Tenure Track Position in Astronomy, Campion College

Tenure Track Position in Astronomy

Campion College at the University of Regina invites applications for a
probationary tenure-track appointment in astronomy at the rank of
Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics to begin July 1, 2019.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in astronomy and have a record of
a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching
duties will primarily involve introductory and intermediate classes in
astronomy. There are also opportunities to develop higher level
undergraduate courses, and to supervise special-case graduate students,
although the Department of Physics offers neither an undergraduate major
nor a graduate program in astronomy. Excellence in research, in any area
of astronomy, and a proven ability to contribute to a team environment is
also essential.

Campion College is a Jesuit Catholic community of learning dedicated to
the development of the whole person – intellectually, spiritually,
socially – for service in society. Located on the University of Regina
campus, Campion offers courses in the natural sciences, social sciences,
humanities, and fine arts. The College is a fully accredited member of the
Associations of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and its graduates
receive University of Regina degrees. Campion faculty are voting members
of their respective faculties (e.g., Science, Arts, Graduate Studies) of
the University of Regina.

Interested candidates should forward an application (including a letter of
application, a curriculum vitae, transcripts, and evidence of both
teaching effectiveness and scholarly activities) in a single PDF file to
Dr. Allison Fizzard, Dean of Campion College, at campion.dean@uregina.ca.
Candidates should also arrange for the submission of three confidential
letters of reference, either to be sent separately in PDF format to
campion.dean@uregina.ca, or as part of a package by those using Interfolio
or a similar service.

Campion College is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all
employees and applicants for employment at the College. To that end, the
College encourages the hiring, retention, and
promotion of members of designated groups including women, indigenous
peoples, persons with disabilities, visible and non-visible minorities.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018, and will continue
until suitable candidates have been identified. Salary is commensurate
with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be
given priority.

Tenure-Track Position in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Queen’s University

The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in Astronomy or Astrophysics, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019. In exceptional cases, candidates above the level of Assistant Professor may be considered.

Queen’s University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy at Queen’s University has 29 Faculty working in the areas of astronomy and astrophysics, condensed matter physics and optics, engineering and applied physics, and particle astrophysics. We are located in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities.

Queen’s is the lead institution of the McDonald Institute, where fundamental properties of neutrinos and dark matter are studied using astronomical objects as sources of these particles. The fact that Queen’s has distinct yet complementary groups in astrophysics and particle astrophysics makes it unique in Canada. This remarkable research environment is further enhanced by strong ties with astronomers at the Royal Military College.

Candidates must have completed a PhD by the start date of the appointment. The ideal candidate will have research interests that align with and/or complement those of existing group members, which include general relativity, cosmology, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, and the astrophysics of dark matter. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding. They must demonstrate a strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs and in support of promoting equity and diversity in physics. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student- centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

The University acknowledges that certain circumstances may legitimately affect a candidate’s record of research achievement and will give careful consideration to the impact of these circumstances (including but not limited to: pregnancy, family responsibilities, illness, disability, research in emerging fields, limited access to resources) when assessing the candidate’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experiences and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application.

Providing opportunities for junior faculty to develop a strong teaching and research profile and maintaining an environment where all faculty can thrive is our top priority. Support for course development and delivery is provided by the Department, the Queen’s Centre for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty of Arts and Science. Support of junior faculty to develop strong

research programs includes a significant Research Initiation Grant, grant writing workshops and review services, funding support for graduate students through the Queen’s Graduate Award program, and one-to-one mentorship from senior faculty members.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  •   a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  •   a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  •   a statement of research interests;
  •   a statement of teaching interests, experience and vision (including mentoring, outreach,

    and promotion of diversity);

  •   three letters of reference emailed directly to Prof. Marc Dignam

    at: physhead@queensu.ca.

The first review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019 and will continue thereafter until a successful candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Prof. Marc Dignam at physhead@queensu.ca,although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Prof. Marc Dignam, Head
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy Stirling Hall
64 Bader Lane
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6

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, 4mjb5@queensu.ca.


