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:

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.

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.

Postdoctoral Position in CMB Analysis and Pipeline Development

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 Simons Observatory (SO) Collaboration, a microwave experiment under construction in the Atacama desert.

Submission Information
Publish Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Archive Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: Large Academic Institution/Company: University of Toronto
Department Name: Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
City: Toronto
State/Province: Ontario
Country: Canada

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 Simons Observatory (SO) Collaboration, a microwave experiment under construction in the Atacama desert.

The appointee is expected to contribute to the success of the SO collaboration via the development of relevant software, data processing working under the direct supervision of Prof. Renée Hložek and Prof. Adam Hincks and in partnership with the SO Data Manager and the SO Pipeline Working Group (PWG). 50% of the research time for the position will directly be related to SO pipeline development, applicants will also be encouraged to conduct independent research in areas relevant to SO science. People with skills in collaborative software development and in analysis of CMB time-ordered data, and with experience in python, C++ and HPC systems are all encouraged to apply. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Hložek for additional information on the position and on the SO collaboration before submitting their application.

The Dunlap Institute pursues groundbreaking astronomical research across the electromagnetic spectrum, through innovative approaches to instrumentation, data-driven science and observations, alongside a substantive commitment to outreach and training. The Dunlap Institute is co-located with and has strong ties to the University of Toronto’s David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DADDAA) and to the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). These three units together host more than 150 staff and students in astronomy, who conduct a diverse research program across instrumentation, observations, computation and theory. The Dunlap Institute is located on a beautiful 19th century campus in the heart of one of the world’s great cities. Rated as having one of the highest standards of living in the world, Toronto offers a huge range of indoor and outdoor pursuits, outstanding food and music, and a vibrant and diverse cultural community.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should have a PhD awarded on or after January 1, 2016 (career interruptions or other extenuating circumstances will be accommodated, and should be noted in the cover letter). The other selection criteria for this position are demonstrated experience in processing of large astronomical surveys, pipelines or catalogs; and evidence of proficiency in oral and written communication. Additional desirable but not essential criteria are: prior expertise in CMB analysis and cosmological inference; and a demonstrated ability to supervise research students. The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of further extensions. The position comes with an annual starting salary of CAD $66,330 plus generous benefits, an annual research allowance, relocation assistance, and the opportunity to request additional research funds from the Dunlap Institute.

The Dunlap Institute is committed to an inclusive and flexible workplace. We encourage applications from qualified applicants of all sexual orientations and gender expressions, racialized people, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. Subject to immigration regulations, the successful candidate will be given the option to take up the position as a part-time appointment if needed (e.g., for parental leave). Such a request need not be made as part of a candidate’s initial application.

The nominal starting date for the position is October 1, 2021. All application materials must be submitted online at AcademicJobsOnline by December 15, 2020. Applicants should submit (in PDF format): a cover letter explicitly addressing the above selection criteria; a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a one-page summary of future research interests. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers by December 15, 2020.

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

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

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

To apply online, please go to:

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Application Deadline:
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Selection Deadline:
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position:
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L’Institut de Recherche sur les Exoplanètes (iREx)

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L’Institut de Recherche sur les Exoplanètes (iREx), affilié au département de physique de l’Université de Montréal, sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de chercheur(e) postdoctoral(e) en astrophysique expérimentale, observationnelle ou théorique appliquée à l’étude des exoplanètes. Plusieurs projets de l’iREx sont décrits ci-dessous.


Les candidat(e)s intéressé(e)s doivent remplir le formulaire en ligne et faire parvenir un curriculum vitae, une liste de publications et un énoncé d’intérêt de recherche (maximum 2 pages) à l’adresse suivante: Ils doivent aussi demander à trois personnes de faire parvenir une lettre de recommandation à la même adresse. Tous les documents doivent être envoyés avant le 15 décembre 2020 pour que pleine considération soit accordée à l’application. Cependant, le poste demeure ouvert jusqu’à ce qu’un candidat soit sélectionné.


