Two Faculty Positions in Theoretical Physics
The Department of Physics at the University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invite applications for two joint positions at the Assistant Professor level in theoretical physics. These are tenure-track faculty positions at Guelph, combined with an Associate Membership at Perimeter Institute. We are looking for candidates who will integrate with our efforts and reinforce our strengths in theoretical gravitational physics; we also welcome applications in all related areas including astrophysics, cosmology, and high energy physics. The successful candidates will be expected to spend time at both institutions, and will benefit from a reduction in teaching load.
The Department of Physics counts 16 faculty members and offers strong undergraduate and graduate programs to the Ph.D. level. Research areas include astrophysics and gravitation, biophysics and medical physics, condensed matter physics and material nanoscience, physics education, planetary surface exploration, and subatomic physics. More information is available on the University of Guelph's Department of Physics website. Perimeter Institute is a leading global centre for fundamental research in theoretical physics. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 23 faculty and 14 associate faculty members. It currently has strong research efforts in condensed matter physics, cosmology, mathematical physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum gravity, quantum information and particle physics. More information about Perimeter Institute is available on the Perimeter Institute's website.
The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and will have demonstrated exceptional strength in independent research. The candidates will also have a proven ability or demonstrated potential for teaching.
To apply, electronic (PDF) versions of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, publications list, and at least three letters of recommendations must be submitted to the Perimeter Institute's website.
Further information about the search can be obtained from Paul Garrett, Chair, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1. Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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 for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who could 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.