Research Associate (Limited Term) – Radio Polarimetry in University of Toronto

Job Number: 1701829

Description: The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto invites applications for a Research Associate in Radio Polarimetry (Limited Term). The appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal, subject to funding. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2018.

The responsibilities will be as follows:

• 75%: the production of science-ready data products from new radio polarization surveys using the Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS), the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) and the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), supervised by Prof Gaensler and in collaboration with the rest of the VLASS, CHIME and ASKAP teams.
• 25%: self-directed research in Galactic or extragalactic radio astronomy, in consultation with Prof Gaensler.

In all these activities, there is the expectation that the appointee will supervise the work of undergraduate and graduate students.

The Dunlap Institute pursues groundbreaking astronomical research across the electromagnetic spectrum, through innovative approaches to instrumentation, data-driven science and observations, alongside a substantive commitment to outreach and training. The Dunlap Institute is co-located with and has strong ties to the University’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) and to the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). These three units together host over 130 staff and students in astronomy, who conduct a diverse research program across instrumentation, observations, computation and theory.

The Dunlap Institute is located on a beautiful 19th century campus in the heart of one of the world’s great cities. Rated as having one of the highest standards of living in the world, Toronto offers a huge range of indoor and outdoor pursuits, outstanding food and music, and a vibrant and diverse cultural community.

Qualifications: Education

PhD or equivalent certification in astrophysics, astronomy or physics

Required Experience

• Experience in radio polarization processing
• Advanced skills in radio interferometry, radio polarimetry, radio astronomy pipelines, and survey science
• A record of lead-author publications on Galactic or extragalactic radio astronomy in high-impact scientific journals
• Demonstrated excellence in scientific writing and scientific communication
• Demonstrated ability to work with students
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a team

Preferred Experience

• At least one year of relevant postdoctoral experience
• Some understanding of radio astronomical instrumentation and polarization calibration.

Travel: Extended

Notes: Applicants should apply online at the link below and include a covering letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and the e-mail addresses of three referees by December 1, 2017. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Bryan Gaensler at bgaensler@dunlap.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Employee Group: Research Associate, Limited Term
Appointment Type: Grant – Term
Schedule: Full-time
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: R01 — Research Associates (Limited Term): $42,264 – $79,245
Job Field: Research Associate (Limited Term)
Job Closing: Dec 1, 2017

To apply: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701829

Two Postdocs in Extragalactic Astrophysics and Data Science at U. Manitoba

Deadline: Dec 31, 2017
Contact: Prof. Christopher O’Dea, University of Manitoba, odeac@umanitoba.ca

The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba has two (2) open post-doctoral positions in extragalactic multi-wavelength astrophysics with emphasis on active galactic nuclei and clusters of galaxies, and requiring skills and experience in either data science and/or data visualization. The candidates will be part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Manitoba analyzing the data from the Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS) and collaborating with experts at the Universities of Toronto and Alberta, covering the domains of astrophysics, data science and scientific visualization. The positions will be 50% astrophysics research and 50% computer science.

The astrophysics research will consist of reduction and analysis of multi-wavelength (e.g., Chandra X-ray, Gemini and HST optical/infrared, ALMA and VLA radio) observations of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and Clusters of Galaxies with emphasis on the interaction of the AGN with its environment. This will be in collaboration with Profs. Stefi Baum and Chris O’Dea and will involve working with several undergraduate and graduate students. Successful candidates will be expected to publish research results in the refereed journal literature.
The computer science component of the position is a joint project between research groups in Computer Science (Profs. Pourang Irani and Neil Bruce) and Astronomy (Profs. Chris O’Dea, Stefi Baum, Samar Safi-Harb, Jayanne English, and Dr. Gilles Ferrand). The science data products that will emerge from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will not be in a final state optimized for data analysis, and the data volumes will be so large that direct delivery to users will not be feasible. The SKA project therefore envisages an international collaborative alliance of inter-operating centres. A Canadian SKA Regional Centre would need to provide services
such as archiving, processing, user support and pipeline development. We are part of a large collaboration of Canadian Universities supported by a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grant to develop a pilot virtual regional centre for radio astronomy, using data from VLASS, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), and the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).
Candidates must have a PhD degree or equivalent in astrophysics with skills in computational and/or data sciences and software development; or, demonstrate the ability to acquire skills in these areas. Programming competence and fluency in written and spoken English are required. Experience in radio astronomy and/or multi-wavelength data analysis is highly desired.

