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Steward Observatory Prize Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics

The Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona invites applications for the Steward Observatory Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics. The successful candidate will have the freedom to pursue independent research as well as the opportunity to collaborate with numerous faculty members carrying out theoretical and observational research. Steward Observatory has a stimulating research environment and an active program of seminars, meetings, and visitors.

The successful candidate will have access to extensive computational resources that are acquired and renewed on an ongoing basis by members of the Steward theory group. The fellow is also encouraged to join the interdisciplinary Theoretical Astrophysics Program (TAP) that includes members of both the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and the Physics Department.

The fellow will receive an annual stipend and an annual research fund for the duration of the 3-year fellowship. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in astrophysics, astronomy, or a related field before the commencement of the fellowship in Fall 2018. 

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, list of publications, a description of current and proposed research (the latter not exceeding 3 pages), and names of three references electronically, as a single PDF file, to Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address and complete an online application (required fields only) for job P20456 at the University of Arizona Human Resources website:

The deadline for submission of all materials is December 1, 2017. Applicants will be considered without regard to U.S. citizenship or national origin. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer.  M/W/D/V.  Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; tuition reduction for employee and qualified family members. For details visit:

Please refer to the following useful links to learn more about the Steward Theory Group:, the interdisciplinary Theoretical Astrophysics Program (TAP):, and the El-Gato Super Computer: