Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Theoretical Particle Physics/Cosmology (Deadline December 10, 2013)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Theoretical Particle Physics/Cosmology at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, to commence July 1, 2014. The successful CRC applicant should be an excellent and emerging world-­‐class researcher who demonstrates the potential to play a leadership role and achieve international recognition in his/her field, and is expected to propose an original and innovative research program in theoretical particle physics and/or cosmology and have the potential to attract excellent trainees.

The ideal candidate has a broad research program encompassing both theoretical particle physics (e.g. string or particle phenomenology) and cosmology (e.g. early universe, dark matter, dark energy, structure formation). The candidate’s research should complement York’s existing theoretical research in early universe cosmology, quantum chromodynamics, and beyond-­‐the-­‐standard-­‐model physics. It should also have connections to York-­‐based research in experimental particle physics (e.g. ATLAS, T2K, ALPHA, or LArTPC) or observational astrophysics (e.g. optical, IR, radio, SDSS, or CMB).

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a strong, externally-­‐funded research program and to contribute to physics and astronomy education and excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Physics along with suitable postdoctoral experience, and must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University. The candidate will be required to work with the Department and the Office of the Vice-­‐President Research and Innovation to prepare the formal CRC nomination. The Chair is subject to approval by the CRC program review process. Eligibility criteria and CRC program information can be found at http://www.chairs-­‐chaires.gc.ca.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at York University has strong research groups in both astronomy and high-­‐energy physics; further information can be found at www.physics.yorku.ca. York University faculty regularly engage and collaborate with researchers at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Toronto.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-­‐736-­‐5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

To guarantee full consideration, candidates should apply through Academic Jobs Online at
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3266
by December 10, 2013. Please submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of seminal research contributions, an outline of research plans and arrange for three referees to up-­‐load their letters through Academic Jobs Online.

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

Assistant Professor – Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Toronto

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

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

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

DAA has strong ties with and physical proximity to the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), which are hosted by the University of Toronto.  The University of Toronto (www.utoronto.ca) offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests of no longer than five pages.  If you have questions about this position, please contact chair@astro.utoronto.ca.  All application materials should be submitted online.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 15, 2013.

For more information about the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, please visit http://www.astro.utoronto.ca .

To Apply Online please click:https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1301366

CITA Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline November 15, 2013)

Postdoctoral research fellowships beginning September 1, 2014 are being offered at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. 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: cosmology, interstellar matter, galaxy and planet formation, solar physics, high energy astrophysics, numerical relativity and gravitational waves.

We only accept electronic submissions. Visit the CITA website at: www.cita.utoronto.ca for application instructions. 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 15, 2013.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITIONS

CITA expects to offer one or more Research Associate positions of three to five years duration. The start date will be September 1, 2014. Applicants should have an excellent research record in astrophysics and postdoctoral experience. 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 for these positions are also considered automatically for postdoctoral fellowships.

We only accept electronic submissions. Visit the CITA website at: www.cita.utoronto.ca for application instructions. 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 15, 2013.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. This is an international search. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

NATIONAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

As part of its mandate to promote research throughout Canada, CITA 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.

The responsibility for identifying and nominating potential CITA National Fellows who will work at a given university lies with the faculty at that university. Only faculty at Canadian universities may submit nominations. The deadline for these nominations November 15, 2013 for fellowships to start in September 2014. Please check with the nominating institution for their internal deadlines.

If you are interested in applying for National Fellowships at other universities in Canada, please contact any of the following faculty by email or check department websites for further research and application details:

Professor Alan Coley, Dalhousie University (aac@mathstat.dal.ca)
Professor Andrew Cumming, McGill University (cumming@physics.mcgill.ca)
Professor Julio Navarro, University of Victoria (http://www.astro.uvic.ca/~jfn/)
Professor Ethan Vishniac, University of Saskatchewan (ethan.vishniac@usask.ca)
Professor Paul Charbonneau, Université de Montréal (paulchar@ASTRO.UMontreal.CA)
Professor Shantanu Basu, University of Western Ontario (basu@uwo.ca)
Professor Eric Poisson, University of Guelph (epoisson@uoguelph.ca)
Professor Gary Hinshaw, University of British Columbia (http://www.astro.ubc.ca/citafellow.html)
Professor Natasha Ivanova, University of Alberta (www.physics.ualberta.ca/en/Research/AstronomyAndAstrophysics.aspx)
Professor James Wadsley, McMaster University (wadsley@mcmaster.ca)

