Education and Outreach

Assistant Astronomer (Tenure-Track) – University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy

By Keith Cowing
November 16, 2012

Closing Date: November 30, 2012

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Hawaii invites applications for one faculty position at the Assistant Astronomer (tenure-track) level, to begin Fall 2013. We seek applicants in any field of astrophysics or solar physics, including observation, theory, and instrumentation. Applicants should have an outstanding research record, an ability to lead and support a research program involving students and postdocs, and an ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The IfA has strong research groups in nearly all areas of astrophysics and has guaranteed access to the entire suite of observational facilities on the summits of Mauna Kea and Haleakala. The IfA is also the lead institution in the Pan-STARRS wide-field optical telescope system, which is carrying out a multiyear synoptic survey mission, and is a participating institution in the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS). More information about the institute is available at

Duties include undertaking a program of independent research in astronomy, teaching at least one graduate or undergraduate course per year, and participating in the academic and scientific life of the IfA. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or closely related areas and successful experience as a researcher as demonstrated by publications and letters of recommendation. At least two years of post-doctoral research are desirable but not essential. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY: Please upload a curriculum vitae (including bibliography) and a statement of research interests and plans using the online form at the web address Arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded at All application materials must be received by November 30, 2012.

INQUIRIES: Dr. Fabio Bresolin ([email protected], ph: 808 956 8306), chair of the search committee.

For information on how to apply, please see

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