Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Associate or Full Professor and Chair in Physics

College: College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department: Physics

Date Posted: December 15, 2020
Deadline: February 1, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #20-41

Position Description:

A search has begun, internal to the university, for a new Chair of the Department of Physics at the Associate or Full Professor rank. The initial appointment will be for five years to begin July 1, 2021 or soon thereafter, and may be renewed once.

The Physics department features; 20 research and teaching faculty, over 250 students in undergraduate programs, more than 55 students in graduate programs, award winning researchers and teaching excellence.

From the subatomic to the super-massive, the Department of Physics offers strong research and teaching programs at the Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral levels. Guelph faculty members collaborate with many off-campus research institutions including; CSA/NASA, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Canadian Light Source, and TRIUMF as well as on campus collaborations with the Advanced Analysis Centre.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Applications or nominations for the position are now requested by the Selection Committee. The closing date and time for the receipt of applications for the position is 4:30 p.m. Monday, February 1, 2021. A complete application consists of (i) an updated curriculum vitae (ii) a candidate’s brief that highlights qualifications and experience (iii) a vision statement regarding the future of the disciplines and the department and (iv) the names of three referees who may be contacted in confidence by the Committee.

Applications or nominations (with a seconder) of candidates should be sent to the undersigned (Chair of the Selection Committee) or to cepsdean@uoguelph.ca by the February 1, 2021 deadline.

The Committee also welcomes advice from members of the university community concerning qualifications and skills that are important for the position. Such advice of suitable candidates may be provided in writing to the Chair of the Committee or to any member of the selection committee.

The membership of the committee is as follows:
Gerarda Darlington, Interim Dean, CEPS and Chair of Selection Committee: gdarling@uoguelph.ca
Professor Elisabeth Nicol, Department of Physics
Professor Liliana Caballero, Department of Physics
Professor Carl Svensson, Department of Physics
Professor Minglun Gong, Director, School of Computer Science
Professor Nina Jones, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Ms. Rachel Baker, staff representative, Physics
Mr. Matthew Steffler, student representative, Physics

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we 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.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.