Professor and Director, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (Deadline October 1, 2013)

The University of Toronto is seeking a Director to lead the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. This joint tenured appointment will be at the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (51%) and the Dunlap Institute (49%). The appointment of the successful candidate is expected to take effect July 1, 2014.

The Dunlap Institute is a leading centre for research and outreach whose mission is to develop innovative astronomical instrumentation and advanced observing techniques, and to mount public education and outreach programs. The Institute’s plans include a continuing increase in faculty, postdoctoral, and staff appointments over the next few years. The Institute has strong ties to the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and to the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics hosted by the University.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in the area of Astronomy and Astrophysics or related field. The successful candidate will be a distinguished leader, with outstanding academic achievement and established abilities in teaching and research supervision, with experience in building collaborative teams and in relating to a range of external national and international partners, and the energy and imagination to exploit this opportunity. The Director will foster innovation in the Institute’s core academic and research programs, building on the existing strengths in astronomy and astrophysics and working with distinguished faculty to enhance its impact. The successful candidate will promote the development of innovative means for channeling information on astronomy and astrophysics to the general public.

Established in 1827 by royal charter, the University of Toronto is the largest and most prestigious research-intensive university in Canada, located in one of the world’s great cities. University of Toronto astronomers enjoy access to many national and international observatories, including ALMA, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Gemini Observatory, and James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and are presently active in the exploitation of the Herschel Space Observatory, MOST, and Planck. They are also actively engaged in the development of BIT, BRITE, CHIME, Gemini F2T2, Gemini Planet Imager, JWST, Keck/NIRES and OSIRIS, SDSS IV/MaNGA, the South Pole Telescope, SPIDER, SuperBLASTpol, an Arctic observatory, novel near-infrared spectrographs for large telescopes, as well as planning and instrument development for the Thirty-Meter Telescope, in which Canada is a consortium partner. Major computing capacity is available in the University’s SciNet facility and the Southern Ontario Smart!
Computing Innovation Platform (an IBM Blue Gene/Q system housed at the same Centre), among the most powerful in the world.

The role as Director is for an initial five-year term, renewable once. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, both research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to have an active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The closing date is October 1, 2013; however the search will remain open until filled. Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future teaching and research interests, and the names and contact details of three referees (who will not be contacted without the consent of the applicant) should be forwarded, in confidence, to: dunlap.search@utoronto.ca.

Inquiries should be directed to Peter Martin, Interim Director, Dunlap Institute at this e-mail address.

For more information please visit our websites:

•Dunlap Institute – http://dunlap.utoronto.ca
•Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics www.astro.utoronto.ca
•Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics www.cita.utoronto.ca

Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics – University of Toronto (Deadline Jan. 15, 2013)

Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics – University of Toronto

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto invite applications for a teaching-stream position at the rank of Lecturer, beginning July 1, 2013.

The position is a joint appointment between the DAA (51%) and the rapidly growing Dunlap Institute (49%). The successful candidate will engage in teaching, pedagogical research, and related administrative work in DAA and have primary responsibility for the development and delivery of a broad range of astronomy-based education and outreach activities in the Dunlap Institute. Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in both teaching Astronomy and outreach programs. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics or a related field and at least two years of post-doctoral research experience. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointments at the rank of Lecturer may be renewed annually to a maximum of five years. In the fifth year of service, Lecturers shall be reviewed and a recommendation made with respect to promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer.

DAA and the Dunlap Institute have strong ties with and physical proximity to the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), which is hosted by the University of Toronto. The University of Toronto (www.utoronto.ca) offers the opportunity to teach, engage in outreach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a statement of career goal, teaching dossier that outlines the candidate’s teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and curriculum development experience, and a similar dossier on outreach activities. Please direct any additional enquiries about this position to chair@astro.utoronto.ca.

