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 computational astrophysics, star formation and interstellar medium physics, stellar astrophysics, planet formation, nearby galaxies, galaxy formation and evolution, and cosmology. Preference will be given to proposals connecting to strengths in the group. For this competition, we particularly invite proposals in galaxy evolution studies connecting to the research program of Dr. Parker.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appointments will initially be for one year, though the fellowship is renewable for an additional year subject to academic review of the candidate. The position will begin in early Fall of 2020. This fellowship carries a competitive salary and benefits package.
Application materials and letters of reference should be submitted by email to email@example.com by January 1, 2020. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately following the closing date.
McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. This position will be part of a Collective Agreement for Postdoctoral Fellows, CUPE 3906, Unit #3.