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Assistant Professor
The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics of The University of Chicago invites applications for faculty positions in any area of observational, experimental, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. Appointments are expected to start in the fall of 2016.

The Faculty is involved in the leadership of a wide range of world-class research projects. These projects and current areas of research are described at the Department website. Members of the Department have access to the Magellan Telescopes, and the The University of Chicago is a founding partner of the Giant Magellan Telescope. Department members are also involved in the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory.

Applicants must apply through the University's Academic Jobs website and upload (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (3) a statement of research interest, and (4) a teaching statement. Three letters of recommendation are required. Referral letter submission information will be provided during the application process. Review of applications and recommendation letters will begin on October 16, 2015, and will continue until all positions are filled.

For a position at the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree prior to beginning appointment and are expected to establish an independent research program. Candidates at this rank must apply at
academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54093.

Candidates will be expected to contribute effectively to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. Note that if you are applying for a position at more than one rank, separate applications are required. The University of Chicago places a high priority on creating an academic environment that fosters the success of ethnic minorities and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministratoruchicago.edu with their request.

Associate Professor
The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics of The University of Chicago invites applications for faculty positions in any area of observational, experimental, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. Appointments are expected to start in the fall of 2016.

The Faculty is involved in the leadership of a wide range of world-class research projects. These projects and current areas of research are described at the Department website. Members of the Department have access to the Magellan Telescopes, and the The University of Chicago is a founding partner of the Giant Magellan Telescope. Department members are also involved in the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory.

Applicants must apply through the University's Academic Jobs website and upload (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (3) a statement of research interest, and (4) a teaching statement. Three letters of recommendation are required. Referral letter submission information will be provided during the application process. Review of applications and recommendation letters will begin on October 16, 2015, and will continue until all positions are filled.

For a position at the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must be several years beyond the doctoral degree and have an established independent research program. Candidates at this rank must apply at
academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54094

Candidates will be expected to contribute effectively to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. Note that if you are applying for a position at more than one rank, separate applications are required. The University of Chicago places a high priority on creating an academic environment that fosters the success of ethnic minorities and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministratoruchicago.edu with their request.

Postdoctoral Position in X-ray emission studies from supernovae, supernova remnants and wind-blown bubbles around massive stars
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position in X-ray emission studies from supernovae, supernova remnants and wind-blown bubbles around massive stars. The applicant will work with Dr. Vikram Dwarkadas at the University of Chicago, along with collaborators at different institutions.

The position is initially for one year, and renewable annually up to a maximum of 3 years, subject to availability of funding and satisfactory progress. The start date is negotiable, with a starting date in early 2016 being strongly preferred. A PhD in Physics, astrophysics or related discipline is required by the start date. Candidates should preferentially have obtained their PhD within the last 3 years.

Expertise in hydrodynamic modelling and finite-difference methods, as related to numerical and analytic computation of the evolution of young supernovae, supernova remnants and wind bubbles is required. Ability to calculate X-ray emission from numerical simulations, and comparison to observational data, is strongly desired. Knowledge of X-ray data reduction and analysis techniques would be preferred.

Applications in PDF form must include 1) a curriculum vitae with list of publications, 2) a statement of previous and current research, especially as related to the research areas described above, and outlining the applicant's prior work in these areas, and 3) contact information for at least three references who may be asked for letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent to Dr. Dwarkadas at vikramoddjob.uchicago.edu. Review of applications will begin on Dec 15 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Position in Exoplanet Theory
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in exoplanet theory. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with Professor Daniel Fabrycky and/or Professor Leslie Rogers on topics in planetary astrophysics. Areas of particular interest include the dynamics, formation, interior structure, and evolution of exoplanets.

The successful candidate will benefit from the vibrant (exo)planetary science community at the University of Chicago, which spans both the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Department of the Geophysical Sciences. Additional topics of ongoing research include exoplanet observations (Prof. Bean), planet formation in protoplanetary disks (Profs. Konigl and Ciesla), planet climate (Prof. Abbot), and planetary habitability (Prof. Kite). Stimulating collaborations across these topics, and new projects initiated by the applicant, will be encouraged.

The position is for up to three years (renewed annually subject to satisfactory progress) and offers competitive salary, benefits, and research funds. The start date has flexibility, but is anticipated to be in autumn 2016. A PhD in astrophysics, planetary science, physics, mathematics, or a related discipline, is required by the start date. A faculty with analytical and numerical methods is expected, as is creativity in connecting theory to ongoing or proposed observational programs.

Applications must include 1) a curriculum vitae with publication list, 2) a proposal of research to be pursued at UChicago (maximum 3 pages), with reference to the applicant's past and current work, and 3) contact information for three references who may be asked for letters of recommendation. Applications received by November 15, 2015 will receive full consideration. Email inquiries and applications to fabryckyuchicago.edu and larogersuchicago.edu.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.