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Postdoctoral Research Associate I Bok Fellow

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Astronomy and Astrophysics

Posting Number: req7871

Department: Steward Observatory

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The department of Steward Observatory seeks to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position. Applications are solicited for the Bart J. Bok Fellowship in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Steward Observatory, University of Arizona. This postdoctoral fellowship targets scientists ready to pursue an independent and ambitious program of research in any area of theoretical, experimental, or observational astronomy or astrophysics. All of the observational and computational facilities of the Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory are available to the Fellow, who is encouraged to conduct independent research and to develop collaborations with faculty, staff, and students. The Bok Fellow will receive an annual stipend as well access to a generous research fund to support their scientific program. This 3-year Fellowship commences in Fall 2022. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field before the start date of the Fellowship. Additional information about the Department, Steward Observatory, its personnel, and its facilities is available on its web page:

A list of previous Bok Fellows can be found at:

Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2021.

Outstanding UA benefits
include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick
leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and
qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities;
and more!

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Employee COVID-19
Vaccine Requirement

All University employees, including
student workers and graduate assistants/associates, must verify that they are
fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or
disability/medical accommodation.

Duties & Responsibilities

Please see job summary.

Additional duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have completed all the requirements of a PhD by the
    time of hire.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Four Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Submissions should include: 1) cover letter; 2) CV; 3) A list of publications; 4) A statement of current and proposed research and/or instrument development (5-page limit); 5) A statement of activities to advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) (see additional instructions at, 6) a document containing the names and email addresses of at least three references. The candidate will be contacted with instructions for letter writers after an initial review.

Instructions for file names:
Cover Letter : Filename "LastName_CoverLetter.pdf"
CV: Filename "LastName_CV.pdf"

For the 4 additional documents that are required to be uploaded:

Additional Document #1: Filename "LastName_PublicationList.pdf"
Additional Document #2: Filename "LastName_ResearchStatement.pdf"
Additional Document #3: Filename "LastName_DEIStatement.pdf"
Additional Document #4: Filename "LastName_References.pdf"

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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