Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: 15 December 2014

Email Submission Address: fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca
Attention To: Prof. Peter G. Martin, Interim Director
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Toronto
50 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 Canada

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

Related URLs
University of Toronto: www.utoronto.ca
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics: www.dunlap.utoronto.ca
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics: www.astro.utoronto.ca
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics: www.cita.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto invites applications for Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships within the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. This growing unit pursues ground-breaking astronomical research across the electromagnetic spectrum, through innovative approaches to hardware, software, and observations. Dunlap Fellows are expected to drive original research independently or in collaboration with others at the University. They have access to design and fabrication facilities and can propose for additional support of their experimental or computational plans. Dunlap Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in the Institute’s outreach and education initiatives. Training and mentoring in this area are available. The range of activities and opportunities in research, outreach, and education can be seen in the annual reports on the institute’s website. Exceptional candidates in instrumentation, software, observations, computation, or experimentally-related theoretical topics are encouraged to apply.

Appointments are initially for two years, with expectation of renewal for a third year subject to satisfactory performance. Dunlap Fellowships include a competitive annual stipend and benefits, with funds for research, travel expenses and relocation, plus the opportunity to request additional research funds from the Dunlap Institute. The Dunlap Institute supports a flexible, equitable and diverse workplace: applications from women, minorities and potential two-body hires are especially encouraged.

The approximate expected starting date is 1 September 2015. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, and statement of research interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the above address by 15 December 2014. Further information about the University of Toronto can be obtained through the above URLs.

Postdoctoral Position in Radio Polarimetry

Deadline to Apply for Job: November 15, 2014Email 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: director@dunlap.utoronto.ca

Related URLs
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics: www.dunlap.utoronto.ca
University of Toronto: www.utoronto.ca

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in radio polarimetry within the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, located in downtown Toronto. The Dunlap Institute pursues ground breaking astronomical research across the electromagnetic spectrum, through innovative approaches to hardware, software and observations. The Dunlap Institute is co-located with and has strong ties to the University’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and to the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA).

The successful candidate will work with Dunlap Director Prof Bryan Gaensler on radio polarization and cosmic magnetism. The main areas of focus will be the analysis and interpretation of polarization data from the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) and the GALFACTS survey at Arecibo. Appropriately qualified applicants will also be encouraged to conduct independent research in related areas. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Prof Gaensler (director@dunlap.utoronto.ca) for additional information before applying.

Candidates must possess a PhD or equivalent qualification in astronomy/astrophysics, should have demonstrated experience in radio interferometry and its associated analysis software, and should provide evidence of proficiency in oral and written communication. Prior expertise in radio polarimetry is desirable but not essential. The initial appointment will be for two years, renewable for a third depending on performance. The nominal starting date for the position is September 2015.

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 the above email address, all to be received no later than November 15, 2014. Only electronic applications (PDF attachments preferred) will be accepted. The Dunlap Institute is committed to a flexible, equitable and diverse workplace: applications are especially encouraged from women, minorities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

2014 U of T Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Astronomy & Astrophysics (Deadline January 31, 2014)

The Astronomy group at the University of Toronto invites undergraduate students in Astronomy, Physics and Engineering to apply to our annual Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) – a unique opportunity for students to prepare for a career in scientific research.

Over the 16-week program, participants will:

  • Experience what a career in research is like by independently conducting a project related to on-going astronomical research at U of T
  • Collaborate with U of T astronomers
  • Improve their research writing and communication skills
  • Learn about research being conducted at U of T
  • Have an opportunity to participate in U of T public outreach activities

Students will work with astronomers from the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics (DAA), or the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), depending on their research project or interest.

SURP offers students an opportunity to work at a leading centre for astronomical research in Canada. The astronomy group at the U of T is a unique alliance of three units with complementary expertise in observational research, astronomical instrumentation (Dunlap), and theoretical astrophysics (CITA).

The program runs from 5 May to 22 August, 2014. The deadline for applications is 31 January, and the official offer date is 7 February.

For full details and to apply, visit:

http://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/SURP

http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/SURP

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Le groupe d’Astronomie de l’Université de Toronto invite les étudiants de premier cycle en Astronomie, Physique et Ingénierie à candidater à notre Programme d’été de Recherche pour premier cycle Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), une chance unique offerte aux étudiants pour préparer leur carrière dans le domaine de la recherche scientifique.

Pendant le programme de 16 semaines, les participants pourront :

  • Acquérir de l’expérience en recherche scientifique, en conduisant un projet relié à la recherche scientifique effectuée à l’Université de Toronto (UdeT)
  • Collaborer avec des astronomes de l’UdeT
  • Améliorer leurs compétences en matière de communication et rédaction scientifique
  • Mieux connaitre les recherches effectuées à l’UdeT
  • Participer aux activités d’information destinées au grand publique

Les étudiants travailleront en collaboration avec des astronomes de l’Institut Dunlap (Dunlap Institute), du Département d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique (Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics DAA), ou l’Institut Canadien d’Astrophysique Théorique (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics CITA), en fonction de leur projet de recherche et de leur intérêt.

