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 (  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:

Questions can be addressed to:
Dr. David Knudsen, Head, Department of Physics and Astronomy
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

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.

Teaching Faculty Position: Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University

**Please note: all information below may also be found on the Simon Fraser University Website. Here:

At the intersection of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and community engagement lies Simon Fraser University, Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive university. With three campuses located in beautiful British Columbia’s largest municipalities – Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey – our students, faculty and staff are privileged to live and work on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen Peoples. Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top employers, SFU’s excellence as an engaged university is derived from our shared commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the pursuit of decolonization, indigenization and reconciliation.

The Opportunity

The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time Lecturer to commence July 15, 2021; the majority of the teaching associated with this position will occur at SFU’s Surrey campus. We are searching for an individual with a passion for teaching and communicating physics to undergraduates and the public and a colleague with an interest in working in a collaborative team-based environment. The Department of Physics engages a faculty complement consisting of 5 teaching-focused and 25 research-focused faculty members. We have strong undergraduate and graduate programs, and a commitment to public outreach. Our research strengths are concentrated in the areas of condensed matter, biological physics, particle physics and cosmology, AMO physics and quantum information science. For further information about our department and programs, we invite prospective candidates to visit our home page at

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to our undergraduate program in a variety of ways including coordinating undergraduate labs, teaching lecture and studio courses, training and mentoring teaching assistants, participating in outreach activities, and showing leadership in undergraduate physics education. They will demonstrate willingness and openness to the creation of an inclusive learning environment for a diverse student body.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics and should have a marked interest in and demonstrated ability for teaching at the undergraduate level. A minimum of two years’ experience as a physics instructor at the post-secondary level with duties including curriculum design and teaching assistant supervision is preferred. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and communicating physics to the public through outreach events, outstanding communication skills, and enthusiasm for new course and instructional laboratory development. The successful candidate’s teaching and service track record will illustrate our shared values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and our commitment to respectful interactions with all students, staff and faculty.

How To Apply

To apply, applicants should provide:

  • A cover letter that addresses the full scope of the job requirements, including how you would contribute to SFU’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion;
  • An up-to-date, full curriculum vitae;
  • A teaching portfolio that includes a two-page statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a summary of experience with and understanding of inclusive teaching and equity-deserving-student needs, as well as other evidence of teaching strengths
  • The names and email addresses of at least three individuals who will be able to comment on your teaching strengths

All applications should be addressed to Dr. Barbara Frisken, Chair, Department of Physics, submitted via an online application form. The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence on April 15, 2021. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Dr. Frisken by sending email to

In keeping with SFU’s strategic vision which pledges to foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect and to celebrate diversity among faculty, SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. SFU is dedicated to building a diverse faculty by advancing the interests of underrepresented groups, specifically women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We strongly encourage individuals from these groups to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice:

Brandon University Department of Physics & Astronomy: Sessional Teaching Positions

Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. Based in southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional and Master’s programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for two sessional positions in the September 2021 to April 2022 academic year. The first position will teach 12 credit hours including four courses at first and upper year levels. The second position will teach 10.5 credit hours including one course at first year level and an assortment of first year lab sessions.  Course assignments will depend on the abilities of the successful applicants.

The normal mode of course delivery is in-person; however, given the uncertainties inherent in the current pandemic, applicants should also be prepared to teach in an online synchronous format.
Qualifications: A PhD is preferred; however, candidates with a Masters degree and successful record of teaching experience may be considered.

Application Deadline: June 14, 2021, or until the position is filled.
Start date: August 28, 2021 for first term and January 1, 2022 for second term
Salary:  $6252 for each 3 credit hour course

Applicants should send a cover letter, a summary of teaching experience, and clear indication of citizenship or Canadian immigration status, curriculum vitae, transcripts, teaching evaluations (if applicable) and the names and contact information of three referees. Candidates should send their application by email attachment in a single PDF document of reasonable size to:
Dr. Todd Fugleberg
Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Brandon University
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9

All applicants are invited to consult the Brandon University course calendar for more information. Further details about Brandon University and the Department of Physics & Astronomy can be found at

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. This starts with the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter. All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential. To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.

UNBC: Senior Laboratory Instructor, Advanced Research Computing Office of Research

The University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a Probationary position as a Senior Laboratory Instructor, with proposed starting date of July 1, 2021. (The rank of Senior Laboratory Instructor will be commensurate with the education and experience of the successful candidate.) As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.

The Advanced Research Computing Senior Lab Instructor (SLI) will report to the Office of Research and will also be appointed in a relevant Academic Unit and may teach (as time allows) courses or portions of courses to graduate students and senior undergraduates on topics relevant to research computing. The SLI supports researchers (including faculty and students) in their use of advanced and high performance computing (HPC) at UNBC.

