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Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Astronomical Instrumentation

20 Jun 2016

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Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Astronomy and Astrophysics
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 15, 2016

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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics:
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics:



The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysicsat the University of Toronto together invite applications for a tenure-stream faculty appointment in experimental astrophysics. This is a joint appointment between the DAA (51%) and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (49%) at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on 1 July 2017.

We seek applicants in experimental astrophysics or astronomical instrumentation. The successful candidate is expected to establish and lead a dynamic externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and engage in university service activities. 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. The successful candidate for this position is expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level and to continue an established record of publishing articles in the leading academic journals in the field. Participation in major international conferences and invited seminars at leading institutions, and other noteworthy activities in Astronomy and Astrophysics that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline are assets. Evidence for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures, is required. Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment or shortly after.

The University of Toronto ( 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 application materials should be submitted online by November 15, 2016. Submission guidelines can be found at: 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 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 For more information about the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, please visit or

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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.