Tenure-track Faculty Positions in School of Astronomy and Space Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 31 May 2024

Description: The School of Astronomy and Space Science at Nanjing University invites applications from qualified candidates for the tenure-track assistant professor positions. Four positions are available in total, including

(1) high-energy astrophysics and gravitational wave astronomy,

(2) extragalactic astronomy and cosmology,

(3) extra-solar planets,

(4) solar physics,

(5) star formation and evolution,

(6) astronomical reference system and high precision astrometry,

(7) space science.

The application deadline is May 31, 2024.

The School is one of the most prestigious Astronomy Schools/Departments in China, and the steady growth has enabled the school to rank highly in all previous China discipline evaluation. It is currently staffed with 60 faculty, including 4 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science and 4 Changjiang distinguished professors. The school runs a Near-Infrared Solar Eruption Tracer (ONSET) telescope for the solar physics and a Time Domain Observatory (TiDO) for time-domain astronomy. In addition, the school started the construction of 2.5m Wide-field and High-resolution Solar Telescope (WeHoST) in late 2019. It is also a member institute of the SDSS-V project, and has MoU with IRAM, SAO and China TAP Program to access IRAM 30m, NoEMA telescopes, Submillimeter Array and the CFHT as well as P200 telescopes.

Information about the School is available at https://astronomy.nju.edu.cn/EN/index.html .


  • Applicants should abide by the ethics of teachers, uphold academic integrity, be willing to work diligently, and have no criminal record or record in breaching the ethics of teachers and/or academic integrity.
  • Applicants should have a PhD degree in astronomy or a closely related field.
  • Successful candidates should have a proven track record of excellent original research.
  • Successful candidates should have the ability to teach core courses at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Demonstrated capacity or potential for future innovation in research and teaching are essential.

Application materials

  • A letter of application (please specify the field of research and position applied for)
  • A detailed CV (please include a list of publications)
  • An introduction of your research results and their innovative significance
  • A plan for research and its prospects
  • Three reference letters
  • An account of experience in teaching

Included Benefits

  • An annual salary (to be worked out individually).
  •  A start-up fund for research.
  • Qualification to supervise graduate students
  • The university provides short-term lodging and housing subsidies. Applicants recruited can purchase commercial housing offered by the university at a special discount
  • The university provides assistance with children’s schooling at primary and secondary school levels.

Please login to the talent recruitment platform of Nanjing University (http://zp.nju.edu.cn/ ) to submit the application materials required.

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