Un doctorat en physique, astronomie ou discipline reliée est requis. Une préférence sera accordée aux candidat(e)s qui ont terminé leur PhD dans les 3 dernières années.


La date d’entrée en fonction est prévue entre mai et septembre 2021. Le poste est pour une durée de deux ans, renouvelable pour une troisième année selon les performances et la disponibilité des fonds.


L’iREx inclut une équipe en expansion d’une cinquantaine de personnes (professeurs, chercheurs et étudiants) principalement de l’Université de Montréal et de l’Université McGill, travaillant tous sur divers programmes de recherche liés à l’étude des exoplanètes et d’autres domaines connexes de l’astrophysique stellaire. Les chercheurs de l’iREx sont activement impliqués dans divers projets d’envergure internationale liés à la détection et à la caractérisation d’exoplanètes, notamment avec le futur télescope spatial James Webb (JWST), SPIRou, NIRPS et la spectroscopie à haute dispersion sur les télescopes de 8-10m et les télescopes géants. En outre, les chercheurs de l’iREx auront accès à du temps garanti avec JWST, SPIRou et NIRPS. On trouvera plus d’information sur nos programmes de recherche sur le site web de l’institut:


L’Université de Montréal prône l’inclusion, la diversité et l’équité en emploi. Nous invitons les femmes, les membres des minorités visibles et ethniques, les Autochtones, les personnes handicapées, de même que les personnes de toutes orientations et identités sexuelles à présenter leur candidature.

Faculty of Science, York University – Open Rank Professorial Stream Position in Biology, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Statistics

The Faculty of Science, York University, invites highly qualified  candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track or tenured  appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level to  commence July 1, 2021.  Candidates must be appointable to one of the  departments of Biology, Physics and Astronomy, or Mathematics and  Statistics. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and  experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary  approval. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the  Department that best suits their research and teaching interests.

This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as  Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African  heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe). Recognizing the  underrepresentation of Black faculty, this opportunity is to support  the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed  based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights  Code. The position is part of a cohort hire of fourteen new colleagues  at York University, including hires across a number of faculties and a  wide range of areas and fields. The successful candidate will be  joining a vibrant scholarly community at York, where we aspire to  achieve equity and diversity in all areas, including race equity.

Applicants must have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in one of the  following disciplines: Biology, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mathematics  or Statistics, with a demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence  in scholarly research and teaching. Applicants should have a clearly  articulated program of research. The Department of Physics and  Astronomy is particularly interested in candidates who can make use of  the next generation of observing facilities and/or their data products  and who have experience working at the cutting edge of investigations  involving large bodies of astronomical data. The Department of Biology  is interested in candidates who are undertaking innovative and  integrative approaches to study fundamental genetics or immunology at  a molecular, cellular, and/or organismal level. The Department of  Mathematics and Statistics encourages applicants in any area and  especially the field of Statistics with strength in Data Science,  Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or High dimensional  Statistics, or any field of Pure Mathematics.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding,  innovative, and externally funded research at the highest level.  Candidates must provide evidence or promise of research excellence as  demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications  (including forthcoming publications) in top-ranked and field-relevant  journals; presentations at scientific or discipline-specific  conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from  referees of high standing.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well  as undergraduate teaching.  The successful candidate must be suitable  for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching should be  submitted through the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and  pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as  experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching  evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive research and  teaching excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming,  innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a  supportive community environment, our students receive the education  they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world.  Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada,  with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and  administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for  Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a  barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the  workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require  accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact  Professor Gerald Audette, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, and Chair  of the Search Committee, Email:

