Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Physics, CLA, Theoretical Nuclear Astrophysics

Department: Physics

College: College of Physical and Engineering Science

Deadline: January 31, 2017 or until the position is filled

Position Description:

The Department of Physics at the University of Guelph invites applications for a three-year contractually limited appointment in physics at the Assistant Professor level. We are specifically looking for candidates in the field of Theoretical Nuclear Astrophysics who will complement and reinforce the University of Guelph’s strong research programs in low-energy nuclear physics and gravitational physics, with a preference in the area of neutrino astrophysics in strong gravity fields. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a vigorous, externally-funded, research program.

The Department of Physics currently has 17 faculty members and offers strong undergraduate and graduate programs 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 at many off-campus research facilities including the Canadian Light Source, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and TRIUMF. Experimental and theoretical research areas include astrophysics and gravitation, biophysics and medical physics, condensed matter physics and material nanoscience, physics education research, planetary surface exploration, and subatomic physics. Additional information about the Department is available at www.physics.uoguelph.ca.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in nuclear physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and will have demonstrated 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, teaching dossier, statement of research interests, publications list, and names and addresses of three professional references to:

Paul E. Garrett, Chair
Department of Physics
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

Consideration of applications will begin 31 January 2017 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.