[ASA] Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Macquarie University
john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Tue Mar 12 22:35:36 AEDT 2013
Faculty of Science, Macquarie University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Joint MQ and Australian Gemini Office (AusGO) appointment
Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics
(3 year, fixed-term) (Ref no: 492726)
Outstanding early career opportunity in the field of astronomical research
Excellent working conditions with an added 17% superannuation
Innovative and Supportive Environment
Macquarie University (MQ) is first among the nation's universities under 50 years of age due to significant investment in areas of research excellence.
The MQ Department of Physics and Astronomy's research outputs and postgraduate student numbers have undergone rapid expansion over the last 5 years especially since the creation of the MQ research centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrophotonics (MQAAAstro). This new centre is one of the largest and most active astronomy research groups in Australia with about 50 current staff, postdoctoral fellows, higher-degree research (HDR) students and support staff. In the 2012 Australian Research Council Excellence for Research (ERA) national assessments, we achieved the top ranking for research well above world standards. For further information please visit http://physics.mq.edu.au/astronomy/
Australian Gemini Office (AusGO): The Australian Gemini Office hosted by the Australian Astronomical Observatory coordinates Australian usage of large offshore facilities including the Gemini 8.1 metre telescopes in Hawaii and Chile; the Keck 10 metre and Subaru 8.2 metre telescopes in Hawaii (via a time exchange agreement with Gemini); and the Magellan 6.5 metre telescopes in Chile. AusGO provides the Australian community with the support and advice needed to help maximize our return from our investment in these facilities
We are seeking applications from outstanding early career astronomers from any area of astronomical research. Ideally candidates will have research strengths that complement those of the MQ astronomy, astrophysics and astrophotonics research group (MQ AAAstro) within the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the research activities of the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO).
The successful candidate will share time equally between pursuing active astronomical research and undertaking appropriate teaching and other academic activities within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at MQ, and in supporting the observing and research activities of the Australian Gemini and Magellan user communities through the Australian Gemini Office (AusGO) based at the AAO.
This joint position offers excellent opportunities to develop strong collaborative research projects between MQ and the AAO.
The successful candidate will:
Share time equally between pursuing active astronomical research and undertaking appropriate teaching and other academic activities within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at MQ and in supporting the observing and research activities of AusGO. This joint position offers excellent opportunities to develop strong collaborative research projects between MQ and the AAO/AusGO
Have research strengths that complement those of MQ AAAstro and the research activities of the AAO.
To be considered for this role please addresses the selection criteria below and upload as a separate document.
Essential Selection Criteria:
A relevant doctoral degree in physics or astronomy or substantial equivalent academic experience/accreditation and standing;
A proven record of ongoing research and publication;
Have maintained an active research program;
Capacity and/or demonstrated ability to perform quality teaching;
Capacity and/or demonstrated ability to attract and successfully supervise research students;
Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with students, staff, and the community;
Capacity and/or demonstrated ability to attract research grants.
Desirable Selection Criteria:
Experience observing with or supporting observations on large optical telescopes
For more information about the MQ AAAstro research centre see: www.physics.mq.edu.au/astronomy
For more information about the Australian Gemini Office see: http://ausgo.aao.gov.au/
Salary Package: From $87,001-102,937 p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term for a period of 3 years
Enquiries (Macquarie University): Professor Quentin Parker on +61 2 9850 8910 or quentin.parker at mq.edu.au
Enquiries (AusGo): Dr Stuart Ryder, phone +61 2 9372 4843, e-mail sdr at aao.gov.au
Applications Close: 30 April 2013 at 11.59 pm
Macquarie University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system (http://jobs.mq.edu.au/cw/en/listing/). Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.
Prof. Quentin A Parker
Joint MQ/AAO lecturer in Astronomy
Director, MQ Research Centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics & Astrophotonics
Director "Space to Grow"
Member MQ teaching Excellence Academy
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