This selection will be limited to individuals who self-identify as  Black. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and  strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity,  within its community. York University encourages Black peoples to  self-identify as a member of one or more of the four designated  groups: women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups),  Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities. The  Affirmative Action program can be found at  or  by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713.   Applicants wishing to  self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program  can do so as part of the application process .  The form can also be found at:   All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian  citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be  given priority. No application will be considered without a completed  mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is December 7,  2020. All application materials, including a letter of application  with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and  teaching interests, and teaching evaluations should be submitted  electronically through  Furthermore, applicants should arrange for three or more signed  letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf. Any queries  about this position should be directed to Professor Gerald Audette,  Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, and Chair of the Search Committee,  Email:

About the Faculty of Science and the Departments

The Faculty of Science is a hub of research and teaching excellence,  fostering scientific discovery and preparing global thinkers to  advance knowledge and human progress. Our students learn from, and  work with, outstanding faculty members, and benefit from leading-edge  research facilities. Our scientists collaborate with colleagues around  the world in academia, industry and government, and engage with the  community at large through extensive outreach activities and media.

Further information about the Faculty of Science, with departmental  links for the Departments of Biology, Physics and Astronomy, or  Mathematics and Statistics at

McGill University: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics

We invite applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics to  be held in the Department of Physics at McGill University. These are made possible in part by the endowment of the Lorne Trottier Chair in Astrophysics and Cosmology at McGill.

The McGill Astrophysics group currently includes fifteen active  faculty members. The group’s research spans theory, observations, and instrumentation, in the fields of cosmology, large scale structure, gravitational lensing, galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic  nuclei, gamma ray astronomy, the physics of compact objects, nuclear  astrophysics, and exoplanets. More information on these research areas can be found at: and »

We also have strong ties to the early universe cosmology/high energy theory group and the McGill Space Institute (MSI) which brings together several different areas of space-related research across the  University.

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical, observational, or experimental astrophysics or cosmology. Postdoctoral fellows will work under the supervision of one or more  faculty members at McGill. Applicants are strongly recommended to contact potential supervisors ahead of time; while not strictly required, most successful candidates in the past have done so.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including  a list of publications, and a statement of research plans (not to  exceed 2 pages), and should arrange for three letters of  recommendation to be sent through AcademicJobsOnline. Optionally, applicants may wish to discuss examples of leadership and/or how they expect to contribute positively to the MSI community in their cover letter. Applicants should indicate that they are applying for the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship and state potential McGill Astrophysics faculty supervisors in their cover  letter.

The following opportunities are also available at McGill:
CITA National Fellowships at McGill University, deadline November  13.
The McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, deadline December 3, particularly (but not exclusively) for those who are interested in interdisciplinary  research.

A single application is sufficient to apply for both the MSI  fellowship and the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship; the intended  fellowships must be clearly indicated in the cover letter. For the  CITA National Fellowship and Canada Fellowship, a separate application  must be submitted – refer to the job posting for instructions, deadline November  13).

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits, and will be for two years with a possible renewal for a third year, dependent on supervisor approval and the availability of funds. Preference is given  to applicants within 3 years of the PhD. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by the deadline of December 3, 2020.

McGill University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the community. We welcome applications from: women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

Included Benefits:
Postdoctoral researchers at McGill enjoy a comprehensive benefits package

Indigenous Scholar – Faculty of Science – University of Manitoba Position # 29312 and 29313

The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba invites  applications from Indigenous (e.g., First Nations (status or  non-status), Métis or Inuit) Scholars in any field of science for two full-time tenured or tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate or Full Professor, commencing July 1, 2021, or on a date  mutually agreed upon. Rank and salary will be dependent on  qualifications and experience. Candidates who are either of Canadian  Indigenous background or are Indigenous in their respective countries/territories and whose work complements and supports the education, research, and Indigenous initiatives within the Faculty of  Science and at the University of Manitoba are invited to apply.

We seek an emerging or established scholar with a commitment to  excellence in teaching, research and community outreach.  The  successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in any field of science and  have demonstrated experience in, and commitment to, leadership and  mentorship related to Indigenous student achievement and engagement.  Relevant research, industry, or community experience or other  distinguishing attributes are considered an asset. Duties will include  undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching, and student research  supervision; research, including the establishment of an externally  funded research program; and service and community activities.  The  relative division of activities for the successful candidate between  teaching, research, and service/community activities are flexible.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.   Appointment can be in any department in the Faculty of Science or  joint across multiple departments.

