Professor in Radio Astronomy / DST-NRF Chair in Radio Astronomy
National Research Foundation
Closing date: 20 May 2019
The School of Physics in the Faculty of Science of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, invites applications for two senior positions in Astronomy / Astrophysics, in a joint initiative with the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory and the National Research Foundation:
• Professor in Radio Astronomy;
• DST-NRF Chair in Radio Astronomy
The School of Physics, the largest in the country, engages in internationally competitive research within very diverse fields, some emerging and some established, including theoretical and experimental high energy physics, materials physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, astronomy, astrophysics and astro-particle physics, high-throughput electronics, photonics, space propulsion, and physics education. The School hosts three DST-NRF Chairs, is home to the Materials Physics Research Institute with significant experimental infrastructure, the Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Institute for Collider Particle Physics. It plays an important role in the Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, and hosts the Gauteng node of the National Institute for Theoretical Physics. In addition, the School has an active teaching programme that reaches over 3000 students annually and an outreach programme that includes a Planetarium.