This support includes working with researchers to assist with specific computing needs that arise including installing and using software, parallelizing, debugging and trouble shooting codes, and helping researchers interact with Compute Canada resources. The SLI will manage user accounts, requests for HPC systems, system administration, IT security related to HPC, UNIX maintenance and installation, maintenance of HPC Lab equipment, monitoring systems, responding to alerts and scheduler tuning for clusters. The SLI will work closely with ITS on new HPC project implementations to ensure systems will work properly in a complex infrastructure as well as integrating research systems with core IT services. The successful candidate will maintain HPC lab documentation and web pages, create and deliver workshops to users, and promote and encourage use of the HPC lab resources at UNBC. The SLI will develop project plans with tasks and timelines for future advanced research computing infrastructure projects. The SLI will work with the Advanced Research Computing Management Board on policies and planning related to HPC and assessing future UNBC needs for advanced research computing.

Previous experience with UNIX (essential) and Windows operating systems in a networked hybrid environment, with exposure to the tools used in advanced research computing / high performance computing is required. Experience with software installation and scripting languages in a UNIX environment is essential, and server and software configuration experience is an asset. Excellent interpersonal and teaching skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse group, including faculty, students, and other researchers as well as senior technical staff, is essential. Applicants for this position should hold a relevant graduate degree that ideally includes experience in advanced research computing and scientific programming, together with a minimum of three years of relevant experience with HPC or equivalent systems, preferably in an academic environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. The successful applicant will present evidence of a record and commitment towards teaching excellence, and will be appointed with Probationary status with the expectation they will apply for a Continuing Appointment once the probationary term is completed. About the University and its Community

Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in Northern BC (Quesnel, Fort St. John and Terrace). We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North. Our region is comprised of friendly communities, offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work.

UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of BC’s leading research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Small classes and a connected community exemplify UNBC and mean that our students and professors get to know one another. Outstanding academics, hands-on research, unlimited adventure and a tight-knit campus community result in strong student satisfaction at UNBC.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s University Rankings, the only university of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top 4 per cent of higher education institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

For more information about living and working with the University of Northern British Columbia please refer to and . Make your mark with this leading post secondary institution.

To Apply
Applicants should forward their cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program, the names and addresses of three references (including telephone and email information), and the following form which can be found here: resources/form-statementofeligiblitytoworkincanada-fillablepdf.pdf quoting posting #FAHSC01-21 to: Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9

Email submissions:

Inquiries: Professor Peter L. Jackson, Interim Dean, Faculty of Environment 250-960-5985

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applications received on or before Monday, June 14, 2021, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Executive Director, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation

Applications are invited for the position of Executive Director of the  Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT). Located on Maunakea, Hawai’i,  the 3.6m CFHT has historically been a world leader in wide-field  optical and near infrared imaging and, with the recently commissioned  instruments SPIRou and SITELLE, now also plays important roles in the  search for exoplanets around low-mass stars and the study of emission  line objects in the nearby and distant universe. We are seeking an  innovative and creative leader who, while maximizing the scientific  output of the current instrumentation suite, will usher CFHT into a  new era of scientific discoveries by taking a proactive role in the  advancement of the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE), endorsed by  the CFHT Partners and Board of Directors as the most scientifically  impactful future redevelopment of the site. The new CFHT Executive  Director will also represent CFHT within the Maunakea Observatories in  all negotiations regarding the renewal of the Maunakea Master Lease  and CFHT sublease.

CFHT has a staff of approximately 50 and operates with a US$8M annual  budget. The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of the CFHT  Corporation, a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of  Hawaii. Current members of the Corporation are the National Research  Council of Canada, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of  France, and the University of Hawaii. The Executive Director is  responsible to the Board for managing all aspects of the Corporation,  including the operation of the telescope, the implementation of the  observatory’s scientific and technical program, the appointment of  personnel, the preparation of budgets, the administration of financial  affairs, communications, and the negotiations of international  agreements. The Executive Director is also responsible for pursuing  extramural funding and potential associate partners, as directed by  the Board.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Astronomy or a closely related field,  or equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful  applicant will be committed to promote, within the Observatory, a  diverse, inclusive environment and a sense of belonging, and to foster  a culture of understanding and reconciliation with the native Hawaiian  community.  In addition, the following qualifications are considered  desirable:
●    Strong scientific leadership and an established record of research  achievement;
●    Successful experience in administration and management, including  overseeing the technical and/or scientific enterprise of an  observatory or other astronomy institute;
●    Proven skills in institutional and international relations;
●    Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills, and a  proven record of effective communications with governing bodies,  staff, funding agencies, local community, and the astronomical  community at large;
●    Proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams;
●    Successful experience in acting as an ambassador on behalf of their  organization and/or of the community at large;
●    Experience with the development, procurement or deployment of new  instrumentation.

