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/