Tenure-Track Assistant Professors, Department of Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo invites applications for up to four tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in Astrophysics, Quantum Matter, Photonics, Biophysics, and Soft Matter.   The anticipated start date is September 1, 2024.

We invite applications from theorists, observers, and experimentalists. Women and visible minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  A Ph.D. degree and evidence of exceptional promise in research and teaching are required. Successful applicants are expected to develop and maintain a research program of exceptional quality and impact, to attract and supervise graduate students, to attract external funding at the level required to maintain a thriving research group, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The salary range is $115,000 to $130,000, depending on experience. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

Candidates should submit electronically a curriculum vitae, an outline of research accomplishments, a brief research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy and goals, and a brief plan to nurture equity, diversity, and inclusion in their research group and in the department. The names and full contact information for at least three references should be provided.  All application material, including the names of referees, should be uploaded to https://ofas.uwaterloo.ca/.  When creating your profile on the Online Faculty Application System, please select one of the following for your discipline: Astrophysics, Quantum Matter, Photonics, Biophysics, or Soft Matter. All material should be received by December 1, 2023.  Further information about the Department can be found on our web page: https://uwaterloo.ca/physics-astronomy/

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Metis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.)

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Dr. Brian McNamara, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, Telephone: (519) 888-4567; extension 36831; E-mail: physics@uwaterloo.ca.

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

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

Postdoc Fellowships at Trottier Space Institute at McGill

We invite applications for multiple postdoctoral fellowship applications at the Trotter Space Institute at McGill University.

TSI is an interdisciplinary research centre within McGill University consisting of 20 affiliated faculty members from the Departments of Physics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Natural Resource Sciences at McGill.

Research topics include (but are not limited to) astrophysics, cosmology, astroparticle physics, astrobiology, geophysics, life in extreme environments, and the search for extraterrestrial biosignatures.

We anticipate offering multiple positions tailored to the successful applicants' research interests. TSI Fellowships can be held at any TSI-affiliated department by researchers who specialize in any of the above areas or some interdisciplinary combination thereof.

The successful applicant will have a background in either theoretical, observational, experimental, or computational research in any of the TSI’s research areas. Postdoctoral fellows will work within the research group(s) of one or more faculty members at McGill. Applicants are strongly recommended to contact potential supervisors ahead of time; while not strictly required, most successful candidates in the past have done so.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a research statement, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent through AcademicJobsOnline.

If extra letters are submitted, a random selection of three will be considered by the committee.

A successful cover letter will provide a quick summary of your research background, a brief statement of future research directions, and how this fits into the research at McGill. We value an inclusive community, and thus we (optionally) welcome descriptions of any barriers that you may have faced in your research career, descriptions of community-oriented activities that have contributed to a more equitable and diverse work environment, or plans for such work that you may have as a postdoctoral fellow at McGill.

A successful research statement will describe both your past research as well as your research plans, with the best balance to be determined by the applicant. The research plans should include a description of how they relate to research currently being performed by faculty members at McGill. While we appreciate that the finest nuances of one's research may be understandable only by experts, applicants are advised to make the broadest strokes of their research (and its significance) understandable to an interdisciplinary selection committee consisting of members coming from the entire breadth of TSI’s research mission. The total length of the research statement should not exceed two pages (including figures), although an additional page of references is acceptable.

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits, and will be for two years with a possible renewal for a third year, dependent on supervisor approval and the availability of funds. Preference is given to applicants within 3 years of the PhD. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by the deadline of November 29, 2023.

We expect to make first-round offers and to notify the waitlist by late December. Later-round offers will be made after the new year through mid-February.

We also encourage applicants to consider applying for a CITA National Fellowship to be held at McGill. A separate application must be submitted directly to CITA. See: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/f676a6b5 for details. (Deadline, Nov 6.)

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity within its community. We welcome applications from: women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, racialized people/visible minorities, ethnic minorities, 2SLGBTQIA* people (sexual orientation and/or gender identity minorities), and others who may contribute to diversification.

Postdoctoral researchers at McGill enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, see: https://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows/healthcare

 

Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Application Submission:https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/25600

 

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 15th, 2023

 

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

 

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The University of Toronto invites applications for the Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships within the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. The Dunlap Institute pursuesinnovative instrumentation, technology, and observational research to advance our understanding of the Universe, in close collaboration with colleagues in the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DADDAA) and in the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA).

