Assistant Professor – Astronomy and Astrophysics – University of Toronto (Deadline: November 15, 2013)

Assistant Professor – Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Toronto

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2014.

We seek candidates in all areas in Astronomy and Astrophysics, with a preference for candidates in, or with strong ties to, observational astronomy. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D degree in astronomy and astrophysics or related fields. The successful applicant will have an outstanding research record, augment the present research strength of DAA, and have a demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching and research.

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 CHIME project, 10-m class telescope instrumentation, as well as planning and instrument development for the Thirty-Meter Telescope, in which Canada is a consortium partner.

DAA has strong ties with and physical proximity to the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), which are 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 five 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, 2013.

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

To Apply Online please click:https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1301366

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at Saint Mary’s University (Deadline October 31, 2013)

The Saint Mary’s University Department of Astronomy and Physics invites applications from researchers in any area of astronomy and astrophysics to be the University’s nominee for our Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Astronomy.  The successful candidate will be nominated by the University to the CRC Secretariat and, if approved, will be appointed as a regular faculty member to a tenure-track position at the Associate or Full Professor level.  The CRC Program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian Universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence in the global, knowledge-based economy. Tier I CRCs are awarded to individuals who are outstanding researchers in their fields, acknowledged as world leaders (see www.chairs.gc.cafor details).  The University has identified astronomy, computational sciences, and subatomic physics as one of its five major research themes.  More details may be found at http://www.smu.ca/webfiles/SRP-Senateapproved.pdf.  Saint Mary’s University recognizes the long and continuing record of excellence from the Department in this area of research and accordingly has allocated astronomy researchers two CRCs (this position and a Tier II Chair, already occupied).

The Department is the regional centre for astronomy in Atlantic Canada, and consists of ten faculty members, all with active research efforts in observational astronomy, theoretical and computational astrophysics, and experimental subatomic physics.  The Department offers both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in astronomy, as well as undergraduate physics and astrophysics programs. The University also hosts the Institute for Computational Astrophysics (ICA).  The ICA is an institute promoting computational astrophysics in the broadest possible terms; tackling complex astrophysical phenomena through numerical simulation, and advancing discoveries utilizing “big data” from large multinational observational facilities.  The Tier I CRC candidate may be considered for directorship of the ICA.  Observers in the Department are active users of Astro-H, JWST, and many other international observatories.  ICA members are active in the local HPC consortium, ACEnet, as well as Compute Canada, while the subatomic physicists are frequent users of TRIUMF, Jefferson Lab, and other world facilities.  For a more complete account of departmental activities, see www.ap.smu.ca.

Saint Mary’s is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people.  Halifax is a major educational and economic centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities.  It is conveniently located close to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.  A public university with over 7,000 students, Saint Mary’s University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  The university is committed to serving the local, regional, national, and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students.  The University has gone through significant renewal in the past decade, with over 250 full-time faculty involved in innovative teaching, research and service.  Interdisciplinary studies are a prominent feature and strength of the University.  For information about the University and the Faculty of Science, please see our website athttp://science.smu.ca/.

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents (all applicants should clearly indicate their status as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident).  Saint Mary’s University is committed to the principles of employment equity.

The search committee will begin considering applications on October 31st, 2013.  Interviews of short-listed candidates will commence in November.  Please submit your C.V. along with a statement of research interests, a research proposal (maximum of five pages) for the purpose of the CRC nomination, a teaching dossier, and the names and addresses of four referees to:

Chair, Search Committee – Tier I CRC
Department of Astronomy and Physics
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3H 3C3
Fax: (902) 496-8218
Web: www.ap.smu.ca
Email: CRCsearch@ap.smu.ca

CITA Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline November 15, 2013)

Postdoctoral research fellowships beginning September 1, 2014 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, 2013.

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, 2014. 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, 2013.

