The Department of Astronomy ( at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) is seeking to fill a number of faculty positions at the level of full and/or associate professorships.
Candidates from all astronomical fields are encouraged to apply, whose specialization is expected to strengthen, complement or expand the research of the current faculty that spans a spectrum of fields including cosmology, large-scale structure of the universe, galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic nuclei, gravitational-wave astronomy, star formation and the interstellar medium, high-energy astrophysics, extra-solar planets, astrochemistry, and astronomical instrumentation.  
 USTC is among the few top-ranked research universities in China. The University is committed to building world-class academics and research, and provides strong supports for incoming faculty. These include internationally competitive packages with ample housing subsidies, generous benefits in medical insurance and pension, sizable start-up research funds, and enthusiastic assistance to establishing new research teams. Salary and rank will commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
 We particularly encourage candidates to apply through prestigious recruitment programs, with an emphasis on the National Thousand Talents Plan and the Hundred Talents Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (see: Candidates are expected to have attained established influential achievements and academic reputation in the astronomical community. Strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and research is a must. A Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or a closely related discipline and postdoctoral experience are mandatory. Candidates for senior positions should have an established record in conducting globally recognized research and securing external funding.
 USTC is deeply involved in the Chinese CMB project: Ali CMB Polarization Telescope (AliCPT) in all aspects: hardware development, theoretical research and data analysis. The successful applicants will participate in this project.   
 To apply, please provide a cover letter identifying the primary area of research, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, research and teaching statements, and arrange for at least three letters of reference. All these documents are to be sent to Dr. Yifu Cai by email (, with the subject "USTC Faculty Application/Your Name".
 The positions will remain open until filled, but for full consideration, all application documents should arrive by April 30, 2019.
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