Dunlap Fellows are expected to conduct a program of original research either independently or in collaboration with others at the University of Toronto and will be offered professional development and mentoring across a range of topics relevant to a scientific career. Candidates will be selected on the basis of:

potential for innovative research in instrumentation, software, and/or observations,
synergy with existing activities within the Dunlap Institute.

(Potential for innovative research can be established through past accomplishments, future plans, publications, reference letters, or any combination thereof.)

Dunlap Fellows have access to laboratories, fabrication facilities and computing clusters, and can propose for additional internal support for their experimental and/or computational plans. Dunlap Fellows are also 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 on the Dunlap Institute’s web site.

The Dunlap Institute, DADDAA, and CITA together host more than 150 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 community.

The Dunlap Institute is committed to an inclusive and flexible workplace. We encourage applications from qualified applicants of all sexual orientations and gender expressions, racialized people, 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 for three years. Dunlap Fellowships include an annual full-time salary of CAD $72,542 plus generous benefits, a research allowance of CAD $18,000 per year, relocation assistance, and the opportunity to request additional research funds from the Dunlap Institute.

The nominal commencement date is September 1, 2024. Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should have a PhD awarded on or after January 1, 2019 (career interruptions or other extenuating circumstanceswill be accommodated and should be noted in the cover letter).

All application materials must be submitted online atAcademicJobsOnline, by November 15th, 2023. There are four required components of the application:

1. A 300-word summary of the applicant’s planned activities as a Dunlap Fellow, submitted via the online application form.
2. A 300-word summary of how the applicant will benefit from being hosted by the Dunlap Instituteand on how the Dunlap Institute will benefit from hosting the applicant, submitted via the online application form.
3. A cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a three-page detailed description of theapplicant’s planned activities as a Dunlap Fellow.
4. Three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed),uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline by the applicant’s referees by November 15th, 2023.

In order to write the strongest possible application (especially for item 2 above), applicants are strongly encouraged toreview the current list of faculty who can act as potential collaborators or mentors. Discussing your application with relevant faculty prior to the application deadline is recommended but not required.

Interested applicants should note the existence of other upcoming postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at the University of Toronto, including CITA Postdoctoral Fellowships, Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowships and the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black & Indigenous Scholars. Those interested in these opportunities should contact interimdirector@dunlap.utoronto.ca for moreinformation.

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 Agreement.

 

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 tohttps://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/25600

David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics – Assistant Professor – Astrophysics

Date Posted:  11 September 2023
Closing Date:  6 November 2023 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 32721
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in Astrophysics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.

Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates in any area of Astrophysics whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research; establish and lead an outstanding, innovative, competitive, and externally funded research program; supervise research projects carried out by graduate and undergraduate students; teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses; and engage in university service activities.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by the applicant’s cover letter, a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

We seek candidates who perform innovative research that will advance our understanding of the Universe. In their application materials, the successful candidate must:
•    Provide a demonstrated record of innovative research;
•    Provide a strong research plan with a vision for how this can be achieved at the University of Toronto;
•    Demonstrate their capacity to prepare the leaders of the future in astrophysics by recruiting, supervising, training and mentoring research students, early-career researchers, and/or technical staff from a diverse range of backgrounds and levels of ability.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. Additionally, the successful candidate for this position must demonstrate experience in or capacity for teaching effectively and communicating clearly to a diverse student body, in a way that meaningfully advances equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading workshops or seminars, or student mentorship.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The successful candidate will benefit from proximity to two other astronomy units based at the University: (1) The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, an endowed research institute dedicated to innovative technology, ground-breaking research, world-class training, and public engagement; and (2) The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, a renowned National theory institute. University of Toronto astronomers have access to a wide range of observational facilities with guaranteed access to CFHT, Gemini, SDSS-V, LSST, JWST, ALMA, MWA and CHIME.

The Department is committed to an inclusive and flexible workplace. This search aligns with the University’s commitment to strategically and proactively promote diversity among our community members (Statement on Equity, Diversity & Excellence). Recognizing that Black, Indigenous, and other Racialized communities have experienced inequities that have developed historically and are ongoing, we strongly welcome and encourage candidates from those communities to apply.

Candidates are expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning working environment demonstrated through the application materials. The research and teaching statements must each address the applicant’s capacities to teach, train and support a diverse body of students/trainees and to meaningfully advance equity, inclusion and accessibility in the relevant contexts, as per the expectations listed above.

For information about the University’s approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion in research and innovation see https://ediri.utoronto.ca/.

