Professor position in astrophysics - UNIVERSITY OF VALPARAISO, CHILE

Michel Cure

Departamento de Fisica y Astronomia,
Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad de Valparaiso

The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile, invites applications for a professor position in observational astronomy with a strong commitment to scientific research in the area of massive stars.
The academic category (assistant, associate or full professor) will depend on qualifications and experience of the candidate. Teaching duties concern physics and astronomy courses at both, undergraduate and postgraduate, levels. The position will be initially for a period of two years, with a possibility to be extended to a permanent position afterwards. A command of the Spanish language will be a great advantage and will be expected after a reasonable initial period of about one year. Starting date is as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will have full access to the 10% of Chilean observing time at the international telescopes operating in Chile, as ESO (VLT and La Silla), APEX, Gemini South, SOAR, Magellan, and to the other telescopes at Cerro Tololo and Las Campanas observatories.

Valparaiso is, together with the neighboring town Viña del Mar, the most important urban center of Chile, outside the capital Santiago. It also hosts one of the largest concentrations of Universities in Chile. The Universidad de Valparaiso has recently created a rapidly growing research group in astrophysics which currently numbers seven professors. For more details on the Valparaiso Astronomy Group see

Applicants should send, before 15 April 2007, by e-mail, their CV, publication list, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, and arrange for two letters of recommendation. Before submitting the application, the candidate must request the “bases de concurso” per e-mail to




Deadline: April 15, 2007