The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications from outstanding candidates for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in all fields of astronomy, astrophysics and physics, including but not limited to applied physics, astronomy, astrophysics, atomic molecular and optics physics, biophysics, condensed matter, gravitation, high energy or nuclear physics, medical physics and quantum information/quantum computing. We encourage applications from candidates across theory, observation, experiment, and computation. The successful candidates will create independent, internationally recognized research programs which complement the existing strengths of the department. The successful candidates will also be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, and provide service within the Department, to the University, and to the broader community. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant field, an outstanding research record, and potential for excellence in teaching. Candidates will have strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and a commitment to creating a welcoming community where those who are historically, persistently, or systemically marginalized are treated equitably, feel respected, and belong.
The Physics and Astronomy Department is one of the largest and most scientifically diverse in Canada. Our over 60 faculty members, and staff, are committed to attracting and training outstanding students and conducting forefront research spanning many fields. UBC researchers have ready access to on-campus facilities such as the TRIUMF particle accelerator centre and the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, and carry out research at international facilities, including SNOLAB, CERN, KEK, and LIGO. UBC astronomers are involved in major observatories and space missions including Gemi-ni, ALMA, CHIME, CFHT, Euclid, GBT, HST, JWST, and VLA. Additional information on the De-partment of Physics and Astronomy can be found at phas.ubc.ca.
A CV, publications list, a statement of research interests, a summary of teaching interests and experience, and a diversity statement are required. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted using Academic Jobs Online: https://phas.ubc.ca/open-positions-physics-astronomy.
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 diversity statement, please describe your experience working with a diverse student body as well as your past, present and/or future 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. Inclusion is built by individual and institutional responsibility through continuous engagement with diversity to inspire people, ideas, and actions for a better world. 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 preferred start date is Summer 2023. Review of applications will start Nov. 18, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
About Department of Physics and Astronomy, 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 undergradu...ate 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 * Astronomy/Astrophysics * Atomic/Molecular/Optics * Biophysics * Condensed Matter * Cosmology * Gravity * Medical Physics * Sub-atomicWe 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.We welcome feedback on our website, and of course we are happy to answer any questions you might have (please see the "Contacts" link).Douglas BonnProfessor and Head
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