Le programme SURP offre aux étudiants l’opportunité de travailler dans un centre majeur de recherche astronomique au Canada. Le groupe d’astronomie de l’UdeT est une alliance unique de trois unités ayant des expertises complémentaires en recherche observationnelle, en instrumentation astronomique (Dunlap), et en astrophysique théorique (CITA).

Le programme aura lieu du 5 Mai au 22 Août 2014. La date limite d’application au programme est le 31 Janvier, la date d’offre officielle sera envoyée le 7 Février.

Pour plus de détails, merci de visiter le site

http://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/SURP

http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/SURP

Research Associate Position – NRC Herzberg (Deadline February 17, 2014)

The NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Program (NRC Herzberg) requires a Postdoctoral Research Associate (RA) at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) in Victoria, BC. The successful candidate will be an outstanding recent doctoral graduate in astrophysics or a closely related discipline who is highly motivated to contribute to projects led by NRC Herzberg staff members and exploiting facilities administered by NRC for Canadian astronomers.

The successful candidate will:

• Work independently and perform original research in collaboration with NRC Herzberg staff members associated with the projects that are most relevant to the applicant’s area of expertise; in particular, he/she will help lead the scientific exploitation of projects that utilize the astronomical facilities and infrastructure whose Canadian access is administered by NRC-Herzberg, including:

1.      High contrast imaging of exoplanets and debris disks (Principal contact: Christian Marois)

2.      Characterization and multi-wavelength observations of Kuiper Belt Objects (Principal contact: JJ Kavelaars)

3.      Study of planet or star formation processes (Principal contact: Brenda Matthews)

4.      Resolved stellar population analysis of the Galaxy and its nearest neighbours (Principal contact: Alan McConnachie)

5.      Scientific exploitation of data taken as part of the Next Generation Virgo Cluster Survey (NGVS): (Principal contact: Laura Ferrarese)

• Keep an active engagement with the community to advance NRC Herzberg’s mandate. In particular, NRC Herzberg is a leading developer of instrumentation for ground and space-based telescopes (e.g., ALMA, CFHT, Gemini, JCMT, JWST, SKA, TMT), and is at the forefront of scientific data preservation, distribution and analysis techniques. The CADC, which is home to the Canadian Virtual Observatory, the CANFAR cloud computing network, and data archives including, e.g., CFHT, CGPS, Gemini, HST and JCMT, is also located at NRC Herzberg.

• Share with other RAs the organization of the weekly seminar series which runs Sept.-April

Applicants must have acquired their PhD within the last five years or expect to receive the degree within the next 6 months.

Applications should be made by 17 February 2014 via the process described at the URL provided.

Further project information available at : http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/EnglishAll/7A96552CD92CC21785257C2E005980ED

Closing date: 17 February

Please note that this information is available in French on our website at :  http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/FrenchAll/7A96552CD92CC21785257C2E005980ED

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Le programme Astronomie et astrophysique Herzberg du CNRC (CNRC Herzberg) est à la recherche d’un(e) attaché(e) de recherche postdoctorale pour l’Observatoire fédéral d’astrophysique situé à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique. Le ou la titulaire aura récemment réussi brillamment un doctorat en astrophysique ou dans une discipline connexe et désire ardemment contribuer aux projets menés par les membres du personnel du programme et utiliser les installations administrées par le CNRC pour les astronomes canadiens.

Le ou la candidat(e) retenu(e) devra :

• Travailler de façon autonome et mener de nouvelles recherches en collaboration avec les membres du personnel de CNRC Herzberg associés aux projets en lien avec son domaine d’expertise; plus particulièrement, il ou elle aidera à diriger l’exploitation scientifique de projets qui utilisent les installations et l’infrastructure d’astronomie administrées par le CNRC Herzberg, incluant :

1. Imagerie de contraste élevé d’exoplanètes et de disques de débris (contact principal :  Christian Marois)

2. Caractérisation et observations à de multiples longueurs d’onde des objets de la ceinture de Kuiper (contact principal : JJ Kavelaars)

3. Étude des processus de formation des étoiles ou des planètes (contact principal :  Brenda Matthews)

4. Analyse de la population stellaire résolue du système satellite de la Voie lactée, du Groupe local et d’autres galaxies à proximité (contact principal :  Alan McConnachie)

5. Exploitation scientifique des données recueillies dans le cadre de l’étude de nouvelle génération de l’amas de la Vierge ou NGVS (contact principal :  Laura Ferrarese)

