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Assistant Professor - Experimental Astrophysics or Observational Astronomy at University of Toronto



The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (DI) and the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1 2012. The successful applicant will hold a joint appointment between the DAA (51%) and the newly founded and rapidly growing DI (49%). The Dunlap Institute's expansion plans include a significant increase in our complement of faculty and postdoctoral fellows over the next few years. We seek candidates in experimental astrophysics or observational astronomy, and encourage applicants with experience and interest in developing innovative astronomical instrumentation and advanced observing techniques, for instance those applicable to large and very large optical, infrared, or sub-mm telescopes. The successful applicant will have an outstanding research record and potential to lead the development of the DI, augment the present research strength of DAA, and have a demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. The DI also welcomes candidates who will advance its commitment to education and community outreach. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. DAA and DI enjoy access to national facilities including the CFHT, the Gemini Observatory, and ALMA. Canada is also a partner in the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) consortium. DAA is active in the BLASTpol and SPIDER balloon telescopes, the MOST and BRITE satellites, the Herschel Space Observatory, the Planck Mission, and the NIRES and OSIRIS instruments at Keck, Arctic site-testing and astronomy, as well as planning and instrumental development for TMT. DAA and DI have strong ties with the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), which is 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. We encourage you to submit your application online by clicking on the link below. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your application and other materials to the following address via email at Professor H.K.C. Yee, Chair Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and a statement of current research interests with future plans. Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the above departmental address via e-mail at, by the closing date, which is November 15, 2011. Please visit .


apply online to the job posting #1100834 For more information about the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, please visit our DAA home page or DI home page