Deadline:

17 December 2018

Location:

Arizona, the USA for 2 years.

Daejeon, Korea for another 2 years.

(Paid opportunity)

Description

Postdoctoral Research Associate I, KASI-Arizona Postdoctoral Fellowship (UPDATED).

This postdoctoral fellowship provides an opportunity for an exceptional recent Ph.D. recipient to pursue a program of research in any area of theoretical or observational astronomy or astrophysics. Applicants are required to identify a faculty/research staff at each institution as a mentor and to get an endorsement letter from them.

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The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs.

At the University of Arizona, they value their inclusive climate because they know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.

Program Period

4 years beginning with 2 years at Steward Observatory in Arizona, followed by 2 years at KASI (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute) in Daejeon, Korea. 

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Candidates must have completed all requirements for the PhD in Astronomy or a related field within 5 years before the starting date of the Fellowship.
  • They must have demonstrated the ability to effectively communicate, and eligibility to get a visa appropriate for the Fellowship (if necessary) from both the USA and Korea.
  • Preference will be given to proposed research activities that promote collaboration between KASI and Steward Observatory.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • While at Steward Observatory in Arizona, the Fellow will receive an annual fiscal year salary of $55,000 USD, as well as benefits including health insurance for the Fellow and the accompanying dependent family members, a competitive level of research fund that covers the purchase of computer(s), travel, and related research expenses, as well as reasonable relocation expenses.
  • While at KASI, the Fellow will be awarded an annual stipend of about 50M KRW subject to change according to KASI rules. This includes benefits, such as national health insurance for the Fellow and the accompanying dependent family members.
  • The fellow will receive a competitive level of annual research fund (about 10M-15M KRW) that covers the Fellow’s research activities.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account. Please click here for the account creation.

Second Step: Once you create your account you can fill your application.

Required Documents:

  1. Online submission (in a single PDF file) of CV, list of publications, and description of current and proposed research (5-page limit for research statement).
  2. Three reference letters — Within your application, please provide the names and email addresses of three references familiar with your ability and potential. Your letter writers will receive an email with instructions on how to upload their reference letters electronically.
  3. Two letters of endorsement — Within your application, please provide the names and email addresses of two faculty/research staff members (one at Steward Observatory and one at KASI Institute). Your letter writers will receive an email with instructions on how to upload their endorsement letters electronically.

Please note: Upon submitting your application, your references will receive an automated email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

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