Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics – University of Toronto (Deadline Jan. 15, 2013)

Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics – University of Toronto

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto invite applications for a teaching-stream position at the rank of Lecturer, beginning July 1, 2013.

The position is a joint appointment between the DAA (51%) and the rapidly growing Dunlap Institute (49%). The successful candidate will engage in teaching, pedagogical research, and related administrative work in DAA and have primary responsibility for the development and delivery of a broad range of astronomy-based education and outreach activities in the Dunlap Institute. Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in both teaching Astronomy and outreach programs. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics or a related field and at least two years of post-doctoral research experience. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointments at the rank of Lecturer may be renewed annually to a maximum of five years. In the fifth year of service, Lecturers shall be reviewed and a recommendation made with respect to promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer.

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 (www.utoronto.ca) offers the opportunity to teach, engage in outreach, 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, a full curriculum vitae, a statement of career goal, teaching dossier that outlines the candidate’s teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and curriculum development experience, and a similar dossier on outreach activities. Please direct any additional enquiries about this position to chair@astro.utoronto.ca.

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 in a single PDF file. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca by the closing date, January 15, 2013.

For more information about the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, please visit http://www.astro.utoronto.ca or http://dunlap.utoronto.ca.

To Apply Online please click: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1201458

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
Email: di.admin@di.utoronto.ca

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