Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics

University of Toronto

Email Submission Address: fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca<mailto:fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca>

Attention To: Prof. Bryan Gaensler, Director

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto

St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 Canada

Email Address for Inquiries: director@dunlap.utoronto.ca<mailto:director@dunlap.utoronto.ca>

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 15, 2015


The University of Toronto invites applications for Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships within the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. This growing unit pursues groundbreaking astronomical research across the electromagnetic spectrum, through innovative approaches to instrumentation, data-driven science and observations, and in close collaboration with Toronto colleagues in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA), the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Center for Planetary Sciences (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. Exceptional candidates in instrumentation, software, observations, computation or experimentally-related theoretical topics are encouraged to apply. Fellows have access to laboratories, computing clusters and fabrication facilities, and can propose for additional 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, observations, 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 a flexible and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and potential two-body 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).

Appointments are initially for two years, with expectation of renewal for up to two further years subject to satisfactory performance. Dunlap Fellowships include an annual salary of CAD $67000 plus generous benefits, a research allowance of CAD $18000 per year, relocation assistance, and the opportunity to request additional research funds from the Dunlap Institute.

The approximate expected starting date is September 1, 2016. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and statement of research interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca<mailto:fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca> by November 15, 2015. In addition, each applicant must nominate in their cover letter either a Dunlap faculty member (see http://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/people/faculty/) or associated faculty member (seehttp://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/people/associated-faculty/) to act as their host. Applicants must ensure that the relevant host sends a brief email to fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca<mailto:fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca> by November 15, 2015 to confirm their support for the application.

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 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.

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