Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Observational Astronomy – University of Toronto (Deadline Nov. 15, 2012)

Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Observational Astronomy
University of Toronto

The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2013.

The successful applicant will hold a joint appointment between the DAA and the rapidly growing Dunlap Institute. The Institute’s plans include a continuing increase in our complement of faculty and postdoctoral fellows over the next few years. We seek candidates in Experimental Astrophysics or Observational Astronomy, and encourage applicants with experience and interest in developing innovative astronomical instrumentation and advanced observing techniques; for instance, those applicable to large and very large optical, infrared, or sub-mm telescopes. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D degree in astronomy and astrophysics or related fields.

The successful applicant will have an outstanding research record and potential to lead the development of the Dunlap Institute, augment the present research strength of DAA, and have a demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. The Dunlap Institute also welcomes candidates who will advance its commitment to education and community outreach. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University of Toronto astronomers enjoy access to national facilities, including ALMA, CFHT, and the Gemini Observatory. They are active in the BLASTpol and SPIDER balloon borne telescopes, the BRITE and MOST satellites, the Herschel Space Observatory, the Planck Mission, CHIME, the NIRES and OSIRIS instruments at Keck, GPI at Gemini, an Arctic observatory, and SDSS IV/MaNGA, as well as planning and instrument development for the Thirty-Meter Telescope, in which Canada is a consortium partner.

DAA and the Dunlap Institute have strong ties with and physical proximity to the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), which is hosted by the University of Toronto. The University of Toronto ( offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests of no longer than 5 pages. If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to by the closing date, November 15, 2012.

For more information about the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, please visit or

To Apply Online please click:

Alice Chow
Assistant to the Director and Office Administrator
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Toronto
50 St. George Street, Room 101
Toronto, ON M5S 3H4
Phone: 416.978.3356
Fax: 416.946.7287

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