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Faculty Positions in Observation, Theory, or Instrumentation

Closing Date: January 25, 2015

The online application form is closed.
The Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA, http://www.asiaa.sinica.edu.tw/) has openings for faculty positions at the assistant, associate, and full research fellow levels. Candidates who work in (a) Optical/IR/Radio Astronomy, (b) Theoretical/Computational Astrophysics, or (c) Instrumentation (Optical/IR/Submillimeter) are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in astronomy/astrophysics, physics, or engineering, and preferably have prior postdoctoral experience.
ASIAA is an institute of Academia Sinica, the leading national research organization of Taiwan. The Institute has approximately 200 staff members (including 43 Faculty members, 18 Visiting scholars, 17 Project Scientists/Specialists/Support Engineers, 32 Postdocs, 31 Engineers/Technicians, and 30 Graduate Students). Research includes the Solar and Exoplanetary Systems, Star and Planet Formation, Astrochemistry, Stars and Compact Objects (evolved stars, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes), Galactic Dynamics, Active Galaxies, Galaxy Evolution, Cosmology, and Instrumentation Developments.
  1. ASIAA built two antennas (receivers included) for the SMA, and operates the SMA in collaboration with the SAO.
  2. ASIAA has completed the assembly and integration of the 26 front-end units for the ALMA antennas in Taiwan. Taiwan is a member country in the ALMA project through collaborations with Japan and North America. ASIAA is the PI institute for the 35-50 GHz Band 1 receiver, which is currently under development for ALMA.
  3. ASIAA is also a member of EACOA (East Asian Core Observatories Association) and has access to the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope.
  4. AMiBA on Mauna Loa is being modified for intensity mapping observations of CO rotational transitions.
  5. Theoretical and computational astrophysics (CompAS) is being pursued in ASIAA/TIARA (Theoretical Institute for Advanced Research in Astrophysics).
  6. We participate in instrumentation development on the CFHT and Subaru Telescope. We also participate in the Hyper Suprime-Cam survey (HSC) and the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) projects of the Subaru Telescope.
  7. The TAOS-2 project, consisting of three 1.3m telescope deployed at San Pedro Mártir in Mexico, will see the first light in 2015 and conduct a survey of small objects beyond Neptune.
  8. A new initiative (CHARMS) has been incubated by TIARA, aiming to develop numerical simulators to bridge observations and theories in fluid dynamics, chemistry, and radiative transfer.
  9. The VLBI group is leading submn VLBI to image shadows of supermassive black holes, and related sciences such as AGN jets and imaging simulations. Deployment of a 12m telescope to Greenland for the VLBI operation is ongoing, aiming for first light in 2015/2016. It is also planned to perform single dish THz sciences.
More information on each topic or facility can be found in our Home page.
ASIAA offers excellent research facilities and an international environment, where English is the working language. We seek candidates who can lead the Institute's research programs, or initiate entirely new forefront programs.
Applicants should apply online and submit:
  1. (1) a curriculum vitae,
  2. (2) a summary of past research (or instrumentation experience), and
  3. (3) a plan for future research.
Applicants are also requested to arrange three letters of recommendation to be submitted online at the same site. Applications submitted by or on 25 January 2015 will receive full consideration.

Included Benefits:

Medical insurance and travel allowance are provided. Please visit the Academia Sinica website for more information: http://hro.sinica.edu.tw/indexen.html and http://www.ifs.sinica.edu.tw/form.htm
TEL: 886-2-3365-2200 FAX: 886-2-2367-7849
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