Professor in Observational Astrophysics
Technical University of Denmark - DTU Space
|Placed on:||28th September 2016|
|Closes:||1st December 2016|
DTU Space at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as Professor in Observational Astrophysics.
DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the institute is to conduct research, development, scientific advice, education, and innovation at the highest international level within the following specific areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space- & Astro-physics.
DTU Space has a strong position in observational astrophysics primarily based on space missions and several decades heritage of participation in astrophysical satellites. Current satellites include INTEGRAL, PLANCK, NuSTAR and in the near future we also participate in JWST, EUCLID and ATHENA. The position as professor in Observational Astrophysics is central to DTU Space’s strategic effort in the area of space technologies and astrophysics research.
The professor will be attached to the division of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics, which is one of the seven divisions comprising DTU Space.
Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate is expected to perform and lead activities within observational astrophysics. The position covers research and research-based teaching including:
- Research and scientific dissemination within the area of astrophysics.
- Research-based teaching (with associated examination duties)
- Academic leadership - in order to strengthen and develop the specific field
- External collaboration
- Collaboration with other research groups at DTU Space and DTU
- other duties:
- Innovation and/or public-sector consultancy where applicable
- Knowledge sharing with the public
- Educational guidance and supervision of assistant professors and researchers
- Academic assessment work
The successful candidate is expected to have extensive relations to international research groups and should actively participate in the effort of obtaining external funding for research activities.
The successful candidate is expected to take a lead position in teaching at the bachelor-, master- and PhD levels.
The candidate should show qualifications in the areas:
- extensive scientific output within the area of observational and/or experimental astrophysics
- documented teaching experience at various levels within a university
- a strong track record of international collaboration
- successful research management experience as well as capability of initiating and developing collaborations with external partners
To apply, please read the full job advertisement at www.career.dtu.dk
Application deadline: 1 December 2016
DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space- & Astro-physics. The division of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics is one of the seven divisions comprising the research of the Department.
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.
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