Additional information about Queen’s University, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrecruitment.

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 athttp://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and athttp://www.qufa.ca.

Research Associate in Radio Astronomy: Covington Fellowship

Name: Michaela Doyle
Email address: michaela.doyle@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Affiliation: National Research Council of Canada

Research Associate in Radio Astronomy: Covington Fellowship (4822)
Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Penticton – British Columbia

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.

We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Research Associate to support our Radio Astronomy team within the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (HAA). The Research Associate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

Desired starting date: January 2020*


2 Years
*The initial appointment is of two years duration, may commence in fall 2019 and may be extended for one further year (subject to performance and availability of funds).

As part of the RA Program you must have received your Ph.D. in astronomy or astrophysics within the last 5 years or you expect to receive the degree within the next 6 months.

• Five years or less experience in astrophysics beyond the Ph.D.
• Experience in conducting original scientific research in radio astrophysics, demonstrated by published papers in the refereed scientific literature.
• Experience with radio interferometry/aperture synthesis and/or single dish techniques.
• Experience with instrumentation would be considered an asset.

Language Requirement:

• Research Associates will be offered appointments to the staff of the National Research Council on a term basis and will be offered salaries and benefits currently available to Research Officers. Salaries commensurate with experience are taxable and subject to other deductions. As a guide, the current annual Ph.D. recruiting rate is $64,437*. NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.

*Salary rates currently under review.

For more information on this job opportunity and to submit your application, visit our website at: https://recruitment-recrutement.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/job/Penticton-Research-Associate-in-Radio-Astronomy-Covington-Fellowship-BC/359715117/

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Plaskett Postdoctoral Fellowship (Research Associate), NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL of CANADA (NRC)

Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre, Dominion
Astrophysical Observatory
5071 West Saanich Road
Victoria, BC V9E 2E7
Fax : (613) 990-1286
Telephone: 613-991-1125

E-mail enquiries: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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Further information on NRC Herzberg can be found at
Information on the staff and their research interests is available at
More information on the Fellowship is available

Desired starting date: September 2019

The Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre of the National
Research Council (NRC) is pleased to announce the 2018 competition for a
Plaskett Postdoctoral Fellowship (Research Associate) position tenable at
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) in Victoria, BC, Canada. The
successful candidate will be an outstanding recent doctoral graduate in
astronomy/astrophysics who is highly motivated to exploit astronomical
facilities administered by NRC and contribute to forefront research
projects conducted using those facilities.

This hiring is at the postdoctoral level, but at NRC Canada, this is in
effectively a term staff scientist position with all the associated
benefits, including paid maternity and parental leave, vacation, accruable
pension contributions and others.

We encourage researchers in any area of astrophysics to apply. For
reference, the following are active fields of research at NRC Herzberg:

• Exoplanets and debris disks (direct detection, planetary atmospheres,
dynamical evolution, collisional evolution, composition), utilizing
Gemini, ALMA, HST, JWST and/or exploitation of existing large survey data
from Kepler, Spitzer, Herschel, WISE and other missions.

• Outer solar system bodies (accretion processes, size-frequency
distributions, surface properties, orbital dynamics, binaries, space-craft
exploration), utilizing CFHT, Gemini, ALMA, HST, Subaru, and the New
Horizons spacecraft, as well as leadership of the Outer Solar System
Origins Survey (OSSOS).

• Star or planet formation processes (protostellar evolution, cluster
formation, circumstellar disks, super-star clusters in external galaxies),
utilizing ALMA, the Jansky VLA, GBT, or other facilities, and leveraging
results from Herschel, Spitzer, or JCMT legacy programs (e.g., the JCMT
Gould Belt Survey and the JCMT Transient Survey).

• Photometric and spectroscopic studies of the structure and stellar
content of the Milky Way, Local Group, and other nearby galaxies,
including all areas of research associated with the broad field of
near-field cosmology.

• Multi-wavelength investigations of galaxies and clusters, including
studies of galaxy distances, dynamics, and structural properties;
super-massive black holes and galactic nuclei; and star clusters and star
formation at UV, optical, IR and sub-mm wavelengths.