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, 2013 for fellowships to start in September 2014. 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 Alan Coley, Dalhousie University (aac@mathstat.dal.ca)
Professor Andrew Cumming, McGill University (cumming@physics.mcgill.ca)
Professor Julio Navarro, University of Victoria (http://www.astro.uvic.ca/~jfn/)
Professor Ethan Vishniac, University of Saskatchewan (ethan.vishniac@usask.ca)
Professor Paul Charbonneau, Université de Montréal (paulchar@ASTRO.UMontreal.CA)
Professor Shantanu Basu, University of Western Ontario (basu@uwo.ca)
Professor Eric Poisson, University of Guelph (epoisson@uoguelph.ca)
Professor Gary Hinshaw, University of British Columbia (http://www.astro.ubc.ca/citafellow.html)
Professor Natasha Ivanova, University of Alberta (www.physics.ualberta.ca/en/Research/AstronomyAndAstrophysics.aspx)
Professor James Wadsley, McMaster University (wadsley@mcmaster.ca)

The ESA Summer of Code in Space Program (Deadline August 4, 2013)

The ESA Summer of Code in Space program (SOCIS; http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2013/) is designed to attract undergraduate and graduate developers to write code to for various space related open source software projects. It offers a sizeable remuneration of 4000 Euros for a coding period of 3 months (mid-August to mid-November). Astropy/specutils has been selected as a mentoring organizations and is now accepting applications (for details please go to https://github.com/astropy/specutils/wiki/SoCiS-2013-ideas; deadline is 4th of August). The Astropy Project is a community effort to develop a single core package for Astronomy in Python and foster interoperability between Python astronomy packages. Our SOCIS mentorship will focus on expanding the astropy-specutils package that is designed to deal with code that focuses on spectral data analysis.

ESA has some eligibility criteria http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2012/?q=faq#socis_elig_restrictions.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) International Top Young Fellowship (Deadline August 31, 2013)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) International Top Young Fellowship (ITYF) was established as a prestigious new fellowship program in 2009. The ITYF is designed to attract outstanding, highly motivated, early-career researchers in any of the space science fields covered by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS) to work in Japan for 3 (extendable to 5) years. An excellent remuneration package is offered, including research budget (including travel expense) so that the fellow can extend their international profile, as well as developing collaborations within Japan.

The most recent call for JAXA International Top Young Fellowship applications, for FY2013, has been issued. The application deadline is 31 August 2013. Please see the below link for further details.

http://www.jaxa.jp/employ/index_e.html

Professor and Director, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (Deadline October 1, 2013)

The University of Toronto is seeking a Director to lead the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. This joint tenured appointment will be at the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (51%) and the Dunlap Institute (49%). The appointment of the successful candidate is expected to take effect July 1, 2014.

The Dunlap Institute is a leading centre for research and outreach whose mission is to develop innovative astronomical instrumentation and advanced observing techniques, and to mount public education and outreach programs. The Institute’s plans include a continuing increase in faculty, postdoctoral, and staff appointments over the next few years. The Institute has strong ties to the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and to the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics hosted by the University.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in the area of Astronomy and Astrophysics or related field. The successful candidate will be a distinguished leader, with outstanding academic achievement and established abilities in teaching and research supervision, with experience in building collaborative teams and in relating to a range of external national and international partners, and the energy and imagination to exploit this opportunity. The Director will foster innovation in the Institute’s core academic and research programs, building on the existing strengths in astronomy and astrophysics and working with distinguished faculty to enhance its impact. The successful candidate will promote the development of innovative means for channeling information on astronomy and astrophysics to the general public.

Established in 1827 by royal charter, the University of Toronto is the largest and most prestigious research-intensive university in Canada, located in one of the world’s great cities. University of Toronto astronomers enjoy access to many national and international observatories, including ALMA, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Gemini Observatory, and James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and are presently active in the exploitation of the Herschel Space Observatory, MOST, and Planck. They are also actively engaged in the development of BIT, BRITE, CHIME, Gemini F2T2, Gemini Planet Imager, JWST, Keck/NIRES and OSIRIS, SDSS IV/MaNGA, the South Pole Telescope, SPIDER, SuperBLASTpol, an Arctic observatory, novel near-infrared spectrographs for large telescopes, as well as planning and instrument development for the Thirty-Meter Telescope, in which Canada is a consortium partner. Major computing capacity is available in the University’s SciNet facility and the Southern Ontario Smart!
Computing Innovation Platform (an IBM Blue Gene/Q system housed at the same Centre), among the most powerful in the world.

The role as Director is for an initial five-year term, renewable once. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, both research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to have an active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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.

The closing date is October 1, 2013; however the search will remain open until filled. Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future teaching and research interests, and the names and contact details of three referees (who will not be contacted without the consent of the applicant) should be forwarded, in confidence, to: dunlap.search@utoronto.ca.

