Postdoc in substellar/exoplanetary and/or time-domain astronomy

Prof. Stanimir Metchev at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) Centre
for Planetary and Space Exploration (CPSX) invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Fellow in the fields of substellar objects, exoplanetary
systems, and/or time-domain astronomy.  The successful applicant will
lead aspects of an on-going Exploration Science program with the Spitzer
Space Telescope on the variability and atmospheric properties of brown
dwarfs. Depending on interest, opportunities also exist for the design
and automation of a robotic telescope array for time-domain astronomy.
The candidate will be expected to actively pursue additional
ground-based observations in support of one or both of the above
programs.

Metchev leads the Weather on Other Worlds international collaboration,
and is a member of the GPI Exoplanet Survey and the CFHT/SPIRou Planet
Search Legacy Survey teams.  Other research at UWO CPSX spans the fields
of planetary science, astrophysics, and astrobiology.  Collaborative
opportunities exist with members of these teams and disciplines. UWO has
access to all Canadian national telescopes, including Gemini, the CHFT,
ALMA, and a slew of 1-2 metre-class telescopes.  Metchev’s team also
regularly uses other facilities, including Hubble, Magellan, NOAO
telescopes, NASA/IRTF, and McDonald Observatory.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Astronomy or a related field.
Background in precision photometry, spectroscopy, or time series
analysis would be advantageous.  The start date is flexible, but
preferably no later than April 1, 2016.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of
research experience and interests, and the names and contacts of three
references directly to Prof. Metchev.  The position is open until
filled. For full consideration, complete applications should be received
by February 1, 2016.

2 positions de Conservateurs au Musée canadien de l’histoire

 AMENDEMENT – DATE LIMITE REPOUSSÉE

Conservateur, Ethnologie et Conservateur, Art autochtone
E7 (63 085 $ – 78 856 $)
Postes permanent temps plein
Poste numéro 9644 et 7131

Le Musée canadien de l’histoire (MCH) est présentement à la recherche d’un expert dans le domaine de l’ethnologie et d’un expert dans le domaine de l’art autochtone y compris l’histoire de l’art autochtone et l’expression artistique avec un intérêt pour l’art autochtone contemporain et/ou l’art Inuit.

Le candidat idéal est un chercheur exceptionnel ayant fait ses preuves auprès d’institutions culturelles, dans les domaines de la recherche, des publications et de l’engagement communautaire. Il sait mener à bien divers projets de concert avec de multiples partenaires universitaires, institutionnels, gouvernementaux et communautaires; il fait preuve d’enthousiasme et de créativité lorsqu’il travaille en équipe, possède d’excellentes qualités interpersonnelles et comprend le fonctionnement du secteur public. Le candidat favorisera la recherche, un élément fondamental du travail mené par le Musée au nom des Canadiens tout en améliorant la réputation de l’institution à titre de contributeur de confiance et responsable à la société civile.

De plus, vous détenez une maîtrise ou un doctorat (de préférence) dans une discipline pertinente ou une combinaison équivalente d’expérience et d’études.

Vous possédez une connaissance :
• De la recherche pertinente, des méthodes de recherche, des activités professionnelles, de la littérature et des pratiques exemplaires dans la discipline et les disciplines connexes, au niveau national et international;
• De la recherche appliquée et de la communication avec le grand public;
• Des réseaux professionnels, des possibilités de recherche, des technologies ou médias émergents ou pertinents;
• De la culture matérielle, des rôles et responsabilités d’un conservateur, de la planification des collections;
• Des programmes, des activités et de l’environnement opérationnel du Musée canadien de l’histoire.

Vous possédez de l’expérience en :
• Recherches complexes et détaillées dans le ou les domaines pertinents;
• Communications savantes et diffusion de la recherche, incluant des publications imprimées et non imprimées;
• Évaluation, documentation ou utilisation professionnelle de la culture matérielle à des fins de recherche et de communication;
• Environnement de travail multidisciplinaire ou basé sur le travail d’équipe;
• Communications avec le grand public et développement de projet.

Puisque vous devrez travailler dans un environnement hautement informatisé, une expérience démontrée des logiciels de traitement de texte (Word), de chiffrier électronique (Excel), de présentation (Power Point) et de courrier électronique (Outlook) est requise.

