Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Application Submission:
http://coolstar.dunlap.utoronto.ca/jobs/job/dunlap-postdoctoral-fellowships
2018/

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 30, 2018

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

The University of Toronto <https://www.utoronto.ca/> invites applications
for Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships within the Dunlap Institute for
Astronomy and Astrophysics <http://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/>. This growing
unit pursues groundbreaking research in experimental astrophysics, in
close collaboration with Toronto colleagues in the Department of Astronomy
and Astrophysics <http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/>(DAA), the Canadian
Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics <http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/>
(CITA) and the Centre for Planetary Sciences
<http://cps.utoronto.ca/>(CPS).

Dunlap Fellows are expected to conduct a program of original research
either independently or in collaboration with others at the University,
and will be offered professional development and mentoring across a range
of areas relevant to a scientific career. Candidates will be selected on
the basis of potential for innovative research in instrumentation,
software, or observations, and on their ability to further the goals and
activities of the Dunlap Institute. Fellows have access to laboratories,
computing clusters and fabrication facilities, and can propose for
additional internal support for their experimental or computational plans.
Dunlap Fellows are also strongly encouraged to participate in the
Institute’s outreach and training initiatives. The range of activities and
opportunities in research, outreach and training can be seen in the annual
reports on the Dunlap Institute’s web site.

The Dunlap Institute, DAA, CITA and CPS together host over 130 staff and
students in astronomy, who conduct a diverse research program across
instrumentation, observation, 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.

The Dunlap Institute is committed to an inclusive and flexible workplace.
We encourage applications from qualified applicants of all sexual
orientations and gender expressions, members of visible minorities,
Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and potential
dual-academic-career hires.  Subject to immigration regulations,
successful candidates will be given the option to take up their
Fellowships as part-time appointments (such a request need not be made as
part of a candidate’s initial application and will not be disclosed to the
selection committee).

Appointments are initially for three years, with a subsequent possibility
of extension for one further year subject to outstanding performance in
public outreach and education activities. Dunlap Fellowships include an
annual salary of CAD $70,056 plus generous benefits
<http://benefits.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/cupe-local-3902-unit-5/>, a
research allowance of CAD $18,000 per year, relocation assistance, and the
opportunity to request additional research funds from the Dunlap Institute.

The approximate expected starting date is September 1, 2019. Applicants
must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at
the time of appointment. Only applicants with a PhD awarded on or after
January 1, 2014, will be considered, except in the case of career
interruption or other extenuating circumstances.

All application materials must be submitted online by November 30, 2018.
In service of our goals of an unbiased and equitable hiring process, an
initial evaluation of applicants will be made via a 300-word anomymised
summary of the applicant’s proposed research program, which should be
submitted via the online form. Applicants should also submit (in a single
file in PDF format) a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication
list, and a 3-page detailed description of their proposed research
program.  Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters
directly to the Dunlap Institute via email to
fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca by November 30, 2018.

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
http://coolstar.dunlap.utoronto.ca/jobs/job/dunlap-postdoctoral-fellowships
2018/

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of
British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications from outstanding
candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor.  Applications in all
relevant subfields are encouraged and the successful candidate will
create an independent research program which complements the existing
strengths of the department such as in Astronomy, Cosmology, Biophysics,
AMO, Medical Physics, Gravity, String, and Quantum Information Theory,
Particle Physics, and Nuclear Physics among others.  More details of our
research program can be found on the Department’s website
(phas.ubc.ca).  Please note that applicants in the field of Condensed
Matter Physics and related subfields represented in the Stuart Blusson
Quantum Matter Institute (see qmi.ubc.ca) should direct their
applications to our parallel search in that area (see
phas.ubc.ca/open-positions).  Candidates must have a Ph.D. Degree or
equivalent, demonstrated potential for an outstanding research record,
and are expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate
levels and to supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will
be appointed at the level of Assistant Professor.

The Physics and Astronomy Department (www.phas.ubc.ca
<http://www.phas.ubc.ca>)
is one of the largest and most scientifically diverse in Canada. Our
faculty and staff are committed to attracting and training outstanding
students and conducting forefront research that spans the field.

Applicants are urged to submit online applications
<https://secure.phas.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/Jobs/Apply>.
A CV, publications list, a statement of research interests, and a
summary of teaching interests and experience are required. Three letters
of reference should be arranged to be directly submitted, preferably
electronically, to jobs=At=phas.ubc.ca. UBC’s strategic plan identifies
inclusion as one of our key priorities.  We welcome colleagues with the
experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of
inclusion, equity, and diversity throughout campus life.  In your
application, please include 2-3 sentences describing your experience
working with a diverse student body and your contributions to
creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within
your discipline.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and
diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been
underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members
of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under
the BC Human Rights Code including sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief,
religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First
Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be
given priority.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Nov. 30, 2018.  The expected
start date is Summer 2019, but is negotiable.