Assistant Professor, Optical/Near-infrared Astronomy
University of Calgary
Job ID: 22502
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Optical/Near-infrared Astronomy with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2022 or later.
The successful candidate will build a vibrant, independent research program in observational optical/NIR astronomy that will contribute to and complement existing research excellence in areas that include the large-scale interstellar medium, astrochemistry, galactic magnetism, star formation, nuclear astrophysics, x-ray astronomy and gamma ray sources. You will join a group of internationally recognized experts in computational astrophysics and observational astronomy spanning wavelengths from the radio to gamma rays, who are involved in multiple major national and international instrumentation projects. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is also home to the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO), a premier facility for undergraduate student instruction, public education and outreach, with over 10,000 visitors annually.
Applicants must possess a PhD in Astrophysics, Physics, or equivalent at the time of appointment and experience at the postdoctoral level is highly desirable. Successful applicants must be enthusiastic about contributing to teaching and research, and demonstrate the potential to excel in both. Specifically, the successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of the following:
• Potential to develop a productive, sustained, externally-funded research program utilizing state-of-the-art observatories and instruments
• Demonstrated record or potential to deliver high-quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including observational astronomy courses utilizing astrophysical observatories including the RAO
• Ability to provide effective graduate supervision
• Strong track record of publications in high quality peer-reviewed scientific journals with impact in the discipline
• Demonstrated ability and capacity to collaborate and work well as part of a team
• Commitment to supporting an equitable, diverse and inclusive work environment
Application Deadline: May 31, 2021
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via UCalgary Careers (https://careers.ucalgary.ca/). A complete application should be submitted in a single pdf, and include the following:
• Cover letter
• Current curriculum vitae
• Statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages max)
• Teaching Dossier and/or Evidence of teaching effectiveness
• Statement describing the candidate’s contributions, or potential contributions to, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse and international student, staff, and faculty body
• Names and contact information of three references
For more information and to apply for the position (Job ID# 22502), please visit: https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/6496782-assistant-professor-optical-slash-near-infrared-astronomy-department-of-physics-and-astronomy-faculty-of-science?tm_job=22502-1A&tm_event=view&tm_company=1828&bid=2791
Questions can be addressed to:
Dr. David Knudsen, Head, Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive
Calgary AB T2N 1N4
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