Université Laval NSERC Research Chairs

The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Optics at Université Laval invites applications for Tier 1 NSERC Canada Research Chairs. Tier 1 Chairs are awarded to outstanding researchers recognized by their peers as world leaders in their field. These seven-year, once-renewable chairs are funded at $200,000 per year and contribute to the salary of the chairholder.

The Department is seeking an energetic expert in Physics who can conduct research in astrophysics and teach in all areas of physics from the undergraduate level to the postgraduate degree (https://www.fsg.ulaval.ca/en/departments/physics-engineering-physics-and-optics).

The U. Laval Astrophysics research group focuses on connecting fundamental physics with astronomical observations and aims at understanding the fundamental laws of the Universe and unravelling the evolution and formation of galaxies. In particular, the research areas cover extragalactic astronomy, star formation, interstellar medium, active galactic nuclei, galaxy clusters, simulations and instrumentations, at all physical scales and wavelengths. The group is involved in integrate field spectroscopy, the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, SKA, and CASTOR. It is part of the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (https://craq-astro.ca).

Among the job’s requirements, are:
• PhD in physics or in a discipline relevant to the research field of this position for more than 10 years;
• Ability to conduct university-level research at the level required of a Canada Research Chair Tier1 in the identified field (with a publication and funding record, international collaborations, knowledge-sharing activities, and leadership above the referee group average);
• Aptitude or potential for mentoring graduate students and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels with commitment to pedagogical innovation;
• Ability to communicate and integrate into the institution’s French-speaking environment within a reasonable timeframe;
• Potential for commitment to service to the community.

Université Laval promotes excellence in research and research training, and guarantees equal opportunity for all candidates. We endorse the principle that excellence and equity are compatible and complementary. We welcome and encourage applications from members of visible minority groups.

Application details and documents may be found at:
https://www.rh.ulaval.ca/sites/default/files/fichiers/Professeurs/CRC/fsg-phy_concours_crc_1_externe_fsg_eng.pdf

Deadline for application:
– August 23, 2024 : Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to send the required documents to the Astrophysical research group (Marie-Lou Gendron-Marsolais at mlgem@ulaval.ca) for a pre-selection . Pre-selection will allow more time for preparing the CRC application (with a deadline in November 2024).

– September 30, 2024: Selected candidates by the Astrophysical group will be sent directly to the Faculty, or applicants may sent directly their documents to the Faculty (at doyen@fsg.ulaval.ca)

Inquiries: Marie-Lou Gendron-Marsolais at mlgem@ulaval.ca

Tenure-Track Positions in Artificial Intelligence Applied to Science at University of Alberta

Given the widespread use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) in astrophysics, the astronomical researchers at the University of Alberta would like to draw attention to the official job advertisement (and instructions to apply) for Tenure-Track Positions in Artificial Intelligence Applied to Science, Healthcare, or Society at University of Alberta:

https://apps.ualberta.ca/careers/posting/908

If you are interested and would like to discuss alignment with astrophysical research at U. Alberta or language from the job advertisement like “fundamental advances in AI/ML or fundamental advances in how AI/ML is applied within their discipline,” please contact Gregory Sivakoff (sivakoff@ualberta.ca)

Tenure Track Position in Astroparticle Physics

The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy at Queen’s University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (or tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor). The successful candidate will develop a globally recognizable research program that complements the research programs in particle astrophysics foreseen for SNOLAB and by the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute. Applicants should be creative scientists with a strong commitment to research, graduate training, and promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM.

This position is made possible by a transformative $30M investment by Bruce Mitchell (Sc’68, DSc’20). During the first 5 years of their appointment the successful candidate will receive direct research support from the Bruce Mitchell Research Program, including resources to support the recruitment of multiple postdoctoral researchers/students. Decreased teaching and administrative responsibilities will be associated with this position to enable the candidate to develop a world-class research program. The anticipated starting date is January 1st, 2025, although earlier starts would be welcome.

