[ASA] Continuing position in radio astronomy

Mark Wardle mark.wardle at mq.edu.au
Fri Oct 18 11:49:54 AEDT 2013

Dear Colleagues

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Macquarie University is seeking to appoint an outstanding radio astronomer to a continuing lectureship in Astronomy & Astrophysics.

In the first instance this is a four-year joint appointment with the CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science Astrophysics group.   Continuation of this arrangement will be dependent on funding and mutual agreement.  The underlying continuing position at Macquarie is full-time.

The summary below will appear in the AAS job register on Nov 1st (id 46376); full details are available now athttp://jobs.mq.edu.au/cw/en/job/493536/lecturer-in-astronomy-and-astrophysics

The application deadline is 1 December 2013.

Please circulate this to potential candidates that would be suitable for this position. 

Thank you


Prof Mark Wardle
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Macquarie University
Sydney NSW 2109

email: mark.wardle at mq.edu.au
phone: +61 2 9850 8909
 fax: +61 2 9850 4868
 www: http://www.physics.mq.edu.au/~wardle

Joint Lectureship in Astronomy & Astrophysics - Radio Astronomy
Macquarie University / CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

Macquarie University is seeking to appoint an outstanding early career research astronomer/astrophysicist in the area of radio astronomy. This position offers excellent opportunities to develop strong collaborative research projects between MQ and CASS.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has undergone rapid expansion over the last 5 years especially since the creation of the MQ research centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrophotonics (MQAAAstro), one of the largest and most active astronomy research groups in Australia.

CASS operates the Australian SKA Pathfinder, the Australia Telescope Compact Array, the Parkes and Mopra telescopes, and the Long Baseline Array. CASS is also a major partner in the Murchison Wide-Field Array and is heavily engaged in the development of the Square Kilometre Array. CASS Astrophysics is a vibrant research group consisting of ~30 FTEs covering the full gamut of radio astronomy research.

This position offers an opportunity to combine academic life at a dynamic and growing University department with the research environment of the leading radio astronomy group in Australia.  CASS and the University are located within 2km of one another in a leafy suburb of Sydney.

We are seeking candidates with a proven record of ongoing research and publication with the capacity to perform high-quality teaching, attract and supervise research students, and to attract research funding. Experience with radio astronomy and its techniques, and experience with single dish and/or interferometers is also essential.

The position is available on a full-time, continuing basis from January 2014.  The joint aspect of the position with CASS covers an initial period of 4 years with renewal subject to availability of funding.

Salary package (level B): $87,001 - $102,937 per annum, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Enquiries and information (Macquarie University):  Professor Mark Wardle (Acting Director, MQAAAstro), phone +61 2 9850 8909, e-mailmark.wardle at mq.edu.au

Enquiries and information (CASS):  Dr Simon Johnston (Head of Astrophysics), phone +61 2 9372 4573, e-mail Simon.johnston at csiro.au

Applications Close: 1 December 2013

A full list of the application requirements and further particulars of this post can be found at 

Macquarie University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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