University of Calgary: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Optical / Near-infrared Astronomy

Job ID: 22502

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Optical/Near-infrared Astronomy with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2022 or later.

The successful candidate will build a vibrant, independent research program in observational optical/NIR astronomy that will contribute to and complement existing research excellence in areas that include the large-scale interstellar medium, astrochemistry, galactic magnetism, star formation, nuclear astrophysics, x-ray astronomy and gamma ray sources. You will join a group of internationally recognized experts in computational astrophysics and observational astronomy spanning wavelengths from the radio to gamma rays, who are involved in multiple major national and international instrumentation projects. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is also home to the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO), a premier facility for undergraduate student instruction, public education and outreach, with over 10,000 visitors annually.

Applicants must possess a PhD in Astrophysics, Physics, or equivalent at the time of appointment and experience at the postdoctoral level is highly desirable. Successful applicants must be enthusiastic about contributing to teaching and research, and demonstrate the potential to excel in both. Specifically, the successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of the following:

•Potential to develop a productive, sustained, externally-funded research program utilizing state-of-the-art observatories and instruments
•Demonstrated record or potential to deliver high-quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including observational astronomy courses utilizing astrophysical observatories including the RAO
•Ability to provide effective graduate supervision
•Strong track record of publications in high quality peer-reviewed scientific journals with impact in the discipline
•Demonstrated ability and capacity to collaborate and work well as part of a team
•Commitment to supporting an equitable, diverse and inclusive work environment

Application Deadline: May 31, 2021

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via UCalgary Careers (https://careers.ucalgary.ca/).  A complete application should be submitted in a single pdf, and include the following:

•Cover letter
•Current curriculum vitae
•Statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages max)
•Teaching Dossier and/or Evidence of teaching effectiveness
•Statement describing the candidate’s contributions, or potential contributions to, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse and international student, staff, and faculty body
•Names and contact information of three references

For more information and to apply for the position (Job ID# 22502), please visit: https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/6496782-assistant-professor-optical-slash-near-infrared-astronomy-department-of-physics-and-astronomy-faculty-of-science

Questions can be addressed to:
Dr. David Knudsen, Head, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Email: knudsen@ucalgary.ca
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive
Calgary AB T2N 1N4

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.
The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information
To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

Saint Mary’s University: Eight-month Term-limited Faculty Search in Astronomy and Physics Department

The Department of Astronomy and Physics at Saint Mary’s University seeks to hire an eight-month term-limited full-time faculty member from 1 September 2021 to 30 April 2022. Appointments are normally at the Assistant Professor level for candidates with a Ph.D. and at the Lecturer level for candidates with an M.Sc. The teaching load is 2.5 FCE (five courses) for those with a Ph.D. and 3.0 FCE (six courses) for those with an M.Sc.

The Department offers undergraduate programs in physics and astrophysics as well as both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in astronomy. Saint Mary’s is committed to excellence in teaching, and the Department seeks candidates with experience and enthusiasm for preparing and teaching core undergraduate courses in both physics and astronomy at the 2nd year undergraduate level and above. More information about the Department can be found at www.ap.smu.ca.

Saint Mary’s is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating community engagement as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information about the University and the Faculty of Science, please see http://science.smu.ca/.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Saint Mary’s University Founded in 1802, Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary’s University is home to one of Canada’s leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at www.smu.ca.

TO APPLY

The search committee will begin reviewing applications March 15, 2021. Apply for this opportunity online by visiting www.smu.ca/employment and use our online application system through CareerBeacon. Select the position you are interested in and apply by clicking the “Apply Now” button. Applications should submit as a single PDF file: A cover letter specifically addressing the applicant’s interest in working at Saint Mary’s University; a CV; a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy statement, and any evidence of teaching effectiveness); and the names and contact information of three references. Note that there is a limit of 20 Mbytes per file.Please arrange for the three recommendation letters to be sent directly to search@ap.smu.caAny inquiries may be sent to: search@ap.smu.ca

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca

University of Toronto: Postdoctoral Researcher, Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Collaborative Research Team with CHIME/FRB

The University of Toronto (U of T) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics to join a team of astronomers and statisticians at the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at U of T, the Department of Statistical Sciences at U of T, the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at U of T, and the Department of Statistics & Actuarial Sciences at Simon Fraser University.

The postdoctoral fellow will help develop methods for the analysis and statistical inference of data collected by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Burst (CHIME/FRB) project, and will collaborate with researchers at U of T, SFU, and within the CHIME/FRB Collaboration. More details can be found here:

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/c2cb578a

The application deadline is March 15.

