Curtis T. Vaughan Jr. Centennial Chair in Astronomy

Employer
University of Texas at Austin
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Oct 20, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Curtis T. Vaughan Jr. Centennial Chair in Astronomy

College/School/Unit: College of Natural Sciences
Department: Astronomy
Posted: Dec 18, 2018
Apply By: Open until filled

Description

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin invites applications for the Curtis T. Vaughan Jr. Centennial Chair in Astronomy, an endowed tenured faculty position at the Full Professor level. We seek candidates who show sustained excellence and leadership in astronomy and astrophysics research; will lead transformational science with next-generation observational and computational facilities; will creatively utilize the resources of the Astronomy department, McDonald Observatory, and other UT Austin departments/units; demonstrate advising, mentoring, and teaching excellence; and will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service.

Information on departmental resources and research programs can be found at https://astronomy.utexas.edu
  • UT Austin is a major founding partner in the consortium for the next-generation Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT; http://www.gmto.org), scheduled to begin commissioning in 2024.
  • UT faculty members have access to McDonald Observatory, which hosts the upgraded 10-m Hobby-Eberly Telescope, 2.7-m, 2.1-m, and 0.8-m telescopes; and cutting-edge instrumentation. The department provides vibrant collaborative opportunities on large astronomical surveys.
  • Computational resources include the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC; https://www.tacc.utexas.edu), which operates some of the world's most powerful computing resources, and is known for High Performance Computing, Visualization, and Big Data Analytics.
  • Our Astronomy program benefits from the strong support of over 200 members of the McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy Board of Visitors.

Qualifications
  • Sustained excellence and leadership in astronomy and astrophysics research.
  • Will lead transformational science with next-generation observational and computational facilities.
  • Will creatively utilize the resources of the Astronomy department, McDonald Observatory, and other UT Austin departments/units.
  • Demonstrates advising, mentoring, and teaching excellence.
  • Contributes to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae, and any other materials they deem relevant at apply.interfolio.com/58780

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis and will be considered until the position is filled. The Department will contact applicants of interest for the next stage of the process.

For further information about the position, please contact the search committee at vaughan-search2018@utlists.utexas.edu and the Department Chair, Professor Volker Bromm (chair@astro.as.utexas.edu).

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in its work force. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/42054

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