Joint Faculty Position in Theoretical Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invite applications for a joint position at the Assistant Professor level in theoretical physics. This is a tenure-track faculty position at Guelph, combined with an Associate Membership at Perimeter Institute. The two institutions are partnering to create a cluster of research excellence in areas of shared interest. We are looking for candidates with exceptional research achievements in theoretical gravitational-wave physics; we also welcome applications in other areas of gravitational physics including astrophysics, cosmology, and high energy physics.  The successful candidate will complement and be a part of this exciting new partnership, will be expected to spend time at both institutions, and will benefit from a reduction in teaching load at Guelph in addition to having access to resources and opportunities at both institutions.  

The Department of Physics counts 19 faculty members and 12 postdoctoral fellows, 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 at www.physics.uoguelph.ca. Perimeter Institute is a rapidly growing independent centre for fundamental research in theoretical physics. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 40 full-time and part-time faculty members, 40 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs, and 55 postdoctoral researchers. More information is available at www.perimeterinstitute.ca.

The successful candidate 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 candidate 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 https://perimeterinstitute.ca/applications/503.

Further information about the search can be obtained from Martin Williams, Acting Chair, (phychair@uoguelph.ca) Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1. Consideration of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph acknowledge the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion  is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.