The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Applications in all relevant subfields are encouraged and the successful candidate will create an independent research program which complements the existing strengths of the department such as in Astronomy, Cosmology, Biophysics, AMO, Medical Physics, Gravity, String, and Quantum Information Theory, Particle Physics, and Nuclear Physics among others. More details of our research program can be found on the Department’s website (phas.ubc.ca). Please note that applicants in the field of Condensed Matter Physics and related subfields represented in the Stuart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (see qmi.ubc.ca) should direct their applications to our parallel search in that area (see phas.ubc.ca/open-positions). Candidates must have a Ph.D. Degree or equivalent, demonstrated potential for an outstanding research record, and are expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will be appointed at the level of Assistant Professor.
The Physics and Astronomy Department (www.phas.ubc.ca) is one of the largest and most scientifically diverse in Canada. Our faculty and staff are committed to attracting and training outstanding students and conducting forefront research that spans the field.
Applicants are urged to submit online applications. A CV, publications list, a statement of research interests, and a summary of teaching interests and experience are required. Three letters of reference should be arranged to be directly submitted, preferably electronically, to jobs=At=phas.ubc.ca. UBC’s strategic plan identifies inclusion as one of our key priorities. We welcome colleagues with the experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity throughout campus life. In your application, please include 2-3 sentences describing your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within your discipline.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Nov. 30, 2018. The expected start date is Summer 2019, but is negotiable.
Internal Number: FAC-2018-04
About University of British Columbia
Welcome to the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of British Columbia. We are a "full service" department of faculty, staff and students committed to serving Canada and the province of British Columbia by attracting and training outstanding local, national, and international students, and conducting forefront research that probes the big unsolved questions of life and the universe, and that provides practical solutions to earthly issues that impact the lives of everyone.
I encourage visitors to browse the information provided under the various links, to learn about the courses we offer, the research we conduct, the kudos our members have received, and descriptions of some major initiatives in the area of undergraduate education revision. For members of the general public, I particularly draw your attention to our Outreach link that describes annual and special events designed to be of interest to everyone.
Our undergraduate program offerings include Astronomy, Honours Biophysics, Engineering Physics, Majors Physics and Honours Physics and there are many opportunities for joint degrees with other departments and programs. We currently teach approximately 180 un...dergraduate Physics and Astronomy students in years 2-4, approximatley 240 Engineering Physics students in years 2-5, and over 3000 first year students destined for other programs. Our Graduate Program includes approximately 175 graduate students (roughly half MSc and half PhD), working on experiments and theory in research fields that include:
* Applied Physics
* Condensed Matter
* Medical Physics
We are very proud of our alumni, scattered around the globe, who have distinguished themselves in industry, the community, and academe.
Our faculty, which numbers ~ 50 professors and instructors, have won many awards for their research and teaching accomplishments, while they and our ~40 valued staff members have also received numerous awards for their outstanding service. The past decade has seen an almost complete turnover in faculty, so this is an exciting period of transition and new-growth.
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