All application materials should be submitted online. The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments in a single PDF file. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca by the closing date, January 15, 2013.

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 http://dunlap.utoronto.ca.

To Apply Online please click: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1201458

Alice Chow
Assistant to the Director and Office Administrator
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Toronto
50 St. George Street, Room 101
Toronto, ON M5S 3H4
Phone: 416.978.3356 Fax: 416.946.7287
Email: di.admin@di.utoronto.ca
http://dunlap.utoronto.ca

Tenure-stream position in Planetary Physics (Deadline Jan 31, 2013)

Tenure-stream position in Planetary Physics

The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences (DPES) at the
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-
stream appointment in the field of Planetary Physics. The position will be
at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2013.

As part of an expansion in the field of the origin and evolution of solar
and extrasolar planets, the Physics and Astrophysics Group within the
Department is seeking specialists in the broad field of planetary materials.
Areas of interest encompass the physics of: materials at high-temperature
and/or pressure, where relevant to the interiors of solar and extrasolar
planetary bodies; and low-temperature solids (including ices, minerals and
macromolecules) in dispersed planetary media, from primordial solar nebulae
to planetary rings. Specific areas of interest include: the behaviour of
rocky, metallic and icy materials at the extreme conditions found inside
planetary bodies, the properties of gases and plasmas in the context of
planetary interiors, dust creation and destruction, the response to or
influence of planetary materials on physical fields or energy transfer, and
the characterization of the physical and optical properties of matter in
individual objects.

Applicants working in analytical and modeling focused research areas are
particularly encouraged. High performance computing will be supported
through access to distributed and shared memory computer clusters accessed
via SciNet (see www.scinet.utoronto.ca), and initiatives to construct a
GPU-based computer cluster at UTSC.

Applicants should have a completed PhD. Demonstrated excellence in research
and teaching are essential. He/she will be expected actively to seek
external research funding and set up a departmental research program at
UTSC. The successful applicant will teach courses in physics and/or
astrophysics at the undergraduate level, and physics, geophysics or
astrophysics at graduate level. He/she will hold a graduate appointment in
one or both of the University of Toronto’s tri-campus graduate Department of
Physics and Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and will be expected to
teach in its graduate programs and supervise graduate students. Salary will
be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching
dossier, (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement
outlining current and future research interests, and three recent
publications. Please direct inquiries about these positions to Dr. J. Lowman
at lowman@utsc.utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted
online.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB)
per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in
PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:
http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to Dr. J.
Lowman via e-mail to lowman@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date, January
31, 2013.

For more information about the University of Toronto Scarborough and its
undergraduate programs in Physics and Astrophysics please visit
http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~physsci/physAstro/.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group
members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of
sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further
diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Université de Montréal : Professeur (e) en astronomie extragalactique / Professor in extragalactic astronomy (Deadline Nov. 30 2012)

[English version follows]

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PROFESSEURE OU PROFESSEUR EN ASTRONOMIE EXTRAGALACTIQUE
DÉPARTEMENT DE PHYSIQUE
UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL

Le Département de physique sollicite des candidatures pour occuper un
poste à temps plein de professeure ou de professeur de physique, au rang
d’adjoint, avec une spécialisation en astronomie extragalactique.

Fonctions
———

Le candidat retenu sera appelé à enseigner aux trois cycles, à encadrer
des étudiants aux études supérieures, à poursuivre des activités de
recherche, de publication et de rayonnement ainsi qu’à contribuer aux
activités de l’institution.

Exigences
———

– Doctorat en physique, avec spécialisation en astronomie extragalactique
comportant une solide expertise au niveau observationnel.
– Aptitudes marquées pour l’enseignement.
– Publications témoignant d’une contribution exceptionnelle à la
recherche en astrophysique.
– Le candidat retenu devra poursuivre un vigoureux programme de
recherche en astrophysique et contribuer aux activités du Groupe
d’astronomie et d’astrophysique de l’Université de Montréal
(www.astro.umontreal.ca/groupe).
– Maîtrise de la langue française.*

Traitement
———-

L’Université de Montréal offre un salaire concurrentiel jumelé à une
gamme complète d’avantages sociaux.

