Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Observational Astronomy – University of Toronto (Deadline Nov. 15, 2012)

Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Observational Astronomy
University of Toronto

The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2013.

The successful applicant will hold a joint appointment between the DAA and the rapidly growing Dunlap Institute. The Institute’s plans include a continuing increase in our complement of faculty and postdoctoral fellows over the next few years. We seek candidates in Experimental Astrophysics or Observational Astronomy, and encourage applicants with experience and interest in developing innovative astronomical instrumentation and advanced observing techniques; for instance, those applicable to large and very large optical, infrared, or sub-mm telescopes. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D degree in astronomy and astrophysics or related fields.

The successful applicant will have an outstanding research record and potential to lead the development of the Dunlap Institute, augment the present research strength of DAA, and have a demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. The Dunlap Institute also welcomes candidates who will advance its commitment to education and community outreach. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University of Toronto astronomers enjoy access to national facilities, including ALMA, CFHT, and the Gemini Observatory. They are active in the BLASTpol and SPIDER balloon borne telescopes, the BRITE and MOST satellites, the Herschel Space Observatory, the Planck Mission, CHIME, the NIRES and OSIRIS instruments at Keck, GPI at Gemini, an Arctic observatory, and SDSS IV/MaNGA, as well as planning and instrument development for the Thirty-Meter Telescope, in which Canada is a consortium partner.

DAA and the Dunlap Institute have strong ties with and physical proximity to the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), which is hosted by the University of Toronto. The University of Toronto (www.utoronto.ca) offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests of no longer than 5 pages. If you have questions about this position, please contact chair@astro.utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 15, 2012.

For more information about the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, please visit http://www.astro.utoronto.ca or http://dunlap.utoronto.ca.

To Apply Online please click: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1201257

Alice Chow
Assistant to the Director and Office Administrator
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Toronto
50 St. George Street, Room 101
Toronto, ON M5S 3H4
Phone: 416.978.3356
Fax: 416.946.7287
Email: di.admin@di.utoronto.ca

http://www.di.utoronto.ca

CITA Faculty Position in Theoretical Astrophysics (Deadline Dec. 1, 2012)

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), a national centre for theoretical astrophysics hosted by the University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position, to commence July 1, 2013. The search is open to candidates at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Applicants from any area of theoretical astrophysics, cosmology and early universe physics are encouraged to apply; we seek candidates with exceptionally strong and internationally recognized research records, and outstanding promise of future research accomplishments.

Additional selection criteria include demonstrated excellence in teaching, in particular working with research fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, and to assume a leadership role in administering CITA’s active postdoctoral and visitor programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in research and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CITA is an institute within the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto. The present complement of research staff includes six faculty and over 25 research fellows. The unique research environment at CITA is enhanced by close ties to the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Dunlap Institute, the Department of Physics, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Cosmology and Gravity Program.

We encourage applicants to apply online at www.cita.utoronto.ca/faculty-search. All enquiries should be sent to citadmin@cita.utoronto.ca using the subject line “Faculty Search”. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide the names and contact information of three referees who will be contacted by us for letter of recommendation.

The deadline for all materials and letters of recommendation is December 1, 2012.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

This is an international search. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill University (Deadline Nov. 1, 2012)

**POSTDOC FELLOWSHIPS IN ASTROPHYSICS AT MCGILL UNIVERSITY**

We invite applications for the following postdoctoral fellowship positions to be held in the astrophysics group at McGill University:

* Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill University

* CITA National Fellowship at McGill University

* McGill Tomlinson Postdoctoral Fellowship

The announcements are included below. For more information, and to submit application materials and contact details of referees, please visit our applications website

http://dualcore.physics.mcgill.ca/PDF/

All application materials must be received by November 1st, 2012.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill University

We invite applications for multiple Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics to be held in the Department of Physics at McGill University. These are made possible by the endowment of the Lorne Trottier Chair in Astrophysics and Cosmology at McGill.

The McGill Astrophysics group currently includes 8 active faculty members. Research in our group covers theory, observations, and experiment, in cosmology, CMB, large scale structure, galaxy clusters, galaxy formation and evolution, gravitational lensing, high energy astrophysics, including ground-based gamma ray astronomy, the physics of compact objects, including multiwavelength observations of magnetars, radio pulsars and accreting neutron stars, nuclear astrophysics, and exoplanets. We also have strong ties to the early universe cosmology/high energy theory group. Further information on these research areas can be found at http://www.astro.physics.mcgill.ca/ .

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical, observational, or experimental astrophysics. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests, and contact details of 3 referees online at http://dualcore.physics.mcgill.ca/PDF/ . Preference is given to applicants within 5 years of the PhD. All application materials including letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline of November 1st, 2012.

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CITA National Fellowship at McGill University

We invite applications for a Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) National Postdoctoral Fellowship to be held in the Department of Physics at McGill University.

