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The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy (P&A) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa invite applications for up to four tenure-track faculty positions, depending on the availability of funding. One or two of the positions will be at the IfA and one or two will be in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Candidates will be evaluated by a joint committee of the two units. The committee is seeking candidates that will strengthen the linkage between the IfA and the Physics and Astronomy programs. For at least two of the positions, preference will be given to applicants whose research interests are in the field of cosmology. Applications are encouraged equally from individuals with observational, experimental, and theoretical backgrounds. Appointments will be considered at both the Assistant and Associate level.
 

Applicants should have an outstanding research record, an ability to lead a research program involving students and postdocs, and an ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Duties include undertaking a program of independent research, the teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, and contributions to the academic and scientific life of the IfA and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The anticipated start date is Fall 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or closely related areas as well as successful research experience as demonstrated by accomplishments, publications and letters of recommendation. Applicants at the Assistant level must have a demonstrated ability to teach/pedagogic skills and demonstrated scholarly achievement. Applicants at the Associate level must have demonstrated proficiency in teaching and a minimum of four years of full-time college/university teaching at the rank of assistant professor (or equivalent), with evidence of increasing professional maturity.

Desirable qualifications include at least two years of post-doctoral research.

The IfA has strong research groups in nearly all areas of astrophysics and has guaranteed access to the entire suite of observational facilities on the summits of Maunakea and Haleakala. The IfA is also the lead institution operating the Pan-STARRS wide-field optical telescopes. More information about the IfA is available at http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a strong experimental program in astrophysics (cosmic rays, neutrinos, dark matter) and high-energy physics (b meson physics, instrumentation and neutrinos) and a vigorous theory program in high-energy physics. More information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at http://www.phys.hawaii.edu.

TO APPLY: Please upload a curriculum vitae (including bibliography) and statements of research and teaching interests and plans using AcademicJobsOnline, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12117. Also please arrange for four letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same website. All applications must be received by November 19, 2018, and letters of recommendation should be received by that date.

INQUIRIES: Please email facultysearch@ifa.hawaii.edu with any questions. Note that letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the aforementioned website, not sent to this email.

The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, National Guard participation, breastfeeding, and arrest/court record (except as permissible under State law).

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Publication List
  • Four Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site help popup)

Further Info:

http //www.ifa.hawaii.edu/homepage/
Diane Hockenberry
808-956-6829

Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Job description: The Instrumentation Development Laboratory of the University of Hawaii Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking an energetic young researcher eager to develop detectors and readout for the next generation of Discovery experiments in particle and astroparticle physics.

A world-class opportunity for mentorship and professional development while enjoying a uniquely stimulating environment. The expected start of employment is late Spring 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible, contingent on federal funding. The position is renewable annually for up to three years, depending on continued funding and satisfactory performance.

Minimum Qualifications:  We seek an outstanding, highly-motivated candidate who has a proven track-record in the development of high-performance hardware and electronics and who enjoys working as part of a larger team. A PhD in electrical engineering, experimental high-energy or astro-particle physics, or closely related field is required to begin employment. Demonstrated proficiency with PCB design (high performance analog, digital and/or mixed signal) and FPGA HDL tools mandatory.  Experience with modern particle detectors and data analysis techniques is mandatory.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will initially take a leadership role in the development effort for the design, simulation, fabrication, assessment and fielding of next-generation detectors and readout instrumentation based upon Application Specific lntegrated Circuits (ASlCs) developed at the University of Hawaii.  Extensive familiarity with the Cadence tool suite is required. Extensive opportunities for innovating entirely new detector concepts.   As part of the process, regular travel to various conferences to present these development efforts are expected. Opportunities for travel in support of ongoing projects worldwide possible for interested candidates.

Compensation: We offer a competitive stipend, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For more information, please contact: Prof. Gary Varner (varner@phys.hawaii.edu).

To apply:  Please submit a curriculum vitae, list of references, description of past research, and a list of publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Prof. Gary Varner
c/o Ms. Janet Bruce,  “Detector Development Postdoctoral Search”
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Hawaii at Manoa,
2505 Correa Road,
Honolulu, HI 96822.

Job description: The Instrumentation Development Laboratory of the University of Hawaii Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking an energetic young researcher eager to develop the enabling Integrated Circuit tools for next generation discovery experiments in particle and astroparticle physics.

A world-class opportunity for mentorship and professional development while enjoying a uniquely stimulating environment. The expected start of employment is November 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible, contingent on federal funding. The position is renewable annually for up to three years, depending on continued funding and satisfactory performance.

Minimum Qualifications:  We seek an outstanding, highly-motivated candidate who has a proven track-record in the development of high-performance hardware and electronics and who enjoys working as part of a larger team. A PhD in electrical engineering, experimental high-energy or astro-particle physics is required to begin employment. Demonstrated proficiency with ASIC (analog, digital and/or mixed signal) and PCB CAD tools mandatory. Experience with modern particle detectors and data analysis techniques is also strongly beneficial.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will initially take a leadership role in the development effort for the design, simulation, fabrication, assessment and fielding of next-generation System-on-Chip Application Specific lntegrated Circuits (ASlCs) and interface boards for high-rate readout of imaging Micro-Channel Plate Photomultiplier Tubes (MCP-PMTs) and/or Silicon Photomultiplier arrays (SiPM). Extensive familiarity with the Cadence tool suite is required. This challenging design requires less than 1000e- noise design for 100KHz single hit rates. Hit rate processing and low-noise specifications require ability to work with the latest deep sub-micron CMOS and bi-CMOS commercial processes. Following successful completion of this phase, a myriad of subsequent projects are available, depending upon candidate interests and experimental needs. As part of the process, travel to various conferences to present the work is foreseeable. Opportunities for travel in support of ongoing projects worldwide possible for interested candidates.
Desired Qualifications: Previous experience with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and firmware programming is highly desirable. Some experience with root, origin or similar data analysis packages helpful.

Compensation: We offer a competitive stipend, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For more information, please contact: Prof. Gary Varner (varner@phys.hawaii.edu).

To apply:  Please submit a curriculum vitae, list of references, description of past research, and a list of publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Prof. Gary Varner
c/o Ms. Janet Bruce,  “Detector Development Postdoctoral Search”
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Hawaii at Manoa,
2505 Correa Road,
Honolulu, HI 96822.

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