• Cosmological evolution of galaxies including physical processes such as
accretion, outflow, feedback, metal enrichment, star formation,
super-massive black hole growth, mergers, and strong lensing.
Candidates should have an observational background or an interest in
constraining theories with observations.

The successful candidate will:

• Conduct original research independently and in collaboration with NRC
Herzberg staff members.

• Contribute to the scientific exploitation of NRC Herzberg’s resources,
particularly, but not limited to, the expertise of scientific and
technical staff, and the astronomical facilities and infrastructure
administered by NRC Herzberg, such as ALMA, CFHT, the Gemini Observatory,
the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC), and the instrumentation labs.

• Engage with the astronomical community to advance NRC Herzberg’s mandate
to provide astronomical facilities and services to Canadian researchers.
NRC Herzberg is a leading developer of instrumentation for current and
future ground- and space-based telescopes (e.g., ALMA, CFHT, Gemini, JWST,
MSE, SKA, and TMT).  NRC Herzberg also hosts CADC, which provides
scientific data preservation, distribution, and analysis services to the
community.  The CADC is also home to the Canadian Virtual Observatory, the
CANFAR cloud computing network, and extensive data archives (including
those for CFHT, CGPS, HST, and JCMT).

• Share with other postdoctoral research associates the organization of
the NRC Herzberg weekly seminars, which run from September to April.

The initial appointment is of two years duration, which may be extended
(subject to performance and availability of funds). In addition to highly
competitive benefits and salary, the Plaskett Fellow will receive support
for observing and conference travel, page charges, and access to
professionally managed computation infrastructure and resources.

Applicants must have acquired their Ph.D. within the last five years or
expect to obtain their degree before taking up the position.

NRC is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be made by 19 November 2018 via the process described
at the URL provided.

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Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Application Submission:

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 30, 2018

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

The University of Toronto <https://www.utoronto.ca/> invites applications
for Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships within the Dunlap Institute for
Astronomy and Astrophysics <http://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/>. This growing
unit pursues groundbreaking research in experimental astrophysics, in
close collaboration with Toronto colleagues in the Department of Astronomy
and Astrophysics <http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/>(DAA), the Canadian
Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics <http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/>
(CITA) and the Centre for Planetary Sciences

Dunlap Fellows are expected to conduct a program of original research
either independently or in collaboration with others at the University,
and will be offered professional development and mentoring across a range
of areas relevant to a scientific career. Candidates will be selected on
the basis of potential for innovative research in instrumentation,
software, or observations, and on their ability to further the goals and
activities of the Dunlap Institute. Fellows have access to laboratories,
computing clusters and fabrication facilities, and can propose for
additional internal support for their experimental or computational plans.
Dunlap Fellows are also strongly encouraged to participate in the
Institute’s outreach and training initiatives. The range of activities and
opportunities in research, outreach and training can be seen in the annual
reports on the Dunlap Institute’s web site.

The Dunlap Institute, DAA, CITA and CPS together host over 130 staff and
students in astronomy, who conduct a diverse research program across
instrumentation, observation, computation and theory. The Dunlap Institute
is located on a beautiful 19th century campus in the heart of one of the
world’s great cities. Rated as having one of the highest standards of
living in the world, Toronto offers a huge range of indoor and outdoor
pursuits, outstanding food and music, and a vibrant and diverse cultural

The Dunlap Institute is committed to an inclusive and flexible workplace.
We encourage applications from qualified applicants of all sexual
orientations and gender expressions, members of visible minorities,
Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and potential
dual-academic-career hires.  Subject to immigration regulations,
successful candidates will be given the option to take up their
Fellowships as part-time appointments (such a request need not be made as
part of a candidate’s initial application and will not be disclosed to the
selection committee).

Appointments are initially for three years, with a subsequent possibility
of extension for one further year subject to outstanding performance in
public outreach and education activities. Dunlap Fellowships include an
annual salary of CAD $70,056 plus generous benefits
<http://benefits.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/cupe-local-3902-unit-5/>, a
research allowance of CAD $18,000 per year, relocation assistance, and the
opportunity to request additional research funds from the Dunlap Institute.

