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Postdoctoral Scholar – Employee – Department of Astronomy

Applications should be submitted by January 15, 2018. This recruitment will remain open until filled.

The Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley is seeking a highly motivated individual to carry out research on nearby dwarf galaxies using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Weisz. The successful applicant will work with multi-wavelength imaging of resolved stars in nearby dwarf galaxies as part of two new HST programs (GO-15275 and AR-15056). The primary goals of these programs are to characterize young stellar populations, reconstruct recent star formation histories, and measure the high-mass stellar initial mass function. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to collaborate with ongoing efforts involving the Keck telescope, plan observations for the James Webb Space Telescope, and pursue an independent research program.

This position will report to Dr. Daniel Weisz.

Basic Qualifications (by time of application)

Candidates must already hold a PhD or be in the process of obtaining a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field

Additional Qualifications (by start date)

Candidates must have obtained their PhD or equivalent degree in astronomy, astrophysics, or related field by the start date.

Appointment

This will be a full-time appointment. The approximate start date for this position will be September 2018. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of an extension for an additional two years based on performance and the availability of funding.

Salary and Benefits

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience level and based on UC Berkeley salary scales. The annual salary range for this position is $48,216 to $56,400. Generous benefits are included: http://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdocs

To Apply

 https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01518

Interested individuals should include a current CV (required) and the names and contact information of one reference (one reference is required, two or more is optional). Letters of reference may be requested for finalists. Additionally, interested individuals will need to submit a Statement of Research (required, up to 3 pages) and should include past and current research as well as an explanation for their interest in the position. It is optional to include a 1-2-page cover letter describing research experience and interests.

It is also optional to include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Professor Daniel Weisz: dan.weisz@berkeley.edu

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters.

 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research or teaching.

The University of California, Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

 


Lecturer Pool

The Department of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in Astronomy should an opening arise. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed (including hiring for Summer Sessions). The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Appointments are for one semester, and may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Teaching responsibilities: We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach one or more courses in the undergraduate Astronomy/Astrophysics curriculum. A listing of current course descriptions is available at: http://astro.berkeley.edu/courses/undergraduate

General duties: teaching responsibilities, holding office hours, developing syllabi, assignments, writing exams, supervising GSIs and maintaining course website. Other duties may be assigned by the Chair as necessary.

Basic qualifications: The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is the completion of a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree requirements in Astronomy, Physics, Astrophysics, or related fields, at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications: A PhD or equivalent degree requirements in Astronomy, Physics, Astrophysics, or related fields, at the time of application.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting annual full-time salary is currently $53,402, prorated according to teaching workload (most lecturer positions are 33% time or lower, depending on duties). Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01445.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and teaching statement. The posting will remain open until July 31, 2018 to accommodate departmental needs. Applications will be reviewed throughout the academic year and leading up to any particular semester. The pool will close on July 31, 2018; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application.

Please direct questions to mdominguez@berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


Faculty Position

There are no faculty positions available at this time.


Undergraduate


Berkeley SETI Research Center Internship

Applications are invited for 10-week paid undergraduate research internships at Berkeley SETI Research Center for summer 2017. Current sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates studying at a degree-granting institution in the US are eligible to apply. Approximately 10 positions will be available. Details and links to the application form are at https://seti.berkeley.edu/Internship.html