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Faculty position in astroinformatics

Universidad de Antofagasta
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Mar, 02/11/2021
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Mié, 01/12/2021


The Center of Astronomy at Universidad de Antofagasta invites applications for a faculty position in the field of astroinformatics. The laureate will be an academic with an outstanding record of leading independent investigations at the forefront of research, eager to attract external funding, enthusiastic about working with postgraduate students, and keen on developing innovative courses, in particular in our new PhD program in Astrophysics and Astroinformatics.

Antofagasta, where the Center of Astronomy is based, is a large and rapidly expanding coastal city in northern Chile on the edge of the spectacular Atacama desert. The new faculty member will join our growing team of 8 academics working on stars, galactic astronomy, extragalactic astronomy, and astroinformatics. They will have access to the 10% time on current and future international observatories built in Chile (ESO, Las Campanas, CTIO, Gemini, ALMA, E-ELT, GMT, CTA, etc.) along with full access to SDSS-V and LSST, as well as access to local and national computing facilities. The competitive salary offered at Universidad de Antofagasta is complemented by generous bonuses linked to scientific productivity.

Applicants must submit a cover letter along with their CV, research interests and plans (max 3 pages), teaching philosophy (max 2 pages), and contact information for three referees. These documents must be sent to Further information can be obtained from the chair of the search committee, Prof. Médéric Boquien, or the director of the Center of Astronomy, Prof. Eduardo Unda Sanzana. Application review will start on December 1st and the position will remain open until filled.