NEW (Deadline: December 15, 2013)


Department of Astronomy and Texas Cosmology Center
The University of Texas at Austin

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical cosmology and astrophysics with Professor Paul Shapiro. A background in cosmology, computational cosmology, and related areas would be useful, including galaxy and large-scale structure formation, cosmic reionization, intergalactic medium, high-redshift star formation, gas and gravitational dynamics, radiative processes and radiative transfer, and numerical simulation. This position will be for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Renewal beyond this is also possible, for a particularly successful fellow, subject to the availability of funds. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of past research accomplishments and current research interests and plans, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent by December 15, 2013. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. EOE/AAE

Application Submission Address:

Professor Paul Shapiro
Dept. of Astronomy
The University of Texas at Austin
2511 Speedway, Stop C1400
Austin, TX 78712-1205

email: shapiro@astro.as.utexas.edu
telephone: 512-471-9422
FAX: 512-471-6016



The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory announces competition for the W. J. McDonald Postdoctoral Fellowship. This Fellowship is restricted to new Ph.D. graduates without previous postdoctoral experience. The applicant’s research interest may be in any area of astronomy and astrophysics and may be either observational or theoretical. The observing facilities of McDonald Observatory available for research include the 9.2-m Hobby-Eberly Telescope, the 2.7-m Harlan J. Smith Telescope, the 2.1-m Otto Struve Telescope, and the 0.8-m wide-field imaging telescope. The Fellowship includes funding for research expenses, including travel. Additional funds are available for relocation expenses. Initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 2014, with the expectation of renewal for a second and third year following satisfactory research performance. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. upon arrival and to reside in Austin.

For information on employee benefits, please see the HRS-Benefits home page at http://www.utexas.edu/hr/current/insurance.

Applicant Instructions:
Please electronically submit (via the "Fellowship Application Upload" link posted on this web site) a resumé and a statement of proposed research (no more than 4 pages in length) to be conducted at The University of Texas at Austin during the Fellowship. If you wish to electronically submit a letter of interest, you may address that to Dr. David L. Lambert, Director, McDonald Observatory.

Applicants should also arrange to have letters of recommendation uploaded to the "Fellowship Application Upload" site by three professional scientists familiar with the applicant's research.

The submission deadline for all application materials and letters of recommendation is November 25, 2013.

Inquiries only may be sent to: mcdobs.postdoc@astro.as.utexas.edu.


W. J. McDonald Postdoctoral Fellowship applications and letters of reference can be submitted here:

W. J. McDonald Uploads

We are still accepting letters of reference. If upload complications, please attach to mcdobs.postdoc@astro.as.utexas.edu.