The Faculty of Science comprises the departments of Biological  Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and  Astronomy, Microbiology, and Statistics and features many additional  interdisciplinary programs and activities, at both the undergraduate  and graduate levels that cross departmental boundaries.  The Faculty  of Science 50th Anniversary Challenges for the coming decades commit  us to important work in the following challenge areas: Explore Life on  the Smallest Scales, Harness Microbial and Genetic Worlds, Transform  Tomorrow’s Devices, Make Computers our Sixth Sense, Revolutionize  Science and Math Literacy for the 21st Century, Expand our  Contribution to the Innovation Ecosystem, Leverage the Origins of the  Universe, Reconnect Nature’s Networks, and Cultivate Remote and Rural  Communities. The Faculty of Science has a deep commitment to  educational excellence and a strong and active community of science  educators, including the Pedagogy and Learning Science working group,  and features the newly created Manitoba Institute for Science Teaching.

The Faculty of Science has launched a major new initiative, the  Wawatay Program, in order to develop closer ties to Indigenous  communities, dramatically grow the number of Indigenous science  graduates, infuse Indigenous science approaches and perspectives into  science education and strengthen mutual research.  In summer of 2021,  we will be hosting a major new international conference, “The 2021  North America Indigenous Science Conference”.

The University is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in the  province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment and the  region provides exciting opportunities for outdoor exploration and  recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at

Manitoba’s Indigenous population is young and rapidly growing.  Statistics Canada census data suggest that Indigenous peoples will  comprise nearly 19 per cent of Manitoba’s population by 2026. The  University of Manitoba’s role in reconciliation, its connections with  Indigenous students, partners and communities, and its commitment to  Indigenous achievement are central to the kind of future the  University seeks to create.

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the  homeland of the Métis Nation. Creating Pathways to Indigenous  Achievement is a key priority for the University, as identified in its  2015-2020 strategic plan, Taking Our Place. Home to a vibrant  Indigenous community, including 2,400 First Nations, Métis and Inuit  students, the U of M has one of the largest Indigenous student  populations in the country. Honoured to be chosen as host of the  National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the U of M is dedicated  to advancing Indigenous research and scholarship, and to becoming a  centre of excellence for this work.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and  diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications  from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons,  persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and  genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification  of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,  Indigenous Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given  priority. Applicants must, at application, declare that he/she/they  self-identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit)  Canadian, or as Indigenous in their respective countries/territories.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process,  please contact or 204-474-7195. Please  note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a two-page description of  teaching philosophy, a two-page summary of research interests  accessible to an interdisciplinary audience, a three-page research  plan, a one-page plan for leadership and mentorship in the context of  Indigenous student achievement in the department and Faculty of  Science, the name and contact information (phone and e-mail) of three  referees, and Indigenous self-declaration verification should be sent  by email in a single pdf file to

Priority will be given to candidates who apply before November 30,  2020, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled  in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of  Privacy Act. Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to  participating members of the search process.

Attaché ou Attachée de recherche (AR) en radiopolarimétrie

Ville: Penticton

Unité organisationnelle: Herzberg, Astronomie et Astrophysique

Classification: AR

Durée de l’emploi: Durée déterminée

Durée: 2 ans avec possibilité d’extension

Exigences linguistiques: Anglais

En tant qu’employeur qui apprécie la diversité de ses effectifs, le CNRC donnera la priorité aux candidats qui se sont déclarés membres des groupes désignés suivants : femmes, minorités visibles, les Peuples autochtones et personnes handicapées.

Veuillez nous informer le plus tôt possible de tout aménagement nécessaire à une évaluation juste et équitable. Ces mesures d’adaptation seront mises à votre disposition si vous êtes sélectionné pour une évaluation plus approfondie. Veuillez noter que les renseignements que vous fournissez seront traités de façon confidentielle.

