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

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:

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

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

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:
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 (

McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill

CITA National Fellowship at McGill University

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 (

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 (

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.


Applicants in the fields of astrophysics should also consider applying for the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship (see, Deadline November 30) and/or the CITA Fellowships at McGill University (see, 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 ( and the McGill Space Institute (MSI, 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.

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.

Technologue en mécanique à CNRC-Herzberg

• Il s’agit d’un poste d’une durée déterminée de 2 ans.
• Les affectations et les détachements peuvent être considérés selon les politiques du CNRC.
• Une liste d’admissibilité pourrait être établie pour une période d’un an pour des postes semblables.

Votre défi:
Contribuez à la réalisation de travaux de recherche stratégiques et poursuivez une carrière prometteuse au Conseil national de recherches du Canada (CNRC), la principale organisation de recherche et de technologie au Canada.
Nous souhaitons embaucher une personne dynamique et motivée qui partage nos valeurs fondamentales relatives à l’impact, à la responsabilité, au leadership, à l’intégrité et à la collaboration pour occuper le poste de technologue mécanique au Centre de recherche Herzberg, Astronomie et astrophysique.
La personne choisie participera à la conception, au prototypage, à la fabrication, à l’assemblage, à la mise à l’essai et à l’intégration d’instruments d’astronomie de calibre mondial aux télescopes Gemini de huit mètres, au Télescope Canada-France-Hawaii et aux autres projets de grands télescopes, notamment le Télescope de trente mètres.

Critères de sélection:
Afin que leur candidature soit prise en considération, les candidat(e)s doivent démontrer, par l’entremise de leur demande, qu’ils/elles répondent à tous les critères de sélection suivants.

Diplôme d’un programme de technologie du génie mécanique de 2400 heures ou une combinaison équivalente d’études et d’expérience pertinente.

Expérience appréciable et récente de la conception 3D assistée par ordinateur (CAO) de modélisation solide et paramétrique, préférablement la suite de logiciels Audodesk Inventor.
Expérience appréciable de la conception de composants mécaniques/mécanismes complexes de précision, de préférence pour des instruments scientifiques.
Expérience pratique du logiciel Autodesk Vault pour la gestion de fichiers CAO hiérarchiques, un atout.
Expérience de la fabrication, du montage et de la mise en service d’équipement de précision, particulièrement d’instruments scientifiques.
Expérience de la préparation de documents techniques.

Pour les qualifications alternatives, veuillez vous référer au titre d’équivalence ci-dessous.

Pour les qualifications alternatives, veuillez vous référer au titre d’équivalence ci-dessous

Exigences linguistiques:
• Anglais

Critères d’évaluation:
Les candidat(e)s seront évalué(e)s selon les critères suivants :

Compétences techniques:
Connaissance pratique des principes fondamentaux en matière de conception et des outils d’analyse utilisés dans la conception mécanique.
Connaissance pratique de logiciels de modélisation paramétrique de CAO 3D (préférablement, les plus récentes versions d’Autodesk Inventor ou de SolidWorks) pour créer des pièces et des montages complexes.
Connaissance pratique des méthodes et de l’usage de la conception mécanique.
Connaissance de l’équipement d’atelier de construction mécanique, des méthodes et des techniques de fabrication, et des composants offerts sur le marché aux fins d’instrumentation de précision.
Connaissance pratique de la fabrication et du montage d’enceintes à régulation thermique, idéalement composées de panneaux de composite, un atout.
Capacité manifeste de travailler de façon indépendante et de s’acquitter d’importantes tâches liées au projet sans délaisser les autres tâches qui lui ont été assignées.
Capacité manifeste d’évaluer et d’analyser des conceptions ou de l’équipement afin de démontrer qu’ils répondent aux spécifications.
Capacité manifeste de rédiger, de manière efficace, des documents techniques bien structurés, cohérents et clairs.

Compétences comportementales:
Priorité au client – niveau 2
Communication – niveau 2
Orientation vers les résultats – niveau 2
Travail en équipe – niveau 2
En ce qui concerne ce poste, le CNRC évaluera les candidat(e)s selon le(s) profil(s) des compétences suivant(s) :
Soutien en technologie

Échelle de traitement:
• De 51,114$ à 70,000$ par année.

Condition d’emploi:
• Cote de fiabilité

L’aide à la réinstallation sera déterminée conformément à la directive sur la réinstallation du CNRC.