The McDonald Institute is an internationally recognized centre for research and learning, coalescing Canadian and international expertise in underground astroparticle physics. Focused on the big questions in astroparticle physics, cosmology and astronomy, the Institute benefits greatly from the unique SNOLAB facility in the delivery of world-leading science. The Institute is a Tier 1 Institute hosted at Queen’s in partnership with 10 universities and 6 institutions across Canada. The diverse research team assembled at Queen’s includes experts in astroparticle physics experiment and theory, detector development, radio-geochemistry, and material engineering. The current astroparticle physics research program at Queen’s is focused on dark matter, neutrinos, neutrinoless double beta decay, multi-messenger physics, and cosmology and is well aligned with interests in the astrophysics group.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are calibre of the proposed research program, collaborative potential and demonstrated teaching excellence.. The successful candidate will provide evidence of very high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates a track record of independent research evidenced by peer assessed publications in top journals and secured external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Vaccination Requirements

Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status and provide proof that they were fully vaccinated or had an approved accommodation to engage in in-person University activities.

These requirements were suspended effective May 1, 2022, but the University may reinstate them at any point.

Institution

Queen’s University has a long history of scholarship, discovery, and innovation that shapes our collective knowledge and helps address some of the world’s most pressing concerns. Home to more than 25,000 students, Queen’s offers a comprehensive research-intensive environment. Diverse perspectives and a wealth of experience enrich our students and faculty while a core part of our mission is to engage in international learning and research.

In 2023, for the third year in a row, Queen’s University has ranked in top 10 globally Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, securing the position of third worldwide and first in North America. The rankings measured over 1,700 post-secondary institutions on their work to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

From Nobel Prize-winning research exploring the building blocks of the universe to cancer care and treatment to sustainable technologies, our university is tackling humanity’s most pressing challenges.

A member of the U15 group of Canadian research universities, Queen’s is home to a vibrant research community that includes 33 Canada Research Chairs and over 20 research institutes who work in partnership with communities, governments, and industry to advance research and innovation, making a measured impact on Canada and the world.

Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. Employees also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children. Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave. In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.

The City

The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Queen’s is an integral part of the Kingston community, with the campus nestled in the core of the city, only a 10-minute walk to downtown. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural and creative opportunities, with access to many natural areas and proximity to vibrant First Nations Communities including Tyendinaga and Akwesasne. Kingston is a unique Canadian city of 125,000 with a distinct blend of history, recreation, industry, and learning. Kingston offers unique waterfront living with many recreational opportunities. It is within a two-and-a-half hour drive (two-hour train ride) to the commercial, industrial and political hubs of Toronto, Montreal, and the nation’s capital, Ottawa, and a thirty minute drive from the international bridge linking Ontario and upstate New York. The city is also the origin of the historic Rideau Canal system – a UNESCO International Heritage site, and is close to Frontenac Provincial Park, the Thousand Islands National Park, and the Frontenac Arch UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The Queen’s University Biological Station, north of the city, encompasses 34 km2 of diverse lands, affording premier learning and research opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.

How to Apply

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority, including any qualified individuals who have a valid legal work status in Canada. Please indicate in your application if you have a valid legal work status in Canada. Applications from all qualified candidates will be considered in the applicant pool.

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Melissa Balson in The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, at 4mjb5@queensu.ca.

Those interested in this position should submit a complete application package, including the following documents:

a cover letter, indicating whether or not you have a valid legal work status in Canada

a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);

a statement of research interests;

a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,

Three letters of reference to be sent directly to physhead@queensu.ca. .

The deadline for applications is August 31st, 2024.

Applicants are asked to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to physhead@queensu.ca.
Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/qufa/collective-agreements-lous-moas

Postdoctoral Position in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

The Trottier Space Institute and Department of Physics at McGill University invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position, under the direction of Dr. Daryl Haggard at McGill University and Dr. John Ruan at Bishop’s University. The researcher will be based at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec (Canada), and will undertake research broadly on sources of gravitational waves that may be detectable by the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA).

The researcher will work on a variety of topics related to milli-Hz gravitational waves, including but not limited to: (1) investigating the host galaxies of massive black hole binaries, (2) observations probing the nature of quasi-periodic eruptions, and/or (3) machine-learning accelerated modelling of LISA data.

The position start date is between August and December 2024, but negotiable. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years, renewable for a third year subject to performance and availability of funds.

A Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in astronomy, physics, or closely related field is required. The degree must be in hand at the time of initial appointment. Applicants with a background in telescope observations, numerical simulations, or gravitational wave analysis are all strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants within 3 years of their PhD.

