Staff Positions

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town is a research-intensive department with a long-standing leading international reputation in multi-wavelength observational astronomy, particularly in optical and radio astronomy with strong involvement in numerous MeerKAT and SALT science projects. Linked to this, the department is playing a leading role in the development of advanced astronomical data visualization technology and techniques. The Department of Astronomy also has a well-established undergraduate major in astrophysics and hosts one of the nodes of the postgraduate National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP)

For further details refer to this advert.


Postdoctoral Positions

There are currently 5 post-doctoral positions available in our department. Instructions on how to apply are in the following link. Deadline for application is June, 2nd, 2023.

In General Postdoctoral applications are welcomed throughout the year. Where funding from within the department is available, these positions will be advertised.

However, postdoctoral funding for positions within the department may also be applied for from outside sources:

Claude Leon Foundation 
The National Research Foundation (NRF) 
UCT Postdoctoral research fellowships

- Contact a staff member with whom you would like to do research to discuss possible projects
- Apply to one of the above outside sources for funding with support from the proposed supervisor


PhD Positions

PhD applications are welcomed through the year. Where funding from within the department is available, these positions will be advertised. 

PhD scholarships are available from the National Research Foundation (regularly check the link below for deadlines):

The National Research Foundation (NRF)