The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto together invite applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in Science, Christianity and Cultures. The successful applicant will also be eligible to be named the Sutton Family Chair in Science, Christianity and Cultures, which is an endowed Chair position. Appointment to the Sutton Family Chair in Science, Christianity and Cultures will be for a four-year term with renewal following a favorable review. The successful candidate will be appointed both to the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (51%) and St Michael’s College (49%). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and is expected to commence on July 1, 2020.
We seek applicants whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departments. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a competitive, independent, innovative, and externally-funded research program in observational cosmology that will be at the highest international level in Astronomy and Astrophysics and will contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline. Teaching assignments will be undergraduate and graduate courses in both Astrophysics and in the Christianity and Culture program, both of which are housed within the Faculty of Arts and Science. These courses may include general introductions to models of relating religion and science to senior research seminars on, for instance, multi-disciplinary approaches to cosmology that involve both scientific and religious elements.
Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment or shortly after, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. (https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/05336cd3)
Job Category: Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
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Institution/Company: University of Toronto
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