Curtis T. Vaughan Jr. Centennial Chair in Astronomy

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Curtis T. Vaughan Jr. Centennial Chair in Astronomy

Location:
Austin, TX
Open Date:
Dec 18, 2018
Description:

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin invites applications for the Curtis T. Vaughan Jr. Centennial Chair in Astronomy, an endowed tenured faculty position at the Full Professor level. We seek candidates who show sustained excellence and leadership in astronomy and astrophysics research; will lead transformational science with next-generation observational and computational facilities; will creatively utilize the resources of the Astronomy department, McDonald Observatory, and other UT Austin departments/units; demonstrate advising, mentoring, and teaching excellence; and will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service.

Information on departmental resources and research programs can be found at https://astronomy.utexas.edu

  • UT Austin is a major founding partner in the consortium for the next-generation Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT; http://www.gmto.org), scheduled to begin commissioning in 2024.
  • UT faculty members have access to McDonald Observatory, which hosts the upgraded 10-m Hobby-Eberly Telescope, 2.7-m, 2.1-m, and 0.8-m telescopes; and cutting-edge instrumentation. The department provides vibrant collaborative opportunities on large astronomical surveys.
  • Computational resources include the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC; https://www.tacc.utexas.edu), which operates some of the world's most powerful computing resources, and is known for High Performance Computing, Visualization, and Big Data Analytics.
  • Our Astronomy program benefits from the strong support of over 200 members of the McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy Board of Visitors.

Qualifications:
  • Sustained excellence and leadership in astronomy and astrophysics research.
  • Will lead transformational science with next-generation observational and computational facilities.
  • Will creatively utilize the resources of the Astronomy department, McDonald Observatory, and other UT Austin departments/units.
  • Demonstrates advising, mentoring, and teaching excellence.
  • Contributes to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae, and any other materials they deem relevant at apply.interfolio.com/58780

Applications received by February 18, 2019 will be assured of full consideration. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The Department will contact applicants of interest for the next stage of the process.

For further information about the position, please contact the search committee at [email protected] and the Department Chair, Professor Shardha Jogee ([email protected]).

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in its work force. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

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