Assistant/Associate Professor in Astrophysics University of Sharjah, Faculty Members College of Sciences

Assistant/Associate Professor in Astrophysics

Category Faculty Members College of Sciences

College Sciences

Department Applied Physics & Astronomy

Job Purpose
invites applications at the Assistant Professor/Associate Professor level in the field of observational astrophysics


Main accountabilities & expectations

The Department of Applied Physics

( invites applications at the Assistant Professor/Associate Professor level in the field of observational astrophysics, to commence Fall 2018. Candidates with a proven research record of planning, obtaining and analyzing observations to investigate profound questions about our Universe at all electromagnetic wavelengths are invited to apply. A preference will be given to astronomer with optical observations background. The successful candidate will be positioned to participate in the newly opened “Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences (SCASS)”. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and play an active role in SCASS's highly successful astronomy outreach initiatives. Applicants must have a PhD in Astronomy along with relevant postdoctoral experience. Observational astronomers in the Department of Applied Physics focus on active galactic nuclei, star formation, neutron stars, and pulsars. Theoreticians focus on dark matter, early Universe cosmology, general relativity, and the analysis of measurements of the cosmic microwave background and large scale structure.


Job Specific Accountabilities

Required Skills

Preferred Qualification & Experience


Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)



  • Applicants must apply through the University's Academic Jobs website and upload (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (3) a statement of research interest, and (4) a teaching statement. Three letters of recommendation are required. Referral letter submission information will be provided during the application process.

Job Criteria

Gender Male or Female

Qualification Phd

Relevant Experience 1 or more

Living In UAE Open for all

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