National Research Council of Canada: Postdoctoral Fellow, Revealing the chemistry of our cosmic neighbourhood

The NRC Advantage

City: Victoria

Organizational Unit: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics

Classification: RO

Tenure: Term

Duration: 2-year

Language Requirements: English

For more information (English and French) view the poster at link: Additional Information (English and French)

Research Associate in Radio Software

City: Penticton

Organizational Unit: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics

Classification: RCO

Tenure: Term

Duration: 2 years with possibility of extension

Language Requirements: English

For more information (English and French) view the poster at link: Additional Information (English & French)

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Postdoctoral Position in Astrophysics Instrumentation & Data Analysis at the University of Toronto

The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University  of Toronto seeks to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work on  scientific and technical problems related to the TIME instrument, a  millimeter-wave experiment designed to use line intensity mapping to  probe reionization and cosmic star-formation.

The appointee is expected to contribute to the success of the TIME  instrument via design and testing, travel to Kitt Peak for instrument  installation, instrument assembly and operation, preparation of data  analysis pipelines, and/or data analysis. People with skills in  astronomical instrumentation, particularly in the mm-wavelength range,  software development for astronomical instruments, and experience in  Python are all encouraged to apply. If interested, the appointee will  also have an opportunity to work on other projects as well including  CMB-S4 and CCAT-Prime. Application link and further details can be  found here: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/e51bc7f0

Galaxy Evolution with JWST Guaranteed Time Observations

*** Galaxy Evolution with JWST Guaranteed Time Observations ***

We invite applications for two postdoctoral positions to participate  in our 200-hour JWST guaranteed time program that will study galaxy  evolution from the Epoch of Reionization, through Cosmic Noon, and  down to intermediate redshifts.

Within the first year of JWST science operations, our “CANUCS”  Guaranteed Time Observer (GTO) program will use JWST’s NIRISS slitless  spectrograph to carry out a spatially-resolved slitless grism survey  of thousands of galaxies behind five massive z~0.5 lensing clusters.  These observations will produce maps of key physical quantities such  as stellar populations, ionized gas, metallicity, dust, etc. The  NIRISS slitless spectroscopy data will be supported by extensive  NIRCam imaging and subsequent multi-slit spectroscopic follow-up with  NIRSpec. The data will allow studies of galaxies from the Epoch of  Reionization, through the peak of cosmic star formation at z~2, and to  lower redshifts, including galaxies in the massive z~0.5 lensing  clusters. Additionally, we will in parallel also observe five offset  fields with NIRCam using 14 medium-band filters, giving a bonus  complementary imaging dataset of exquisite depth and resolution. For  more information on our guaranteed-time program,  see: http://www.stsci.edu/jwst/phase2-public/1208.pdf

The postdoctoral fellows will be located at Saint Mary’s University in  Halifax, a major centre on the Atlantic coast of Canada that’s close  to nature and rich in history and culture. They will work within Dr.  Marcin Sawicki’s research group (https://www.ap.smu.ca/~sawicki),  which will consist of 4 postdoctoral fellows and several graduate  students embedded within the astronomy research ecosystem in the  Department of Astronomy and Physics and the Institute for  Computational Astrophysics. They will also interact closely with the  tight-knit CANUCS team located throughout Canada and beyond.

While the focus of the positions will be on the once-in-a-career JWST  GTO dataset, the fellows will also have time to carry out independent  research. They will also have opportunities (but no obligation) to  join in other key projects at Saint Mary’s University, such as in the  exploitation of our extremely deep-and-wide (~20 sq deg to ~27 mag)  Ugrizy dataset from the CLAUDS + HyperSuprimeCam (HSC) surveys  (https://www.ap.smu.ca/~sawicki/sawicki/CLAUDS.html), or the  development of the GIRMOS spectrograph  (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1807.03797.pdf). The fellows will also be  eligible to apply for Canadian observing time on JWST, Gemini, CFHT,  and ALMA, and to access High Performance Computing resources through  ACENET and Compute Canada.

The appointments are expected to start in September 2021 and will be  for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance and the  availability of funds. We strongly encourage applications from all  qualified persons, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal  people, and people with disabilities. We appreciate and welcome  diversity, and hire on the basis of merit.

All application materials should be submitted by 8 January 2021 via  email to JWST-GTO@ap.smu.ca.  Applications should include a CV, a  statement of research interests and accomplishments, and a cover  letter, all as pdf files. Applicants should also arrange for three  referees to send reference letters directly to the same address by the  same date.