The approximate expected starting date is September 1, 2019. Applicants
must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at
the time of appointment. Only applicants with a PhD awarded on or after
January 1, 2014, will be considered, except in the case of career
interruption or other extenuating circumstances.

All application materials must be submitted online by November 30, 2018.
In service of our goals of an unbiased and equitable hiring process, an
initial evaluation of applicants will be made via a 300-word anomymised
summary of the applicant’s proposed research program, which should be
submitted via the online form. Applicants should also submit (in a single
file in PDF format) a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication
list, and a 3-page detailed description of their proposed research
program.  Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters
directly to the Dunlap Institute via email to
fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca by November 30, 2018.

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time
postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment)
recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the
needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the
performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is
covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This
job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons /
persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America,
persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to
the further diversification of ideas.

To apply online, please go to


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of
British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications from outstanding
candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor.  Applications in all
relevant subfields are encouraged and the successful candidate will
create an independent research program which complements the existing
strengths of the department such as in Astronomy, Cosmology, Biophysics,
AMO, Medical Physics, Gravity, String, and Quantum Information Theory,
Particle Physics, and Nuclear Physics among others.  More details of our
research program can be found on the Department’s website
(phas.ubc.ca).  Please note that applicants in the field of Condensed
Matter Physics and related subfields represented in the Stuart Blusson
Quantum Matter Institute (see qmi.ubc.ca) should direct their
applications to our parallel search in that area (see
phas.ubc.ca/open-positions).  Candidates must have a Ph.D. Degree or
equivalent, demonstrated potential for an outstanding research record,
and are expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate
levels and to supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will
be appointed at the level of Assistant Professor.

The Physics and Astronomy Department (www.phas.ubc.ca
is one of the largest and most scientifically diverse in Canada. Our
faculty and staff are committed to attracting and training outstanding
students and conducting forefront research that spans the field.

Applicants are urged to submit online applications
A CV, publications list, a statement of research interests, and a
summary of teaching interests and experience are required. Three letters
of reference should be arranged to be directly submitted, preferably
electronically, to jobs=At=phas.ubc.ca. UBC’s strategic plan identifies
inclusion as one of our key priorities.  We welcome colleagues with the
experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of
inclusion, equity, and diversity throughout campus life.  In your
application, please include 2-3 sentences describing your experience
working with a diverse student body and your contributions to
creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within
your discipline.

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

The deadline for receipt of applications is Nov. 30, 2018.  The expected
start date is Summer 2019, but is negotiable.


CITA is a national centre for theoretical astrophysics, gravity and
cosmology located at the University of Toronto. The Institute expects to
offer several postdoctoral fellowships of three years. The starting date
will be September 1, 2019. Funds will be available for travel and other
research expenses. A Ph.D. in any field of theoretical astrophysics is
required. Fellows are expected to carry out original research in
theoretical astrophysics under the general supervision of the permanent
faculty whose interests include: early universe, physical cosmology,
interstellar matter, FRB¹s/pulsar scintillometry and compact objects,
galaxy, star and planet formation, solar physics, high energy astrophysics
and gravitational waves.

Applicants will be automatically considered for research associate
positions of three to five years duration.

Please apply online at: https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf
Full job ad: http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/opportunities/post-docs

We only accept electronic submissions. Applicants will be asked to submit
a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and arrange for three
letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications and all letters
of recommendation is November 10, 2018.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons /
persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America,
persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to
the further diversification of ideas.


The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Department of Statistical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a joint (51% Statistical Sciences, 49% Astronomy and Astrophysics) tenure-stream appointment. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2019.

