Listing reference: ukzn_000251
Listing status: Under Review
Apply by: 16 February 2024
Position summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: University and Academy
Location: Westville
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Remuneration: The total remuneration package offered includes benefits. The all-inclusive remuneration package for the full period of appointment is based on the experience of the appointee.
EE position: Yes
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is committed to meeting the objectives of Employment Equity to improve representivity within the Institution. Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups in accordance with our Employment Equity Plan including people with disabilities.
Job description

We invite candidates working in the areas of Astrophysics and Cosmology, with radio astronomy instrumentation experience, to apply for this position in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. Astronomy is a strategic focus area at UKZN as the University seeks to position itself as an international centre of research in this field. The School offers a vibrant educational and research environment in Astronomy and has many well established national and international collaborative research links. HIRAX is a flagship international telescope project at UKZN, which is entering a key phase of instrumentation deployment and commissioning, and the School wishes to appoint a candidate who will actively contribute to the HIRAX instrumentation research and commissioning programme, participate in research activities, and supervise postgraduate students in this area. The incumbent may be required to teach, perform administration duties and participate in astronomy outreach activities.


Minimum requirements

·     A relevant PhD degree

·     Strong research record in astronomy as evidenced by publications in quality journals and citations.

·     A minimum of two years of postdoctoral research experience in radio astronomy instrumentation


This appointment will be made in line with the University Guidelines/benchmarks which are available on the University Vacancies website on
More information about the HIRAX project and the Astrophysics Research Centre, within which this post is based, is available at https://hirax.ukzn.ac.za/ and    https://astro.ukzn.ac.za/, and enquiries and details regarding this post may be directed to the Line Manager for this post, Professor K Moodley, e-mail: moodleyk41@ukzn.ac.za 
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.  Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be required to attend an interview.  The School reserves the right to extend the appointment should this be deemed necessary.
The School reserves the right not to make any appointment to this position.

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