Tenure-Track Position in Observational Astrophysics at York University

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at York University in Toronto, Canada, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the field of observational astrophysics, to commence July 1, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates with a proven research record of planning, obtaining and analyzing observations to investigate profound questions about our Universe (enabled by facilities to which Canada is contributing, including the TMT, the JWST, and the SKA, and many wide-field survey facilities at all electromagnetic wavelengths) are invited to apply. The successful candidate will be positioned to participate in the scientific design and use of next-generation instrumentation and the planning of proposed future astronomical facilities, as well as to play a significant role in large national and international research projects and collaborations.

The successful candidate will develop a strong, externally funded research program, show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and play an active role in York’s highly successful astronomy outreach initiatives. Applicants must have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy along with relevant postdoctoral experience and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Observational astronomers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy focus on active galactic nuclei, supernovae, exoplanets, and the evolution of galaxies and their constituents. Theoreticians focus on dark matter, early Universe cosmology, general relativity, and the analysis of measurements of the cosmic microwave background and large scale structure. The development of synergies between theory and observation is highly valued in the Department. Further information about the Department and the University can be found at http://www.physics.yorku.ca.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. To guarantee full consideration, applications should be received before Dec. 1, 2015. Applicants should submit a CV, a three-page summary of key research contributions and outline of research plans, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and should arrange for three signed letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf. All materials should be submitted electronically throughhttps://academicjobsonline.org/.

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 Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Questions about the application process can be directed to Marlene Caplan (marlene@yorku.ca).