Institute for Astronomy, Hilo

Position ID:University of Hawaii at Manoa-Institute for Astronomy-TTAA1819 [#12169]
Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Astronomer
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Hilo, Hawaii 96720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Physics
Astronomy / Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2018/12/01* (posted 2018/10/01, updated 2018/09/27, listed until 2018/12/01)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Hawaii invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate-level faculty position in astronomy at its branch in Hilo, HI.

Applicants with expertise in all fields of astronomy and astronomical instrumentation will be considered. We especially encourage applicants whose research is relevant to current efforts at IfA-Hilo ( to develop and leverage new instrumentation and technologies for astronomical science. 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 anticipated start date is August 2019. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Duties will consist primarily of undertaking a program of astronomical research, 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 research experience as demonstrated by accomplishments, publications, and letters of recommendation. Additionally, the associate rank should have at least four years of effective research with demonstrated increasing professional maturity at the rank of assistant researcher or equivalent.

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 Maunakea and Haleakala. The IfA-Hilo facility is well-equipped for instrumentation programs, including active development related to adaptive optics, short wave infrared ( 1 - 5 um) detector arrays, the UH 2.2-meter telescope, the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility, the Subaru Telescope, the Keck Observatory, as well as future plans related to the next-generation ground-based telescopes on Maunakea. More information about the IfA is available at

TO APPLY Please upload a curriculum vitae (including bibliography) and statements of research and teaching interests and plans using AcademicJobsOnline (#12169). Also please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same website. All applications must be received by December 1, 2018, and letters of recommendation should be received by that date.

INQUIRIES: Please email with any questions. Note that letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the aforementioned web address, not emailed to the committee chair.

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Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Institute for Astronomy
640 North A‘ohōkū Place, #209
Hilo, HI 96720-2700

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