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

Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics – University of Toronto

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

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

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

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

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a statement of career goal, teaching dossier that outlines the candidate’s teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and curriculum development experience, and a similar dossier on outreach activities. Please direct any additional enquiries about this position to chair@astro.utoronto.ca.

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

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca by the closing date, January 15, 2013.

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

To Apply Online please click: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1201458

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

http://dunlap.utoronto.ca

Tenure-stream position in Planetary Physics (Deadline Jan 31, 2013)

Tenure-stream position in Planetary Physics

The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences (DPES) at the
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-
stream appointment in the field of Planetary Physics. The position will be
at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2013.

As part of an expansion in the field of the origin and evolution of solar
and extrasolar planets, the Physics and Astrophysics Group within the
Department is seeking specialists in the broad field of planetary materials.
Areas of interest encompass the physics of: materials at high-temperature
and/or pressure, where relevant to the interiors of solar and extrasolar
planetary bodies; and low-temperature solids (including ices, minerals and
macromolecules) in dispersed planetary media, from primordial solar nebulae
to planetary rings. Specific areas of interest include: the behaviour of
rocky, metallic and icy materials at the extreme conditions found inside
planetary bodies, the properties of gases and plasmas in the context of
planetary interiors, dust creation and destruction, the response to or
influence of planetary materials on physical fields or energy transfer, and
the characterization of the physical and optical properties of matter in
individual objects.

Applicants working in analytical and modeling focused research areas are
particularly encouraged. High performance computing will be supported
through access to distributed and shared memory computer clusters accessed
via SciNet (see www.scinet.utoronto.ca), and initiatives to construct a
GPU-based computer cluster at UTSC.

Applicants should have a completed PhD. Demonstrated excellence in research
and teaching are essential. He/she will be expected actively to seek
external research funding and set up a departmental research program at
UTSC. The successful applicant will teach courses in physics and/or
astrophysics at the undergraduate level, and physics, geophysics or
astrophysics at graduate level. He/she will hold a graduate appointment in
one or both of the University of Toronto’s tri-campus graduate Department of
Physics and Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and will be expected to
teach in its graduate programs and supervise graduate students. Salary will
be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching
dossier, (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement
outlining current and future research interests, and three recent
publications. Please direct inquiries about these positions to Dr. J. Lowman
at lowman@utsc.utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted
online.

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

http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to Dr. J.
Lowman via e-mail to lowman@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date, January
31, 2013.

For more information about the University of Toronto Scarborough and its
undergraduate programs in Physics and Astrophysics please visit

http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~physsci/physAstro/.

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