Inquiries should be directed to Peter Martin, Interim Director, Dunlap Institute at this e-mail address.

For more information please visit our websites:

•Dunlap Institute – http://dunlap.utoronto.ca
•Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics www.astro.utoronto.ca
•Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics www.cita.utoronto.ca

Assistant Professor Position at University of Toronto (Deadline May 20, 2013)

Assistant Professor Position at University of Toronto
(Deadline: May 20, 2013)

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year contractually limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2013.

Primary responsibilities will be undergraduate teaching, mentorship, and supervision, although teaching at the graduate level is a possibility; and carrying out independent research. Qualifications include a PhD; commitment to quality undergraduate education and experience; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; a productive independent research program and a record of research excellence. Potential applicants are invited to visit our web site at http://www.astro.utoronto.ca.

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. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and academic accomplishments.

All application materials must be submitted on-line by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research plan. Please direct any additional enquiries about this position to Professor Howard Yee at chair@astro.utoronto.ca.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (total 10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments in a single PDF file. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters via e-mail directly to the department to astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca by the closing date, May 20 2013.

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

To apply Online please click: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1300463

Postdoctoral Position at the University of Alberta (Deadline May 1, 2013)

A postdoctoral position is now available with Dr. Erik Rosolowsky at the University of Alberta with an emphasis on star formation, the interstellar medium, or nearby galaxies. The successful applicant will develop collaborative projects within these broad domains, subject to applicant background and mutual research interests.

The two-year position offers a $47k annual salary and $5k/year in travel funding, along with health benefits, computing and publication support, and a relocation allowance. Start dates are negotiable. The position has a nominal start date of September 1, 2013, subject to negotiation.

All postdocs will be encouraged to pursue their ongoing research efforts, collaborate with members of the astrophysics group, and develop new projects. The U. of Alberta physics department also includes groups researching cosmology, gravity, plasma, space, and particle physics.

Applicants should send a CV, publication list, and statements of research interests (one page) and research experience (two pages) to Dr. Rosolowsky as PDF files (erik.rosolowsky@ubc.ca). Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically. Application review will begin on May 1, 2013.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

See http://www.postdoc.ualberta.ca/ for details of health benefits. The university postdoc supplemental health plan is included in all offers.

Assistant Professor Astrophysics at Mount Allison University (Deadline March 18, 2013 or until the position is filled)

We continue to accept applications for the following faculty position and welcome new applications.

The Physics Department at Mount Allison University invites applications for a one-year term position, with responsibilities for teaching and research in astronomy and astrophysics. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a closely related area, and have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research with undergraduate students. It is likely that the teaching assignment will be two courses per term (including associated laboratories), with three of the four courses being astronomy or astrophysics related. The university observatory offers opportunities for teaching, outreach, and research activities. The appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2013, subject to budgetary approval.

A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and statement of current and planned research activities. When available, submission of evidence of effective teaching is also encouraged. The complete application should be submitted to Academic Jobs Online academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2567 . The letter of application should include names and email contact information for three (or more) references. Review of applications will begin on 18 March 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. David Hornidge, P.Phys.
Head, Department of Physics
Mount Allison University
Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 1E6
Email: physics@mta.ca

Mount Allison University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics – University of Toronto (Deadline Jan. 15, 2013)

Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics – University of Toronto

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto invite applications for a teaching-stream position at the rank of Lecturer, beginning July 1, 2013.

The position is a joint appointment between the DAA (51%) and the rapidly growing Dunlap Institute (49%). The successful candidate will engage in teaching, pedagogical research, and related administrative work in DAA and have primary responsibility for the development and delivery of a broad range of astronomy-based education and outreach activities in the Dunlap Institute. Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in both teaching Astronomy and outreach programs. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics or a related field and at least two years of post-doctoral research experience. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointments at the rank of Lecturer may be renewed annually to a maximum of five years. In the fifth year of service, Lecturers shall be reviewed and a recommendation made with respect to promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer.

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, engage in outreach, 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, a full curriculum vitae, a statement of career goal, teaching dossier that outlines the candidate’s teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and curriculum development experience, and a similar dossier on outreach activities. Please direct any additional enquiries about this position to 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 in a single PDF file. 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, January 15, 2013.

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=1201458

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://dunlap.utoronto.ca