The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Canada Research Tier II Chair 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 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, but a higher rank may be considered for applicants with exceptional 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.
The Canada Research Chair is equally open to individuals of all nationalities. The Chair is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Applicants must meet eligibility requirement for a CRC Tier 2 position. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars with less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please contact the research grants office for more information. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website www.chairs.gc.ca for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to equity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
Applicants are urged to submit online applications at: http://secure.physics.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/Jobs/Apply. 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 with "Fac-2016-07" in the subject line.
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.
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.
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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 undergraduate 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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