letter, CV, list of publications, statement describing current and proposed research (the latter not to exceed 3 pages), and names of three references (letter writers).
  • Please provide the names and email addresses for at least three references within your application. Upon submitting your application, your references will receive an automated email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.
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 a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics or related field at the time of hire?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents