Assistant Professor, Computational Extragalactic Astronomy
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Science, York University
The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at York University in Toronto, Canada, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in computational extragalactic astronomy at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, externally funded research at the highest level. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and a clearly articulated program of research involving computational extragalactic astronomy. Through this hire and several others anticipated over the next few years, the Department seeks to establish a leadership role in the study of structure in the cosmos, on scales from star formation to the cosmic microwave background, enabled by existing and planned world-class facilities and the "big data" they will generate. Particularly, we seek applicants who use leading-edge computational facilities or techniques to model the formation and development of structures on galactic and/or cosmological scales, with relevance to the next generation of observing facilities or their data products.
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in their application materials. This includes a compelling plan for future research; publications in significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from three referees of high standing.
The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching. Candidates must show evidence of, or the potential for, superior teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, as demonstrated though a teaching statement, teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning, and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics or Physics along with relevant postdoctoral experience and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Astronomers and astrophysicists in the Department of Physics and Astronomy have core strengths in extragalactic astronomy with a focus on observational and theoretical studies of galaxy evolution, dark matter, early Universe cosmology, the cosmic microwave background, large-scale structure, and active galactic nuclei. Further information about the Department can be found at https://www.yorku.ca/science/physics/.
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at https://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.
Applicants should submit a comprehensive up-to-date curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and a three-page summary of key research contributions and current and future research plans. Furthermore, applicants should arrange for three signed letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf. All application materials should be submitted electronically through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19523/
To guarantee full consideration, applications should be received by November 22, 2021. Any queries about the position should be directed to Professor Adam Muzzin, Chair of the Search Committee at [email protected].