Multiple tenure-track opportunities available at the University of Antofagasta

University of Antofagasta
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Multiple tenure-track opportunities available at the University of

In the context of a multi-year expansion plan we are seeking new
professors to join the burgeoning Unidad de Astronomía at the
University of Antofagasta (UAUA) in Chile. We prefer candidates with a
team spirit to contribute to our new Master’s and upcoming PhD
programs, and interested in building strong collaborations with the
Chilean and international community. To support their research,
successful applicants will not only have access to the 10% Chilean time
but also to major surveys in which UAUA is involved, such as SDSS-IV.

The selected candidates will be sponsored by UAUA to apply to local
funding programs. Upon success the applicant will be hired on a tenure-
track basis by the University. For the first step of the selection,
applicants are strongly encouraged to contact us prior to the deadline
at A CV, a list of publications, a
research statement, and contact information of three referees should be
sent to by 01 April. Selected applicants
will then gain the required full sponsorship from the University to
apply for funding. Chilean nationals or residents will have access to a
specific line of funding and are asked to contact us as early as

Antofagasta where UAUA is based is a large and rapidly expanding
(500,000 inhabitants estimated by 2020) coastal city in Northern Chile,
on the edge of the spectacular Atacama desert, close to where ALMA and
VLT are located, and where several further projects are planned such as
the E-ELT. UAUA is the premier professional group in Northern Chile. It
is responsible for developing and managing the first Chilean
observatory in the Atacama Desert, and the first Astroengineering
Center in the North of Chile.