Entrée en fonction
——————

À compter du 1er juin 2013.

Clôture du concours
——————-

Le dossier de candidature, constitué d’une lettre de motivation, d’un
curriculum vitæ, d’un exemplaire de publications ou de travaux de
recherche récents et d’un résumé des activités de recherche présentes et
envisagées, doit parvenir à au directeur du département, M. Yves Lépine,
à l’adresse électronique suivante (yves.lepine@umontreal.ca) au plus
tard le 30 novembre 2012.

Les candidats doivent également demander à trois personnes de faire
parvenir une lettre de recommandation au directeur du département à
l’adresse donnée ci-dessus.

Les personnes intéressées trouveront des renseignements sur le Département
de physique en consultant le site Web à l’adresse suivante :
www.phys.umontreal.ca.

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* Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal :

L’Université de Montréal est une université québécoise de langue française,
à rayonnement international. Dans le cadre du renouvellement de son corps
professoral, elle intensifie le recrutement des meilleurs spécialistes
dans le monde et s’assure par ailleurs que, conformément à la Politique
linguistique de l’Université de Montréal
[http://secretariatgeneral.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/user_upload/secretariat/doc_officiels/reglements/administration/adm10-34_politique-linguistique.pdf],
les professeurs qu’elle recrute qui ne maîtrisent pas le français à leur
entrée en fonction bénéficient d’un programme de soutien à l’apprentissage
de la langue française.

Privilège de confidentialité des candidatures :

Les procédures de nomination en vigueur à l’Université de Montréal prévoient
que tous les dossiers de candidature puissent être consultés par tous les
professeurs membres de l’assemblée départementale. Toute personne désirant
que sa candidature demeure confidentielle jusqu’à l’établissement de la
liste restreinte (candidatures retenues pour entrevue) est priée de le
mentionner dans sa lettre de motivation.

Programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi :

L’Université de Montréal souscrit au principe d’accès à l’égalité en emploi
et invite les femmes, les membres des minorités visibles, les membres des
minorités ethniques, les personnes handicapées et les autochtones à poser
leur candidature. Nous invitons tous les candidats à remplir le
Questionnaire d’identification – accès à l’égalité en emploi, disponible à
l’adresse suivante :
http://www.drh.umontreal.ca/documents/bpe/bpe_paee/formulaire_PAEE_bpe.pdf
et à le joindre à leur dossier de candidature.

Exigences en matière d’immigration :

Conformément aux exigences prescrites en matière d’immigration au Canada,
cette annonce s’adresse en priorité aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents
permanents.

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PROFESSOR IN EXTRAGALACTIC ASTRONOMY
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL

The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time tenure-track
position as Assistant Professor in Physics with a specialization in
extragalactic astronomy.

Responsibilities
—————-

Successful candidates will be expected to teach at all three levels of the
curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and
publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the
institution.

Requirements
————

– PhD in Physics, with a specialization in extragalactic astronomy with a
strong observational background.
– Commitment to excellence in teaching.
– A record of outstanding research achievements in Astrophysics.
– The candidate will be expected to join the Université de Montréal
Astronomy and Astrophysics Group and contribute to its activities
(www.astro.umontreal.ca/groupe).
– Proficiency in the French language. The Université de Montréal is a
Québec university with an international reputation. French is the
language of instruction. To revitalize its teaching faculty, the
University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists.
In accordance with the institution’s language policy
[http://secretariatgeneral.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/user_upload/secretariat/doc_officiels/reglements/administration/adm10-34_politique-linguistique.pdf],
the Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty
to attain proficiency in French.

Salary
——

The Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete
range of employee benefits.