• Les employés du CNRC bénéficient d’une vaste gamme d’avantages qui incluent des régimes complets d’assurance médicale et dentaire, de pension et d’assurance ainsi que des congés annuels et autres.
• La préférence sera accordée aux citoyen(ne)s canadien(ne)s et résident(e)s permanent(e)s du Canada. Veuillez inclure des renseignements à cet égard dans votre demande.
• Le ou la titulaire doit en tout temps respecter les mesures de sécurité au travail.
• Nous remercions toutes les personnes qui postuleront, mais nous ne communiquerons qu’avec celles retenues pour une évaluation subséquente.

Date limite de réception des demandes:
31/10/2017 23:59 heure normale de l’Est



Toutes les demandes d’emploi doivent être soumises en ligne: Ne soumettez aucune demande via télécopieur ou courriel. Les demandes seront acceptées jusqu’à la date de fermeture du concours.

Le CNRC est un employeur qui valorise la diversité de la main-d’oeuvre. A ce titre, nous encourageons les candidat(e)s à s’auto-identifier comme membre d’un des groupes cibles suivants: femmes, minorités visibles, autochtones et personnes handicapées.

Des mesures d’aménagement sont disponibles pour tout(e) candidat(e) dont le nom est retenu pour évaluation subséquente.

Téléphone : (613) 949-7685
Courriel :

L’Institut de Recherche sur les Exoplanètes (iREx), affilié au Département de physique de l’Université de Montréal, sollicite des candidatures pour trois (3) postes de chercheur(e) postdoctoraux en astrophysique appliquée à l’étude des exoplanètes.

L’équipe de l’iREx est composée d’une quarantaine de chercheurs (professeurs, attachés de recherche et étudiants), principalement de l’Université de Montréal et de l’Université McGill, travaillant tous sur divers programmes de recherche liés à l’étude des exoplanètes et à des domaines connexes de l’astrophysique stellaire. Les chercheurs de l’iREx ont un rôle de leadership dans divers projets d’envergure internationale liés à la détection et à la caractérisation d’exoplanètes, notamment avec le futur télescope spatial James Webb (JWST), les instruments de vitesse radiale de haute précision SPIRou et NIRPS et Gemini Planet Imager (GPI).  En outre, les chercheurs de l’iREx ont accès à du temps garanti d’observation avec JWST, SPIRou et NIRPS. Pour plus d’information sur les programmes de recherche de l’iREx, voir le site web de l’institut :

– Un (1) poste est disponible pour la Bourse postdoctorale Trottier. Son(sa) récipiendaire pourra mener les projets de recherche de son choix dans les domaines liés à l’étude des exoplanètes. Les candidat(e)s de toutes les spécialités seront considéré(e)s, mais la priorité sera accordée à ceux(celles) dont les programmes de recherche et l’expertise sont alignés avec les programmes scientifiques de SPIRou et NIRPS.
– Les deux (2) autres postes sont financés par l’Agence Spatiale Canadienne. Les récipiendaires se joindront à l’équipe de l’instrument NIRISS du télescope spatial James Webb afin de contribuer à la réduction de données, à l’analyse et à la publication du programme de 200 heures de temps garanti dédié à la spectroscopie de transit. Une grande variété d’exoplanètes en orbite autour d’étoiles proches de faible masse seront étudiées, des Jupiters chauds aux petites exoplanètes rocheuses.

Un doctorat en physique, astronomie ou discipline reliée est requis à la date d’entrée en fonction, qui est prévue entre mai 2018 et septembre 2018. Les trois postes sont pour une durée de deux ans, renouvelable pour une troisième année selon les performances et la disponibilité des fonds. Une préférence sera donnée aux candidat(e)s qui ont terminé leur PhD dans les 3 dernières années.

Les candidat(e)s intéressé(e)s doivent remplir le formulaire en ligne ( et y téléverser leur document de candidature incluant une lettre de présentation, un curriculum vitae, une liste de publications et un énoncé d’intérêt de recherche de maximum 2 pages dans un seul fichier pdf. Ils doivent aussi demander à trois personnes de faire parvenir une lettre de recommandation à l’adresse suivante : Tous les documents doivent être reçus avant le 1er novembre 2017.

L’Université de Montréal prône l’inclusion, la diversité et l’équité en emploi. Nous invitons les femmes, les membres des minorités visibles et ethniques, les Autochtones, les personnes handicapées, de même que les personnes de toutes orientations et identités sexuelles à présenter leur candidature.

Avantages sociaux :

Les chercheur(e)s postdoctoraux de l’iREx à l’UdeM jouissent de nombreux avantages sociaux, tels que décrits sur le site de la Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales de l’Université de Montréal :

CITA Fellowships


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 and click “Opportunities”.



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:

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 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:

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.



