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KASI-Arizona Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship

We announce the creation of 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 15.

The duration of the Program shall be four years, beginning with two years at Steward Observatory, followed by two years at KASI (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute) in Daejeon, Korea. The Fellow will move to KASI at the beginning of third year in the Program, with relocation support covered by the program, subject to KASI rules.

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 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 $55,000 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-15M KRW) that covers the Fellow's research activities.

Additional information about Steward Observatory and KASI found at and

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: (for KASI)

A complete application requires the following by December 15, 2018

Applicants must apply separately (instructions below) to UA and KASI by Dec. 15, 2018. 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. Submit a required online application to the UA: Go to and apply for Job Posting# P20662. Submit electronic application to KASI via Email:

1) 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 prospective mentor at KASI and the UA to:

2) Ask your references to email their reference letters in PDF to

3) Ask your prospective mentors to email their endorsement letters in PDF to

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