Les compétences clés suivantes sont jugées essentielles au succès de cette possibilité remplie de défis : Expertise; Préoccupation de l’ordre et de la qualité; Autorité et influence; Travail d’équipe et coopération; Sensibilité organisationnelle; Pensée analytique.

Ce poste requiert l’utilisation des deux langues officielles (Français/Anglais) CBC impératif et une vérification de fiabilité approfondie. Pour une définition plus détaillée du niveau linguistique requis, consulter notre site Web. Nous encourageons tous les candidats à soumettre leur mise en candidature, peu importe s’ils croient répondre aux exigences linguistique du poste. Dans le cadre de son processus d’embauche, le Musée envoie les candidats qualifiés en validation linguistique afin de déterminer leur compétence linguistique. Si le candidat retenu ne rencontre pas le profil linguistique du poste, il devra répondre aux exigences linguistiques du poste à l’intérieur d’un temps raisonnable déterminé par le Musée. Une formation linguistique pourrait être offerte.

Ce poste s’adresse aux employés du Musée, aux candidats externes et/ou aux candidats du répertoire.

Le Musée canadien de l’histoire souscrit au principe d’équité en matière d’emploi et nous nous efforçons d’avoir une main-d’œuvre qui reflète la population canadienne. Nous encourageons fortement les candidats à préciser volontairement leur groupe d’appartenance : peuples autochtones, groupes de minorités visibles, ou personnes handicapées.

Nous remercions tous les candidats de l’intérêt qu’ils nous témoignent; cependant, nous ne communiquerons qu’avec les candidats retenus.

Le Musée canadien de l’histoire peut inventorier l’information reçue des candidats pour des postes similaires.

Cette possibilité d’emploi vous intéresse? Faites parvenir votre demande avant le 4 décembre 2015 à 16 h en postulant sur le site webwww.museedelhistoire.ca/emplois sous « Opportunités d’emplois actuelles ».

***Le générique masculin est utilisé à la seule fin de ne pas alourdir le libellé.***

Postdoctoral Position in Radio Interferometry

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Toronto

Email Submission Address: admin@dunlap.utoronto.ca

Attention To: Alice Chow, Business Officer
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto
50 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 Canada

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

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: January 15, 2016
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The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto seeks to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work on scientific and technical problems related to the real-time imaging pipeline of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a wide-field radio survey telescope studying both the cosmological Large-Scale Structure of the Universe, and the more local time-variable radio sky.

The appointee is expected to contribute to the success of CHIME via the development of relevant software, data pipelines and catalog products, working under the supervision of Prof Keith Vanderlinde. Appropriately qualified applicants will also be encouraged to conduct independent research in areas relevant to the CHIME survey. People with skills and experience in aperture synthesis interferometry, distributed software pipelines or GPU-based processing systems are encouraged to apply. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Prof Vanderlinde (vanderlinde@dunlap.utoronto.ca<mailto:vanderlinde@dunlap.utoronto.ca>) for additional information prior to submitting their applications. Candidates are also encouraged to apply for Dunlap postdoctoral fellowships; in this case, applications for this position may consist of only a cover letter that explicitly grants access permission of the relevant Dunlap application and associated reference letters for the purposes of this job application

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.

Candidates must possess a recent PhD or equivalent qualification in physics or astronomy, should have demonstrated experience in pipeline software development, and should provide evidence of proficiency in oral and written communication. Prior expertise in radio interferometry is desirable but not essential. The initial appointment will be for two years, renewable for additional years subject to satisfactory performance.

The Dunlap Institute is committed to a flexible and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and potential two-body hires.  Subject to immigration regulations, the successful candidate will be given the option to take up the position as a part-time appointment (such a request need not be made as part of a candidate’s initial application).

The nominal starting date for the position is September 1, 2016, although earlier starting dates are possible. Applicants should provide a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria; a CV and list of publications; a summary of research interests and accomplishments (3 pages maximum); and should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to admin@dunlap.utoronto.ca<mailto:admin@dunlap.utoronto.ca>, all to be received no later than January 15, 2016. Only electronic applications (PDF attachments preferred) will be accepted.

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 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.

Research Associate in Radio Astronomy (104-15-0056)

New November 30th 2015 deadline.
Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s premiere research and technology organization.