Applicants should submit the following as a single PDF: (1) a cover letter which includes the names and contact information for three professional references, (2) a CV with a list of publications, and (3) a statement of research interests (max 3 pages). Complete applications should be submitted by June 14, 2024 for full consideration, though the position will remain open until filled. Reference letters will be requested only for shortlisted applicants. Please submit applications through the McGill Workday job posting at this link (upload the combined PDF in the CV upload box): https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/mcgill_careers/details/Postdoctoral-Researcher-in-LISA-multi-messenger-gravitational-wave-astrophysics_JR0000053349

The Trottier Space Institute at McGill (TSI) is an interdisciplinary centre that brings together researchers engaged in space-related research. Currently there are 20 active faculty members affiliated with TSI, from the departments of Physics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Natural Resource Sciences. Research areas include astrophysics, cosmology, astrobiology, geophysics, life in extreme environments, and the search for extraterrestrial biosignatures.

Included Benefits: This position offers a salary of $65,000 CAD per year, a relocation allowance, and a research fund (for travel, page charges, equipment, etc.). Postdoctoral researchers at McGill are unionized, and enjoy a comprehensive benefits package described here: http://mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows/healthcare.

The project team leadership is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all team members. We strongly encourage researchers from underrepresented groups in physics and astronomy to apply.

Inquiries: Daryl Haggard (daryl.haggard@mcgill.ca), John Ruan (jruan@ubishops.ca).

Applied Biophotonics Professor – Western University

The Department of Physics & Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at Western University is pleased to announce a search for a full-time faculty position in a research area related to applied biophotonics.

The successful applicant will receive a probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. The rank and salary will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date will be July 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will have research expertise in the physics of applied biophotonics. It will be to the applicant’s advantage to show a strong connection with existing initiatives in Physics & Astronomy and the broader interdisciplinary research community at Western University. In addition to research in Physics & Astronomy, related expertise also resides in Medical Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and interdisciplinary centres such as the Brain & Mind Institute, Centre for Advanced Materials and Biomaterials, Institute for Earth & Space Exploration, London Health Science Research Institute, Robarts Research Institute, and Western’s Bone and Joint Institute. Additional information about the Faculty of Science is available at https://www.uwo.ca/sci/.

Western recognizes that our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is central to the University’s mandate as a research-intensive institution of higher learning. As a community leader, we understand that our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization are mutually supporting and contribute to our pursuit of research excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Applicants must possess a PhD in Physics or a closely related area. They will have an outstanding record of research in the form of publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, awards, invited talks and other scholarly achievements, as appropriate for their career path and stage, or demonstration of commercialization or industrial research output and collaborations. Evidence of research impact and an emerging international research reputation will be considered strong assets, as will the ability to attract external research funding.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and research supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to be able to teach broadly across the undergraduate curriculum of the Department. Demonstration of and/or potential for effectiveness in teaching and mentorship is important and includes plans to involve trainees in research and other high-impact learning experiences.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in service to the University and the profession. Effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as evidence of leadership potential, will be considered assets.

With annual research funding exceeding $270 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world applications. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities, and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

London has a growing population of approximately 500,000 with a diverse cultural mix and the hospitals serve a region of two million. London is safe, family-oriented, affordable, and located in the heart of the beautiful Great Lakes region. It is known as the “Forest City”, due to its abundance of trees. The centre of London is graced by the Thames River with nearly 30 kilometers of bicycle trails hugging the riverbanks. London is centrally located to its nearby cities of Toronto, Detroit, and Niagara Falls.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a research-intensive department in Western’s Faculty of Science and has expertise in both theoretical and experimental physics and astronomy. The Department is responsible for undergraduate and graduate programs in physics and astronomy and for service mathematics instruction for engineers. The Department is home to 35 full-time faculty members, with most engaged in externally funded research. The Department maintains both an in-house Electronics Shop and Machine Shop with highly skilled technicians. Other relevant facilities at Western include the Nanofabrication Facility, Surface Science Western, the London Regional Microscopy Facility, and the Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation (ImPaKT) Facility.