The McGill Astrophysics group currently includes 8 active faculty members. Research in our group covers theory, observations, and experiment, in cosmology, CMB, large scale structure, galaxy clusters, galaxy formation and evolution, gravitational lensing, high energy astrophysics, including ground-based gamma ray astronomy, the physics of compact objects, including multiwavelength observations of magnetars, radio pulsars and accreting neutron stars, nuclear astrophysics, and exoplanets. We also have strong ties to the early universe cosmology/high energy theory group. More information on these research areas can be found at http://www.astro.physics.mcgill.ca/ .

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical astrophysics. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests, and contact details of 3 referees online at http://dualcore.physics.mcgill.ca/PDF/ . Preference is given to applicants within 5 years of the PhD. All application materials including letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline of November 1st, 2012.

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McGill Tomlinson Postdoctoral Fellowship

We invite astrophysics applications for a McGill Tomlinson Postdoctoral Fellowship to be held in the Physics Department at McGill University.

The McGill Astrophysics group currently includes 8 active faculty members. Research in our group covers theory, observations, and experiment, in cosmology, CMB, large scale structure, galaxy clusters, galaxy formation and evolution, gravitational lensing, high energy astrophysics, including ground-based gamma ray astronomy, the physics of compact objects, including multiwavelength observations of magnetars, radio pulsars and accreting neutron stars, nuclear astrophysics, and exoplanets. We also have strong ties to the early universe cosmology/high energy theory group. Further information on these research areas can be found at http://www.astro.physics.mcgill.ca/ .

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical, observational, or experimental astrophysics. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests, and contact details of 3 referees online at http://dualcore.physics.mcgill.ca/PDF/ . All application materials including letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline of November 1st, 2012.

Note that the requirements of the Tomlinson Fellowship are that applicants must have a graduate and undergraduate equivalent GPA greater than 3.7 out of 4. If selected to be nominated for a Tomlinson Fellowship, applicants will be asked to provide official university transcripts by November 7th, 2012. More information about the Tomlinson Fellowship program can be found at http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellowships#tom.

CITA Fellowships (Deadline Nov 15, 2012)

*CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICS (CITA)*

*POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS*

Postdoctoral research fellowships beginning September 1, 2013 are being
offered at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics.A Ph.D.
in any field of theoretical astrophysics is required.Fellows are
expected to carry out original research in theoretical astrophysics
under the general supervision of the permanent faculty whose interests
include: cosmology, interstellar matter, galaxy and planet formation,
solar physics, high energy astrophysics, numerical relativity and
gravitational waves.

We only accept electronic submissions.Visit the CITA website at:
www.cita.utoronto.ca for application instructions.Applicants will be
asked to submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and
arrange for three letters of recommendation.The deadline for
applications and all letters of recommendation is *_November 15, 2012_*.

/The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority
group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of
sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further
diversification of ideas./

*RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITIONS*

CITA expects to offer one or more Research Associate positions of three
to five years duration.The start date will be September 1, 2013.
Applicants should have an excellent research record in astrophysics and
postdoctoral experience. Funds will be available for travel and other
research expenses. The primary duty is to carry out original research in
theoretical astrophysics, but Research Associates are also expected to
work with postdoctoral fellows and to assist with the administration of
the Institute. All applicants for these positions are also considered
automatically for postdoctoral fellowships.

We only accept electronic submissions.Visit the CITA website at:
www.cita.utoronto.ca for application instructions.Applicants will be
asked to submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and
arrange for three letters of recommendation.The deadline for
applications and all letters of recommendation is *_November 15, 2012_*.

/The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority
group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of
sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further
diversification of ideas. This is an international search. All qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority./

*NATIONAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS*

As part of its mandate to promote research throughout Canada, CITA
provides partial support for postdoctoral fellows working in theoretical
astrophysics or closely related fields at Canadian universities other
than the University of Toronto, through its National Fellows Program.

The responsibility for identifying and nominating potential CITA
National Fellows who will work at a given university lies with the
faculty at that university._Only faculty at Canadian universities may
submit nominations_.The deadline for these nominations *November 15,
2012* for fellowships to start in September 2013.Please check with the
nominating institution for their internal deadlines.