Les avantages du CNRC


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.

Notre environnement de travail inclusif

Votre environnement de travail et vos outils vous permettront de collaborer avec vos collègues au Canada et dans le monde entier. Nous nous engageons à faire en sorte que chaque membre du personnel reçoive rapidement les aménagements dont il a besoin pour faire son travail et nous comprenons l’importance de l’équilibre entre vie professionnelle et vie privée.

Les employés du CNRC bénéficient d’un large éventail d’avantages, notamment des régimes complets de soins médicaux et dentaires, de retraite et d’assurance, ainsi que des vacances annuelles et d’autres congés. Le CNRC offre également des possibilités d’apprentissage et de développement. Pour plus d’informations, veuillez consulter notre site web.

Votre défi

Contribuez à la réalisation de travaux de recherche stratégiques et poursuivez une carrière prometteuse au Conseil national de recherches du Canada (CNRC), la plus grande organisation de recherche et de technologie au Canada.

L’Observatoire fédéral de radioastrophysique (OFR) est l’installation nationale du Canada de radioastronomie. Astronomes et ingénieurs collaborent de près à la conception et à la construction de radiotélescopes novateurs et utilisent les radiotélescopes à l’OFR et ailleurs pour mener de la recherche de première ligne.

Nous sommes à la recherche d’une personne pour occuper le poste d’attaché ou attachée de recherche (AR) en radiopolarimétrie en vue d’appuyer le groupe de radioastronomie de l’OFR au sein du Centre de recherche Herzberg en astronomie et en astrophysique (HAA). La personne retenue doit partager nos valeurs fondamentales relatives à l’intégrité, à l’excellence, au respect et à la créativité.

Votre défi continu

De vastes études des ondes radio de la Voie lactée sont réalisées avec le télescope John A. Galt de 26 m à l’OFR. Les scientifiques de l’OFR sont des experts mondiaux de l’étude des champs magnétiques dans l’espace interstellaire par l’examen de la polarisation des ondes radioélectriques reçues de l’espace. La polarisation s’entend de l’orientation non aléatoire générale d’un champ électrique en moyenne dans le temps. Les effets magnéto-optiques comme la rotation de Faraday et l’effet Zeeman peuvent marquer de signatures de polarisation les ondes radio interstellaires; la détection de telles empreintes polarisées peut permettre aux astronomes de mesurer les champs magnétiques entre les étoiles.

Les signaux radioélectriques polarisés de l’espace interstellaire sont très faibles, et le télescope même modifie l’état de polarisation du rayonnement incident. L’OFR a accès à des logiciels de simulation électromagnétique des plus perfectionnés (CST et GRASP 10) qui seront utilisés pour réaliser des calculs détaillés de la réponse de l’antenne à polarisation.

Selon sa compréhension de la polarisation et des antennes, l’AR se servira de GRASP pour évaluer la réponse de l’antenne et appliquera les techniques de transfert radiatif pour prédire la réponse polarisée du télescope Galt de 26 m et du réflecteur à source décalée de 18 m conçu pour le projet du ngVLA de l’OFR. De tels travaux seront utilisés pour simuler la manière dont les états de polarisation du rayonnement incident s’imbriquent dans la réponse à grande échelle de ces télescopes. La personne retenue rédigera des articles qui seront publiés dans des revues scientifiques ou de génie à comité de lecture qui exposeront en détail les techniques employées et la comparaison entre la réponse polarisée prévue et mesurée de chaque télescope.

Le CNRC est un partenaire de plusieurs réseaux radio existants et futurs, notamment le télescope de synthèse de l’OFR, l’ALMA, le SKA et le ngVLA. Les résultats de l’étude s’appliqueront directement à la modélisation de la réponse du faisceau polarisé de ces réseaux et feront partie intégrante d’une initiative de modélisation d’optique d’antennes qu’aimerait mettre en place l’OFR.

