William and Caroline Herschel Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The astronomy and astrophysics group at McMaster University invites applications for the newly created William and Caroline Herschel Postdoctoral Fellowship. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue an independent research program, though preference will be given to proposals connected to strengths in the group. Research areas within the McMaster astronomy and astrophysics group include computational astrophysics, star formation and interstellar medium physics, stellar astrophysics, planet formation, nearby galaxies, galaxy formation and evolution, and cosmology.

Interested candidates should submit an application (PDF file format) that includes (1) a cover letter, (2) a research proposal of not more  than three pages including references, and (3) a current CV.  Applicants should arrange for two letters of reference to be submitted separately to herschel@physics.mcmaster.ca.

Appointments will initially be for one year, though the fellowship is renewable for an additional year subject to academic review of the candidate. The position will begin in early Fall of 2016. This fellowship carries a competitive salary and benefits package.

Application materials and letters of reference (as well as any questions) should be submitted by email to herschel@physics.mcmaster.ca. Complete applications and separate letters of reference are due by December 1, 2015. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately following the closing date and decisions are expected to be announced in January.

This position will be part of a Collective Agreement for Postdoctoral Fellows, CUPE 3906, Unit#3.

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. Accordingly, the University especially encourages applications from women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

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