University of Hawaii at Manoa, Institute for Astronomy

Position ID:UHManoa-IfA-IFAHAA [#25783]
Position Title: Assistant Astronomer
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Hilo, Hawaii 96720, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astronomy / Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2023/11/17 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/18, listed until 2023/11/17)
Position Description:    

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The Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa invites applications for tenure-track, Assistant Astronomer faculty positions. The IfA faculty are sited at three facilities on the islands of O'ahu (on the Mānoa campus), Hawai'i, and Maui, with the majority of astronomers based on O'ahu in Honolulu (Mānoa). All faculty regardless of location participate equally in the teaching program, research, and academic life at the IfA. The IfA has strong research groups in most areas of astrophysics, supported in part by access to all observational facilities on Maunakea and Haleakalā, with significant expertise in extragalactic, time domain, stellar, exoplanetary, planetary, and solar astronomy, as well as astronomical instrumentation. Candidates in all areas of astronomy are encouraged to apply. In 2023-2024 the IfA seeks to fill five positions starting Fall 2024, four in Honolulu and one in Hilo, as part of an ongoing faculty hiring plan through the 2020’s.

Duties and Responsibilities 1. Undertaking a program of astronomical research. 2. Teaching at least one graduate or undergraduate (3 credits) course per year. 3. Contributing to and enhancing the intellectual environment of the IfA.

Minimum Qualifications 1. A Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related discipline, awarded by the time of the appointment.

Desired Qualifications 1. A strong research record, as demonstrated by accomplishments, publications and letters of recommendation 2. Ability to lead a research program involving students and post-docs 3. Ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate level

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Further Info:
email address
(808) 956-8566
Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822