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

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:


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


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.

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