• S’engager activement auprès de la collectivité pour faire progresser le mandat de CNRC Herzberg. Plus précisément, CNRC Herzberg est un chef de file en matière de développement d’instrumentation pour les télescopes situés dans l’espace ou sur terre (p. ex. ALMA, TCFH, Gemini, le télescope spatial James Webb, le Square Kilometer Array [SKA], le télescope de trente mètres [TMT]) ainsi qu’en matière de techniques de préservation, de distribution et d’analyse des données scientifiques. Le Centre canadien de données astronomique (CCDA) qui abrite l’Observatoire virtuel canadien, le réseau infonuagique CANFAR et les archives de données comprenant, entre autres, celles du TCFH, du ECPG, de Gemini, du TSH et du télescope JCM, est également situé à CNRC Herzberg;

• Partager avec les autres attaché(e)s de recherche à l’organisation des séminaires hebdomadaires qui ont lieu de septembre à avril.

Les candidat(e)s doivent avoir obtenu leur doctorat en astronomie ou dans une discipline connexe dans les 5 dernières années ou s’attendre à l’obtenir dans les 6 prochains mois.

Les demandes devraient être faites d’ici au 17 février 2014 via le processus décrit à l’adresse Internet fournie.

Plus d’information au sujet du poste est disponible à : http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/FrenchAll/7A96552CD92CC21785257C2E005980ED

Date limite de réception des demandes :  17 février 2014

Veuillez être avisé que cette information est disponible en anglais sur notre site Internet à l’adresse suivante :  http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/EnglishAll/7A96552CD92CC21785257C2E005980ED

Phosphorus in the Young Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A

An international team of astronomers, including Prof. Dae-Sik Moon at the University of Toronto, has measured for the first time the abundance of phosphorus created in a supernova explosion.

The team’s observational results show that phosphorus is 100 times more abundant in the remains left over from a supernova than elsewhere in the galaxy, confirming that massive exploding stars are the crucibles in which the element is created.

Astronomers have measured the abundance of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and sulphur in supernovae remnants before. But this is the first measurement of the relatively scarce phosphorus.

“These five elements are essential to life and can only be created in massive stars,” says Moon, co-author of the paper being published in the journal Science on December 13, 2013.

“They are scattered throughout our galaxy when the star explodes, and they become part of other stars, planets and ultimately, humans,” says Moon. “This is why Carl Sagan said we are made of ‘starstuff’. Now we have measured how much of this particular element of starstuff is created in supernovae.”

Moon is in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the U of T. Other members of the research team include lead author Bon-Chul Koo, Yong Hyun Lee and Sung-Chul Yoon of Seoul National University in Korea, and John Raymond of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

The observations were of the remnant of a supernova believed to have been observed over 300 years ago. Called Cassiopeia A (Cas A), it lies at a distance of about 11,000 light-years.

Astronomers believe the original star was between 15 and 25 times the mass of the Sun. When a star of such mass runs out of the hydrogen that it burns to produce energy, the core of the star goes through a sequence of collapses, synthesizing heavier elements with each collapse.

Moon and his colleagues made their observations using the TripleSpec near-infrared spectrograph on the Palomar 5-metre Hale telescope. The instrument—which Moon co-developed—allowed the team to directly compare the spectral lines of phosphorus and iron and, thus, calculate the abundance ratio of the two.

Carl Sagan knew that this starstuff is the “…the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood.” Now, Moon and his colleagues have directly measured the starstuff that is the phosphorus in our DNA and our bones.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Prof. Dae-Sik Moon
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics
University of Toronto
e: moon@astro.utoronto.ca
p: 416-978-6566
http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/~moon

Chris Sasaki
Public Information Officer
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics
University of Toronto
e: csasaki@dunlap.utoronto.ca
p: 416-978-6613

The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto, continues the legacy of the David Dunlap Observatory: by developing innovative astronomical instrumentation, including for the largest, most advanced telescopes in the world; by training the next generation of astronomers; and by fostering public engagement in science. The research of its faculty and postdoctoral fellows includes the discovery of exoplanets, the formation of stars, galactic nuclei, the evolution and nature of galaxies, the early Universe and the Cosmic Microwave Background, and the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

Special Instructions: For image for splash page, visit http://dunlap.utoronto.ca/for-the-media/downloads/ Password: CasA

Dean, Faculty of Science – University of Manitoba (Deadline: open until position is filled)

The University of Manitoba invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Science.

Celebrated as Western Canada’s first university, the University of Manitoba is the largest university in Manitoba and the only medical-doctoral institution in the province. As a member of Canada’s U15 group of research universities, its community of approximately 29,000 students, 3,800 academic faculty and staff, and 4,600 non-academic staff contributes $1.8 billion annually to Manitoba’s economy. For more information, visit www.umanitoba.ca.

