William and Caroline Herschel Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
McMaster University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1280 Main St W
Job Announcement Text: 

The astronomy and astrophysics group at McMaster University invites applications for the William and Caroline Herschel Postdoctoral Fellowship. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue an independent research program.  Research areas within the McMaster astronomy and astrophysics group include star formation and interstellar medium physics, optical astronomy*, variables*, light echoes*, stellar astrophysics, planet formation*, nearby galaxies, galaxy formation and evolution*, cosmology* and computational astrophysics*.  Preference will be given to proposals connecting to strengths in the group.  For this competition, we particularly invite proposals connecting to the research programs of Drs. Welch, Wadsley and/or Couchman (areas denoted with *).

Interested candidates should submit an application (PDF file format) that includes (1) a cover letter, (2) a research proposal of not more than three pages including references, and (3) a current CV.  Applicants should arrange for two letters of reference to be submitted separately to herschel@physics.mcmaster.ca.  

Appointments will normally be for two years, contingent on an academic review of the candidate in the first year. The position will begin in early Fall of 2018. This fellowship carries a competitive salary and benefits package.

Application materials and letters of reference (as well as any questions) should be submitted by email to herschel@physics.mcmaster.ca. Complete applications and separate letters of reference are due by December 1, 2017.  Evaluation of applications will begin immediately following the closing date and decisions are expected to be announced in January.

This position will be part of a Collective Agreement for Postdoctoral Fellows, CUPE 3906, Unit#3.

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. Accordingly, the University especially encourages applications from women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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