Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Astronomical Instrumentation

Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Astronomical
Instrumentation – University of Toronto – 1802779

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 15, 2018

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) and the Dunlap Institute
for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto together invite
applications for a tenure-stream faculty appointment in experimental
astrophysics. This is a joint appointment between the Department (51%) and
the Dunlap Institute (49%) at the rank of Assistant Professor and will
commence on 1 July 2019.

We seek applicants in astronomical instrumentation or experimental
astrophysics. The successful candidate is expected to establish and lead an
independent, externally funded research program, supervise graduate
students, teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and engage in
university service activities. Applicants must have earned a PhD in
astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment or
shortly after. The selection will be based primarily on the applicant’s
excellence in research and teaching. Excellence in research is evidenced
primarily by the quality of published papers and other documents submitted
for review, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
The successful candidate for this position is expected to pursue innovative
research in instrumentation and astrophysics at the highest international
level, have a major role in a leading instrumentation project, an
established record of publishing articles in the leading academic journals
in the field, participation in major international conferences, invited
seminars at leading institutions and other noteworthy activities in
Astronomy and Astrophysics that contribute to the visibility and prominence
of the discipline. Evidence for excellence in teaching at both the
undergraduate and graduate level is required, such as lecture preparation
and delivery, curriculum development, and supervision of research students,
as highlighted in a teaching statement.

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 Canadian Institute for
Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Centre for Planetary Studies (CPS)
are also part of the graduate department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Toronto astronomers have access to a wide arrange of observational
facilities with guaranteed access to JWST, TMT, MWA and CHIME. The Dunlap
Institute has facilitated Canadian access to LSST.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link
below. All application materials should be submitted online by the closing date,
November 15, 2018. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into
one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should submit their
curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a research
statement including laboratory plans, and a teaching statement including outreach
experience and interests.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly
to the department via e-mail to: Please
ensure the candidate’s name is included in the subject line and that letters are
on letterhead and signed. Requests for more information can be directed in
confidence to the same email address.

If you have questions about this position, please contact   For more information about the Department
of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and
Astrophysics, please visit or

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.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief
Diversity Survey. The 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

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

To Apply Online please click: