The Tsinghua Center for Astrophysics (THCA) in the Department of Physics at Tsinghua University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in experimental astrophysics. The successful candidate is expected to establish a dynamic research program that is complementary to the existing R&D efforts on instrumentation, which are focused on high energy astrophysics.
Tsinghua University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China, is undergoing a major expansion in its astrophysics program. It is envisioned that THCA will add about 10 new faculty members by 2020. The areas of growth include galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, high energy astrophysics, exoplanets, time domain astrophysics, and gravitational waves. The faculty members at THCA have been developing instrumentation for X-ray spectroscopic or polarimetric projects. Description of individual research programs can be found at the THCA web site (http://astro.tsinghua.edu.cn).
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of gender, national or cultural origins. English is a working language at THCA. The main selection criteria are research accomplishments and potential for future success. A complete application should include a curriculum vita, a list of publications, and a statement of previous research and future plan, all in one PDF file, and be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 30, 2016 to receive full consideration. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of recommendation (or five, if applying for a tenured position) to be sent to the same email address prior to the deadline. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary, startup funding, affordable housing, and modern lab space. The starting date is September 1, 2017 (although it can be negotiated).