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Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Astronomical Instrumentation

26 Jul 2018, 17:59 UTC
Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Astronomical Instrumentation

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Astronomy and Astrophysics
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 17, 2018
Job Closing: Nov 15, 2018, 11:59pm EST
Online Application Here: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1802779
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto together invite applications for a tenure-stream faculty appointment in experimental astrophysics. This is a joint appointment between the Department (51%) and the Dunlap Institute (49%) at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on 1 July 2019.
We seek applicants in astronomical instrumentation or experimental astrophysics. The successful candidate is expected to establish and lead an independent, externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and engage in university service activities. Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment or shortly after. The selection will be based primarily on the applicant’s excellence in research and teaching. Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by the quality of published papers and other documents submitted for review, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. The successful candidate for this position is expected to pursue innovative research in instrumentation and astrophysics at the highest international level, have a major role in a leading instrumentation project, an established record of publishing articles in the leading academic journals in the field, participation in major international conferences, invited seminars at leading institutions and other noteworthy activities in Astronomy and Astrophysics that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline. Evidence for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level is required, such as lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and supervision of research students, as highlighted in a teaching statement.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Toronto (www.utoronto.ca) offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The Dunlap Institute has a strong focus on developing innovative astronomical instrumentation and technology, has a large prize postdoctoral program (the Dunlap Fellowships) and has substantive programs in professional training and public outreach. The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Centre for Planetary Studies (CPS) are also part of the graduate department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Toronto astronomers have access to a wide arrange of observational facilities with guaranteed access to JWST, TMT, MWA and CHIME. The Dunlap Institute has facilitated Canadian access to LSST.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.  All application materials should be submitted online by the closing date, November 15, 2018. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a research statement including laboratory plans, and a teaching statement including outreach experience and interests.
Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to: astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca. Please ensure the candidate’s name is included in the subject line and that letters are on letterhead and signed. Requests for more information can be directed in confidence to the same email address.
If you have questions about this position, please contact astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca.   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://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. The survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes.  For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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