Critères de présélection

Dans votre demande, vous devez démontrer que vous répondez à tous les critères de présélection suivants :


Dans le cadre du programme d’AR, la personne recherchée doit avoir obtenu un doctorat en astronomie, en astrophysique, en physique ou en génie électrique au cours des cinq dernières années ou prévoir l’obtenir dans les six prochains mois.

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

  • Expérience appréciable de la réalisation de travaux de recherche scientifique ou de génie originaux, démontrée par des articles scientifiques ou de génie publiés et revus par un comité de lecture.
  • Expérience appréciable de la simulation ou de la modélisation électromagnétiques.
  • Expérience de base des instruments radio ou des antennes.
  • Expérience de base de l’interférométrie radio, de la synthèse d’ouverture ou de la polarisation d’instruments d’antennes simples.
Condition d’emploi

Cote de fiabilité

Critères d’évaluation

Les candidat(e)s seront évalué(e)s selon les critères suivants :

Compétences techniques
  • Connaissance de Windows et d’UNIX.
  • Travaux de propagation des ondes électromagnétiques.
  • Travaux ou expérience de recherche en théorie des antennes, un atout.
  • Expérience avec CST et GRASP ou un logiciel équivalent de modélisation d’antennes, un atout.
  • Capacité de créer des logiciels dans un langage de programmation scientifique.
Compétences comportementales
  • Recherche – Communication (Niveau 2)
  • Recherche – Pensée créatrice (Niveau 2)
  • Recherche – Esprit d’initiative (Niveau 2)
  • Recherche – Réseautage (Niveau 2)
  • Recherche – Travail en équipe (Niveau 2)
Profil(s) des compétences

En ce qui concerne ce poste, le CNRC évaluera les candidat(e)s selon le(s) profil(s) des compétences suivant(s) : Recherche

Tous les profils de compétences


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 d’attaché de recherche (AR) est unique au CNRC. Cela entre dans le système de classification de 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.

  • Afin d’assurer un traitement rapide et efficace des candidatures, les candidats sont encouragés à fournir, avec leur curriculum vitae, une lettre de motivation détaillée expliquant comment ils répondent à chacune des exigences de ce poste (études, expérience, exigences linguistiques) en donnant des exemples concrets. En outre, le candidat est encouragé à décrire en détail quand, où et comment il a acquis cette expérience.
  • Volonté de travailler dans un environnement physique exigeant une certaine dextérité manuelle.
  • Une liste de préqualification peut être établie pour des postes similaires pour une période d’un an.
  • Les employés du CNRC bénéficient d’une vaste gamme d’avantages sociaux, notamment des régimes complets de soins de santé et de soins dentaires, des régimes de retraite et d’assurance, des vacances et d’autres congés.
  • La préférence sera accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents du Canada. Veuillez inclure des informations sur la citoyenneté dans votre candidature.
  • Le titulaire doit respecter en tout temps des pratiques de travail sécuritaires.
  • La nomination initiale est d’une durée de deux ans, peut commencer à l’automne 2020 et peut être prolongée d’une année supplémentaire (sous réserve des résultats et de la disponibilité des fonds).

Pour postuler:
Afin d’être considéré pour le programme d’attaché de recherche, veuillez inclure ce qui suit dans votre demande. Si vous ne fournissez pas les documents requis, votre demande sera exclue du système de recherches.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Relevé de notes
  • Deux lettres de recommandation

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».

En tant qu’employeur qui valorise la diversité de son personnel, nous encourageons les candidats à s’auto-identifier comme membres des groupes désignés suivants : femmes, minorités visibles, les Peuples autochtones et personnes handicapées. Des mesures d’adaptation sont offertes à tous les candidats retenus pour une évaluation plus approfondie.

S.V.P. envoyez vos questions en incluant le numéro de la demande (10388) à :

Courriel :

Téléphone : 450-641-5132

Date de fermeture: 16 novembre 2020 – 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.