Postdoctoral Fellow in Near Field Cosmology and Galactic Archeology

The University of Toronto invites applications for a postdoctoral research position with Prof. Ting Li and members of her group in the areas of near-field cosmology. The postdoc will lead and participate in observational or data-driven projects broadly relating to Milky Way?s stellar halo, nearby dwarf galaxies, and dark matter astrophysics, using photometric and/or spectroscopic data from large surveys or other telescope resources (see below). Researchers working on comparison between simulations and observations will also be considered.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to be members of SDSS-V, Dark Energy Survey (DES), Dark Energy Spectroscopic Experiment (DESI), Southern Stellar Stream Spectroscopic Survey (S5) and DECam Local Volume Exploration Survey (DELVE). Other resources include on-going programs with Magellan Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Anglo-Australia Telescope, etc. Inquires about the position should be directed to ting.li@astro.utoronto.ca

Required qualifications: Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or a related field at the time of appointment.

The nominal start date is Sept 1, 2022. Earlier or later start dates are negotiable depending on availability of the applicant. The initial appointment will be for two years, renewable for a third year upon satisfactory performance. The position comes with an annual starting salary of CAD $68,000 plus benefits, relocation assistance, and a research allowance.

The University of Toronto is home to the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA), the Dunlap Institute, the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Center for Planetary Sciences (CPS), which together host over 130 staff and students in astronomy, who conduct a diverse research program across instrumentation, observation, computation and theory. 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.

Application instructions: All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter, a CV (including a list of publications), and a statement of research interests and accomplishments (no more than 3 pages); please combine all application materials into a single PDF attachment. Also include the contact information of three people who may be asked to provide a reference. All materials including the reference letters should be sent to ting.li@astro.utoronto.ca with Postdoc Application for [LAST NAME-FIRST NAME]? in the subject heading.

Closing date: For full consideration, please submit application materials by Jan 15th, 2022.

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.

Software Research Positions for Rubin Observatory Science Collaboration Pipeline Support

Canadian Rubin Consortium

Application Submission: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20564

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: December 17th, 2021

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

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The Canadian Rubin Consortium is offering five positions to work on pipeline development in Science Collaborations of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, a telescope that is under construction in Chile, set to start scientific observations in 2023. The Canadian Rubin Fellows will be embedded in the Transient and Variable Stars (TVS) Science Collaboration, the Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC), the Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) Science Collaboration, the Galaxies Science Collaboration and the Solar System Science Collaboration (SSSC).

The appointees are expected to contribute to the success of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory Science Collaborations via the development of relevant software, pipeline development and data processing at the University of Waterloo (research areas: DESC & Galaxies), University of Toronto (research areas: TVS & DESC), Bishop’s University (AGN) and the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (SSSC). Applicants can apply to all positions with one application – however please state which positions you wish to be considered for.

49% of the research time for each position will be directly related to pipeline development for the relevant science collaborations, and the remaining 51% will be devoted to scientific postdoctoral research.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the individual hosts listed below for additional information on the relevant Rubin Science Collaborations before submitting their application, and to contact Prof. Renée Hložek (hlozek@dunlap.utoronto.ca) for information about the positions more generally.

INFORMATION ON THE SPECIFIC RUBIN SCIENCE COLLABORATION POSITIONS

The position at Bishop’s University will be focused primarily on AGN variability, including image differencing and alert pipelines for extreme variability events. Bishop’s University is located in Sherbrooke, Québec, and is a historic English-language university in the bilingual setting of the Eastern Townships region of Québec. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has particular strengths in astronomy and relativity. For more information, please contact Prof. John Ruan at  jruan@ubishops.ca.

There are two potential positions at the University of Waterloo: one focused on software pipeline development for the Rubin Galaxies Science Collaboration, and the other focused on pipeline development for weak lensing dark energy science in DESC. The Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics consists of 14 research-active faculty members, with vibrant visitor and meeting programs. Research is undertaken in several areas including cosmology, large-scale structure, CMB, gravitational lensing, black holes, galaxies, clusters, quasars and sub-mm astronomy.  In addition to Rubin (Professors Balogh, Hudson and Percival are LSST Data Rights holders), faculty at Waterloo are engaged with related current and future astronomical survey projects including Euclid, DESI, FYST, CASTOR and UNIONS. Waterloo is a picturesque city located 94 km from Toronto, and is a major centre of technology, innovation and discovery. For more information please contact Prof. Michael Balogh at mbalogh@uwaterloo.ca.

