Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Exoplanets
The University of Western Ontario
The Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track position that has a research focus on exoplanets, including exoplanetary atmospheres, through theoretical, observational and/or experimental methods. The Department is home to a research-intensive environment involving 28 faculty, 80+ graduate students and active research groups in astronomy, atmospheric physics, condensed-matter physics, medical physics, and planetary science. The Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (http://cpsx.uwo.ca) acts as an anchor for interdisciplinary research that spans multiple Departments and Faculties. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, within the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The selected candidate will be nominated for a Tier 2 CRC. Appointment to the faculty position will not be conditional on being awarded the CRC. Criteria and information on the CRC program can be obtained at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/. Consideration of applications will begin on February 15, 2012 and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a CV (including publications), research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses of 3 referees, all to be sent to Dr. Shantanu Basu, Chair, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details at http://physics.uwo.ca.
Must have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Western is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.
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