We are interested in candidates from astronomy and astrophysics and statistical science whose research program advances both disciplines. We are particularly interested in exceptional candidates who work in areas at the cutting edge of Astrostatistics, who have deep understanding of Astronomy and Astrophysics research problems and who can develop modern statistical techniques for analyzing massive astronomy and astrophysics data.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Statistics or a closely related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, and must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by the quality of published papers and other documents submitted for review, presentations at top conferences, research awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature. Evidence for excellence in teaching is based on strong letters of reference and a teaching dossier containing a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments and evaluations.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in astronomy, astrophysics and statistical science research and education. Successful candidates are expected to pursue independent, innovative research at the highest international level; to establish a strong externally funded independent research program; to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to contribute to the enrichment of both Departments. The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world- class scholars at Canada’s leading University. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should apply online using AcademicJobsOnline, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11669 and include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, research and teaching statements, as well as a teaching dossier which includes teaching evaluations and sample syllabi. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2018 and applicants should endeavor to have all materials submitted by then, however applications will be accepted until position is filled.

For more information about the Departments of Statistical Sciences and Astronomy and Astrophysics, please visit our websites at www.utstat.toronto.edu and www.astro.utoronto.ca. If you have questions about the position, please contact Katrina Mintis at katrina.mintis@utoronto.ca or search@astro.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women,

Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Astronomical Instrumentation

Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Astronomical
Instrumentation – University of Toronto – 1802779

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 15, 2018

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) and the Dunlap Institute
for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto together invite
applications for a tenure-stream faculty appointment in experimental
astrophysics. This is a joint appointment between the Department (51%) and
the Dunlap Institute (49%) at the rank of Assistant Professor and will
commence on 1 July 2019.

We seek applicants in astronomical instrumentation or experimental
astrophysics. The successful candidate is expected to establish and lead an
independent, externally funded research program, supervise graduate
students, teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and engage in
university service activities. Applicants must have earned a PhD in
astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment or
shortly after. The selection will be based primarily on the applicant’s
excellence in research and teaching. Excellence in research is evidenced
primarily by the quality of published papers and other documents submitted
for review, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
The successful candidate for this position is expected to pursue innovative
research in instrumentation and astrophysics at the highest international
level, have a major role in a leading instrumentation project, an
established record of publishing articles in the leading academic journals
in the field, participation in major international conferences, invited
seminars at leading institutions and other noteworthy activities in
Astronomy and Astrophysics that contribute to the visibility and prominence
of the discipline. Evidence for excellence in teaching at both the
undergraduate and graduate level is required, such as lecture preparation
and delivery, curriculum development, and supervision of research students,
as highlighted in a teaching statement.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 Dunlap Institute has a strong focus on developing innovative
astronomical instrumentation and technology, has a large prize postdoctoral
program (the Dunlap Fellowships) and has substantive programs in
professional training and public outreach. The Canadian Institute for
Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Centre for Planetary Studies (CPS)
are also part of the graduate department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Toronto astronomers have access to a wide arrange of observational
facilities with guaranteed access to JWST, TMT, MWA and CHIME. The Dunlap
Institute has facilitated Canadian access to LSST.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link
below. All application materials should be submitted online by the closing date,
November 15, 2018. Submission guidelines can be found at:
http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into
one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should submit their
curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a research
statement including laboratory plans, and a teaching statement including outreach
experience and interests.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly
to the department via e-mail to: astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca. Please
ensure the candidate’s name is included in the subject line and that letters are
on letterhead and signed. Requests for more information can be directed in
confidence to the same email address.

If you have questions about this position, please contact
astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca.   For more information about the Department
of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and
Astrophysics, please visit http://www.astro.utoronto.ca or

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons /
persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America,
persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to
the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief
Diversity Survey. The 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.

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

To Apply Online please click:

Director General, NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics

National Research Council of Canada
Director General, NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics

City: Victoria
Organizational Unit: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Classification: MGT-4
Tenure: Continuing
Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC

The NRC Advantage

The National Research Council of Canada represents a powerful partnering
option for anyone looking to push the boundaries of science and industry.
In fact, as the Government of Canada’s largest research organization
supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and
technology development, we have become catalysts for innovation. For over
a hundred years, the impact of our work with industry leaders and other
government bodies has shaped Canada¹s future. We partner with some of the
most creative and solutions-driven minds in the world.

