The Department of Astronomy seeks to appoint a full-time academic at the Lecturer level. Applications are sought
from scientists whose research interests lie in Extragalactic Multi-Wavelength Astronomy. Preference will be given
to applicants whose research interests include radio/HI observations of galaxies and complement or include existing
extragalactic research programmes within the department. The department has close links with the South African
Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) and the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and the successful
candidate will have access to MeerKAT through Open Time calls, collaborative programmes within existing MeerKAT
Large Survey Projects, the South African share on SALT, and telescopes of the SAAO.
The department also has a well-established undergraduate major in astrophysics and hosts one of the nodes of the
postgraduate National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP). The successful candidate will be
expected to contribute towards the teaching portfolio of the department.
Congratulations to Miss Tshiamiso Makwela, Ph.D. candidates in our Department, who is among the winners of InspiringFifty South Africa 2020, a non-profit organization that aims to increase diversity in tech.
We are very proud to announce that Dr. Itumeleng Monageng, who holds a joint lectureship position between the Department of Astronomy at UCT and at the South African Astronomical Observatory, has received the UCT College of Fellows’ Young researcher Award for 2020! Dr. Monageng is a stellar astrophysicist studying X-ray binary stars and he is one of only 7 young researchers at UCT to receive this prestigious award this year! Congratulations!