McGill University, Physics

Position ID:McGill-Physics-EXOPLANTS2017 [#9525]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Exoplanets
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T8, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Physics
Planetary Sciences
Appl Deadline:2017/11/29 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2017/08/12, finished 2018/02/21, listed until 2018/03/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

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 ( and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (

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.

Inquiries may be sent to Professor Peter Grütter, Chair:

Review of applications will begin on November 29, 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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Rutherford Physics Building
3600 University St.
Montreal, QC H3A 2T8

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