And now, we want to partner with you. Be part of our collective force to
come up with potentially disruptive solutions to Canada¹s current and
future technology challenges. Let your expertise and inspirations make an
impact by joining the NRC.

Your Challenge
Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the
National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and
technology organization.

The NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre plays a key
and vital role in the pursuit of knowledge in astrophysics and relevant
technologies. The Centre is responsible for the operation and
administration of astronomical observatories established by the Government
of Canada. Through the conduct of research and advanced technology
development with Canadian and foreign partners, HAA is a major player in
international astronomy. The Director General will lead the strategic
pursuits of HAA, identifying future directions that support the objectives
of NRC and the Canadian astronomical community. He/she will establish
research and development programs that are leading edge, working in
collaboration with both industry and universities. These activities
include advancing the Long-Range Plan that is created as a result of a
community-based planning initiative involving NRC, NSERC, the Canadian
Space Agency and the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA).nThe Director
General will also play a leadership role in the transfer of technology.
He/she will manage approximately 120 scientific, engineering, technical
and administrative staff and a current continuing budget of approximately
$35M, The continuing budget includes contributions to International
Observatories in operational and developmental phases.

Screening Criteria
Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that
they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further
consideration as candidates:

Ph.D. in astrophysics or a physics-related field from a recognized

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Degree equivalency

* Significant experience conducting original research in observational
astronomy with an international reputation for excellence in the field.

* Experience managing multidisciplinary R&D programs.

* Significant and demonstrated scientific or engineering and technical

* Experience working on collaborative research with universities,
government and industry.

* Significant experience in building partnerships with national and
international organizations.

* Experience developing and maintaining strategic projects with senior
government officials, academic and industry leaders.

* Senior executive experience including a demonstrated ability to lead
change, build superior teams, motivate a diverse group of individuals, and
direct large-scale initiatives.

Condition of Employment
Secret (II)

Language requirements
Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC

Note: In the event that no qualified bilingual candidates are identified,
NRC may consider unilingual candidates who will be required to commit to
achieving these levels within two years.

Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests

Assessment Criteria
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

* Strong knowledge of the national and international astronomical research

* Knowledge of the Canadian innovation process, the structure of the
Canadian research and innovation systems, and the Canadian research

* Ability to effectively lead and manage a multi-faceted astronomical
organization in an R&D environment with a style and approach that supports
NRC¹s commitment to scientific excellence and its participative management
and entrepreneurship values.

* Demonstrated ability to successfully leverage, government, industry or
other partnerships to generate and deliver on ideas that would lead to
recognition of NRC¹s role in world-wide research and technology innovation.

* Strong knowledge of HAA¹s initiatives, programs and activities and their
potential for impact nationally and internationally.

* Recognized leadership in the field of astronomy and astrophysics.

* Ability to analyze complex information, make timely decisions and
communicate clearly with all internal and external stakeholders.

* Ability to manage in a scientific environment with in depth knowledge of
the different models of research operations while enhancing a
collaborative approach.

* Knowledge of the National Research Council, its mandate and strategic

Behavioural Competencies

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following
competency profile: Management Competencies (MG)

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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC’s

Salary Range
From $146,700 to $176,200 per annum.


* In order to ensure a prompt and efficient processing of applications,
candidates are encouraged to provide, along with their résumé, a detailed
covering letter explaining how they meet each of the requirements of this
position (education, experience, language requirements) by providing
concrete examples.  In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe
in detail when, where and how he/she gained the experience.

* Candidates who have Second Language Evaluation (SLE) test results with
the Public Service Commission should include these results with their

* A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one
year period.

* NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive
health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other
leave entitlements.

* Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of
Canada. Please include citizenship information in your Application.

* The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage
candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups:
women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with
disabilities. Measures for accommodation are available to all candidates
retained for further assessment.

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (4514) to:
E-mail: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-990-1679

Closing Date: 24 August 2018 – 23:59 Eastern Time

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