Assistant Professor in Condensed Matter Physics
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 position in the field of Condensed Matter Physics. We encourage applications from candidates across both theory and experiment, with an emphasis on quantum materials and quantum devices. The successful candidate will join UBC’s Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute and create an independent research program, which complements the existing strengths of the institute. SBQMI has strong experimental and theoretical groups working in the area of quantum matter, and is committed to attracting and training outstanding students and conducting forefront research that spans the field. Details can be found on the Institute website (qmi.ubc.ca), and information on the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at phas.ubc.ca. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant field, an outstanding research record, and potential for excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, 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.
A CV, publications list, a statement of research interests, and a summary of teaching interests and experience are required. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted using Academic Jobs Online. 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 a statement describing 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. 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.
Review of applications will start Nov. 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is Summer 2021, but is negotiable.