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.