Starting Date
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Starting from June 1, 2013

Deadline
——–

The complete application, including a curriculum vitae, copies of recent
publications and research, a list of publications, and a summary of
current and planned research activities, must be received at the
following electronic address (yves.lepine@umontreal.ca) by
November 30, 2012.

Three letters of recommendation are to be sent directly to the
department director at the above address.

For more information about the Department of Physics, please consult
the Web site at: www.phys.umontreal.ca.

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Confidentiality :

The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular
professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless
the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that
access to the application should be limited to the selection committee.
This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is
invited for an interview.

Employment Equity Program :

The Université de Montréal upholds the principles of employment equity
and welcomes applications from women, ethnic and visible minorities,
aboriginals and people with disabilities. All applicants are asked to
complete the employment equity identification questionnaire posted at
http://www.drh.umontreal.ca/documents/bpe/bpe_paee/formulaire_PAEE_bpe.pdf
and attach it to their application.

Immigration Requirements :

In compliance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority shall be
given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Observational Astronomy – University of Toronto (Deadline Nov. 15, 2012)

Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Observational Astronomy
University of Toronto

The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2013.

The successful applicant will hold a joint appointment between the DAA and the rapidly growing Dunlap Institute. The Institute’s plans include a continuing increase in our complement of faculty and postdoctoral fellows over the next few years. We seek candidates in Experimental Astrophysics or Observational Astronomy, and encourage applicants with experience and interest in developing innovative astronomical instrumentation and advanced observing techniques; for instance, those applicable to large and very large optical, infrared, or sub-mm telescopes. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D degree in astronomy and astrophysics or related fields.

The successful applicant will have an outstanding research record and potential to lead the development of the Dunlap Institute, augment the present research strength of DAA, and have a demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. The Dunlap Institute also welcomes candidates who will advance its commitment to education and community outreach. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University of Toronto astronomers enjoy access to national facilities, including ALMA, CFHT, and the Gemini Observatory. They are active in the BLASTpol and SPIDER balloon borne telescopes, the BRITE and MOST satellites, the Herschel Space Observatory, the Planck Mission, CHIME, the NIRES and OSIRIS instruments at Keck, GPI at Gemini, an Arctic observatory, and SDSS IV/MaNGA, as well as planning and instrument development for the Thirty-Meter Telescope, in which Canada is a consortium partner.

DAA and the Dunlap Institute have strong ties with and physical proximity to the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), which is hosted by the University of Toronto. The University of Toronto (www.utoronto.ca) offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests of no longer than 5 pages. If you have questions about this position, please contact chair@astro.utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 15, 2012.

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 http://dunlap.utoronto.ca.

To Apply Online please click: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1201257

Alice Chow
Assistant to the Director and Office Administrator
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Toronto
50 St. George Street, Room 101
Toronto, ON M5S 3H4
Phone: 416.978.3356
Fax: 416.946.7287
Email: di.admin@di.utoronto.ca
http://www.di.utoronto.ca

CITA Faculty Position in Theoretical Astrophysics (Deadline Dec. 1, 2012)

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), a national centre for theoretical astrophysics hosted by the University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position, to commence July 1, 2013. The search is open to candidates at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Applicants from any area of theoretical astrophysics, cosmology and early universe physics are encouraged to apply; we seek candidates with exceptionally strong and internationally recognized research records, and outstanding promise of future research accomplishments.

Additional selection criteria include demonstrated excellence in teaching, in particular working with research fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, and to assume a leadership role in administering CITA’s active postdoctoral and visitor programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in research and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CITA is an institute within the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto. The present complement of research staff includes six faculty and over 25 research fellows. The unique research environment at CITA is enhanced by close ties to the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Dunlap Institute, the Department of Physics, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Cosmology and Gravity Program.

We encourage applicants to apply online at www.cita.utoronto.ca/faculty-search. All enquiries should be sent to citadmin@cita.utoronto.ca using the subject line “Faculty Search”. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a bibliography, a statement of research interests, and provide the names and contact information of three referees who will be contacted by us for letter of recommendation.

The deadline for all materials and letters of recommendation is December 1, 2012.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

This is an international search. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.