The Faculty of Science is home to more than 200 faculty and staff, 4082 undergraduate students, and 364 graduate students. This collegial community is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the wide range of disciplines found in this comprehensive, research-intensive Faculty. Dedicated to exemplary teaching and outstanding research, the faculty are highly attuned to the complex issues facing the world of science today, and, in their research activity, push the boundaries of knowledge as they grow and build the Faculty’s reputation for world-class research and science education. For details on the Faculty, and its accolades to date, please visit www.umanitoba.ca/science.

With ambitious plans for the future, the Faculty of Science is seeking, as its next Dean, an individual who will provide visionary leadership, encourage collegiality, and develop strategic relationships which will enable the Faculty to prosper in these changing and challenging times. Exemplifying strong scientific values and a passion for innovation and discovery, the new Dean will champion continuing success. Possessing the ability to promote and support academic excellence and research productivity, candidates must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, solid administrative experience, and an ability to strategically manage resources toward the fulfillment of a vision for the Faculty as one of the leaders in Canada.  The Dean reports to the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost, and is a member of the university’s senior leadership team.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.  Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Consideration of candidates begins in January 2014. Inquiries or applications, in confidence, should be directed to Gerri Woodford or Jason Murray at uofmsci@odgersberndtson.ca.

Assistant Professor – Astronomy and Astrophysics – University of Toronto (Deadline: November 15, 2013)

Assistant Professor – Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Toronto

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2014.

We seek candidates in all areas in Astronomy and Astrophysics, with a preference for candidates in, or with strong ties to, observational astronomy. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D degree in astronomy and astrophysics or related fields. The successful applicant will have an outstanding research record, augment the present research strength of DAA, and have a demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching and research.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University of Toronto astronomers enjoy access to national facilities, including ALMA, CFHT, and the Gemini Observatory. They are active in the BLASTpol and SPIDER balloon borne telescopes, the BRITE and MOST satellites, the CHIME project, 10-m class telescope instrumentation, as well as planning and instrument development for the Thirty-Meter Telescope, in which Canada is a consortium partner.

DAA has strong ties with and physical proximity to the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), which are hosted by the University of Toronto.  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.

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, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests of no longer than five pages.  If you have questions about this position, please contact 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 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 at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 15, 2013.

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?lang=en&job=1301366

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at Saint Mary’s University (Deadline October 31, 2013)

The Saint Mary’s University Department of Astronomy and Physics invites applications from researchers in any area of astronomy and astrophysics to be the University’s nominee for our Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Astronomy.  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 Associate or Full Professor level.  The CRC Program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian Universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence in the global, knowledge-based economy. Tier I CRCs are awarded to individuals who are outstanding researchers in their fields, acknowledged as world leaders (see www.chairs.gc.cafor details).  The University has identified astronomy, computational sciences, and subatomic physics as one of its five major research themes.  More details may be found at http://www.smu.ca/webfiles/SRP-Senateapproved.pdf.  Saint Mary’s University recognizes the long and continuing record of excellence from the Department in this area of research and accordingly has allocated astronomy researchers two CRCs (this position and a Tier II Chair, already occupied).

The Department 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 M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in astronomy, as well as undergraduate physics and astrophysics programs. The University also hosts the Institute for Computational Astrophysics (ICA).  The ICA is an institute promoting computational astrophysics in the broadest possible terms; tackling complex astrophysical phenomena through numerical simulation, and advancing discoveries utilizing “big data” from large multinational observational facilities.  The Tier I CRC candidate may be considered for directorship of the ICA.  Observers in the Department are active users of Astro-H, JWST, and many other international observatories.  ICA members are active in the local HPC consortium, ACEnet, as well as 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 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 five universities.  It is conveniently located close to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.  A public university with over 7,000 students, Saint Mary’s University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  The university is committed to serving the local, regional, national, and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students.  The University has gone through significant renewal in the past decade, with over 250 full-time faculty involved in innovative teaching, research and service.  Interdisciplinary studies are a prominent feature and strength of the University.  For information about the University and the Faculty of Science, please see our website athttp://science.smu.ca/.

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents (all applicants should clearly indicate their status as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident).  Saint Mary’s University is committed to the principles of employment equity.

The search committee will begin considering applications on October 31st, 2013.  Interviews of short-listed candidates will commence in November.  Please submit your C.V. along with a statement of research interests, a research proposal (maximum of five pages) for the purpose of the CRC nomination, a teaching dossier, and the names and addresses of four referees to:

Chair, Search Committee – Tier I CRC
Department of Astronomy and Physics
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3H 3C3
Fax: (902) 496-8218
Web: www.ap.smu.ca
Email: CRCsearch@ap.smu.ca