Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank:

Assistant Professor -Theoretical Nuclear Structure Physics




College of Physical and Engineering Science








Consideration of Applicants will begin on April 15, 2013


Position Description:


The Department of Physics at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in theoretical nuclear structure physics. We are specifically looking for candidates who will complement and reinforce our strong experimental programs in low-energy nuclear physics research with radioactive ion beams, which revolve around major Guelph-led gamma-ray spectrometers at TRIUMF’s Isotope Separator and Accelerator (ISAC) facility.  In addition to extensive interactions with experimental low-energy nuclear physics researchers at the University of Guelph, it is expected that the successful candidate will bring a broad research perspective in strongly interacting fermionic systems, including not only solutions to the nuclear many-body problem, but also their theoretical overlap with areas such as ultracold atoms and neutron star physics.


The Department of Physics has 14 faculty members and offers strong educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, up to the Ph.D. level.  The graduate and research programs are enhanced by participation in the Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute (GWPI) and the Biophysics Interdepartmental Group (BIG).  Guelph faculty members collaborate with many off-campus research facilities including the Canadian Light Source, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and TRIUMF. 


The successful candidate will also benefit from our established and active involvement with the Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCNET).  Experimental and theoretical research areas include biophysics, soft and hard condensed matter, gravitational physics, and subatomic physics.  For more information, see the Department’s web site at www.physics.uoguelph.ca.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and will have demonstrated exceptional strength in independent research.  The candidate will also have proven ability or demonstrated potential for teaching and will take part in the Department’s teaching programs at both graduate and undergraduate levels.  To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, publications list, and names and addresses of three professional references to:


Eric Poisson, Chair

Department of Physics

University of Guelph

Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

Consideration of applications will begin on 15 April 2013


The appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


  The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.


University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1