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One assistant professor position available at INCT UDA

The Instituto de Astronomía y Ciencias Planetarias (INCT) at Universidad de Atacama (UDA) located in Copiapó, Chile is offering one assistant professor position to enthusiastic candidates who are currently working in the fields of solar system, exoplanets, stellar astrophysics, Galactic or extragalactic astronomy. Successful candidates should be able to teach effectively at postgraduate level (in English) and have a positive attitude towards teamwork aimed at enhancing our institution. A Ph.D. in astronomy or closely related area is required, with at least 5 years of experience after the Ph.D. and a minimum of 10 publications (with Journal Impact Factor > 1) in the last 5 years. As stated before, candidates need to have an excellent command of English, however Spanish is the official language at INCT UDA so successful candidates are expected to be proficient in Spanish within 1 year (Spanish courses will also be offered). Successful applicants will have access to the 10% of time guaranteed to Chilean institutions on all observing facilities based in the country.Net salary: 50.000 USD/year plus incentives per productivity. Complete applications must include: a CV with a list of publications, and a four-page document including a cover letter, a research statement, a teaching experience description and future plans. In addition, applicants should arrange three letters of reference to be sent to All documents should be sent by e-mail to the same address no later than December 4, 2019. The position is available to start from January 2nd on, where early starts in the position are considered a plus. Eventual inquiries may be addressed to the director of INCT M. Barbieri at


Copayapu 485 ,Copiapó, Chile


Phone: +56 52 225 5938