William and Caroline Herschel Fellowship at McMaster University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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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, and galaxy formation and evolution. 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 (single PDF file format) that includes (1) a cover letter, (2) a research proposal of not more than three pages including references, (3) a current CV, and (4) names and contact details for two references who may be contacted to provided letters.

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 2022. This fellowship carries a competitive salary and benefits package.

Application materials and letters of reference should be submitted by email to [email protected] by January 15, 2022. 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 seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

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: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Laura Parker
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
McMaster University
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1280 Main St W.
City: 
Hamilton
State/Province: 
ON
Zip/Postal Code: 
L8S4M1
Country: 
Canada
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Laura Parker
Subject: 
Herschel Fellowship