Submit Resumes To: Dr. Jane Arthur, Academic Secretary
Attention: Dr. Jane Arthur, 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
CRyA General Information: www.crya.unam.mx
Additional Job Information: www.crya.unam.mx/job_crya
Email Submission Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Inquiries: email@example.com
Closing dates for receipt of applications: 7 December 2012
The Centro de Radioastronomia y Astrofisica (CRyA) of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) invites applications for 2 tenure track positions in astrophysics. Applicants 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. The CRyA has strong research groups in radioastronomy and star formation, but candidates from all fields of astrophysics will be considered.
The successful candidates are expected to carry out original research, collaborating with other faculty and 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 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 Dr. Jane Arthur at the CRyA by 7th December 2012. 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 in the near future 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.
Initial salary will depend on the level at which each appointment is made. UNAM researchers are also eligible for several performance-related bonus programs. Contracts are for a full 12 months per year. Enquiries regarding salary can be made to Dr. Jane Arthur.
LETTERS OF REFERENCE.
Please make sure signed letters of reference are submitted, by courier or e-mail (scanned).
A copy of the successful applicant's birth certificate and Ph.D. diploma (or Ph.D. defense certificate) will be needed at a later date.
The successful applicant will need to apply for a work permit if they do not have Mexican nationality.