The Executive Director is expected to reside on Hawai’i Island, and to  take office in the CFHT Headquarters located in Waimea (Kamuela). A  competitive salary will be offered and the Corporation provides a  comprehensive benefit package. The starting date for the position is  negotiable, and could be as early as September 2021. The Executive  Director term is five years and can be extended upon review.

Post Offer / Employment conditions: To comply with the requirement to  work occasionally at the observatory’s altitude of 4200 meters, the  applicant must pass a post-offer high altitude medical exam.  Documentation to verify eligibility for employment in the United  States will have to be furnished at the start of work.

How to apply: All applicants must submit their application through our  confidential online portal at .   The full position description may also be downloaded at that site.   Applications should include a Cover Letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a  statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the names of at  least three references who may be contacted for confidential  evaluations. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2021, and  the position will remain open until filled. All applications will be  confidential to the CFHT Board of Directors and Search Committee.   Potential applicants with questions about the position or the search  are encouraged to contact the Chair of the Search Committee at

CFHT is committed to diversity and inclusion, and is proud to be an  Equal Opportunity Employer.

Offre d’emploi pour l’ASTROLab du parc national du Mont-Mégantic

GUIDE ANIMATEUR (spécialisé.e en astronomie)

Poste occasionnel : 18 juin au 22 août 2021

Plus grand réseau de plein air au Québec, la Sépaq administre, exploite et met en valeur les lieux grandioses qui lui sont confiés par le gouvernement du Québec. Plus de 3 400 employé.es, passionnés de nature et ayant le désir d’offrir une expérience client visiteur hors du commun, œuvrent au sein de nos 46 établissements aux quatre coins de la province. Notre équipe vit au quotidien les valeurs de l’organisation : plaisir, inclusion, engagement, courage et excellence.
Situé dans l’environnement exceptionnel du parc national du Mont-Mégantic, au cœur de la première Réserve internationale de ciel étoilé, l’ASTROLab est un centre d’activités en astronomie pour le public. Il a pour mission de sensibiliser et d’initier la population à la culture scientifique et technique dans les domaines de l’astronomie, de l’astrophysique, de la cosmologie, de l’aérospatiale et des disciplines connexes.
Le parc national du Mont-Mégantic propose un voyage unique de la terre aux étoiles, le tout au cœur de la première Réserve internationale de ciel étoilé.

• Travailler dans un environnement exceptionnel.
• Contribuer au développement et à la protection de nos territoires et attraits.
• Faire une différence dans la connexion des gens à la nature.
• Découvrir des lieux et des activités dans le réseau de la Sépaq grâce à l’accès gratuit et aux rabais offerts
aux employés (allant jusqu’à 50 %).
• Pouvoir travailler dans d’autres établissements au fil de votre carrière.
• Animer les différentes activités en astronomie de l’ASTROLab
• Accueillir les visiteurs.
• Informer et familiariser les visiteurs avec l’ensemble des activités offertes.
• Sensibiliser le public à l’importance de la protection du ciel étoilé et des milieux naturels.
• Effectuer toute autre tâche connexe.

• Connaissances en astronomie.
• Passionné.e da la nature à toutes les échelles.
• Bonnes capacités de communication et de vulgarisation.
• Professionnalisme et bon sens de l’initiative
• Permis de conduire fortement recommandé (accès aux observatoires avec véhicules du parc).

• Poste syndiqué
• Salaire offert : 15,69 $ de l’heure
• 35 heures/sem.
• Quarts de travail de jour et/ou soir
• Dates de l’emploi : 18 juin 2021 au 22 août 2021
• Allocation d’hébergement
• Possibilité de prolongation

Joignez-vous à notre équipe en posant votre candidature avant le 26 mars 2021
Les candidatures seront traitées en toute confidentialité
La Sépaq souscrit au programme d’équité en matière d’emploi et encourage les femmes, les minorités visibles, les minorités ethniques, les Autochtones et les personnes handicapées à présenter leur candidature

Stagiaire postdoctoral – Préciser la chimie de notre voisinage cosmique

Les candidats doivent postuler via notre site Web:

Ville: Victoria

Unité organisationnelle: Herzberg, Astronomie et Astrophysique

Classification:  AR

Durée de l’emploi: Durée déterminée

Durée: 2 ans

Exigences linguistiques: Anglais

Les avantages du CNRC

De grands esprits. Un seul but. La prospérité du Canada.