The positions at the University of Toronto will focus on software pipeline development for the Rubin Transient and Variable Stars Collaboration with Prof. Maria Drout, and transient alert pipeline development for the Dark Energy Science Collaboration with Prof. Renée Hložek. The University of Toronto’s astronomy units, namely the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DADDAA) and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics 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 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. Successful candidates will also benefit from the close proximity to the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), a renowned National theory institute. 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. For more information, please contact Prof. Renée Hložek at hlozek@dunlap.utoronto.ca.

The position with the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) will be hosted by the University of Victoria, with office space and compute resources provided by the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre. This position will focus on pipeline development for the Solar System Science Collaboration. The pipeline work will be overseen by Dr. Wesley Fraser. Solar System research at NRC Herzberg focuses on observational studies of the icy denizens of the outer Solar System. The DAO maintains and operates Canada’s largest and most powerful observatories. Staff at the DAO provide extensive data management and analysis tools through our Canadian Astronomy Data Centre, support activities at international observatories, and develop advanced astronomical instruments with industrial partners. The Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre is located in Victoria, British Columbia, a city known for its outdoor activities and scenery. For more information, please contact Dr. Wesley Fraser at wesley.fraser@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment. The other selection criteria for these positions are demonstrated experience in processing of large astronomical surveys, pipelines or catalogs; and evidence of proficiency in oral and written communication and collaborative software development.  Additional desirable but not essential criteria are: prior expertise in high performance computing; and a demonstrated ability to supervise research students. The initial appointment for each position will be for two years, with the possibility of further extensions.

The salary for each position is dependent on research experience and qualifications, but will be competitive with cost of living in the various locations hosting the fellows. Each position includes generous benefits, an annual research allowance, relocation assistance, and the opportunity to request additional research funds.

The Canadian Rubin Consortium is committed to supporting fellows in inclusive and flexible workplaces. 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 all these positions is October 1, 2022. All application materials must be submitted online at AcademicJobsOnline by December 17, 2021. 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 17, 2021.

To apply online, please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20564

For the positions in the University of Toronto:

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics University of Toronto

Closing Date: Jan 10, 2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 8681
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

 

To apply: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Experimental-Astrophysics-ON/552287117/

The David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DADDAA) and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto together invite applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of experimental astrophysics. This is a joint appointment between DADDAA (51%) and the Dunlap Institute (49%) at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. We further require a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The selection will be based on this record of excellence. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, as well as in public outreach is also required.

We seek applicants in astronomical instrumentation or experimental astrophysics whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance the strengths of DADDAA and the Dunlap Institute. The successful candidate is expected to establish and lead an innovative, externally funded instrumentation-driven research program; supervise research projects carried out by graduate and undergraduate students; teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses; and engage in university service activities.

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

We seek candidates who develop and apply innovative instrumentation to advance our understanding of the Universe, with a focus on potential scientific impact. In their application materials, the successful candidate must:

  • Demonstrate experience in astronomical instrumentation through the construction of astronomical instruments either as a lead/senior investigator or by playing an important role on a team, while also demonstrating strong technical and scientific leadership;
  • Present a strong instrumentation development plan, with a focus on how their vision can be achieved at the University of Toronto;
  • Demonstrate experience in or capacity for working within instrumentation teams, as well as developing collaborations and working collaboratively; and
  • Demonstrate their capacity to prepare the leaders of the future in astronomical instrumentation, by recruiting, supervising, training and mentoring research students, early-career researchers, and technical staff from a diverse range of backgrounds and levels of ability.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments and the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements by referees. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading workshops or seminars, or student mentorship. The successful candidate for this position must demonstrate experience in or capacity for:

