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KASI-Arizona Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship

 

We invite applications for the KASI-Arizona Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship for Advanced Study in Astronomy and Astrophysics, a collaboration between Steward Observatory and the Korea Astronomy and Space Institute.

We are accepting applications with a due date of December 10, 2021 (see below).

The duration of the Program shall be four years, with two years at Steward Observatory, and  two years at KASI (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute) in Daejeon, Korea. The fellow will start the position at KASI, and will move to Steward Observatory at the beginning of third year in the Program, with relocation support covered by the program, subject to KASI rules. The successfulcandidate is expected to assume the position at KASI starting from September 1st, 2022. The exact startdate may be negotiable.

This postdoctoral fellowship provides an opportunity for an exceptional recent Ph.D. recipient to pursue a program of research in any area of theoretical or observational astronomy or astrophysics. Preference will be given to proposed research activities that promote collaboration between KASI and Steward Observatory. Applicants are required to identify a faculty/research staff at each institution as a mentor and to get an endorsement letter from them.

This Fellow will be affiliated with both institutions, have access to all the resources and facilities of both Parties regardless of the work place assignment during the four years. During the 4-year duration the fellow will be affiliated with both institutions, and will have access to facilities of both parties. While at Steward Observatory, the Fellow will receive an annual fiscal year salary of ~$65,000 USD, as well as benefits including health insurance for the Fellow and the accompanying dependent family members, a competitive level of research fund that covers the purchase of computer(s), travel, and related research expenses, as well as reasonable relocation expenses. While at KASI, the Fellow will be awarded an annual stipend of about 50M KRW subject to change according to KASI rules. This includes benefits, such as national health insurance for the Fellow and the accompanying dependent family members. The fellow will receive a competitive level of annual research fund (About 10M KRW) that covers the Fellow's research activities.

Additional information about Steward Observatory and KASI can be found at https://www.as.arizona.edu and https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/index.
 
Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field within 5 years before the start date of the Fellowship. They must have demonstrated English language proficiency, and eligibility to get a visa appropriate for the Fellowship (if necessary) from both the USA
and Korea. Applicants will be considered without regard to US or Korean citizenship or national origin. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer -M/W/D/V.

Contact Information for any inquiry:  kafellow@kasi.re.kr (for  KASI) and astro-kasifellowship@list.arizona.edu for Arizona.

A complete application requires the following by December 10, 2021: 1) Applicants must apply separately (instructions below) to UA and KASI by Dec. 10, 2021; 2) A complete application for each institution requires a CV, list of publications, current and proposed research (5-page limit for research statement), names of three references, names of two prospective mentors (one at each institution), as well as three reference letters and two endorsement letters (submitted separately by letter writers).
 
Step1:Apply at UA
 
1) Go to https://talent.arizona.edu and apply for Job Posting #7068 or search for KASI. 
    Complete a University of Arizona Talent application and upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) as a required application document
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2) In a single PDF, email your CV, list of publications, current and proposed research (5-page limit for research statement), names of three references, and the names of a prospect mentor at KASI and the UA to astro-kasifellowship@list.arizona.edu.
 
Step2: Apply at KASI
 
In a single PDF, email your CV, list of publications, current and proposed research (5-page limit for research statement), names of three references, and the names of a prospect mentor at KASI and the UA to kafellow@kasi.re.kr.
 
Step3: Submit Reference Letters and Endorsement Letters: 
 
1) Ask your references to email their reference letters in PDF to kafellow@kasi.re.kr and astro-kasifellowship@list.arizona.edu
2) Ask your prospective mentors to email their endorsement letters in PDF to astro-kasifellowship@list.arizona.edu and astro-kasifellowship@list.arizona.edu.
 
Job posting on AAS Website: to be available Oct 15, 2021.
 
 
(Nov 4 2021)

 

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