Faculty Position in Experimental Subatomic Physics
The Department of Physics at the University of Guelph invites applications for a faculty position in experimental subatomic physics at the Assistant Professor level. This is a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Guelph that will be jointly funded for the initial six-year period with TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for nuclear and particle physics research. We are specifically looking for candidates who will complement and reinforce the University of Guelph’s strong research programs in experimental low-energy nuclear physics at TRIUMF’s Isotope Separator and Accelerator (ISAC) facility. All areas of experimental nuclear physics will be considered, but preference will be given to the following areas: nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, and low-energy fundamental symmetry tests with radioactive ion beams. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous externally-funded research program at TRIUMF’s Isotope Separator and Accelerator facility.
The Department of Physics currently has 15 faculty members and offers strong undergraduate and graduate programs to the Ph.D. level. The graduate and research programs are enhanced by participation in the Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute (GWPI) and the Biophysics Interdepartmental Group (BIG). Guelph faculty members collaborate at many off-campus research facilities including the Canadian Light Source, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and TRIUMF. Experimental and theoretical research areas include astrophysics and gravitation, biophysics and medical physics, condensed matter physics and material nanoscience, physics education research, planetary surface exploration, and subatomic physics. Additional information about the Department is available at www.physics.uoguelph.ca, while information about TRIUMF is available at www.triumf.ca.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and will have demonstrated exceptional strength in independent research. The candidate will also have proven ability or demonstrated potential for teaching and will take part in the Department’s teaching programs at both graduate and undergraduate levels. During the first six years of the appointment, the successful candidate will have reduced teaching assignments in order to accelerate the establishment of a vigorous research program at the ISAC facility. To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, publications list, and names and addresses of three professional references to:
Leonid Brown, Chair
Department of Physics, University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
Consideration of applications will begin on 1 December 2014 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications from members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.
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For more information contact:
Department of Physics
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Assistant vacancies
The Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain research experience typically during the summer semester. Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply to the USRA program:
- Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
- Must be registered at the time of application.
- Must have a cumulative average of at least a 'B-' standing (>=70%) during the course of their undergraduate study.
- There are no conditions of financial need.
- All students in eligible bachelor programs at Guelph (including DVM students).
- Have completed at least the first two terms of a bachelor program.
- Not have started a graduate program at the time of the award.
- Be engaged in full-time research during the tenure of the award.
USRA vacancy descriptions
No USRA vacancies at this time.
The Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain research experience during the SUMMER semester. Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply to the URA program:
- Must be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada residing in Ontario
- Must be a registered student at the University of Guelph in an undergraduate degree program
- Must have a cumulative average of at least a 'B-' standing (>=70%) (departments may have additional academic criteria). This condition may be waived at the discretion of the departmental chair. Student must include a letter waiving the condition by the chair with his/her financial need application to the Student Financial Services
- Must have demonstrated financial need as determined by the submission of a Financial Need Assessment Form
- Submit a URA Financial Need Assessment Form (NAF) to Student Financial Services. NAF application will be available January 10. The process of assessment usually takes about 2 -3 working days and students are notified of their eligibility by email. The deadline to submit the NAF is February 22.
- Must return to study at the University of Guelph in a bachelor program in the fall semester immediately after the employment term (i.e. students cannot be registered in their last semester of their bachelor degree program at the time of application).
- Must be engaged in full-time research during the tenure of the award. However, a student may register as a part-time student at the University (up to 1.0 credits) during the award period at the discretion of the supervisor.
URA vacancy descriptions
No URA vacancies at this time.
Sorry, there are no other vacancies at this time.