A complete application consists of:

• Cover letter addressing how the candidate’s expertise fits this position and complements existing strengths at Western.
• Curriculum vitae including publication list.
• A research statement (3 pages or less) describing candidate’s research plans for the next 3-5 years, highlighting past, current, and future research plans, including how the candidate will fit with existing programs and initiatives at Western.
• Statement on teaching and mentoring philosophy or experience, including fit in Department courses. Include a description of plans to involve trainees in research and other high-impact learning experiences (2 pages or less).
• Statement of experience and plans for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education, community-based or other professional settings in physics and astronomy (2 pages or less).
• Contact information for 3 letters of reference. Letter-writers will not be contacted until the shortlist stage of the search.
• Completed application form, using the form available at the following link: https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf
Western recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and potential candidates are encouraged to explain within their application the impact that career interruptions have had and to submit a full career or extended CV.

The application package can be submitted via email in a single PDF file to:

Dr. Tamie Poepping, Search Committee Chair
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Western University
London Ontario, Canada
E-mail: p-a.search@uwo.ca

Consideration of applications will begin on March 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Emily Adams at eadams29@uwo.ca

Posted on Faculty Relations on January 16, 2024. Posting number: S-ES-2024-001

Indigenous Science Scholar – Faculty of Science – University of Victoria

For over 60 years, UVic has proven its unwavering commitment to providing an excellent student experience in a supportive teaching and learning environment, to partnering with communities, and to pursuing research and creative activities that make an impact, both locally and globally. We are prepared to face a changing world with renewed commitment, enthusiasm, compassion and humility.
Inspired by and honouring place, we are a community-minded, globally engaged university where we transform ideas into meaningful impact.

Territory Acknowledgement:

We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. We invite applicants to watch the “Welcome to the Territory” video and to visit the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ Nations’ websites to learn more about these vibrant communities. To learn more about the Indigenous community on campus, please see the Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE) office’s website.

Indigenization and Decolonization at UVic:

The University of Victoria is committed to the ongoing work of decolonizing and Indigenizing the campus
community both inside and outside the classroom. UVic released our second Indigenous Plan in 2023 and the Faculty of Science has drafted its Indigenization Implementation Strategy (2022-2026) as we prepare ourselves for the work ahead. Decolonization and Indigenization are integral aspects of the 2023 UVic Strategic Plan and the 2022 Faculty of Science Strategic Plan.

To advance our work on Indigenization and decolonization, the Faculty of Science is excited to invite Indigenous applicants for three faculty positions in any field of Science. The three available positions are at the tenure-track assistant professor level and are cross-posted across our six departments: Biochemistry & Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy.

UVic has a vibrant Indigenous community with over 1,400 Indigenous students as of 2023 and over 65 Indigenous faculty. In 2022, Qwul’sih’yah’maht, Dr. Robina Thomas was appointed as the first Vice President Indigenous and she is leading the work of decolonization at UVic. In the same year, Marion Buller, renowned legal scholar and the first First Nations woman to be appointed as a judge in British Columbia, has been appointed chancellor of the University of Victoria. Not surprisingly, UVic has been ranked #1 in Canada for promoting Indigenous visibility (Maclean’s 2022).

The Faculty of Science at UVic:

The six departments in the Faculty of Science at UVic host over 140 research-active faculty members, 400 graduate students and several dozen professional researchers and support staff. All of us are deeply committed to diversification across our ranks, particularly, although not limited to people who are Indigenous, racialized, disabled, and/or have marginalized sexualities and gender identities. We educate 3000 undergraduate students in 30 different degree programs, and confer degrees from the bachelor to doctoral level. The Faculty of Science also supports six research centres – from forest biology to particle physics – and is host to 12 Canada Research Chairs. The University of Victoria is ranked #3 in the world
for climate action (2023 THE Impact Rankings), and UVic is ranked 5th in Canada and #220 globally for research impact across all sciences (2023 Times Higher Education). All high rankings are in no small part due to the research and education conducted by researchers and instructors in our six departments.
The UVic Faculty of Science is the destination of choice for curious minds.
THIS JOB OPPORTUNITY
The Faculty of Science invites applications from Indigenous scholars for three tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence as soon as possible.

Qualified candidates will have:

•    A PhD degree in either life sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, or related discipline; or expect to obtain that degree soon (“all but dissertation”).
•    Potential to develop an impactful, independent research program as demonstrated for example through high-quality research shared through outlets such as academic publications, interdisciplinary projects,  and community-based projects.
•    A commitment to undergraduate and graduate education (such as supervision/mentorship) including
o    potential to develop and teach courses.
o    potential to implement new teaching initiatives.
o    potential to supervise diverse personnel effectively and create an equitable and inclusive working environment.
•    Record of, or potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
•    A record, potential, or desire to support Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in teaching and learning, including a potential to supervise diverse research personnel effectively and create an equitable and inclusive working environment.
•    A positive attitude about collaborating and participating in activities across the department, faculties and universities.
•    Demonstrated respect for different opinions and consideration for different point of views.

