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Faculty positions in Astronomy & Astrophysics
Full consideration will be given to applications completed by February 15, 2018
The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the Department of Physics at The University of Chicago are conducting open searches at the rank of Assistant and Associate Professor. We welcome applications from candidates across all areas. A goal of these searches is to increase the diversity of the faculty. We particularly welcome applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in our disciplines, such as women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaskan Native. Women will be considered for a Clare Booth Luce Professorship supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Applicants must apply online through the University of Chicago academic careers websites, upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018. Full consideration will be given to applications completed by February 15, 2018.

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Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astronomy & Astrophysics
Consideration of applications will begin 15 December 2017
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek to include in our department scientists who will lead creative research programs aligned with the broad interests of our colleagues, and who have a desire to participate in the vibrant intellectual life of the Department and the University. The Fellow will have access to the University's substantial research resources. This fellowship program supports early-career scholars from diverse backgrounds, including groups historically underrepresented in faculty appointments, such as women, black/African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino scholars (see Provost's Postdoctoral Fellows Program).

Applicants will be early in their careers, with a Ph.D. in hand and without a tenure track appointment. Start date is negotiable, with a target of October 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Provost's Fellow with an initial two-year tenure-track appointment at the rank of Instructor. At the end of the fellowship period, the Fellow will be considered for promotion to Assistant Professor. A competitive salary will be offered, plus benefits. Research funds are also available. Consideration of applications will begin 15 December 2017, and short-listed applicants will be contacted in early 2018 to schedule on-campus interviews.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications and statements of research and teaching interests through the University's Academic Careers website.

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Extragalactic Research
Application Deadline: Monday, January 1, 2018 | AAS Job Register
The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for a postdoctoral position to collaborate with Professor Hsiao-Wen Chen on a wide range of subjects in extragalatic research, in particular the origin of circumgalactic gas and its connection with star formation in galaxies.

The appointment will be for two years, with extension to a third year based on performance. At the time of appointment, the successful applicant must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Physics/Astronomy or related disciplines. The successful candidate is expected to lead an important aspect of the Cosmic Ultraviolet Baryon Survey (CUBS), a combined large HST and Magellan program, in addition to other ongoing projects in the group. Previous experience with galaxy surveys and absorption spectroscopy is desirable, but not required. The Postdoctoral Scholar is also encouraged to conduct their own independent research utilizing local and/or national, international resources.

The University of Chicago has access to the Magellan Telescopes and is a founding partner of the Giant Magellan Telescope. Department members are also involved in the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Fermilab and Argonne National Labs.

To apply, please submit: a CV including publication list; a statement of research interests; and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Application Deadline: Monday, January 1, 2018
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Postdoctoral position in theoretical and computational high-energy astrophysics
Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for a postdoctoral position to collaborate with Professor Damiano Caprioli on diverse aspects of theoretical and computational High-Energy Astrophysics, in particular the origin of cosmic rays and the non-thermal emission from astrophysical objects such as pulsars, supernova remnants, AGNs, GRBs, and galaxy clusters.

It is expected that the appointment will begin in Fall 2017 (negotiable) with a competitive salary and run for approximately two years, with extension to a third year based on performance. The University of Chicago has a long tradition of research in Astroparticle Physics; its connections with Argonne and Fermilab National Laboratories create a very stimulating scientific environment with remarkable computational resources.

At the time of appointment, the successful applicant must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Physics/Astronomy or related disciplines. Candidates with experience in kinetic simulations of astro/space/laboratory plasmas are preferred, but consideration will also be given to candidates with background and interest in theoretical/computational High-Energy Astrophysics and Space Physics.

Please have: a CV including publication list; a statement of research interests; and three letters of recommendation uploaded to here.

Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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 2017 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 . Review of applications will begin on Jan 15, 2017 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.