Professor in theoretical astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets (2015) – Applications closed

The applications are now closed. Thanks for your interest.

The Physics Department is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in theoretical astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets. The expertise sought includes but is not limited to the following fields: atmosphere and internal structure modelling, evolutionary models, formation models (planets and circumstellar disks), planetary dynamics and star-planet interactions.


The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and to contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University. He/she is expected to join the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), a group of faculty members, researchers and students specialized in the study of exoplanets and related fields of astrophysics. iREx members are actively involved in large international projects related to the detection and characterization of exoplanets, notably with the future James Webb Space Telescope, the Gemini Planet Imager and SPIRou. More information on iREx research programs can be found on this web site.


  • Ph.D. in Physics or Astrophysics.
  • PSignificant publications in the field of exoplanet research, with a preference for theoretical work.
  • PStrong commitment to teaching at all levels.
  • PProficiency in the French language, see below.

Linguistic Policy : The Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy[] the Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French./


The Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

Salary scale

Starting Date

On or after June 1st, 2016.


  • The application must include the following documents:
    • a cover letter
    • a curriculum vitæ
    • copies of recent publications and research
    • the candidate’s proposed research program in connection with the activities of iREx
  • Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the Department Chair by the referees.


Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the Chair of the Department by December 4, 2015 at the following address:

Richard Leonelli, directeur
Département de physique
Faculté des arts et des sciences
Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

or by email at: For more information about the Department, please consult its website at:


The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Equal Access Employment Program

The Université de Montréal promotes diversity in its workforce and encourages members of visible and ethnic minorities as well as women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply.

Immigration Requirements

We invite all qualified candidates to apply at the Université de Montréal. However, in accordance with immigration requirements in Canada, please note that priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.