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 ( /

Lorne Nelson, Bishop’s University (

University of British Columbia, Select Faculty (Contact: Gary Hinshaw, /

Alan Coley, Dalhousie University (

Andrew Cumming/Nick Cowan, McGill University (Contact: Kelly Lepo / /

Hugh Couchman/James Wadsley, McMaster University ( /

Paul Charbonneau, Université de Montréal ( /

Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, Université de Montréal (juliehl@ASTRO.UMontreal.CA /

Falk Herwig, University of Victoria ( /

Niayesh Afshordi, University of Waterloo ( /

Rodrigo Fernandez, University of Alberta ( /

Please submit nominations online:



Le Département de physique sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de
professeure ou de professeur à temps plein au rang d’adjoint en


La personne retenue sera appelée à enseigner aux trois cycles, à encadrer
des étudiants aux études supérieures, à poursuivre des activités de
recherche, de publication et de rayonnement ainsi qu’à contribuer aux
activités de l’institution.


– Doctorat en physique, avec spécialisation en astrophysique.
– Publications témoignant d’une contribution remarquable à la
– Aptitude marquée pour l’enseignement universitaire à tous les
– La personne retenue devra poursuivre un vigoureux programme de
recherche en astrophysique et contribuer aux activités du Groupe
d’astronomie et d’astrophysique du Département. Des intérêts de
recherche dans tous les domaines de l’astronomie et de
l’astrophysique seront pris en considération, mais la préférence
sera donnée aux intérêts de recherche cadrant le mieux avec ceux
présents au Département, à savoir l’astrophysique stellaire et
exoplanétaire, la physique solaire, l’astronomie extragalactique,
l’astrophysique des hautes énergies et l’instrumentation
astronomique :
– Maîtrise de la langue française à l’intérieur d’une période de
temps raisonnable*.


L’Université de Montréal offre un salaire concurrentiel jumelé à une gamme
complète d’avantages sociaux.

Entrée en fonction

Le ou après le 1er juin 2018.

Soumission de candidature

Le dossier de candidature doit être constitué des documents suivants:

– une lettre de motivation
– un curriculum vitæ
– un exemplaire des publications ou des travaux de recherche récents
– une proposition de programme de recherche

Le dossier doit également comporter trois lettres de recommandation.
Celles-ci doivent être transmises directement par leur auteur au directeur
du Département.

Le dossier de candidature et les lettres de recommandation doivent
parvenir au directeur du Département de physique au plus tard le 5
décembre 2017 à l’adresse suivante :

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

ou par voie électronique à l’adresse courriel

Les personnes intéressées trouveront plusieurs informations sur le
Département en consultant son site Web à l’adresse


* Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal :

L’Université de Montréal est une université québécoise de langue
française, à rayonnement international. Dans le cadre du renouvellement de
son corps professoral, elle intensifie le recrutement des meilleurs
spécialistes dans le monde et s’assure par ailleurs que, conformément à la
Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal
les professeurs qu’elle recrute qui ne maîtrisent pas le français à leur
entrée en fonction bénéficient d’un programme de soutien à l’apprentissage
de la langue française.

Privilège de confidentialité des candidatures :

Les procédures de nomination en vigueur à l’Université de Montréal
prévoient que tous les dossiers de candidature peuvent être consultés par
les membres de l’Assemblée des professeurs/facultaire. Toute personne
désirant que sa candidature demeure confidentielle jusqu’à l’établissement
de la liste restreinte de recrutement (candidats retenus pour entrevue)
est priée de le mentionner dans sa lettre de motivation.

Programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi :

Par l’entremise de son programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi,
l’Université de Montréal invite les femmes, les Autochtones, les minorités
visibles, les minorités ethniques et les personnes handicapées à soumettre
leur candidature. Lors du recrutement, nos outils de sélection peuvent
être adaptés selon les besoins des personnes handicapées qui en font la
demande. Soyez assurés de la confidentialité de cette information.
L’Université prône l’inclusion et la diversité de son personnel et
encourage également les personnes de toutes orientations et identités
sexuelles à poser leur candidature.

Exigences en matière d’immigration :

Nous invitons tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler à l’UdeM.
Conformément aux exigences de l’immigration au Canada, veuillez noter que
la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux
résidents permanents.

Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Science 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; for the Department of Chemistry, see Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to Julie Clark, Director of the Division of Natural Science, at

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 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: Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at:

Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Application Submission:

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 1, 2017

Email Address for Inquiries:

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 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.

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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

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Attention To: Career Opportunities University Innsbruck

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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

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

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
( The University
of Innsbruck is an equal opportunity employer. Applications by women
are explicitly encouraged.