Expression of Interest, Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics, Canberra, Australia

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Deadline:  2020-03-31

Location:  Canberra, Australia

As previously advertised, the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, has recently established a new Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA), jointly supported by the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Research School of Physics.

The Centre encompasses all aspects of gravitational wave physics and astrophysics, including instrumentation, theory and data analysis, source follow-up and multi-messenger astronomy. It will bring together existing ANU researchers in these areas under one umbrella and expand the capability by making up to seven new tenure or tenure-track academic appointments ranging from full Professor to Assistant Professor across these research programs over the next year. This presents a great opportunity for people facing the “two-body” problem! Even if your partner is not involved in GW research, we still may be able to accommodate very capable people.

We are currently actively seeking Expressions of Interest for the key appointment of a Full Professor (Level E) and for an early to mid-career GW astrophysicist. At least one of these positions will be offered to a female-identifying candidate. The Full Professor will initially take on the role of Deputy Director, in the anticipation that they will take over as Director within the next five years.

We are seeking inspirational scientists with an equity agenda from any area of research covered by the Centre, who can grow ANU’s leadership across all areas of gravitational wave astronomy. If you think you have the skills, vision and drive required to fill this role, please consider applying, regardless of your current level of appointment.

These two appointments come with attractive start-up packages and the ability to help shape the future of the CGA through subsequent faculty hires.

Please submit a 2-page Expression of Interest (EoI), along with a complete CV. EoIs will be accepted any time until March 31st. We anticipate officially advertising the position in April.

You are encouraged to contact Professor David McClelland (david.mcclelland[AT] for further information. Please email your expression of interest and CV to the CGA Administrator, Dr Sareh Rajabi (sareh.rajabi[AT], before the closing date.