The following are considered assets:

•    The candidate has interest, potential or experience in either (a) working with Indigenous ways of
knowing, or (b) in infusing Indigenous science approaches and perspectives into science.
•    Postdoctoral experience is desirable.
•    Potential for, and interest in mentorship, representation, and guidance of Indigenous students.
•    Potential for, and interest in land and water-based teaching, community-engaged scholarship,
•    Indigenous scholarship, and engaging with UVic’s First Peoples House.
•    Record of, potential for, and interest in improving the participation of underrepresented groups in
science.
•    Potential for, and interest in implementing new teaching initiatives including land, water, and
community-engaged teaching.

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Our search committee will review the pool of applications from those who self-identify with this designated group. Candidates from this group must self-identify in their cover letter to be considered for this position.
The candidate’s qualifications, experience, overall market demand, discipline, and the unit appointed to will determine a candidate’s final salary offer. The salary for this position includes a competitive salary range of $102,380 – $143,204. UVic is committed to offering an equitable and competitive salary, inclusive of a generous benefits package, eligible leaves, and pension plan.

APPLICATION:

To be considered please send:
•    A cover letter that addresses the full scope of the job requirements and includes Indigenous self-
identification,
•    A curriculum vitae,
•    A brief statement of interest in engaging with Indigenous knowledge and research
•    A statement on equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenization.
•    Appropriate evidence of research (for example, up to five publications or equivalent work – either completed or in progress),
•    A brief teaching dossier containing e.g. teaching philosophy, syllabi of courses taught, and/or teaching interests,
•    Contact information for four references.

Application packages should be addressed to:

Dr. Peter Loock, Dean, Faculty of Science (scieoff@uvic.ca) and will be reviewed starting from March 4th, 2024. Applications will be accepted until all three positions are filled.

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity, and in particular we are seeking for this Limited Hire search candidates who are Indigenous.

Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; if you are neither a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, please indicate if you are authorized to work in Canada and be prepared to provide a copy of your permit authorizing same.

Postdoctoral Position in Galaxy Evolution at UBC

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Prof. Allison Man.

The successful candidate will develop software to analyze JWST observations and facilitate the planning and analysis of integral field unit observations. In collaboration with the UBC Extragalactic Astrophysics Group, they will perform research on a broad range of topics in galaxy evolution, including and not limited to star formation and AGN in nearby and distant galaxies, circumgalactic medium, and the influence of large-scale environment on galaxy evolution. They will have the opportunity to perform research using observations awarded to the group obtained using JWST, ALMA, and Gemini. They have the opportunity to join the Euclid Consortium, and to apply for Canadian observing time on JWST, ALMA, Gemini, and CFHT. In addition, they have access to high-performance computers, and funding for travels and publications. The successful candidate will spend 70% of their time on software development, and 30% of their time on related science work.

The position will be available as soon as is mutually agreeable. The appointment will initially be for two years, and extension is possible depending on performance and funding. Applicants must have obtained a PhD in Astronomy or Physics not more than 5 years prior to the start date. Experience in Python programming, Git, and astronomical observations is essential. The salary will be in the range $65,000-70,000 CAD, depending on experience. UBC offers postdocs a comprehensive benefits plan that includes extended health and dental coverage.

Applicants should upload a CV, a cover letter and a research statement in PDF format by February 16, 2024 to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/26996/apply . Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Western University Physics & Astronomy Teaching Scholar

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario invites applications for a Teaching Scholar (TS) position. This probationary appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor with a workload of 60% teaching, 20% scholarship and 20% service. It will lead to consideration of continuing status (CTS) and promotion to Associate Professor at the end of the probationary period. The starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.

Requirements:
• Either (1) a PhD in Physics or related field; or (2) a PhD in Education with MSc in Physics or related field. PhD must be completed by the start date;
• evidence of scholarship in teaching and learning such as innovative teaching approaches, curriculum development, and/or publications in the area of educational research;
• previous experience teaching physics, astronomy, and/or mathematics at the university undergraduate level, including preparation and delivery of lectures and design of assessments;
• a record of effective teaching practice.

