JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR FOR SUBARU TELESCOPE, NATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY OF JAPAN
June 12, 2012
- Job position: Assistant Professor. One position
- (1) Divisiton: Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
(2) Location: 650 A'ohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720, U.S.A.
- Areas of expertise: Astronomy and/or related fields
- Job description summary:
Subaru Telescope, NAOJ operates the Subaru telescope for open use observations and is also active in the research and development for its future systems. We are seeking an assistant professor that assumes leadership role in the research and development activities for the telescope and instrument systems to maintain and advance further its high level of science outputs. Description below with more details.
- (1) Starting date: ASAP after the offer of the position
(2) Length of appointment: Five years without extension. However, a position without term limit may be offered based on the performance evaluation before the end of the five years
- Minimum degree: Ph.D. or its equivalent
- Please submit the following document:
(1) Curriculum Vitae
(2) List of publication
(3) Summary of past research activities, not limited to astronomical research but also R&D for telescope and/or instrumentation
(4) Research plan (In addition to personal research plan, should included your proposal in some details on your thoughts on R&D directions and objectives for the Subaru Telescope and its instrumentation in order to achieve high scientific productivity)
(5) Names of three (3) references with their contact addresses
(6) Your email address
- Application document must be received by no later than August 15, 2012
- (1) Application dcoument must be sent to: Masahiko Hayashi, Director General, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588
(2) Inquiries: Nobuo Arimoto, Director, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 650 North A'ohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720, U.S.A.
- Indicate on the envelope as "Application for Assistant Professorship, Subaru Telescope" in red letters. Send by registered mail. Application materials will not be returned
- Selection will be decided by the NAOJ Board of Operations. NAOJ observes Japanese Equal Opportunity Employment Law, and strives for realization of the society through equal participation by both men and women.
- Salary is dependent upon experiene and qualifications. Benefits including relocation cost support are determined by NAOJ rules.
NAOJ Assistant Professor
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Subaru Telescope (Hawaii, U.S.A.)
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The position of the Assistant Professor with the Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) is based in Hilo, Hawaii, U.S.A. Primary duties and responsibilities of the incumbent is to maintain and improve the performance of the telescope system including instrumentation, from research scientist's point of view, as follows:
- Leads, by taking full advantage of strengths of the Subaru Telescope, development of new instrumentation to assure continued production of first class sciences in the coming decade
- Directs the development of new instrumentation, by working closely with the engineers of the Telescope Engineering Division and Instrument Division, to the highest level of readiness and operability both from system engineering viewpoint and for the benefit of open use operation on the Subaru Telescope
- Plans and proposes modifications and upgrades of the telescope and instrumentation in order to operate them strategically and reliably in the era entering the construction of extremely large telescope
In addition to the duties and responsibilities, the incumbent supports the daily operation of the telescope system and also is expected to be active in his/her own research activities using the Subaru Telescope
QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrable experiences in the field of telescope or instrumentation development. Abilities to understand not only instrumentation but also the entire telescope system, and maximize their combined performance and efficiency. Abilities to interact and communicate effectively with engineering staffs hired locally as well as those sent from Japan. Leadership skills in multicultural work environment