Au Conseil national de recherches du Canada (CNRC) — le plus grand organisme de recherche du gouvernement du Canada —, nous stimulons l’innovation industrielle, l’avancement du savoir et le développement technologique. Chaque année, nous collaborons avec quelque 70 collèges, universités et hôpitaux, contribuons aux projets de plus de 800 entreprises et offrons un soutien financier et des conseils à plus de 8 000 petites et moyennes entreprises (PME).

Nous réunissons les esprits les plus brillants afin d’avoir une incidence tangible sur la vie des gens du Canada et d’ailleurs. Il ne nous manque que vous. Créez des retombées percutantes en mettant à profit vos compétences et votre talent créateur.

Au CNRC, nous savons que la diversité favorise l’excellence en recherche et en innovation. Nous sommes déterminés à avoir un effectif diversifié et représentatif ainsi qu’un milieu de travail ouvert et inclusif, et nous souhaitons contribuer à faire en sorte que le système d’innovation canadien abonde dans le même sens.

Le CNRC invite toutes les personnes qualifiées à poser leur candidature et encourage celles-ci à s’auto-déclarer (s’il y a lieu) comme appartenant à l’un ou l’autre des groupes désignés d’équité en matière d’emploi : femmes, minorités visibles, Autochtones et personnes handicapées.

Veuillez nous faire part de toute mesure d’adaptation nécessaire à une évaluation juste et équitable. Ces mesures seront mises à votre disposition si votre candidature est retenue pour une évaluation subséquente. Sachez que les renseignements que vous nous fournirez à cet égard seront traités de façon confidentielle.

Le programme

Le programme de Stagiaires de recherche postdoctorale du CNRC offre un accès à des installations uniques de classe mondiale, ainsi que la possibilité de travailler au côté d’équipes multidisciplinaires qui regroupent des chercheurs et des techniciens de haut calibre dans le cadre de projets de grande importance pour le Canada. Les stagiaires effectueront des activités de recherche et développement portant sur des projets innovateurs offrant des opportunités de développement de carrière (par l’entremise de publications et/ou d’interactions avec l’industrie). Les stagiaires travailleront dans un laboratoire sous la supervision d’un chercheur du CNRC.

Les stagiaires reçoivent normalement une offre d’emploi d’une durée déterminé au Conseil national de recherches du Canada. Ils obtiennent le salaire et les avantages consentis aux agents de recherches. Le salaire, dont le montant sera établi en fonction de l’expérience de la personne choisie, est imposable et assujetti à d’autres prélèvements. À titre indicatif, le salaire de base versé aux nouveaux titulaires de doctorat est de 73 133 $. De plus, les stagiaires auront droit à un fonds de voyage pour les aider à atteindre les objectifs de leur travail.

Titre du projet

Préciser la chimie de notre voisinage cosmique et des satellites de la Voie lactée avec GRACES et GHOST

Votre défi

Le CNRC est à la recherche d’un ou d’une stagiaire de recherche postdoctorale pour diriger les travaux sur l’évolution chimique de la Voie lactée et de ses galaxies naines à partir de nouveaux jeux de données spectroscopiques à haute résolution. La personne retenue travaillera avec Alan McConnachie et son équipe, au CNRC, en étroite collaboration avec le groupe de la professeure Kim Venn, de l’Université de Victoria. Les deux chercheurs pilotent conjointement un nouveau et ambitieux programme qui disposera de 200 heures de données avec le spectrographe à haute résolution GHOST de l’observatoire Gemini, lequel entrera bientôt en fonction et ciblera les étoiles des galaxies naines de la Voie lactée pauvres en métal. Le programme mettra en relief les capacités uniques du GHOST, notamment une extrême sensibilité à haut débit aux bleus (≤400 nm) ainsi que la couverture d’une très grande largeur de bande (360 – 1 000 nm) en un seul passage à haute résolution spectrale (R~55 000). Au nombre des grands objectifs scientifiques figurent la recherche de galaxies à processus r extrême et l’élucidation de leur nature, de même qu’un recensement chimique complet des astres modérément brillants dans les galaxies naines de la Voie lactée visibles de l’hémisphère austral. Le candidat choisi analysera d’abord les données spectroscopiques connexes au moyen du système d’accès à distance GRACES de l’observatoire avant de passer aux données du GHOST une fois qu’elles seront disponibles.


 Doctorat en astronomie, en astrophysique ou dans un domaine connexe.