The successful candidate will be an emerging or established teaching scholar who has a demonstrated, outstanding track record in teaching innovation and classroom teaching. The candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department of Physics & Astronomy: teaching duties will include up to 6 one-semester courses per year at the undergraduate level. The candidate is also expected to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning, which could include curriculum development, educational research supported by external funding and disseminated through publications and conferences, and training faculty and/or teaching assistants.

Western recognizes that our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is central to the University’s mandate as a research-intensive institution of higher learning. We understand that a pursuit of research excellence and a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization are mutually supporting goals. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Assets include demonstrated interest and/or experience in:
• teaching in more than one of physics, astronomy, and mathematics
• educational activities within and beyond the university;
• equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization initiatives related to teaching and learning;
• providing high-impact learning experiences for undergraduates;
• teaching undergraduate courses with large (> 250 student) enrolments;
• course administration, or training and management of teaching assistants.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in service to the University and the profession. Effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as evidence of leadership potential, will be considered assets.

With annual research funding exceeding $270 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world applications. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

Physics & Astronomy is a research-intensive Department in Western’s Faculty of Science with both undergraduate and graduate programs. It also has a substantial service-teaching commitment, including physics for medical sciences, general science and engineering, mathematics for engineering, and astronomy for non-scientists. We seek colleagues who share our commitment to teaching excellence who will join us in contributing to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

Candidates should submit:

1. The Application for Full-time Faculty Position Form, available at
https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf
2. A cover letter addressing how your expertise/experience and proposed activities fit this position (maximum 2 pages);
3. An up-to-date curriculum vitae including a complete publication list;
4. A statement of teaching philosophy and future plans for activities in the scholarship of teaching and learning, which could include educational research, curriculum design and innovation, pedagogical training, or other related activities (maximum 3 pages);
5. A summary of past achievements in classroom teaching and scholarship of teaching and learning (maximum 4 pages);
6. A statement of contributions to equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization which might cover topics such as: teaching that supports the success of students from underrepresented groups in the sciences and engineering, development of inclusive pedagogy, or mentoring of students from underrepresented groups (maximum 2 pages).
7. Contact details for at least three academic professionals who can provide letters of reference, at least two of whom can speak to the candidate’s teaching. Letter-writers will not be contacted until the shortlist stage of the search.

Western recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and potential candidates are encouraged to explain within their application the impact that career interruptions have had and to submit a full career or extended CV.

The application package can be submitted via email in a single PDF file to:

Dr. Pauline Barmby, Department and Search Committee Chair
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Western University
London Ontario, Canada
E-mail: p-a.search@uwo.ca

Consideration of applications will begin on December 20, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Emily Adams at eadams29@uwo.ca

Several PhD positions in “Gravity & Matter at the Extreme”

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) in Potsdam, Germany, announces the opening of several PhD positions in “Gravity & Matter at the Extreme”. We are particularly interested in hiring creative, proactive and motivated candidates who flourish at working in a vibrant,  interdisciplinary and synergistic group.

Successful candidates will join the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Gravitational-Wave Astronomy at the AEI, comprised of the “Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity” (ACR) and “Computational Relativistic Astrophysics” (CRA) divisions at the AEI in Potsdam, the University of Potsdam (UP) and the Humboldt University (HU) in Berlin. Our graduate students are exposed to a variety of research topics and have access to a world-wide research network, including international partner universities (University of Maryland and the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics at Kyoto University). Our graduate students also have the opportunity to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA Consortium through the ACR-division’s membership, and the Einstein Telescope Collaboration through the AEI-UP membership. For a detailed overview of the IMPRS, its research groups, and the application procedure, please visit the IMPRS website.

The two research divisions (ACR and CRA) at the AEI in Potsdam operate three high-performance compute clusters to model gravitational-wave sources (binary black holes, neutron star binaries, and stellar collapse of massive stars), electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational waves, high-energy astrophysical phenomena, and to carry out waveform developments, and data analysis of gravitational waves observed by LIGO and Virgo detectors.