Analysis tasks may include creation of a catalog of VLASS continuum data products, development of algorithms for multi-band data matching and source classification, and development of perception-based visualization schemes for large, multi-waveband data and products of data mining tools. The candidates will merge expertise from the fields of astrophysics with that of visual analytics, to combine human interaction via visual representations with machine learning, including dimensionality reduction and clustering. The candidate may also explore promising emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality.
We offer:
* Full-time employment at University of Manitoba with a negotiable starting date but ideally April 1, 2018 or soon after for a period of 3 years.
* A competitive salary $40,000 to $60,000 CAD per year (with benefits) depending on qualifications and seniority.
* A budget allowing the postdoctoral fellow to hire and supervise co-op students, and travel to related scientific conferences.
* We invite applications from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other visible minorities, and those committed to a diverse environment. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act”. Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
*Applications will be accepted until Dec 31, 2017

Multiple postdoctoral fellow positions at McGill University

Name: Kelly Lepo
Email address: kelly.lepo@mcgill.ca
Affiliation: McGill Space Institute

We invite applications for multiple Postdoctoral Fellowships in space-related fields to be held in the McGill Space Institute at McGill University (http://msi.mcgill.ca/).

McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9850

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9851

CITA National Fellowship at McGill University
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9852

The McGill Space Institute is an interdisciplinary center that brings together researchers engaged in space-related research at McGill. Currently there are 18 active faculty members affiliated with the center, from the Physics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Natural Resource Sciences departments from McGill (http://msi.mcgill.ca/index.php?page=faculty-staff).

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical, observational, or experimental work in astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, atmospheric science or astrobiology. Postdoctoral fellows will work under the supervision of one or more faculty members at the MSI. Fellows are expected to spend at least 50 percent of their time on research that complements that of their supervisor.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and a statement of research plans (not to exceed 2 pages) which demonstrates how the proposed research program complements current MSI activities, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent through AcademicJobsOnline (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9850)

Applicants should indicate that they are applying for the McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship and state potential MSI faculty supervisors in their cover letter.

This position offers a competitive salary and will be for two years, with a possible renewal for a third year, dependent on supervisor approval and the availability of funds. Preference is given to applicants within 3 years of the PhD. All application materials including letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline of November 30, 2017.

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Applicants in the fields of astrophysics should also consider applying for the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship (see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9851, Deadline November 30) and/or the CITA Fellowships at McGill University (see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9852, Deadline October 31). A single copy of the application materials may be submitted and the intended fellowships indicated in the cover letter.

The McGill Astrophysics group currently includes 14 active faculty members. The group’s research spans theory, observations, and instrumentation, in the fields of cosmology, large scale structure, gravitational lensing, galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic nuclei, gamma ray astronomy, the physics of compact objects, radio transients, nuclear astrophysics, and exoplanets.

We also have strong ties to the early universe cosmology/high energy theory group (http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/research/thep.html) and the McGill Space Institute (MSI, http://msi.mcgill.ca) that brings together several different areas of space related research across the University.

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical, observational, or experimental astrophysics or cosmology. Postdoctoral fellows will work under the supervision of one or more faculty members at McGill.
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McGill University is committed to diversity and equity within its community. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

Mechanical Technologist at NRC Herzberg

• English
• This is a 2 year term position.
• Assignments and secondments may be considered according to NRC’s policies.
• An eligibility list may be established for similar positions for a one year period
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Your Challenge:
Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s premier research and technology organization.
We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Mechanical Technologist to support our HAA Research Centre. The Mechanical Technologist would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.
A Mechanical Technologist is required to assist in the design, prototyping, fabrication, assembly, test and integration of world-class astronomical instrumentation for the international Gemini 8 metre telescopes, Canada France Hawaii Telescope, and future large telescope projects, including the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Screening Criteria:
Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates.

Education:
Diploma from a 2400 Hour Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma Program or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Experience:
Significant and recent experience designing in 3D CAD parametric solid-modelling environments, preferably with the Autodesk Inventor Series software.
Significant experience in the drafting of complex precision mechanical components/mechanisms preferably for scientific instrumentation.
Experience using Autodesk Vault for management of hierarchical CAD files is an asset.
Experience in fabrication, assembly, and commissioning of precision equipment, in particular scientific instrumentation.
Experience in the preparation of technical documentation.

For alternate qualifications please refer to equivalency heading below.

Language Requirements:
• English

Assessment Criteria:
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies:
Working knowledge of the fundamental design principles and analytical tools needed for mechanical design.
Working knowledge of 3D parametric computer aided design software (preferably recent versions of Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks) for creating complex assemblies and parts.
Working knowledge of mechanical drafting procedures and practices.
Knowledge of machine shop equipment, fabrication procedures and techniques, and commercially available components for precision instrumentation.
Working knowledge of the fabrication and assembly of thermally controlled enclosures, ideally with composite panel construction, is an asset.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to execute substantial project tasks while handling several roles and task assignments.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate and analyze designs and equipment to confirm that it will meet specifications.
Demonstrated ability to efficiently produce clear, well-structured and well-written technical documentation.