If you are interested in applying for National Fellowships at other
universities in Canada, please contact any of the following faculty by
email or check department websites for further research and application
details:

Professor Shantanu Basu, University of Western Ontario (basu@uwo.ca
)
Profsesor Paul Charbonneau , Université de Montréal
(paulchar@ASTRO.UMontreal.CA )
Professor Alan Coley, Dalhouisie University (aac@mathstat.dal.ca
)
Professor Andrew Cumming, McGill University (cumming@physics.mcgill.ca
)
Professor Andrei Frolov, Simon Fraser University (frolov@sfu.ca
)
Professor Mike Hudson, University of Waterloo
(postdocjob@astro.uwaterloo.ca )
Professor Natasha Ivanova, University of Alberta
(www.physics.ualberta.ca/en/Research/AstronomyAndAstrophysics.aspx
)
Professor Douglas Scott, University of British Columbia
(http://www.astro.ubc.ca/citafellow.html)

Nadine Manset
Resident Astronomer & QSO Manager, CFHT Corporation
CASCA Secretary
65-1238 Mamalahoa Hwy Kamuela HI 96743 USA
Phone: (808) 885-3169 FAX: (808) 885-7288
manset@cfht.hawaii.edu

Postdoctoral positions with the Outer Solar System Origins Survey (Deadline Sept. 14, 2012)

The Outer Solar Systems Origins Survey (OSSOS) is an approved Large Program for four years on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (see http://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/en/science/LP_13_16/), to detect a large sample of outer Solar System moving objects.

Two postdoctoral fellows are sought to begin in 2013 to be involved in discovery/tracking observations, detected object exploitation, and scientific analysis/modelling of the survey’s results. Previous work in the field of outer Solar System small-body science is needed. Depending on the postdoctoral fellow’s interests and the eligibility for various funding sources, the work might be undertaken at either the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), the National Research Council of Canada (Victoria), or the Universite de Franche-Compte (Besancon, France).

Enquiries should be made via email, with a one page statement of interests and CV enclosed, to B. Gladman (gladman@astro.ubc.ca) by September 14, 2012.

Dr JJ Kavelaars
JJ.Kavelaars@nrc.gc.ca

250-363-8694 | JJ.Kavleaars@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca facsimile / télécopieur 250-363-0045
National Research Council Canada | 5071 West Saanich Rd, Victoria BC. V9E 2E7
Conseil national de recherches Canada | 5071, ch. Saanich Ouest, Victoria (C.-B) V9E 2E7
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada

Post-doctoral position in stellar astrophysics at the Université de Montréal (Deadline Sept. 1, 2012)

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Stage postdoctoral en astrophysique stellaire à l`Université de Montréal

Avec la participation du programme de formation de Personnel Hautement Qualifié, financé par une subvention de l’Agence spatiale canadienne, l’aile canadienne de l’équipe scientifique du projet BRITE-Constellation (http://www.brite-constellation.at/) offre un stage postdoctoral à l’Université de Montréal. Le (la) candidat(e) devra diriger sa propre recherche dans le domaine de la variabilité stellaire en utilisant les nanosatellites BRITE (qui devront être lancés en orbite sous peu) et maîtriser les techniques de la photométrie temporelle à haute précision obtenue à partir de l’espace. L’interaction avec les autres membres du Centre de recherche en astrophysique du Québec (http://craq-astro.ca/),
ainsi qu’avec les trois autres membres canadiens et les huit autres membres internationaux de l’équipe scientifique BRITE et leurs associés est encouragée. Le (la) candidat(e) doit posséder un PhD en physique ou en astronomie.
La candidature des postulants qui possèdent déjà l’expérience requise est fortement encouragée. Prière de faire parvenir votre CV, une description de vos projets de recherche actuels et futurs, une lettre de présentation, ainsi que les coordonnées de deux répondants (incluant les adresses courriel) au soin de Dr. Anthony Moffat (moffat@astro.umontreal.ca). Le poste est ouvert dès le 1er septembre 2012 et doit être comblé avant le 1er janvier 2013. La durée du stage est de deux ans avec un prolongement possible d’un an.

Post-doctoral position in stellar astrophysics at the Université de Montréal

As part of a programme to train Highly Qualified Personnel financed by a grant from the Canadian Space Agency, the Canadian wing of the BRITE-Constellation (http://www.brite-constellation.at/ ) science team is opening a post-doctoral position at the Université de Montréal (Québec, Canada). The candidate is expected to carry out original research in stellar variability using the soon-to-be launched BRITE nanosatellites and master the techniques of time-dependent high-precision photometry from space. Interaction with other members of the Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Québec (http://craq-astro.ca/index_en.php ), as well as the three other Canadian and eight other international BRITE team members and their associates is encouraged. A PhD in physics or astronomy is required.

Potential candidates with the required expertise are encouraged to apply. Please send CV, research proposal, cover letter and contact details of two referees (including email addresses) to the Canadian BRITE PI Dr. Anthony Moffat (moffat@astro.umontreal.ca ). The position is open from as early as September 1st, 2012 and no later than January 1st, 2013 for two years with a possible extension of one year.

Tony Moffat
professeur émérite
Dépt. de physique
Univ. de Montréal
C.P. 6128, Succ. C-V
Montréal, QC H3C 3J7
Canada
(514) 343-6682
fax (514) 343-2071
moffat@astro.umontreal.ca