Assistant Professor – Astronomy and Astrophysics – University of Toronto (Deadline: November 15, 2013)

Assistant Professor – Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Toronto

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2014.

We seek candidates in all areas in Astronomy and Astrophysics, with a preference for candidates in, or with strong ties to, observational astronomy. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D degree in astronomy and astrophysics or related fields. The successful applicant will have an outstanding research record, augment the present research strength of DAA, and have a demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching and research.

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 CHIME project, 10-m class telescope instrumentation, as well as planning and instrument development for the Thirty-Meter Telescope, in which Canada is a consortium partner.

DAA has strong ties with and physical proximity to the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), which are 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 five 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, 2013.

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