The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications from outstanding candidates for a Senior Faculty position in the field of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. The successful candidate will join UBC’s Quantum Matter Institute and create an independent research program, which complements the existing strengths of the department. The Quantum Matter Institute of UBC has strong experimental and theoretical groups working on diverse materials, details of which can be found on the Institute website (qmi.ubc.ca). Candidates must have a Ph.D. Degree or equivalent, an outstanding research record, and have demonstrated excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to effectively supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will be appointed at the level of Full or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications and experience.
The Physics and Astronomy Department is one of the largest and most diverse in Canada. Our faculty and staff are committed to attracting and training outstanding students and conducting forefront research that spans the field. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada who successfully meet the criteria for excellence through the application and interview process will be given priority.
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. Please include FAC-2016-06 in the subject field. Questions regarding the position can be directed to head=At=phas.ubc.ca.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Jan. 15, 2017, but later applications will be considered until the position is filled. The expected start date is Sept. 1, 2017 but is negotiable.
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Welcome to the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of British Columbia, one of the largest and most diverse physics and astronomy departments in Canada. Our faculty, staff and students are committed to serving Canada and the province of British Columbia by attracting and training outstanding local, national, and international students, and conduct...ing forefront research that spans the field. We are a vibrant community that engages in a wide range of research directions, from probing the origin of the universe to exploring emergent phenomena in complex systems, that provide deep insights into the nature of the universe and practical solutions that will help define the world of tomorrow.
Our undergraduate program reflects the breadth of our faculty -- offerings include Astronomy, Honours Biophysics, Engineering Physics, Majors Physics and Honours Physics as well as many opportunities for joint degrees with other departments and programs. We currently teach approximately 250 undergraduate Physics and Astronomy students in years 2-4, approximately 240 Engineering Physics students in years 2-5, and over 3000 first year students destined for other programs.
Our Graduate Program includes approximately 200 graduate students, working on experiments and theory in research fields that include: Applied Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Atomic/Molecular/Optics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter, Cosmology, Gravity, Medical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics, and String Theory.
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 over 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.
I encourage visitors to browse the information provided under the various links, to learn about the courses we offer, the research we conduct, the awards 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.
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