Associate Professor in Astrophysics

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Stockholms universitet
Department of astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University is seeking an ambitious, highly qualified astrophysicist for a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor position in astrophysics. Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field and we welcome applications from both junior and senior researchers. We anticipate a starting date at the end of 2018 or early 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and carry out an independent research program within or closely related to the research areas in which the department is currently active. These are solar physics, star and planet formation, supernovae, galaxies, and computational astrophysics, which includes merging compact objects and cosmic reionization.

Our department has access to current and emerging state-of-the-art facilities, including national and European supercomputing facilities (in addition to local clusters), all ESO facilities in Chile (including the VLT(I), ALMA and eventually the E-ELT), the Zwicky Transient Facility, LOFAR, the Swedish Solar Telescope, NOT, ESA facilities such as JWST, and the department has also signed an MOA with LSST. Researchers at the department profit from close cooperation with the physics departments of Stockholm University and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology through the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics.

The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the successful bachelor and master programmes in astronomy and in supervision of PhD students.           

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department: professor Peter Lundqvist, telephone: +46 8 5537 8518, email: [email protected]. Further information can also be found at the department's website.

Stockholm University is an equal opportunity employer. The department in particular welcomes female applicants.

Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

Social benefits are granted according to the Swedish national system, including generous parental leave conditions and subsidized childcare.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2017 Dec 13
Application Deadline
2018 Jan 31


Peter Lundqvist