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Astronomy Lecturer Position (application deadline 7 December 2020)
22 Nov 2020 - 12:15
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.
• A PhD in astronomy or related discipline;
• A record of research in observational astronomy.
• Experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or honours level;
• A good publication record in refereed journals.
• Teaching of courses at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels;
• Develop own research;
• Supervision of postgraduate students.
The annual remuneration packages for 2020, including benefits, are as follows: Lecturer: R730 510
For further information regarding this position, kindly contact Prof. Renee Kraan-Korteweg
To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Natasha Khan
- UCT Application Form
- Motivation letter
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- A separate statement of research and teaching vision
Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Telephone: 021 650 3469 Website: http://www.ast.uct.ac.za Reference number: E200333 Closing date: 07 December 2020
UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment
Equity Policy is available here
For this post we seek particularly to attract black (i.e. African, Indian and Coloured) South African candidates and
candidates with disabilities.
UCT reserves the right not to appoint.