Saint Mary’s University: Eight-month Term-limited Faculty Search in Astronomy and Physics Department

The Department of Astronomy and Physics at Saint Mary’s University seeks to hire an eight-month term-limited full-time faculty member from 1 September 2021 to 30 April 2022. Appointments are normally at the Assistant Professor level for candidates with a Ph.D. and at the Lecturer level for candidates with an M.Sc. The teaching load is 2.5 FCE (five courses) for those with a Ph.D. and 3.0 FCE (six courses) for those with an M.Sc.

The Department offers undergraduate programs in physics and astrophysics as well as both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in astronomy. Saint Mary’s is committed to excellence in teaching, and the Department seeks candidates with experience and enthusiasm for preparing and teaching core undergraduate courses in both physics and astronomy at the 2nd year undergraduate level and above. More information about the Department can be found at

Saint Mary’s is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating community engagement as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information about the University and the Faculty of Science, please see

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Saint Mary’s University Founded in 1802, Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary’s University is home to one of Canada’s leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at


The search committee will begin reviewing applications March 15, 2021. Apply for this opportunity online by visiting and use our online application system through CareerBeacon. Select the position you are interested in and apply by clicking the “Apply Now” button. Applications should submit as a single PDF file: A cover letter specifically addressing the applicant’s interest in working at Saint Mary’s University; a CV; a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy statement, and any evidence of teaching effectiveness); and the names and contact information of three references. Note that there is a limit of 20 Mbytes per file.Please arrange for the three recommendation letters to be sent directly to search@ap.smu.caAny inquiries may be sent to:

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at

University of Toronto: Postdoctoral Researcher, Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Collaborative Research Team with CHIME/FRB

The University of Toronto (U of T) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics to join a team of astronomers and statisticians at the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at U of T, the Department of Statistical Sciences at U of T, the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at U of T, and the Department of Statistics & Actuarial Sciences at Simon Fraser University.

The postdoctoral fellow will help develop methods for the analysis and statistical inference of data collected by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Burst (CHIME/FRB) project, and will collaborate with researchers at U of T, SFU, and within the CHIME/FRB Collaboration. More details can be found here:

The application deadline is March 15.