  • Teaching effectively and communicating clearly to a diverse student body, in a way that meaningfully advances equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the classroom and in the laboratory; and
  • Carrying out public outreach programs that bring the excitement of the Universe to young people, the public, and underrepresented groups.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The Dunlap Institute has a strong focus on developing innovative astronomical instrumentation and technology, has a large prize postdoctoral program (the Dunlap Fellowships) and has substantive programs in professional training and public outreach. The successful candidate will benefit from close proximity to Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), a renowned National theory institute. University of Toronto astronomers have access to a wide range of observational facilities with guaranteed access to CFHT, Gemini, SDSS-V, JWST, MWA and CHIME. The Dunlap Institute has facilitated Canadian access to the LSST program on the Vera C. Rubin Observatory.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit:

  • a cover letter
  • a current curriculum vitae including a full list of publications
  • a research statement including instrument development/laboratory plans, and
  • a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or evidence of performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above.

The research and teaching statements must each address the applicant’s capacities to teach, train and support a diverse body of students/trainees and to meaningfully advance equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the relevant contexts, as per the expectations listed above. For information about the University’s approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion in research and innovation see  https://ediri.utoronto.ca/

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF or Word format.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

DADDAA and the Dunlap Institute are 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.

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

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date, January 10, 2022.

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

Click HERE to apply.

 

Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Radio Astronomy Technology Manager: NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics

The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada’s Success.

(Candidates must apply through our website: Link to English / Link to French )

Radio Astronomy Technology Manager

City: Penticton
Organizational Unit: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Classification: RCO
Tenure: Continuing
Language Requirements: English.

Note
On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced the launch of a mandatory vaccination policy across the federal public service.

The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the National Research Council requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that you attest to your vaccination status prior to the date of your appointment unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act. You can find more specific information on the collection and use of your personal information when you submit your attestation.

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.

We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.

At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.

NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Our Inclusive Work Environment

Your work environment and tools will enable you to collaborate with your colleagues across Canada and the globe. We are committed to ensuring that each staff member promptly receives the accommodation they need to do their job and we understand the importance of work/life balance.

NRC employees enjoy a wide range of benefits that include comprehensive medical and dental, pension and insurance plans as well as annual vacation time and other leave. The NRC also offers learning and development opportunities. For more information, please visit our web site at https://nrc.canada.ca/en .

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.

We are looking for a mid- to-senior-career Radio Astronomy Technology Manager to support our Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre. The Manager would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The Radio Astronomy Technology Manager provides leadership of the radio astronomy technology team at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Penticton, British Columbia. They provide strategic planning and key decision making for the radio astronomy technology team. They ensure that the needed communication and interfaces happen between diverse discipline groups within the team, and between the team and the broader community at NRC/HAA, within Canada, and internationally.

They are responsible for ensuring that research & development activities are defined and executed to allow us to reach our strategic development goals, and for providing the appropriate scientific and technical oversight of these activities. Through their actions they ensure that the science motivation of projects and research & development activities are responsive to the research community needs, and are clearly understood by the team.

They actively liaise with the other HAA Directorates, other NRC research centres, the Canadian radio astronomy university research community, international observatories, other international government astronomy research laboratories, and industry partners, to develop collaborations and future project opportunities for the team and to ensure that existing project are meeting the scientific and technical needs of the community.

They manage the overall radio astronomy technology program, ensuring that activities are appropriately executed, resource requirements are satisfied, and that projects are meeting their scientific and technical as well as cost and schedule objectives.

Screening Criteria

**As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Priority may be given to candidates who self-identify.

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:

Education

Ph.D in astronomy, or a B.Eng., B.Sc., B.A.Sc. in a related discipline of engineering or physics is required. A postgraduate degree in a relevant field of engineering or science would be considered an asset.

Formal training in project management would also be considered an asset.

Designation as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) would be considered an asset.