Pour plus de renseignements sur les certificats et diplômes obtenus à l’étranger, veuillez consulter Équivalence des diplômes


Excellence manifeste en recherche dans les études d’observation sur les populations d’étoiles résolues. Une expérience dans la synthèse et l’analyse des données spectroscopiques sur les étoiles est hautement souhaitable, tout comme dans l’analyse de l’atmosphère des modèles stellaires et le transfert par rayonnement.

Condition d’emploi

Cote de fiabilité

Qui peut postuler?

  • Les stagiaires reçoivent normalement une offre d’emploi de deux ans conditionnel à l’obtention de progrès satisfaisants durant la première année.
  • Les candidat(e)s ayant obtenu un doctorat (ou l’équivalent) au cours des 3 dernières années (ce dernier doit avoir été obtenu le ou après le 1er juillet 2018) ou prévoyant l’obtenir dans les 6 mois suivants leur nomination.
  • Les stagiaires travailleront dans un laboratoire sous la supervision d’un chercheur du CNRC.

Bien que la préférence soit accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents, les bourses de stagiaires de recherche postdoctorale sont également disponibles aux ressortissants de tous les pays. Cependant, l’offre d’une bourse des stagiaires de recherche postdoctorale ne donne pas aux ressortissants étrangers le statut de résident permanent du Canada. Les candidats étrangers devraient demander le statut de non-immigrant (c.-à-d. le statut temporaire) et un visa d’emploi. Pour obtenir des renseignements supplémentaires, veuillez communiquer avec le Haut-commissariat du Canada, l’ambassade ou le consulat canadien le plus près de vous.

Pour postuler

Afin d’être considéré pour le programme. Prenez note que vous devez absolument annexer les documents requis, selon la liste ci-dessous afin de rendre votre demande active. Si vous ne fournissez pas les documents requis avec votre demande, celle-ci sera exclue du système de recherches.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Une déclaration d’intérêt envers le projet. (au maximum une page)
  • Relevé de notes de votre Doctorat. Noter qu’un relevé de notes non-officiel est acceptable.
  • Liste de vos publications

Lorsque vous soumettez votre demande, veuillez inclure les documents requis dans les champs prévus à cet effet soit : «Résultats d’évaluation de langue seconde» ou «Autres pièces jointes»

De plus, les candidats qui répondent le mieux aux exigences du poste seront invités à fournir trois lettres de recommandation à une étape ultérieure du concours.


L’aide à la réinstallation sera déterminée conformément à la directive sur la réinstallation du CNRC.

Échelle de traitement

De 56,374$ à 159,364$ par année.

Le programme de stagiaires de recherche postdoctorale du CNRC (AR) est unique au CNRC. Cela entre dans le système de classification des AR/ACR, qui utilise un système de classification fondé sur la personne plutôt que le système de classification plus commun axé sur les tâches. Les candidats sont rémunérés en fonction de leur expertise, de leur compétence, de leurs résultats et de l’incidence de leur expérience de travail antérieure.


  • Les employés du CNRC bénéficient d’une vaste gamme d’avantages qui incluent des régimes complets d’assurance médicale et dentaire, de pension et d’assurance ainsi que des congés annuels et autres.
  • Bien que la préférence soit accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents, les bourses des stagiaires de recherche postdoctorale sont également disponibles aux ressortissants de tous les pays. Veuillez inclure des renseignements à cet égard dans votre demande.
  • Le ou la titulaire doit en tout temps respecter les mesures de sécurité au travail.
  • Nous remercions toutes les personnes qui postuleront, mais nous ne communiquerons qu’avec celles retenues pour une évaluation subséquente.

S.V.P. envoyez vos questions en incluant le numéro de la demande (11488) à :

Courriel :

Téléphone : 438-455-5335

Date de fermeture: 19 mars 2021 – 23h59 heure de l’Est

Pour plus de renseignements sur les ressources et outils professionnels, consultez les Ressources et outils professionnels

*Si vous occupez actuellement un poste d’une durée déterminée ou indéterminée au CNRC, veuillez poser votre candidature par l’entremise du module Carrières SuccessFactors à partir de votre ordinateur de travail.

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:

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 (,  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  (, or the  development of the GIRMOS spectrograph  ( 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  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.

Responsable principal en optique (PC-04) /Spécialiste en optique (PC-03)

Nom: Michael Maszkiewicz
Affiliation: Agence spatiale canadienne

Une opportunité est affichée pour les postes suivants :

  • Responsable principal en optique (PC-04)
  • Spécialiste en optique (PC-03)

Vous pouvez voir l’opportunité à la page suivante :

Numéro du processus de sélection: 20-CSA-EA-85139
Date de fermeture: Le 4 décembre 2020

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Tenure-track physics laboratory instructor at the University of Regina

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

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: 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  ( 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.