We are looking for a dynamic Research Associate to support the Radio Astronomy team within the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics (HAA) portfolio. You are someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding recent doctoral graduate in astronomy or astrophysics who is highly motivated to exploit facilities administered by NRC for Canadian astronomers and contributes to projects underway at NRC Herzberg. We are particularly seeking a candidate with research interests in one or more of the following areas:
• The study of magnetic fields in the Milky Way Galaxy through radio-polarimetric observations or via Zeeman splitting
• Wide-field radio continuum surveys with an emphasis on polarization imaging
• Observations of nearby galaxies
• Transient and highly variable sources, including Pulsars
• Observational Cosmology.

The successful candidate will be expected to make use of radio facilities at DRAO, the Synthesis Telescope and the John A. Galt Telescope, as well as many others around the world, such as the Jansky VLA, ALMA, GBT, CHIME, ATCA, Arecibo, LOFAR, MWA, and the SKA precursors ASKAP and MeerKAT.

The successful candidate is expected to work independently and perform original research as well as work in collaboration with NRC Herzberg staff members associated with projects most relevant to his or her area of expertise. Additionally, the candidate is expected to actively engage with the Canadian astronomy community in support of community use of Canada’s astronomy facilities. The candidate will be expected to organize the DRAO seminar series.

The work is performed in a stimulating, collegial environment. The Research Associate will have access to the astronomical facilities operated by NRC, as well as to other facilities with open competition.

Candidates with strong instrumentation backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Please note that a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a research proposal no longer than 3 pages must be attached to your online application. If at all possible, the proposal should highlight areas that are relevant to one or more of the research areas listed above. In addition, please have at least two letters of reference sent by email in confidence to NRC.ExtHiring-EmbaucheExt.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca by the November 30th 2015 deadline quoting #104-15-0056 in the subject line. Unique to this RA competition, transcripts and copies of degrees will only be required to be submitted at the offer stage. For background information on the RA program, please go to: http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/hia/fellowship/covington/index.html

Education:

As part of the RA Program you must have received your Ph.D. in astronomy or astrophysics within the last 5 years or you expect to receive the degree within the next 6 months.

Experience:

Five years or less experience in astrophysics beyond the Ph.D.

Experience in conducting original scientific research in radio astrophysics, demonstrated by published papers in the refereed scientific literature.

Experience with radio interferometry/aperture synthesis and/or single dish techniques.

Experience with instrumentation would be considered an asset.

Preference will be given to those with research interests related to SKA key science projects.

Language Requirements:

English

Salary Range:

The Research Associate Program is unique to the NRC. It falls under the RO/RCO classification system which uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience.

From $49,670 to $140,418 per annum.

Only applications received on our website will be accepted.  Please visit http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/EnglishAll/460A3A249D0F222285257E7C00506E62 to submit your résumé.

Faculty position: Canada Research Chair Tier II

The Saint Mary’s University Department of Astronomy and Physics invites applications from researchers in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics to be the University’s nominee for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Astronomy. Tier-II CRC positions are prestigious appointments established by the government of Canada and designed to attract exceptional emerging researchers who are within ten years of obtaining their PhDs and are acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to become leaders in their field (see www.chairs.gc.ca for details and eligibility criteria). To facilitate research, they carry a substantially reduced teaching load. 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 Assistant or Associate Professor level. Collectively, astronomy, computational sciences, and subatomic physics form one of the five major research t
hemes at Saint Mary’s University. The University recognizes the long and continuing record of excellence from the Department in these fields of research and has allocated two Canada Research Chairs to Astronomy (this position as well as a Tier I CRC that is also being filled this year). More details may be found at: http://www.smu.ca/webfiles/SRP-Senateapproved.pdf.

The Department of Astronomy and Physics 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 MSc and PhD degrees in astronomy, as well as undergraduate physics and astrophysics programs. Saint Mary’s University also hosts the Institute for Computational Astrophysics (ICA), an institute focused on promoting computational astrophysics in the broadest possible terms, including the tackling of complex astrophysical phenomena through numerical simulation and advancing discoveries utilizing “big data” from large multinational observational facilities. Astronomers in the Department can apply for observing time on Gemini, CFHT, ALMA, JCMT ASTROSAT and Astro-H, and in the future facilities such as JWST and TMT. ICA members are active in the local HPC consortium, ACEnet, as
well as in 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 http://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 six universities. It is conveniently located close to recreational areas and major urban centres in Canada and the northeastern United States. A public university with over 7,000 students, Saint Mary’s offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University has gone through significant renewal in the past decade and has over 250 full-time faculty involved in innovative teaching, research and service. For information about the University and the Faculty of Science, please see http://science.smu.ca/.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. While preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, applications from all qualified applicants will be considered.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1st, 2015. To be considered, please submit your CV and research plan to the address below, and arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent directly to the same address by that date.