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency

Experience

•Experience in managing large, complex, multi-disciplinary and multi-partner teams, possibly including large, complex organizations (e.g., universities, research institutes, government departments);
•Experience interacting with practicing research astronomers on science project development activities; and
•Experience in radio astronomy technology, including analog and digital signal processing, aperture synthesis, interferometry, and overall radio telescope systems design.
•Experience in the following areas would be an asset:
o        Working in international collaborations;
o        Systems engineering, or formal training in systems engineering;
o        Business development, marketing activities, and/or the development of partnerships and collaborations;
o        Design, production, and commissioning of digital and analog electronic instrumentation systems or similar technology;
o        Conducting research in radio astronomy science and/or technology, including publishing.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

All employees of the National Research Council are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Language Requirements

English

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies
•Knowledge of radio astronomy science that enables assessment of key technical requirements for a development activity, especially as to whether the requirements enable the desired science;
•Knowledge of radio astronomy technology; and
•Knowledge of project management principles and practices.

Behavioural Competencies

•Management services – Communication (Level 3)
•Management services – Teamwork (Level 3)
•Management services – Client focus (Level 3)
•NRC-Wide – Valuing people (Level 2)
•Technology extension – Results orientation (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profiles: Management Services; NRC Wide; Technology Extension

View all competency profiles

Relocation

Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC’s directives.

Compensation

The intent of this hiring action is to staff this position at the RCO-3 level, which is a mid-to-senior- career level position with a salary range of $105,785 to $123,393.

NOTE: Please note that the full RO/RCO salary scale has five levels. Salary determination will be based on a review of the candidate’s expertise, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience relative to the requirements of the level.  As such, the initial salary could be within another level of the RO/RCO salary scale (i.e. above or below the intended level for this position).

NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.

Notes
•A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
•Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
•The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
•We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (12722) to:

E-mail: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Telephone: 438-455-5335

Closing Date: 17 December 2021 – 23:59 Eastern Time

Assistant Professor, Statistical Sciences and Astrostatistics

The Department of Statistical Sciences and the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a joint (51% Statistical Sciences. 49% Astronomy and Astrophysics) full-time tenure stream appointment. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Statistics or a closely related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter and must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. We are seeking exceptional candidates from astronomy and astrophysics and statistical science whose research program advances both disciplines, who work in areas at the cutting edge of Astrostatistics, who have deep understanding of Astronomy and Astrophysics research problems, and who have demonstrated the ability to develop modern statistical techniques for analyzing massive astronomy and astrophysics data.

We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths in both Statistical Sciences and Astronomy and Astrophysics. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Experience working with, teaching, or mentoring diverse groups or diverse students is an asset.

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

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference.

Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at Academic Jobs Online, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19900 and must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample (of no more than 15 pages); and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates therefore must submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, dated and signed) uploaded through Academic Jobs Online directly by the writers by the closing date.

All application materials, including signed reference letters, must be received by November 30, 2021.

For more information about the Department of Statistical Sciences or the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, please visit our websites at https://www.statistics.utoronto.ca, http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/ or contact Katrina Mintis at katrina.mintis@utoronto.ca.

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

Diversity Statement

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.
The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Statistical-Sciences-and-Astrostatistics-ON/550981117/

2022 Trottier Postdoctoral Fellowship in Exoplanetary Science at iREx

Submission guidelines: http://www.exoplanetes.umontreal.ca/trottier-postdoctoral-fellowship-2022/?lang=en
Submit by December 15th 2021 for full consideration. Open until filled.
Send inquiries to: nathalie@astro.umontreal.ca

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), affiliated with the physics department of the Université de Montréal (UdeM), invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in experimental, observational or theoretical astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets. A number of iREx projects are described below for reference.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests (max 2 pages), and should arrange to have three referees send a letter of reference. Applicants may also include a cover letter, but this is not mandatory. All application materials including letters of reference must be received electronically at the following address: irex@astro.umontreal.ca, by December 15th, 2021 for full consideration. This position will, however, remain open until filled.

A PhD in physics, astronomy or related discipline is required at the time when the position starts. Preference will be given to applicants within 3 years of obtaining their PhD. Applicants with career interruptions resulting from parental, medical or family leaves, or other causes are invited to mention these in their cover letter, if so desired.

The successful applicant is expected to start between May and September 2022. The position is for two years, renewable for a third year subject to performance and availability of funds.

