Two Tenure Track Positions in Astrophysics
Centro de Radioastronomia y Astrofisica, UNAM

AAS Job Register No. 47742

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Attention: Academic Secretary

Centro de Radioastronomia y Astrofisica, UNAM
Antigua Carretera a Patzcuaro 8701
Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Jose de la Huerta
Morelia, Michoacan 58190

Tel: +52 443 3222795
FAX: +52 443 3222726

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Closing dates for receipt of applications: 31 March 2014

Job Description:

The Centro de Radioastronomia y Astrofisica (CRyA) of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) invites applications for 2 tenure track positions in astrophysics. One appointment will be at a junior level, the second appointment can be at junior or senior level. The start dates for both appointments can be anytime during 2014.

Applicants for either position should hold a PhD in astrophysics or a related discipline, and have held a postdoctoral position for a minimum of two years. This research experience must include at least two years outside of Mexico. Candidates from all fields of astrophysics will be considered.

The successful candidates are expected to carry out original research, collaborating with current research staff (18 faculty; 6 postdocs) and postgraduate students. They will also have to teach, mainly graduate astronomy courses, and so proficiency in English and/or Spanish is required. The main selection criteria will be outstanding research accomplishments and promise of future achievement. The level of each appointment will depend on the curriculum vitae of the candidate.

Candidates must send a complete curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, as well as a statement of previous experience and current and future professional interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Academic Secretary at the CRyA by 31st March 2014. Unsigned material can be sent by e-mail; letters can be sent by e-mail (scanned) or by courier. Please do not use regular mail.

The CRyA is located in the historic city of Morelia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 300 km west of Mexico City, with direct flights from a number of US cities. Researchers at the CRyA have access to the San Pedro Martir National Astronomical Observatory, Baja California. Astronomers at Mexican institutions have competitive access to the JVLA, the VLBA, and to ALMA, via a collaboration with the USA National Radio Astronomy Observatory; they can also compete for the Mexican share of observing time on the 10.4-m Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC). The CRyA has extensive computing facilities on site, including a purpose-built high-performance computing center. It also has access to the UNAM supercomputing facilities in Mexico City. The CRyA provides funds for publishing, and limited support for observing and traveling.