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Applications for a joint faculty position in the field of theoretical particle astrophysics at the Kavli Institute, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

Kavli Institute for theoretical sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

Beijing, China

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences (KITS) at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing, China and the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China, invite applications for a joint faculty position in the field of theoretical particle astrophysics.

KITS is an international center in pushing forward knowledge in theoretical physics and related disciplines, including (1) theoretical condensed matter physics, (2) theoretical high energy physics, (3) theoretical astrophysics, (4) quantum information and quantum computing, (5) biophysics and quantitative biology, (6) quantum chemistry, etc. KITS strives to integrate research and education by supporting post-doctoral fellows, teaching and mentorship of UCAS students, and sponsors and organizes programs and conferences in frontier topics to promote the exchange of scientific ideas within China and with the rest of the world.

KIAA is an international center of excellence promoting basic astrophysical research, including (1) observational cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, (2) exoplanets, star formation, and stellar populations, (3) high-energy and gravitational physics, and (4) computational astrophysics. With English as its working language, KIAA is an intellectual platform for scientific exchange. KIAA is engaged in national and international theoretical and observational initiatives, development and use of facilities, and student training, pursued in partnership with other Kavli institutes and a network of domestic and international astronomy centers.

The successful applicant is expected to perform outstanding research in the general field of theoretical particle astrophysics. They will have a primary affiliation at KITS and a joint position at KIAA and will be able to access all the resources available to both KITS and KIAA, including students. In particular, that may include (but is not limited to) theoretical or analytical support for future Chinese facilities in particle astrophysics, including LHAASO (Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory), HERD (High Energy cosmic Radiation Detection facility), JUNO (Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory), and GRAND (Giant Radio Array for Neutrino Detection).

RANK: We seek well-qualified applicants at the level of tenure-track assistant professor or full professor.

SALARY: The salary will be competitive and depend on qualifications and experience. There will also be a housing benefit.

START DATE: September 1, 2020

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, planetary sciences or related fields completed or expected by effective date, a demonstrated record of research excellence, and potential to obtain external funding. Candidates of any nationality are encouraged to apply and will be considered equally.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit a CV, a brief summary of research and teaching experience, a plan of future research, and arrange three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent via email to KITS director, Prof. Fuchun Zhang at: kits@ucas.ac.cn

DEADLINE: Applications received prior to November 15, 2019 will receive full consideration.

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Applications for a joint faculty position in the field of theoretical particle astrophysics at the Kavli Institute, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)