Marcin Sawicki, Chairperson
Department of Astronomy and Physics
Saint Mary’s University Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3H 3C3
Email: chair@ap.smu.ca

William and Caroline Herschel Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The astronomy and astrophysics group at McMaster University invites applications for the newly created William and Caroline Herschel Postdoctoral Fellowship. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue an independent research program, though preference will be given to proposals connected to strengths in the group. Research areas within the McMaster astronomy and astrophysics group include computational astrophysics, star formation and interstellar medium physics, stellar astrophysics, planet formation, nearby galaxies, galaxy formation and evolution, and cosmology.

Interested candidates should submit an application (PDF file format) that includes (1) a cover letter, (2) a research proposal of not more  than three pages including references, and (3) a current CV.  Applicants should arrange for two letters of reference to be submitted separately to herschel@physics.mcmaster.ca.

Appointments will initially be for one year, though the fellowship is renewable for an additional year subject to academic review of the candidate. The position will begin in early Fall of 2016. This fellowship carries a competitive salary and benefits package.

Application materials and letters of reference (as well as any questions) should be submitted by email to herschel@physics.mcmaster.ca. Complete applications and separate letters of reference are due by December 1, 2015. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately following the closing date and decisions are expected to be announced in January.

This position will be part of a Collective Agreement for Postdoctoral Fellows, CUPE 3906, Unit#3.

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. Accordingly, the University especially encourages applications from women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics

University of Toronto

Email Submission Address: fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca<mailto:fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca>

Attention To: Prof. Bryan Gaensler, Director

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto

St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 Canada

Email Address for Inquiries: director@dunlap.utoronto.ca<mailto:director@dunlap.utoronto.ca>

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 15, 2015

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The University of Toronto invites applications for Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships within the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. This growing unit pursues groundbreaking astronomical research across the electromagnetic spectrum, through innovative approaches to instrumentation, data-driven science and observations, and in close collaboration with Toronto colleagues in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA), the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Center 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. Exceptional candidates in instrumentation, software, observations, computation or experimentally-related theoretical topics are encouraged to apply. Fellows have access to laboratories, computing clusters and fabrication facilities, and can propose for additional 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, 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.

The Dunlap Institute is committed to a flexible and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal 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).

Appointments are initially for two years, with expectation of renewal for up to two further years subject to satisfactory performance. Dunlap Fellowships include an annual salary of CAD $67000 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, 2016. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and statement of research interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca<mailto:fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca> by November 15, 2015. In addition, each applicant must nominate in their cover letter either a Dunlap faculty member (see http://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/people/faculty/) or associated faculty member (seehttp://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/people/associated-faculty/) to act as their host. Applicants must ensure that the relevant host sends a brief email to fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca<mailto:fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca> by November 15, 2015 to confirm their support for the application.

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 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.

Postdoctoral Position in Astrostatistics – University of Toronto

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics

University of Toronto

Email Submission Address: admin@dunlap.utoronto.ca<mailto:admin@dunlap.utoronto.ca>

Attention To: Alice Chow, Business Officer

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto

50 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 Canada

Email Address for Inquiries: hlozek@dunlap.utoronto.ca<mailto:hlozek@dunlap.utoronto.ca>

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: December 1, 2015

Related URLs

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics: dunlap.utoronto.ca<http://dunlap.utoronto.ca>

Prof Hložek’s WWW page: reneehlozek.moonfruit.com<http://reneehlozek.moonfruit.com>

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in astrostatistics within the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, located in downtown Toronto.

The successful candidate will work with Prof Renée Hložek on statistical methods applied to large data sets like those expected from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). The main areas of focus will be on the analysis and interpretation of LSST-like supernova data and optimisation of the pipeline and design of large optical transient surveys.  Appropriately qualified applicants will also be encouraged to conduct independent research in related areas.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Prof Hložek (hlozek@dunlap.utoronto.ca<mailto:hlozek@dunlap.utoronto.ca>) for additional information before applying.