Optical Senior Lead (PC-04) /Optical Specialist (PC-03).

Name: Michael Maszkiewicz
Affiliation: Canadian Space Agency

An opportunity has been advertised for the following positions:

  • Optical Senior Lead (PC-04)
  • Optical Specialist (PC-03)

You can view the opportunities at the following web page:
https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?toggleLanguage=en&poster=1511878

Selection process number: 20-CSA-EA-8513
Closing date: December 4th, 2020


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Tenure-track physics laboratory instructor at the University of Regina

Lab Instructor II (Tenure-Track), Department of Physics

https://urcareers.uregina.ca/postings/3702

The Department of Physics at the University of Regina invites  applications for a tenure-track laboratory instructor position  (Laboratory Instructor II) starting July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will coordinate, teach, manage and develop undergraduate  laboratories in physics. In addition, this person will be responsible  for supervising graduate teaching assistants and contributing to  administration and service (including outreach activities) at the  department, faculty and university levels.

We are seeking an individual who possesses expertise with in person  physics lab teaching. The individual should also have experience with  remote-delivery teaching which, during the pandemic, may be required  over a sustained period (e.g. entire semesters). Applicants must  possess, at minimum, an M.Sc. in Physics or a closely-related  discipline. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in  teaching, especially in a physics laboratory setting. It is highly  desirable for the candidate to have experience using best practices in  science teaching, developing students’ oral and written communication  skills, and incorporating modern approaches to data collection,  analysis, and presentation into lab exercises. The successful  candidate will possess experience with personnel and laboratory  management, laboratory safety, and community outreach. Experience with  troubleshooting and use of physics lab equipment, electronics, and  computers is an asset. We are looking for someone who is innovative,  enthusiastic, collegial, and who interacts with colleagues and  students in a fair- minded and professional manner.

Situated on Treaty 4 land in beautiful Wascana Park, one of the  largest urban parks in North America, the University of Regina,  together with its three federated colleges, is a comprehensive  institution emphasizing excellence in teaching and research, as well  as public service. Cross-disciplinary teaching and experiential  learning are strongly supported. The University of Regina was  established in 1974 and has grown steadily to its present student body  of 16,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Further information  about our department is available at:  http://www.uregina.ca./science/physics. To apply for the position,  submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching  philosophy through the University of Regina’s Human Resources Website  (http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers/index.html). You will also be  required to submit the names and email addresses of three professional  references who may be contacted with instructions on how to submit a  letter of reference. Candidates will be evaluated based on their prior  experience and their future potential for contributions to high  quality laboratory-based teaching, according to the criteria described  above.

Closing date for applications is November 30, 2020.

The University of Regina is committed to achieving a representative  workforce. Qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self  identify on their application. All qualified candidates are encouraged  to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given  priority.

CSA Financial Support for JWST ERS (Early Release Science) and Cycle 1  Call for Proposals

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) wishes to convey certain details to  future users of Canadian observation programs  (https://asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/satellites/jwst/programs.asp) with the  James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

•    The CSA intends to fund the ERS and Cycle 1 projects of the JWST mission.
•    As a result of the CSA’s contribution to the mission, Canadian astronomers should receive at least five percent of available open  observation time in addition to the 450 hours of Guaranteed Observation Time (GTO) to the Canadian science team of JWST.
•    The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) recently published a  call for proposals for JWST Cycle 1 (see https://jwst-docs.stsci.edu/jwst-opportunities-and-policies/jwst-call-for-proposals-for-cycle-1)
•    Reminder: The deadline to submit a proposal to STScI for Cycle 1 is  November 24, 2020.
•    Canadian astronomers are encouraged to submit proposals in response  to this open invitation to the international astronomical community. A  total budget of approximately $ 780,000 (in Canadian dollars) will be  allocated to fund successful Canadian astronomers in the ERS and Cycle  1 competitions.
•    Selected proposals from Canadian Principal Investigators (PCs),  Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PCs) and Co-Investigators (Co-Cs) will  be eligible for funding. Priority will be given to PI, Co-PI and Co-I  General Observer (GO) programs over Archival Research (AR) programs in  the distribution of funds.
•    Announcement of NASA-selected proposals will take place in spring  2021. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a grant  application to the CSA for their project.
•    Grant applications will be evaluated according to the evaluation  criteria of the research component of the CSA grants and contributions program  (https://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/funding-programs/grants-and-contributions-snapshot.asp).