Tenure-track position in Astrophysics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

The Physics Institute at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV, https://fis.ucv.cl/) invites applications for a tenure-track position equivalent to an assistant professorship to strengthen our Astrophysics group in the areas of extragalactic astrophysics and observational cosmology. 

The candidates must have a PhD degree, postdoctoral experience and a proven track record in research in astrophysics and/or astronomy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physics and astrophysics, striving to offer a positive learning experience. They should also apply for external funding to support their research as well as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, although some internal funding is available for the latter when necessary.

The successful applicant will have access to the guaranteed 10% of telescope time for all facilities in Chile, including VLT, Gemini-South, Magellan, CTIO, La Silla, ALMA, among others, as well as the upcoming Giant Magellan Telescope and E-ELT, among others; they will also be eligible for membership in several large collaborations including SDSS-V, LSST, ACT, Simons Observatory, and 4MOST/CHANCES, depending on their interests.

The position includes a competitive salary plus generous research incentives. We particularly encourage applications from women and people from ethnic, sexual and other minorities. Interested applicants should send the following documents to dirfis@pucv.cl:

– Curriculum vitae (max. 5 pages) plus list of publications


– Research statement (max. 2 pages)


– Teaching statement (max. 1 page)


– Names and contact information of up to 3 references.

by Wednesday 6 July 2022 to ensure full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. For further inquiries please contact Raphael Gobat (raphael.gobat@pucv.cl), Cristóbal Sifón (cristobal.sifon@pucv.cl), or Nicolás Tejos (nicolas.tejos@pucv.cl).

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