For additional information about the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics please visit http://www.astro.utoronto.ca. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact roberto.abraham@utoronto.ca to ask questions about the position or to seek further information.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit:
•    a cover letter;
•    a current curriculum vitae including a full list of publications;
•    a research statement outlining current and future research interests;
•    a recent writing sample; and
•    a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or evidence of performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above.

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 references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each referee the day 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 on the candidate FAQ: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/content/Frequently-Asked-Questions/?locale=en_US

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 material into one or two files in PDF or Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Roberto Abraham at roberto.abraham@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including recent reference letters, must be received by the closing date, November 6, 2023. CLICK HERE TO APPLY:
https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Astrophysics-ON/573792417/

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.

CITA Research Associates

CITA is a national centre for theoretical astrophysics, gravity and cosmology located at the University of Toronto. CITA expects to offer one or more Research Associate positions of three to five years duration. The start date will be September 2024. Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics, and an excellent research record in astrophysics as evidenced by publications and letters of reference. Funds will be available for travel and other research expenses. The primary duty is to carry out original research in theoretical astrophysics, but Research Associates are also expected to work with postdoctoral fellows and to assist with the administration of the Institute. All applicants are also considered automatically for postdoctoral fellowships.

Please apply online at: https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf

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 6, 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.

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.

To ensure your full inclusion in throughout the application and hiring process, please contact office@cita.utoronto.ca

CITA National Fellowships

CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICS (CITA)

CITA NATIONAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

CITA is a national centre for theoretical astrophysics located at the University of Toronto. As part of its mandate to promote research throughout Canada, the Institute provides partial support for postdoctoral fellows working in theoretical astrophysics or closely related fields at Canadian universities other than the University of Toronto, through its National Fellows Program.

If you are interested in a CITA National Fellowship, please contact any of the following faculty by email or check department websites for further research projects and details. Apply through the CITA application website and check off the Fellowships you are interested in applying to. You will be required to submit a CV, research statement and arrange for three letters of recommendation.

Please apply online at: https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf

The deadline for applications and all letters of recommendation is November 6, 2023 for fellowships to start in September 2024.

Please visit CITA’s website at www.cita.utoronto.ca and click on “Opportunities” for more information.

Bishop’s University
Lorne Nelson     lnelson@ubishops.ca

Ciela Institute at the University of Montreal
Yashar Hezaveh     hezaveh@astro.umontreal.ca

Dalhousie University
Alan Coley     acoley@dal.ca

McGill University
For specific inquiries regarding research groups at McGill, please contact the relevant faculty member. For generic inquiries regarding holding the fellowship at McGill, please contact Prof. Adrian Liu, TSI Fellowships Committee Chair.

Adrian Liu                             adrian.liu2@mcgill.ca
Eve J Lee                             eve.lee@mcgill.ca
H. Cynthia Chiang                hsin.chiang@mcgill.ca
Jonathan Le Roy Sievers     jonathan.sievers@mcgill.ca
Katelin Schutz                      katelin.schutz@mcgill.ca
Nicolas B. Cowan                 nicolas.cowan@mcgill.ca
Victoria Kaspi                       victoria.kaspi@mcgill.ca

McMaster University
Sergey Sibiryakov     sibiryas@mcmaster.ca

Saint Mary’s University
Marcin Sawicki     marcin.sawicki@smu.ca

Simon Fraser University
Levon Pogosian     levon_pogosian@sfu.ca

The University of British Columbia
Allison Man       aman@phas.ubc.ca
Mark Halpern     halpern@physics.ubc.ca

The University of Manitoba
Samar Safi-Harb     samar.safi-harb@umanitoba.ca

Université de Montréal
Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo     j.larrondo@umontreal.ca

University of Victoria
Sara Ellison     sarae@uvic.ca

University of Waterloo Centre For Astrophysics
Mike Hudson            mike.hudson@uwaterloo.ca
Niayesh Afshordi     nafshordi@uwaterloo.ca
Will Percival            will.percival@uwaterloo.ca

Western University
Shantanu Basu     basu@uwo.ca

CITA Postdoctoral Fellowships

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 2024. Funds will be available for travel and other research expenses. A PhD 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: astrophysical dynamics, early universe, physical cosmology, interstellar and intergalactic matter, plasma physics and compact objects, galaxy, star, black hole and planet formation, stellar 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 6, 2023.

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.

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.

