Job Opening: Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Radio Astronomy at UNAM


The University of Namibia’s (UNAM) Department of Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science calls on candidates to apply for a job opening as an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Radio Astronomy. The position will be at UNAM’s Campus, Windhoek, ‎Khomas Region‎, Namibia.


Applicants should have a PhD degree in Physics, Astrophysics, or a related discipline with experience in radio astronomy (A PhD is required to teach and supervise MSc level or higher). Three years of teaching experience at an Institution of Higher Learning.

Job Description
  • To provide effective lecturing to undergraduate as well as post-graduate students for courses/modules in Physics (e.g. quantum mechanics, astrophysics, modern physics); 
  • To conduct research, supervise student projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • To assist in curriculum development and review, administrative tasks at the Departmental and School levels; 
  • To engage in community service at various levels; and
  • To perform any other duties as may be required.

The advertisement reflects the minimum eligibility criteria, and the Search Committee may set additional eligibility criteria for shortlisting and selection purposes.

How to Apply

Please submit applications to the following email address:

Further information may be obtained from the Human Capital Practitioner, Ms J Lawrence, at  or tel: +264 61 206 3103.

Closing Date: 14 October 2022

Kindly direct all questions to:

About the University of Namibia

The University of Namibia (UNAM) is the country’s most prominent and leading institution of higher education. It is a diverse institution with a student population from over 40 countries and all continents. Although a relatively young university of just 30 years, it has grown to support a student population of about 30,000 students on 12 campuses.

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Material Science at UNAM is situated at its main campus in Windhoek ( In addition, it hosts the largest and most active astronomy group in southern Africa outside South Africa. Currently, the department hosts four senior and four junior academic staff and several postgraduate students.

The activity fields focus on gamma-ray astronomy of active galaxies, spectroscopic redshift determination of blazars, computational cosmic ray propagation, broad-band emission modelling of globular clusters, occultation observations of TNOs, and site testing for astronomical facilities. Besides being a member institute of H.E.S.S. and CTA, the department is leading the national efforts toward the SKA and the African VLBI Network (AVN).

Further, UNAM is a founding partner of the Africa Millimetre Telescope (AMT) project to establish the first mm-wave radio telescope on the African continent to complement the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). Additionally, members of the Department have access to the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) and an in-house HPC cluster.

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