The Institute of Physics and Astronomy of Universidad de Valparaíso (IFA-UV, Chile) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Extragalactic Astrophysics. We seek a highly qualified applicant with a PhD in Astronomy (or related field), at least three years of professional experience, and a record of excellence in research. A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring at undergraduate and postgraduate levels is highly desirable. Applicants will be expected to teach in Spanish within 2 years.

IFA-UV is located in Valparaíso, a city declared world heritage site by UNESCO. Our fast growing institute is composed of 23 professors, 12 postdocs, and 20 graduate students. While working at IFA-UV (, the candidate will qualify as member of the Chilean community with privileged access to 10% of the time on all astronomical observatories in Chile, including ESO/Paranal, Gemini-South, Magellan, CTIO, ALMA, APEX and in the future ELT, GMT, and LSST. The salary is the standard scale for professors in Chilean public universities.

Applicants can find the Call of Applications (Bases de Concurso), the CV format, and the Declaration Form in the Related URL link. Applications should include the documents required in section 6.3 of the call, which includes a research and teaching plans, and also arrange for three reference letters. All documents must be sent to

The positions are to be filled as soon as possible but at the latest by March 2020. Informal inquiries of any kind may be addressed to

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