Applications will start being accepted January 17, 2023.
The newly commissioned Tierras Observatory is an automated ultra-precise time-series photometer located atop Mt. Hopkins, Arizona. The scientiifc goals are the discovery of small exoplanets, the search for exo-moons and exo-rings, and the study of stellar rotation periods and variability. The fellow will play a central role in characterizing the performance of the observatory and pursuing these scientific goals, as well as novel studies identified by the fellow.
The position is for one year, renewable for a second and third year upon mutual agreement. The starting date would be anytime between now and September 1, 2023, depending on the applicant's availability. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics, or the equivalent, by the date of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and a statement (not to exceed 3 pages) explaining research interests and qualifications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin upon receipt and all applications received by the deadline will receive full consideration. The CfA hosts a strong research program in exoplanet and stellar astrophysics, and provides a stimulating intellectual environment. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.
How to Apply:
Applications are due February 11, 2023 at 17:00 EST.
Please supply the following application materials:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vita
- List of Publications
- Research Interests (up to 3 pages) a statement explaining research interests and qualifications.
Online admissions materials are due on/by the deadline. The first time you go to the below link you will need register for a login password. When you see the Login page, click on the "Update Account" button. This will take you to a form where you will create your account. Make sure that you remember your password so that you can return to the same application to finish your application, or to make changes.
The online application can be found at:
Please upload all documents in a PDF Format.
How to upload Letters of Reference Three letters of reference are required to be considered a complete application. Please ensure that all letters of reference are submitted by the application deadline February 11, 2023 at 17:00 EST.
- Contact your references. Make sure that they are available to submit the reference and are willing to write a letter on your behalf.
- The applicant supplies the name and email of each referee in the application form.
- A message is emailed to each reference, which provides a unique URL.
- The reference uses the URL give in their email to upload the letter.
- Once the reference letter has been uploaded, the applicant will see "Complete" when checking the appropriate area of the application status page.
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.
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