|Position ID:||UCPH-NBIA-AST_PROF [#1832]|
|Position Title:||Assistant Professorship in Astrophysics|
|Position Location:||Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark [map]|
|Subject Areas:||Astrophysics / Theoretical Astrophysics, Computational Astrophysics|
|Appl Deadline:||2012/12/01 finished (posted 2012/09/24, finished 2013/06/02, listed until 2013/02/28)|
The Niels Bohr International Academy invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in Theoretical Astrophysics. This is a fixed term appointment, for a period of five (3+2) years. There are no formal teaching obligations associated with this position, however the successful applicant will have the opportunity to guide more junior fellows at the NBIA, teach courses at various levels, and organize international meetings. The preferred starting date is Fall 2013, but this is negotiable and earlier dates are possible. In order to receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1st, 2012.
The Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the NBIA is generously funded by an ERC Starting Grant and the Young Investigator Programme from the Villum Foundation, and is expected to grow significantly in the near future. The group strives for a comprehensive approach to astrophysics and has strong ties to the Computational Astrophysics Group. Its current research areas encompass both theoretical and numerical aspects of accretion physics, star and planet formation, as well as the inter-stellar and intra-cluster media. Candidates with overlapping interests and a solid background in the area of astrophysical fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong analytical skills, and/or experience with high performance computing with MHD and/or particle-in-cell codes in conventional or GPU-accelerated hybrid architectures will be considered valuable assets.
The Niels Bohr International Academy functions as a primary center for fundamental research including theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology, high-energy particle physics, condensed matter physics, and bio-physics. The NBIA hosts a large number of international visitors and workshops, as well as a yearly Summer Institute and PhD School. The members of the Academy regularly interact and collaborate with members of the Astrophysics and Planetary Science Group, the Centre for Star and Planet Formation, and the Dark Cosmology Centre within the Niels Bohr Institute.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. The primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates is scientific excellence.
Assistant Professors at the NBIA receive a competitive salary (including pension) and funds for travel and computing. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, vacation, and full medical care are provided to employees in Denmark. A favorable tax scheme is generally granted to international researchers.