Assistant Research Professor - Active Galaxies

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
05/16/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
87902
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Department:
Astronomy and Astrophysics

Description

Applications are invited for an Assistant Research Professor position working with Prof. W.N. Brandt and collaborators. The successful applicant will conduct observational studies of active galaxies using data from SDSS, wide-field photometric surveys, Chandra, XMM-Newton, and other forefront facilities. A particular focus of the research will be a large-scale SDSS spectroscopic investigation of multi-year quasar wind variability as probed via broad absorption lines. Research duties will involve the analysis of active galaxy spectral/variability data, the publication of scientific results, and the planning/implementation of new observing programs. A Ph.D. is required, and experience with active galaxy research, quasar winds, and/or the SDSS would be an advantage. Information about the Department can be found at http://astro.psu.edu/. Penn State has a significant community of active galaxy researchers. It also has strong connections to SDSS, Chandra, Swift, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, and LSST. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a CV, publications list, one-page statement of research interests, and two professional reference letters. Reference letters should be sent to Ms. Laurie Dasher (astro-jobs@psu.edu). This is a fixed-term appointment funded for nine months. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088