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.

Candidates must possess a recent PhD or equivalent qualification in astronomy/astrophysics or statistics, and should provide evidence of proficiency in oral and written communication. The initial appointment will be for two years, renewable for additional years subject to satisfactory performance.

The Dunlap Institute is committed to a flexible and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and potential two-body hires.  Subject to immigration regulations, the successful candidate will be given the option to take up the position as a part-time appointment (such a request need not be made as part of a candidate’s initial application).

The nominal starting date for the position is September 1, 2016, although earlier starting dates are possible. Applicants should provide a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria; a CV and list of publications; a summary of research interests and accomplishments (3 pages maximum); and should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to admin@dunlap.utoronto.ca<mailto:admin@dunlap.utoronto.ca>, all to be received no later than December 1, 2015. Only electronic applications (PDF attachments preferred) will be accepted.

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 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.

Multiple Postdoctoral Fellowships at McGill University

The Astrophysics and Cosmology group at McGill and the McGill Space Institute invite applications for the following Postdoctoral Fellowships at McGill University.

For all fellowships, 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 December 1st, 2015.

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.
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McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships
Application deadline: 1 Dec 2015
Apply online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6521

The McGill Space Institute is a newly formed interdisciplinary center that brings together researchers engaged in space-related research at McGill (http://msi.mcgill.ca). Currently there are 17 active faculty members affiliated with the center, from the Physics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Natural Resource Sciences departments at McGill.

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical, observational, or experimental work in astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, atmospheric science or astrobiology. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research plans (not to exceed 2 pages) which demonstrates how the proposed research program complements current MSI activities, and contact details of 3 referees.

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.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill
Application deadline: 1 Dec 2015
Apply online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6531

This fellowship is made possible in part by the endowment of the Lorne Trottier Chair in Astrophysics and Cosmology at McGill.

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

We also have strong ties to the early universe cosmology/high energy theory group. Members of the Astro group are also part of the McGill Space Institute (MSI), a new research centre at McGill University that brings together different areas of space related research across the University.

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical, observational, or experimental astrophysics. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests not to exceed 2 pages, and contact details of 3 referees.

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iREx Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill University
Application deadline: 1 Dec 2015
Apply online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6532

This fellowship is made possible in part by a generous gift from the Trottier Family Foundation to the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx).

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets includes 7 faculty members and 4 postdoctoral researchers at the University of Montreal and McGill University. The group is comprised of instrument builders, observers, and theorists. Our research encompasses the formation, detection and characterization of exoplanets. Further information on these research areas can be found at http://www.exoplanetes.umontreal.ca/?lang=en.

McGill professors Cowan and Cumming are also part of the McGill Space Institute (MSI). This new research centre brings together different areas of space-related research, including planetary sciences and astrobiology.

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in exoplanet research. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests not to exceed 2 pages, and contact details of 3 referees.

Faculty Position in Astronomy, University of Victoria

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the area of astronomy and astrophysics. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2016.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy, or related fields, and are expected to possess an exemplary, internationally recognized research record, with exceptional promise for future achievements, and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate education in physics and astronomy. Applicants with an outstanding record in an area of astronomy or astrophysics that will enhance and/or complement the strengths of the astronomy group, and a commitment to excellence in teaching that will enhance the Department’s programs, are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy (http://www.uvic.ca/science/physics/) consists of 22 faculty members with research interests in astronomy and astrophysics, particle physics, condensed matter physics, medical physics and ocean physics. The vibrant astronomy group, consisting of seven faculty members, benefits from close relations with the nearby NRC Herzberg facility and its staff, telescopes and instrumentation, and also has full access to all Canadian facilities. The newly formed Astronomy Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Victoria draws membership from the departmental Astronomy group, scientists at NRC Herzberg, and at the nearby TRIUMF laboratory. For more information on the research programs within ARC, see http://www.uvic.ca/arc/.

Applications comprising a CV (including a publication list, and summarizing any teaching experience), a statement of research interests and plans, and confidential letters from three referees should be sent by December 10, 2015, to:

Monica Lee-Bonar, Assistant to the Chair,
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Victoria,
PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria BC, V8W 2Y2, Canada
Email: phast@uvic.ca

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.
Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.