Job Details
Posting Date
18/04/2022 Expiry Date 18/05/2022 Job Reference Number: 1724-2021-10-13T11:42:54
Associate Professor in Planetary Astronomy
Category Faculty Members College of Sciences
College Sciences
Department Applied Physics & Astronomy
Job Purpose

Teaching, Research and Community Service

Main accountabilities & expectations

We seek a candidate with a basic degree in Physics and Astronomy and with a proven research record of planning, obtaining and analyzing observations to investigate profound questions about the planets and their moons, together with their ring systems, gas clouds, atmospheres, and magnetospheres, how planetary systems formed, and whether they were -- or could be -- capable of supporting life are welcome to apply. Experience in planetary space exploration is highly sought in light of the Emirates Mars Mission.

The candidate is expected to:

·         Teach undergraduate and graduate students in Physics, Astrophysics and Planetary science.

·         Contribute to the development of new courses/programs.

·         Supervise Master-students, PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows.

·         Conduct scientific research that serve the community and contribute to current trends.

-         Develop ambitious interdisciplinary research projects.

Job Specific Accountabilities
The successful candidate will be positioned to participate in the newly opened "Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences, and Technology (SAASST)" and the MSc in Astronomy and Space Sciences. 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 SAASST's highly successful astronomy outreach initiatives
Required Skills

·         Observational astronomers in the Department of Applied Physics and Astronomy focus on active galactic nuclei, star formation, neutron stars, X-ray binaries, 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.

Preferred Qualification & Experience

​-        Ph.D. in Astronomy along with relevant postdoctoral experience.

·         Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching.

·         Teaching experience in both traditional and alternative (e.g., online) learning environments.

·         Publication record in high impact journals.

-         Experience in undergraduate, graduate students supervision.

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)


Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Phd
Relevant Experience 3 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
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