Faculty Position in Exoplanets

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Physics
City: Montreal
State/Province: QC
Country: Canada
Contact Person: Peter Grütter, Chair of Physics
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: McGill University
Application Due Date: Wednesday, November 29 2017
Web Link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9525

We are currently seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of exoplanets to begin as early as September 2018. Appointments at higher ranks will be considered in exceptional cases. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become a member of the newly established McGill Space Institute (MSI) and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx)


The department has strong interests in exoplanets and in astrophysical topics spanning cosmology, compact objects and galaxy evolution.  The McGill Space Institute includes these research topics in addition to planetary physics, planetary atmospheres, and astrobiology.


All candidates in exoplanets, broadly defined, are invited to apply. The successful candidate will be a strong teacher and an outstanding researcher. Candidates should submit a CV, a statement of research goals and plans, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and arrange for at least three letters of reference. Submissions are made through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9525  


Inquiries may be sent to Professor Peter Grütter, Chair: [email protected]


Review of applications will begin on November 29th 2017; applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be supported by a start-up package and could be nominated for a Canada Research Chair.


McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.