Behavioural Competencies:
Client Focus – Level 2
Communication – Level 2
Results Orientation – Level 2
Teamwork – Level 2

For this position, NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Technology Support

Salary Range:
• From $51,114 to $70,000 per annum.

Condition of Employment:
• Reliability Status

Relocation:
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with NRC’s directives.

Notes:
• NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
• Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
• The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
• We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Closing Date:
31/10/2017 23:59 Eastern Standard Time

TO APPLY:
APPLICATIONS MUST QUOTE HIRING NUMBER: 104-17-0514

All applications must be submitted on-line: http://careers-carrieres.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/EnglishAll/CC731C3B1AC75AD2852581990060E250. Please do not fax or email your applications. Applications must be received no later than the closing date.

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Accommodation is available to all candidates retained for further assessment.

CONTACT PERSON:
Telephone: (613) 949-7685
Email: HRQuestionsRH_CG1@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Three postdoctoral fellowship in astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets at iREx/Université de Montréal

http://www.exoplanetes.umontreal.ca/trottier-postdoctoral-fellowship-of-irex-2017-in-astrophysics-applied-to-the-study-of-exoplanets/?lang=en

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), affiliated with the Department of Physics of the Université de Montréal (UdeM), invites applications for three (3) postdoctoral fellowships in astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets.

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) consists of a growing team of 40+ people (professors, postdocs, research assistants and students), mostly from UdeM and McGill all working on various research programs focused on the study of exoplanets and related fields of stellar astrophysics. Members of iREx have a leadership role in many large international facilities related to the detection and characterization of exoplanets, notably the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), precision radial velocity instruments SPIRou and NIRPS, and the Gemini Planet Imager. iREx researchers have access to significant guaranteed time observations (GTO) with these facilities. More information on iREx research programs can be found on the institute website: http://www.exoplanetes.umontreal.ca/research/?lang=en.

– One (1) of the available positions is for the Trottier Postdoctoral Fellowship, which enables forefront independent research related to exoplanets. All areas of exoplanet research will be considered, but priority will be given to candidates with research programs and expertise well aligned with the science programs of SPIRou and NIRPS.

– The other two (2) positions, funded by the Canadian Space Agency, are to work with JWST NIRISS team on the data reduction, analysis and publication of their 200-hr GTO NIRISS program dedicated to transit and eclipse spectroscopy observations of a wide variety of exoplanets, from hot Jupiters to small rocky temperate planets orbiting nearby low-mass stars.

A PhD in physics, astronomy or related discipline is required at the start of the fellowship, which is expected to be between May and September 2018. The positions are for two years, renewable for a third one subject to performance and availability of funds. Preference will be given to applicants who received their PhD within the last 3 years.

Applicants should fill the on-line form that can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1E5UXchDzpmIOgxPNzDB8hZSQfznkTVzYLQuQKug-zxY/edit, and upload therein their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests of maximum 2 pages, in one PDF file. They should also arrange to have three referees send a letter of reference to irex@astro.umontreal.ca. All application materials must be received by November 1st, 2017.

Université de Montréal promotes diversity in its workforce through its Equal access to employment program. It encourages members of visible and ethnic minorities as well as women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply.

Social Benefits:

Postdoctoral researchers at iREx/UdeM enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, see the UdeM Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales webpage for more information : http://www.fesp.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/Documents/PDF/GuideStagiairePostdoctoral_Eng.pdf

CITA Fellowships

CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICS (CITA)

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) is inviting applications for postdoctoral research positions. For more information and application instructions, please see below or visit our website at www.cita.utoronto.ca and click “Opportunities”.

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Postdoctoral research fellowships beginning September 1, 2018 are being offered at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics.  A PhD 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, star and planet formation, pulsars and compact objects, solar physics, high energy astrophysics, numerical relativity and gravitational waves.

We only accept electronic submissions.  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, 2017.

Please apply online: https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

 

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITIONS

Research Associate positions are for three to five years duration.  The start date will be September 1, 2018. Applicants should have an excellent research record in astrophysics and postdoctoral experience.  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.  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, 2017.