Research Topics and research environment:
Ph.D. theses can cover a broad spectrum of topics in gravitational-wave astronomy, high-energy astrophysics and fundamental physics, such as:

  • analytical modeling of gravitational dynamics and radiation (within post-Newtonian theory, post-Minkowskian theory, gravitational self-force, black-hole perturbation theory, and effective-one-body theory),
  • numerical-relativity, most notably simulations of compact objects in general relativity and alternatives,
  • interpretation and analysis of data from gravitational-wave detectors on the ground (LIGO and Virgo) and in space (LISA),
  • acceleration techniques for gravitational-wave inference, including machine learning,
  • cosmography with gravitational waves (including dark energy, dark matter, gravitational lensing),
  • tests of gravity in the strong-field and highly dynamical regime
  • modelling neutron star mergers as high-energy phenomena,
  • modelling electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational waves,
  • exploring neutron-star equation of state,
  • exploring nucleosynthesis,
  • stellar collapse to a black hole and a neutron star, and
  • modelling gamma-ray bursts.

Successful applicants will conduct their research projects at the AEI in Potsdam, and they will have to enrol and receive their Ph.D. degree from either the University of Potsdam or the Humboldt University in Berlin. The expected duration of the PhD program is three to four years. Applicants are required to have a Master degree by the start of the PhD program.

We offer:

  • A vibrant research environment with access to a world-class research facilities and cutting-edge research projects
  • A structured English-language graduate program
  • Fully funded positions in accordance with TVöD pay grade 13, no tuition fees, and additional funding for conferences and professional development, more info on financial aspects, see here
  • Individual supervision and mentoring by research scientists who are leaders in their respective fields
  • An excellent working environment with various on-campus support (computing facilities, PhD representatives, language courses, residence permit and visa support, children’s day care, etc.), located just 30 minutes from the city center of Berlin

Application Process:
In order to apply, please fill in this form.

You will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, university transcripts, a statement of research interests (no more than three pages), a list of publications (if applicable), and your Master thesis (if applicable). The statement of research interests should describe the student’s past research experience, future research interests and how they relate to the IMPRS’s scientific mission.

Applicants also need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters. Referees will be notified by email on how to upload the letters. More information on the preparation of the documents can be found on the IMPRS website and the IMPRS’ FAQ section.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is January 7th, 2024.

Equal Opportunities:
The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. The AEI and the Max Planck Society welcome persons with diverse backgrounds,
experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (Code of Conduct).

The institute promotes a healthy work-life balance by offering all employees a family support service, cooperation with a nearby international kindergarten, a parent-child office and a nursing room.

CITA Associate Professor

THIS POSTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO THE NEW CLOSING DATE OF NOVEMBER 14, 2023

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), a national centre hosted in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Cosmology. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2024.

Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Theoretical Astrophysics or a related area, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance existing strengths in the Institute with a focus on cosmology and/or the early universe. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments (including the supervision of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students), and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference.

The successful candidate will have a record demonstrating scientific leadership, creativity and technical depth throughout their career, as evidenced in their application materials.

Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CITA is the only national astrophysics theory institute in the world. CITA’s mission is to expand the frontiers of knowledge in all domains of astrophysics. CITA faculty help train the next generation of scholars at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral stage in Canada and abroad to attain the highest level of rigour and creativity. CITA is also actively engaged with multiple observational experiments aimed at testing theoretical ideas including (but not limited to) CCAT-p, CHIME/CHORD, CMB-S4, SDSS-V, Spec-S5, and LIGO.

The present complement of research staff in CITA includes 7 faculty and over 25 research fellows and a national network of faculty, postdocs, and students across Canada. The unique research environment at CITA is enhanced by close ties to the 23 faculty, 15 postdocs, and graduate students in the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Department of Physics and the Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Gravity and the Extreme Universe Program within the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching. As a public University, the UofT further offers the excitement of working with a highly diverse student population and actively encourages innovative scholarship at all levels. The Greater Toronto Area offers exceptional cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

For more information about CITA, please visit https://www.cita.utoronto.ca.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit:

1. a cover letter;
2. a current curriculum vitae;
3. a research statement outlining current and future research interests;
4. one to three publications of which the candidate is particularly proud; and
5. a teaching dossier which includes a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three referees. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit recent letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. All enquiries about this position should be sent to facultysearch@cita.utoronto.ca using the subject line “Faculty Search”.

All application materials, including recent reference letters, must be received by November 14, 2023.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY:
https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Associate-Professor-Cosmology-ON/573430917/