The Faculty of Engineering and Sciences (FES) of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) in Santiago, Chile, seeks applications for up to three open rank faculty positions in the area of exoplanet and planetary science beginning as soon as March 1, 2020. All candidates in exoplanet or planetary science, broadly defined — and in particular extending to stellar astrophysics given its relevance to determine the properties of exoplanets — are invited to apply. For one of the positions, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research has a strong component in statistics and machine learning and seeks to advance the frontier in data analysis and modeling for exoplanetary data. Candidates should have a demonstrated potential or ability to pursue a high impact research program.
The successful candidates will join Professor Andres Jordan at the newly created Astrophysics group at UAI focused on exoplanet and planetary science. The chosen candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Physics, Astronomy, and related fields, in Spanish and/or English. Candidates need not be fluent in Spanish at the moment of applying. The successful candidate will have access to 10% of all telescope time in Chile, including VLT, ALMA, Gemini, Magellan, and other telescopes in the country, as well as access to future facilities such as the GMT and E-ELT. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a reference, an Assistant Professor should expect an annual remuneration ranging between 36 and 48 million CLP (approximately 50.000 and 70.000 USD at the current exchange rate, respectively). This salary does not include potential additions from grants or research contracts.
Applications require: a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, and a description (5 pages maximum) of research and teaching interests. Contact information for at least three letters of recommendation must also be submitted. Applicants should apply by submitting the above materials as a single pdf file to with the subject “Job Position in Astrophysics”. Applications should be submitted by October 15, 2019 to ensure full consideration, but the search will continue until the positions have been filled.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law. At FES we believe that diversity broadens our research scope and enhances the quality of our education, so we highly encourage women, international scholars and minorities to apply for these positions.