The iREx consists of a growing team of over 60 people (professors, postdocs, research assistants and students) mostly from UdeM and McGill University all working on various research programs focused on the study of exoplanets and related fields of stellar astrophysics. Members of iREx are actively involved in large international projects related to the detection and characterisation of exoplanets, notably the future James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), SPIRou, NIRPS and high-dispersion spectroscopy for 8-10m and giant telescopes. In addition, iREx researchers have privileged access to JWST, SPIRou and NIRPS time and data. More information on iREx research programs can be found here: http://www.exoplanetes.umontreal.ca/research/?lang=en.

The Université de Montréal promotes diversity in its workforce through its equal access to employment program. It encourages members of visible and ethnic minorities as well as women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply.

CITA Faculty Position: Assistant Professor – Theoretical Astrophysics

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), a national centre hosted in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Theoretical Astrophysics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Theoretical Astrophysics or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose interests complement and enhance existing strengths in the Institute. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by a record of high-impact contributions and publications (past or forthcoming) in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For information about CITA, please visit https://www.cita.utoronto.ca.

CITA is the only national astrophysics theory institute in the world. CITA’s mission is to expand the frontiers of knowledge in all domains of astrophysics. CITA faculty help train the next generation of scholars at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral stage in Canada and abroad to attain the highest level of rigour and creativity. CITA is also actively engaged with multiple observational experiments aimed at testing theoretical ideas including (but not limited to) CCAT-p, CHIME/CHORD, SDSS-V, CMB-S4, and the MegaMapper.

The present complement of research staff in CITA includes 7 faculty and over 25 research fellows and a national network of faculty, postdocs, and students across Canada. The unique research environment at CITA is enhanced by close ties to the 23 faculty, 15 postdocs, and graduate students in the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Department of Physics and the Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Gravity and the Extreme Universe Program within the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching. As a public University, the UofT further offers the excitement of working with a highly diverse student population and actively encourages innovative scholarship at all levels. The Greater Toronto Area offers exceptional cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the submission guidelines link below. Applicants must submit

– a cover letter
– a current curriculum vitae
– a research statement outlining current and future research interests
– one to three publications of which the candidate is particularly proud
– a teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

CITA is committed to an equitable and diverse academic environment where scholars can flourish and thrive through freedom of thought. Candidates are expected to show evidence of a commitment to these principles and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three referees. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references are submitted by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. All enquiries about this position should be sent to facultysearch@cita.utoronto.ca using the subject line “Faculty Search”.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by Nov. 29, 2021.

Click here to apply.

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

Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

CITA Faculty Position: Associate Professor – Theoretical Astrophysics

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), a national centre hosted in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Theoretical Astrophysics. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Theoretical Astrophysics or a related area, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose interests complement and enhance existing strengths in the Institute. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments (including the supervision of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students), and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference.

The successful candidate will have a record demonstrating scientific leadership and innovation throughout their career, as evidenced in their application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For information about CITA, please visit https://www.cita.utoronto.ca.

CITA is the only national astrophysics theory institute in the world. CITA’s mission is to expand the frontiers of knowledge in all domains of astrophysics. CITA faculty help train the next generation of scholars at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral stage in Canada and abroad to attain the highest level of rigour and creativity. CITA is also actively engaged with multiple observational experiments aimed at testing theoretical ideas including (but not limited to) CCAT-p, CHIME/CHORD, SDSS-V, CMB-S4, and the MegaMapper.

The present complement of research staff in CITA includes 7 faculty and over 25 research fellows and a national network of faculty, postdocs, and students across Canada. The unique research environment at CITA is enhanced by close ties to the 23 faculty, 15 postdocs, and graduate students in the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Department of Physics and the Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Gravity and the Extreme Universe Program within the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching. As a public University, the UofT further offers the excitement of working with a highly diverse student population and actively encourages innovative scholarship at all levels. The Greater Toronto Area offers exceptional cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the submission guidelines link below. Applicants must submit

– a cover letter
– a current curriculum vitae
– a research statement outlining current and future research interests
– one to three publications of which the candidate is particularly proud
– a teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

CITA is committed to an equitable and diverse academic environment where scholars can flourish and thrive through freedom of thought. Candidates are expected to show evidence of a commitment to these principles and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three referees. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references are submitted by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. All inquiries about this position should be sent to facultysearch@cita.utoronto.ca using the subject line “Faculty Search”.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by Nov. 29, 2021.

