Assistant Professor – Astrophysics

University of Toronto

Assistant Professor – Astrophysics
Date Posted: 11 September 2023
Closing Date: 6 November 2023 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 32721
Job Class: College – Tenure Stream (persevering with)
College/Division: College of Arts & Science
Division: David A. Dunlap Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The David A. Dunlap Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics within the College of Arts and Science on the College of Toronto invitations functions for a full-time tenure stream place in Astrophysics. The appointment will likely be on the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated begin date of July 1, 2024.

Candidates will need to have earned a PhD diploma in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or a associated space by the point of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated document of excellence in analysis and educating. We search candidates in any space of Astrophysics whose analysis and educating pursuits complement and improve our present departmental strengths. The profitable candidate will likely be anticipated to pursue modern and unbiased analysis; set up and lead an impressive, modern, aggressive, and externally funded analysis program; supervise analysis tasks carried out by graduate and undergraduate college students; educate undergraduate and postgraduate programs; and interact in college service actions.

Candidates should present proof of analysis excellence, which might be demonstrated by the applicant’s cowl letter, a document of publications in top-ranked and subject related journals or forthcoming publications assembly excessive worldwide requirements, the submitted analysis assertion, shows at important conferences, awards and accolades, and robust endorsements from referees of excessive standing.

We search candidates who carry out modern analysis that may advance our understanding of the Universe. Of their software supplies, the profitable candidate should:
• Present a demonstrated document of modern analysis;
• Present a powerful analysis plan with a imaginative and prescient for a way this may be achieved on the College of Toronto;
• Exhibit their capability to arrange the leaders of the longer term in astrophysics by recruiting, supervising, coaching and mentoring analysis college students, early-career researchers, and/or technical employees from a various vary of backgrounds and ranges of capability.

Proof of excellence in educating will likely be offered by means of educating accomplishments, the educating file (with required supplies outlined under) submitted as a part of the applying, in addition to robust letters of reference. Moreover, the profitable candidate for this place should display expertise in or capability for educating successfully and speaking clearly to a various pupil physique, in a method that meaningfully advances fairness, inclusion, and accessibility. Different teaching-related actions can embrace efficiency as a educating assistant or course teacher, expertise main workshops or seminars, or pupil mentorship.

Wage will likely be commensurate with {qualifications} and expertise.

The College of Toronto affords the chance to show, conduct analysis, and dwell in one of the various cities on this planet. The profitable candidate will profit from proximity to 2 different astronomy models primarily based on the College: (1) The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, an endowed analysis institute devoted to modern expertise, ground-breaking analysis, world-class coaching, and public engagement; and (2) The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, a famend Nationwide principle institute. College of Toronto astronomers have entry to a variety of observational services with assured entry to CFHT, Gemini, SDSS-V, LSST, JWST, ALMA, MWA and CHIME.

The Division is dedicated to an inclusive and versatile office. This search aligns with the College’s dedication to strategically and proactively promote range amongst our group members (Assertion on Fairness, Range & Excellence). Recognizing that Black, Indigenous, and different Racialized communities have skilled inequities which have developed traditionally and are ongoing, we strongly welcome and encourage candidates from these communities to use.

Candidates are anticipated to indicate proof of a dedication to fairness, range, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial studying working surroundings demonstrated by means of the applying supplies. The analysis and educating statements should every deal with the applicant’s capacities to show, prepare and assist a various physique of scholars/trainees and to meaningfully advance fairness, inclusion and accessibility within the related contexts, as per the expectations listed above.

For details about the College’s strategy to fairness, range, and inclusion in analysis and innovation see

For added details about the David A. Dunlap Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics please go to Potential candidates are inspired to contact
[email protected] to ask questions in regards to the place or to hunt additional info.

All certified candidates are invited to use on-line by clicking the hyperlink under. Candidates should submit:
• a canopy letter;
• a present curriculum vitae together with a full record of publications;
• a analysis assertion outlining present and future analysis pursuits;
• a latest writing pattern; and
• a educating file that features a educating assertion, pattern course supplies, and educating evaluations or proof of efficiency in different teaching-related actions as listed above.

We search candidates who worth range and whose analysis, educating and repair bear out our dedication to fairness. Candidates are subsequently additionally requested to submit a 1‐2 web page assertion of contributions to fairness and variety, which could cowl matters equivalent to (however not restricted to): analysis or educating that includes a concentrate on underrepresented communities, the event of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of scholars from underrepresented teams.

Candidates should present the identify and phone info of three references. The College of Toronto’s recruiting device will routinely solicit and acquire letters of reference from every referee the day after an software is submitted. Candidates stay answerable for making certain that references submit latest letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the deadline. Extra particulars on the automated reference letter assortment, together with timelines, can be found on the candidate FAQ:

Submission tips might be discovered at: Your CV and canopy letter ought to be uploaded into the devoted fields. Please mix further software materials into one or two information in PDF or Phrase format. In case you have any questions on this place, please contact Professor Roberto Abraham at [email protected].

All software supplies, together with latest reference letters, have to be obtained by the deadline, November 6, 2023. CLICK HERE TO APPLY:

All certified candidates are inspired to use; nevertheless, Canadians and everlasting residents will likely be given precedence.

Range Assertion

The College of Toronto embraces Range and is constructing a tradition of belonging that will increase our capability to successfully deal with and serve the pursuits of our international group. We strongly encourage functions from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized individuals, ladies, individuals with disabilities, and folks of various sexual and gender identities. We worth candidates who’ve demonstrated a dedication to fairness, range and inclusion and acknowledge that various views, experiences, and experience are important to strengthening our tutorial mission.

As a part of your software, you can be requested to finish a short Range Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any info immediately associated to you is confidential and can’t be accessed by search committees or human assets employees. Outcomes will likely be aggregated for institutional planning functions. For extra info, please see

Accessibility Assertion
The College strives to be an equitable and inclusive group, and proactively seeks to extend range amongst its group members. Our values relating to fairness and variety are linked with our unwavering dedication to excellence within the pursuit of our tutorial mission.

The College is dedicated to the ideas of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we try to make our recruitment, evaluation and choice processes as accessible as doable and supply lodging as required for candidates with disabilities.

When you require any lodging at any level throughout the software and hiring course of, please contact [email protected].

To assist us observe our recruitment effort, please point out in your cowl//motivation letter the place ( you noticed this job posting.

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