Employment Opportunities and Fellowships

Are you someone who does research in astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, atmospheric science or astrobiology?  Would you like to live in Montreal and work at McGill University with world-class researchers? We invite you to apply for one of the employment or fellowship opportunities below.

Questions? Contact Kelly Lepo, McGill Space Institute Coordinator.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. We welcome 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.

More information about graduate studies can be found here.

 


McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships

McGill Space Institute, McGill University

Application Website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9850

 

We invite applications for multiple Postdoctoral Fellowships in space-related fields to be held in the McGill Space Institute at McGill University.

The McGill Space Institute is an interdisciplinary center that brings together researchers engaged in space-related research at McGill. Currently, there are 18 active faculty members affiliated with the center, from the Physics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Natural Resource Sciences departments from McGill.

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical, observational, or experimental work in astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, atmospheric science or astrobiology. Postdoctoral fellows will work under the supervision of one or more faculty members at the MSI. Fellows are expected to spend at least 50 percent of their time on research that complements that of their supervisor.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and a statement of research plans (not to exceed 2 pages) which demonstrates how the proposed research program complements current MSI activities, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent through AcademicJobsOnline.

Applicants should indicate that they are applying for the McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship and state potential MSI faculty supervisors in their cover letter. Applicants in the fields of astrophysics should also consider applying for the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship (Deadline November 30) and/or the CITA Fellowships at McGill University (Deadline October 31). A single copy of the application materials may be submitted and the intended fellowships indicated in the cover letter.

This position offers a competitive salary and will be for two years, with a possible renewal for a third year, contingent on supervisor approval and the availability of funds. Preference is given to applicants within 3 years of the PhD. All application materials including letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline of November 30, 2017.

 


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill

Department of Physics, McGill University

Application Website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9851

 

We invite applications for multiple Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics to be held in the Department of Physics at McGill University. These are made possible in part by the endowment of the Lorne Trottier Chair in Astrophysics and Cosmology at McGill.

The McGill Astrophysics group currently includes 14 active faculty members. The group’s research spans theory, observations, and instrumentation, in the fields of cosmology, large-scale structure, gravitational lensing, galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic nuclei, gamma-ray astronomy, the physics of compact objects, radio transients, nuclear astrophysics, and exoplanets. Further information on these research areas can be found here.

We also have strong ties to the early universe cosmology/high energy theory group and the McGill Space Institute that brings together several different areas of space-related research across the University.

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical, observational, or experimental astrophysics or cosmology. Postdoctoral fellows will work under the supervision of one or more faculty members at McGill.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and a statement of research plans (not to exceed 2 pages), and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent through AcademicJobsOnline.

Applicants should indicate that they are applying for the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship and state potential McGill Astrophysics faculty supervisors in their cover letter. Applicants, especially those interested in interdisciplinary research, should also consider applying for the McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline November 30) and those interested in theoretical work should consider applying for the CITA Fellowships at McGill University (Deadline October 31). A single copy of the application materials may be submitted and the intended fellowships indicated in the cover letter.

This position offers a competitive salary and will be for two years, with a possible renewal for a third year, contingent on supervisor approval and the availability of funds. Preference is given to applicants within 3 years of the PhD. All application materials including letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline of November 30, 2017.

 


CITA National Fellowship at McGill University

Department of Physics, McGill University

Application Website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9852


We invite applications for a Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) National Postdoctoral Fellowship to be held in the Department of Physics at McGill University.

The McGill Astrophysics group currently includes 14 active faculty members. Research in our group covers theory, observations, and instrumentation, in cosmology, CMB, large-scale structure, galaxy clusters, galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic nuclei, gravitational lensing, high energy astrophysics, including ground-based gamma-ray astronomy, the physics of compact objects, including multiwavelength observations of magnetars, radio pulsars and accreting neutron stars, radio transients, nuclear astrophysics, and exoplanets. Further information on these research areas can be found here.

We also have strong ties to the early universe cosmology/high energy theory group and the McGill Space Institute (MSI) that brings together several different areas of space-related research across the University.

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical astrophysics. Postdoctoral fellows will work under the supervision of one or more faculty members at McGill.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and a statement of research plans (not to exceed 2 pages), and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent through AcademicJobsOnline.

Applicants should indicate that they are applying for the CITA Fellowships at McGill University and state potential McGill faculty supervisors in their cover letter. Applicants, especially those interested in interdisciplinary research, should also consider applying for the McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline November 30) and those interested astrophysics should also consider applying for the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship (Deadline November 30). A single copy of the application materials may be submitted and the intended fellowships indicated in the cover letter.

Preference is given to applicants within 5 years of the PhD. All application materials including letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline of October 31, 2017.

 


Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Exoplanets

Department of Physics, McGill University


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.mcgill.ca) and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (www.Exoplanetes.umontreal.ca)


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.

web site: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9525  


Inquiries may be sent to Professor Peter Grütter, Chair: grutter@physics.mcgill.ca


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.


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

 

Poste de Professeur en Exoplanètes

Département de physique, Université McGill


Le département de physique de l’Université McGill (www.physics.mcgill.ca) sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeur adjoint menant à la permanence, dans le domaine des exoplanètes. Le poste est disponible dès septembre 2017. Une affectation à un titre professionnel supérieur est envisageable pour des candidatures exceptionnelles. Le candidat retenu pourra aussi devenir membre du nouvel Institut spatial de McGill (msi.mcgill.ca) et de l’Institut de recherché sur les exoplanètes (www.Exoplanetes.umontreal.ca)


Le département compte des chercheurs en exoplanètes, ainsi qu’en d'autre domaines d'astrophysique: la cosmologie, les objets compacts, et l'évolution des galaxies. En plus de l'astrophysique, l'Institut spatial de McGill comprend les sciences planétaires, la science atmosphérique, et l’astrobiologie.


Nous encourageons les personnes avec une expertise en exoplanètes, quelle qu’elle soit, à postuler. Cela inclut les candidats dont les recherches font le pont entre la theorie et l’observation. Le postulant sélectionné sera un enseignant hors pair et un chercheur exceptionnel. Le dossier du candidat devra inclure un curriculum vitae détaillé, un plan de recherche et un énoncé de sa philosophie d’enseignement. Le candidat devra aussi demander à un minimum de trois répondants d’envoyer une lettre de recommandation.  Tous les documents devront être téléchargés sur le site web Academic Jobs Online : https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9525

 

Les demandes de renseignements peuvent être adressées au professeur Peter Grütter, directeur du départment de Physique, grutter@physics.mcgill.ca.


L’évaluation des dossiers reçus par le comité de sélection commencera le 29 novembre 2017 et continuera jusqu’à ce que le poste soit pourvu. Le candidat retenu sera soutenu par un ensemble de démarrage et pourrait être nommé à une chaire de recherche du Canada.


L'Université McGill souscrit à la diversité et à l'équité en matière d'emploi. Elle accueille favorablement les demandes d'emploi: des femmes, des peuples Autochtones, des minorités ethniques, des personnes handicapées, des personnes de toutes orientations et identités sexuelles, des minorités visibles, et d'autres personnes qui pourraient contribuer à une plus grande diversité.


On encourage tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler; veuillez noter que conformément aux exigences de l'immigration canadienne, la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux Canadiens ainsi qu'aux résidents permanents.