Please apply online: https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

 

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, 2017 for fellowships to start in September 2018.  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:

Natasha Ivanova, University of Alberta (nata.ivanova@ualberta.ca / www.ualberta.ca/physics)

Lorne Nelson, Bishop’s University (lnelson@ubishops.ca)

University of British Columbia, Select Faculty (Contact: Gary Hinshaw, hinshaw@phas.ubc.ca / www.phas.ubc.ca/astronomy-astrophysics)

Alan Coley, Dalhousie University (aac@mathstat.dal.ca)

Andrew Cumming/Nick Cowan, McGill University (Contact: Kelly Lepo / kelly.lepo@mgcill.ca / msi.mcgill.ca)

Hugh Couchman/James Wadsley, McMaster University (wasdsley@mcmaster.ca / www.physics.mcmaster.ca)

Paul Charbonneau, Université de Montréal (paulchar@astro.umontreal.ca / www.phys.umontreal.ca)

Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, Université de Montréal (juliehl@ASTRO.UMontreal.CA / www.astro.umontreal.ca/x-tra)

Falk Herwig, University of Victoria (fherwig@uvic.ca / www.uvic.ca/arc)

Niayesh Afshordi, University of Waterloo (nafshordi@uwaterloo.ca / uwaterloo.ca/astrophysics-and-gravitation)

Rodrigo Fernandez, University of Alberta (rafernan@ualberta.ca / www.ualberta.ca/~rafernan)

Please submit nominations online: http://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/natfel

 

PROFESSOR IN ASTROPHYSICS DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS, UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL

The Department of Physics is seeking applications for a full-time
tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in astrophysics.

Responsibilities
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The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of
the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research
and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the
University.

Requirements
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– Ph.D. in physics, with a specialization in astrophysics.
– A record of outstanding research achievements in the field.
– Strong commitment to teaching at all levels.
– The appointed candidate will be expected to pursue a vigorous
research program in Astrophysics and contribute to the activities
of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group of the Department.
Candidates from all fields of astronomy and astrophysics are
encouraged to apply. However, priority will be given to candidates
with research interests aligned with those present in the
Department: stellar and exoplanet astrophysics, solar physics,
extragalactic astronomy, high energy astrophysics, and astronomical
instrumentation: www.astro.umontreal.ca/groupe.
– Proficiency in the French language within a reasonable period*

Salary
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The Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of
benefits.

Starting Date
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On or after June 1, 2018

Application
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The application must include the following documents:

– a cover letter
– a curriculum vitæ
– copies of recent publications
– the candidate’s proposed research program

Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the
department chair by the referees.

Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the Department
Chair by December 5, 2017, at the following address:

M. Richard Leonelli, directeur
a/s de Mme Peggy Lareau
Département de physique
Faculté des arts et des sciences
Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) Canada H3C 3J7

or by e-mail at: peggy.lareau@umontreal.ca.

For more information about the Department, please consult its Web site at:
www.phys.umontreal.ca.

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* Language Policy:

Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international
reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching
faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best
specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy,
Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to
attain proficiency in French
[http://secretariatgeneral.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/user_upload/secretariat/doc_officiels/reglements/administration/adm10-34_politique-linguistique.pdf].

Confidentiality:

The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular
professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the
applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the
application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction
on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an
interview.

Equal Access Employment Program:

Université de Montréal promotes diversity in its workforce through its
Equal access to employment program. It encourages members of visible and
ethnic minorities as well as women, Aboriginal people, persons with
disabilities and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities
to apply.

Immigration Requirements:

We invite all qualified candidates to apply at UdeM. However, in
accordance with immigration requirements in Canada, please note that
priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Assistant Lecturer in the Physical Sciences at York University

The Division of Natural Science invites applications for a tenure-track, alternate stream (teaching-focused) Assistant Lecturer appointment to commence July 1, 2018.

The Division of Natural Science is a unit within the Department of Science & Technology Studies in the Faculty of Science that specializes in developing and delivering high quality undergraduate general education science courses to non-science university students. We are seeking candidates with a PhD in a Physical Science to teach Natural Science courses, with a strong preference for those also able to teach courses in the Department of Chemistry. The applicant must be interested in a teaching-focused position, and should have experience teaching science to university-level non-science students.