Click here to apply.

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

Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Assistant Professor, Computational Extragalactic Astronomy – Department of Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Science, York University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at York University in Toronto, Canada, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in computational extragalactic astronomy at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, externally funded research at the highest level. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and a clearly articulated program of research involving computational extragalactic astronomy. Through this hire and several others anticipated over the next few years, the Department seeks to establish a leadership role in the study of structure in the cosmos, on scales from star formation to the cosmic microwave background, enabled by existing and planned world-class facilities and the “big data” they will generate. Particularly, we seek applicants who use leading-edge computational facilities or techniques to model the formation and development of structures on galactic and/or cosmological scales, with relevance to the next generation of observing facilities or their data products.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in their application materials. This includes a compelling plan for future research; publications in significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from three referees of high standing.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching. Candidates must show evidence of, or the potential for, superior teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, as demonstrated though a teaching statement, teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning, and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics or Physics along with relevant postdoctoral experience and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Astronomers and astrophysicists in the Department of Physics and Astronomy have core strengths in extragalactic astronomy with a focus on observational and theoretical studies of galaxy evolution, dark matter, early Universe cosmology, the cosmic microwave background, large-scale structure, and active galactic nuclei. Further information about the Department can be found at https://www.yorku.ca/science/physics/.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

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 Adam Muzzin, Chair of the Search Committee at muzzin@yorku.ca.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at https://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs 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 by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: https://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form.

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 https://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

Applicants should submit a comprehensive up-to-date curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and a three-page summary of key research contributions and current and future research plans. Furthermore, applicants should arrange for three signed letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf. All application materials should be submitted electronically through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/#####.

To guarantee full consideration, applications should be received by November 22, 2021. Any queries about the position should be directed to Professor Adam Muzzin, Chair of the Search Committee at muzzin@yorku.ca.

CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICS (CITA) National Fellowships

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

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

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

The deadline for applications and all letters of recommendation is November 8, 2021 for fellowships to start in September 2022.

Lorne Nelson, Bishop’s University (lnelson@ubishops.ca)
Mark Halpern, University of British Columbia (halpern@physics.ubc.ca)
Dan Siegel, University of Guelph (dsiegel@uoguelph.ca / www.physics.uoguelph.ca)
Robert Brandenberger, McGill University (rhb@hep.physics.mcgill.ca)
H. Cynthia Chiang, McGill University (hsin.chiang@mcgill.ca / www.physics.mcgill.ca/~chiang)
Eve Lee, McGill University (evelee@physics.mcgill.ca)
Nicolas Cowan, McGill University (nicolas.cowan@mcgill.ca / https://msi.mcgill.ca)
Adrian Liu, McGill University (acliu@physics.mcgill.ca)
Katelin Schutz, McGill University (kschutz@physics.mcgill.ca)
Yashar Hezaveh, Université de Montréal (hezaveh@astro.umontreal.ca / www.phys.umontreal.ca/accueil)
Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, Université de Montréal (j.larrondo@umontreal.ca / www.phys.umontreal.ca/accueil)
Marcin Sawicki, Saint Mary’s University (marcin.sawicki@smu.ca / https://www.smu.ca/academics/departments/astronomy-and-physics.html)
Samar Safi-Harb, University of Manitoba (samar.safi-harb@umanitoba.ca / http://www2.physics.umanitoba.ca/u/samar)
Arif Babul, University of Victoria (babul@uvic.ca)
Sara Ellison, University of Victoria (sarae@uvic.ca)
Julio Navarro, University of Victoria (jfn@uvic.ca / www.phys.uvic.ca)
Ruobing Dong, University of Victoria (rbdong@gmail.com)
Mike Hudson, University of Waterloo (mike.hudson@uwaterloo.ca / www.uwaterloo.ca/astrophysics-centre)
Avery Broderick, Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics (www.uwaterloo.ca/astrophysics-centre)
James Taylor, Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics (taylor@uwaterloo.ca / www.uwaterloo.ca/astrophysics-centre)
Will Percival, University of Waterloo (will.percival@uwaterloo.ca)

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