William and Caroline Herschel Fellowship at McMaster University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
McMaster University
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
City: 
Hamilton
State/Province: 
ON
Country: 
Canada
Announcement
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 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 herschel@physics.mcmaster.ca.  

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 herschel@physics.mcmaster.ca 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.

Included Benefits: 

Standard McMaster benefits package including medical benefits, for postdocs. 

 

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Laura Parker
Institution/Company: 
McMaster University
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1280 Main St W
City: 
Hamilton
State/Province: 
ON
Zip/Postal Code: 
L8S 4M1
Country: 
Canada
Email: 
herschel@physics.mcmaster.ca
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Laura Parker
Subject: 
Herschel Fellowship
Email: 
lparker@mcmaster.ca