The candidate should demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching; a dedication to using sound pedagogical techniques (including evidence-based strategies); and a strong interest in pedagogical development. Experience with different delivery formats (e.g., lecture, blended, online), teaching classes of varying sizes, and effective utilization of undergraduate laboratories are assets. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

For further information regarding the Division of Natural Science please see natsci.info.yorku.ca; for the Department of Chemistry, see chemistry.info.yorku.ca/. Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to Julie Clark, Director of the Division of Natural Science, at jclarkj@yorku.ca

All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Deadline of receipt of complete applications is December 4, 2017. Applicants must arrange for three signed letters of reference to be sent directly to the address below. Complete applications will also include: a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a summary of publications (if applicable), and a summary of relevant activities sent to Chair, Natural Science Search Committee, Division of Natural Science, 218 Bethune College, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3, Email: stsadmin@yorku.ca. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/

Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Application Submission: http://coolstar.dunlap.utoronto.ca/jobs/job/dunlap-postdoctoral-fellowships-in-astronomy-and-astrophysics/

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 1, 2017

Email Address for Inquiries: director@dunlap.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto invites applications for Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships within the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. This growing unit pursues groundbreaking research in experimental astrophysics, in close collaboration with Toronto colleagues in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA), the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Centre for Planetary Sciences (CPS).

Dunlap Fellows are expected to conduct a program of original research either independently or in collaboration with others at the University, and will be offered professional development and mentoring across a range of areas relevant to a scientific career. Candidates will be selected on the basis of potential for innovative research in instrumentation, software, or observations, and on their ability to further the goals and activities of the Dunlap Institute. Fellows have access to laboratories, computing clusters and fabrication facilities, and can propose for additional internal support for their experimental or computational plans. Dunlap Fellows are also strongly encouraged to participate in the Institute’s outreach and training initiatives. The range of activities and opportunities in research, outreach and training can be seen in the annual reports on the Dunlap Institute’s web site.

The Dunlap Institute, DAA, CITA and CPS together host over 130 staff and students in astronomy, who conduct a diverse research program across instrumentation, observation, computation and theory. The Dunlap Institute is located on a beautiful 19th century campus in the heart of one of the world’s great cities. Rated as having one of the highest standards of living in the world, Toronto offers a huge range of indoor and outdoor pursuits, outstanding food and music, and a vibrant and diverse cultural community.

The Dunlap Institute is committed to an inclusive and flexible workplace. We encourage applications from qualified applicants of all sexual orientations and gender expressions, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and potential two-body hires. Subject to immigration regulations, successful candidates will be given the option to take up their Fellowships as part-time appointments (such a request need not be made as part of a candidate’s initial application and will not be disclosed to the selection committee).

Appointments are initially for three years, with a subsequent possibility of extension for one further year subject to outstanding performance in public outreach and education activities. Dunlap Fellowships include an annual salary of CAD $69000 plus generous benefits, a research allowance of CAD $18000 per year, relocation assistance, and the opportunity to request additional research funds from the Dunlap Institute.

The approximate expected starting date is September 1, 2018. Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment. Only applicants with a PhD awarded on or after January 1, 2013, will be considered, except in the case of career interruption or other extenuating circumstances.

All application materials must be submitted online by November 1, 2017. Applicants should submit a 300-word anomymised summary of their proposed research program via the online form; plus (in a single file in PDF format) a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a 3-page detailed description of their proposed research program. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Dunlap Institute via email to fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca by November 1, 2017.

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work. Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

To apply online, please go to http://coolstar.dunlap.utoronto.ca/jobs/job/dunlap-postdoctoral-fellowships-in-astronomy-and-astrophysics/

PhD Position in Observational Extragalactic Astrophysics

Post Date: April 19th 2017

Deadline to Apply: May 31st 2017

Job Category: Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions

Institution Name:
Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics
University of Innsbruck
Austria

Submission Address for Resumes/CVs:
Attention To: Career Opportunities University Innsbruck

Email Address for Inquiries: francine.marleau@uibk.ac.at

Related URLs:
https://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/karriereportal.details?asg_id_in=9319

Job Announcement:

A PhD Position is available at the Institute of Astro- and Particle
Physics of the University of Innsbruck.

The PhD project is in the field of observational extragalactic
astrophysics. Experience with data reduction and analysis is highly
desirable.

The PhD position is fully funded for 3 years. The gross salary will be
about 2022.- €/month (14x yearly). Applications should be received by
May 31st 2017 and should be submitted via the Career Opportunities
website of the University of Innsbruck.

Applicants should hold a MSc in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics or
related fields. They should send:

– a detailed CV
– a motivation letter
– all master certificates and undergraduate level certificates
including a diploma supplement with a list of courses and grades
– a list of previous scientific experiences and skills
– a synopsis of the diploma/master thesis

Additionally, the candidates are required to provide email addresses
of two experienced scientists willing to provide a letter of
reference.

Included Benefits:

The successful candidate will become employee of the University with
full social security coverage under Austrian national law, and
applicable to additional employee benefits
(http://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/). The University
of Innsbruck is an equal opportunity employer. Applications by women
are explicitly encouraged.