To ensure your inclusion throughout the application and hiring process, please contact office@cita.utoronto.ca

CITA Associate Professor

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 October 31, 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/

Shared Postdoctoral Position in Precision Radial Velocity Studies of Exoplanets (McMaster & Grenoble)

The exoplanetary research groups at McMaster University and l’Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) invite applications for a shared, full-time postdoctoral position in the field of precise radial velocity (RV) studies of exoplanets. The successful applicant will work under the joint supervision of Dr. Ryan Cloutier (McMaster) and Dr. Xavier Bonfils (UGA).

The successful applicant will join the NIRPS (https://www.eso.org/public/teles-instr/lasilla/36/nirps/) GTO science team and enjoy access to data from its ongoing GTO program. NIRPS is a precise near-IR RV spectrograph that was recently commissioned on the ESO 3.6m telescope in Chile and is operating alongside the HARPS optical spectrograph. Work hours will be split between focused (80%) and independent research programs (20%) with the former focusing on NIRPS+HARPS data analysis to characterize the global architectures of M dwarf exoplanetary systems. We particularly invite applicants whose scientific backgrounds include leveraging observations to discover and characterize exoplanetary systems.

The duration of the appointment is 36 months with the first 18 months to be spent at McMaster before transferring to UGA for the remainder of the appointment. Master University is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and UGA in Grenoble, France. Considerations for a term extension are conditional on satisfactory performance and the availability of funds. The start date of the position is negotiable but must begin before December 31, 2023.

Interested candidates should submit an application (single PDF file format) that includes:

  1. a cover letter
  2. a 3-page statement of research interests, including interests that pertain to NIRPS’s scientific capabilities (figures and references included)
  3. an up-to-date CV
  4. names and contact details for three consenting reference letter writers who may be contacted

Application materials should be submitted by email to ryan.cloutier@mcmaster.ca. The position will remain open until filled but evaluations of applications will begin on August 1, 2023.

McMaster University and UGA are strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. Both universities seek 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 underrepresented minorities including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, members of other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

At McMaster University, this position will be part of a Collective Agreement for Postdoctoral Fellows, CUPE 3906, Unit #3. This position carries a competitive salary and standard benefits package at both universities, including medical benefits.

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Ryan Cloutier, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy | McMaster University

Pronouns: He/Him/His
A.N. Bourns Science Building | 1280 Main St W | Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8
Office: ABB 318
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CASCA Westar Coördinator

Description of the position

In this part-time position, you, as the CASCA Westar Coordinator, will manage the revamped Westar Exchange program. You will establish and maintain long-term relationships with underserved communities; help to plan and support exchanges between CASCA astronomers and these communities; and work with the Westar subcommittee and other groups across Canada doing similar outreach.

Your responsibilities:

  • Making connections with underserved communities, and maintaining these relationships
  • Learning the important customs, practices, and protocols of these communities
  • Liasing with the CASCA Westar subcommittee and other groups across Canada doing similar outreach work.
  • Working with underserved communities to arrange visits (online or in-person) of CASCA astronomers
  • Helping CASCA astronomers to prepare for their visits, including travel and accommodation, and carrying out or arranging appropriate training (EDI, Indigeneity, cultural sensitivity)
  • Debriefing the astronomers after their visits, to help improve future visits
  • Putting out calls to the Canadian astronomical community to find those interested in becoming Westar visitors
  • Maintaining/updating the Westar Exchange website
  • Time permitting, doing fundraising to sustain the Westar Exchange program

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in physics, astronomy, journalism, communication, education, Indigenous studies or another relevant discipline
  • Experience in working with underserved communities
  • Familiarity with EDI principles
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Patience and ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Basic familiarity with Office software
  • A computer with Office software and internet access
  • Proficiency in written and spoken French and English
  • Knowledge of website editing, video or graphic software, and social medial management would be an asset
  • Fundraising experience would be an asset
  • Knowledge of astronomy would be an asset
  • We encourage applications from women, visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity

Location:

This position is fully remote.

Hours per week, Salary, and Length of position:

This is initially a three-year position. The annual salary will be $12,000 in the first year, corresponding to 8 hours/week. In the second and third years the salary will be $9000, corresponding to 6 hours/week. This position is renewable subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

Anticipated Start Date:

The anticipated start date for this position is Oct 1, 2023

Application Process and Closing Date:

Please email a CV and cover letter to Westar Chair Terry Bridges (tbridges@okanagan.bc.ca), with the title “CASCA Westar Coordinator Application”. Your cover letter should include an EDI statement, and your experience with outreach and fundraising. Interviews will be conducted online (Zoom, Skype, or telephone) after the closing date.

The closing date for applications is Aug 1, 2023.