Requisition Title:Assistant Professor - Planetary Physics - 1201572
Job Field:Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division:University of Toronto Scarborough
Department:UTSC: Physical & Environmental Sciences
Job Posting:Nov 9, 2012
Job Closing:Jan 31, 2013
The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences (DPES) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Planetary Physics. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2013.
As part of an expansion in the field of the origin and evolution of solar and extrasolar planets, the Physics and Astrophysics Group within the Department is seeking specialists in the broad field of planetary materials. Areas of interest encompass the physics of: materials at high-temperature and/or pressure, where relevant to the interiors of solar and extrasolar planetary bodies; and low-temperature solids (including ices, minerals and macromolecules) in dispersed planetary media, from primordial solar nebulae to planetary rings. Specific areas of interest include: the behaviour of rocky, metallic and icy materials at the extreme conditions found inside planetary bodies, the properties of gases and plasmas in the context of planetary interiors, dust creation and destruction, the response to or influence of planetary materials on physical fields or energy transfer, and the characterization of the physical and optical properties of matter in individual objects.
Applicants working in analytical and modeling focused research areas are particularly encouraged. High performance computing will be supported through access to distributed and shared memory computer clusters accessed via SciNet (see www.scinet.utoronto.ca ), and initiatives to construct a GPU-based computer cluster at UTSC.
Applicants should have a completed PhD. Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching are essential. He/she will be expected actively to seek external research funding and set up a departmental research program at UTSC. The successful applicant will teach courses in physics and/or astrophysics at the undergraduate level, and physics, geophysics or astrophysics at graduate level. He/she will hold a graduate appointment in one or both of the University of Toronto's tri-campus graduate Department of Physics and Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and will be expected to teach in its graduate programs and supervise graduate students. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and three recent publications. Please direct inquiries about these positions to Dr. J. Lowman at email@example.com . All application materials should be submitted online.
The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply .
Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to Dr. J. Lowman via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org  by the closing date, January 31, 2013.
For more information about the University of Toronto Scarborough and its undergraduate programs in Physics and Astrophysics please visit http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~physsci/physAstro/ .