Faculty positions at Universidad de Antofagasta (Chile)

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Universidad de Antofagasta
Centro de Astronomía (CITEVA)
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Center of Astronomy (CITEVA) at the Universidad de Antofagasta invites applications for multiple faculty positions. We encourage applications from outstanding researchers in any field of astronomy, with an excellent record of leading independent investigations at the forefront of research, eager to attract external funding, enthusiastic about working with postgraduate students, and keen on developing innovative courses in our PhD in Astrophysics and Astroinformatics and in our MSc in Astronomy. We prefer candidates with a strong team spirit who are interested in engaging with the public and capable of building strong collaborations with the Chilean and international community. Most activities in CITEVA can be carried out in English, including postgraduate teaching. However, all staff members are expected to become able to effectively communicate in Spanish and to participate in all aspects of our work, including teaching, research, management, and outreach.

Antofagasta is a rapidly expanding coastal city in northern Chile on the edge of the spectacular Atacama desert. The new faculty member will have access to the 10% time on current and future international observatories built in Chile (ESO, Las Campanas, CTIO, Gemini, ALMA, ELT, GMT, etc.) along with full access to SDSS-V and LSST, as well as access to local and national computing facilities. 

Applicants must submit a cover letter along with their CV, research interests and plans (max 3 pages), teaching philosophy (max 2 pages), and contact information for three referees. These documents must be sent to [email protected]. Further information can be obtained from the chair of the search committee, Prof. Christian Nitschelm, or the director of the Center of Astronomy, Prof. Eduardo-Unda Sanzana. Application review will start on October 2 and the positions will remain open until filled.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Aug 15
Application Deadline
2023 Oct 02