Assistant Professor – Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto – 1401454

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applicants for a one year full-time contractually limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2014 and ending August 31, 2015.

Primary responsibilities will be undergraduate teaching, mentorship and supervision, and carrying out independent research; some teaching at the graduate level is a possibility. The successful candidate will have a PhD by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, a commitment to quality undergraduate education and experience, and a productive independent research program.  Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. Potential applicants are invited to visit our web site at http://www.astro.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto (www.utoronto.ca) offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.  Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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 application materials must be submitted on-line by clicking on the link below.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability, and a research plan.   Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters via e-mail directly to the department to astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca.   Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF format. To receive full consideration, applications and all materials (including letters of reference) must be received by July 29, 2014.

Please direct any additional enquiries about this position to Professor Howard Yee at chair@astro.utoronto.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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

To Apply Online please click: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1401454

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