Two Faculty Positions in Theoretical Physics

Two Faculty Positions in Theoretical Physics
The Department of Physics at the University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute for
Theoretical Physics invite applications for two joint positions at the Assistant Professor level in
theoretical physics. These are tenure-track faculty positions at Guelph, combined with an
Associate Membership at Perimeter Institute. We are looking for candidates who will integrate
with our efforts and reinforce our strengths in theoretical gravitational physics; we also welcome
applications in all related areas including astrophysics, cosmology, and high energy physics. The
successful candidates will be expected to spend time at both institutions, and will benefit from a
reduction in teaching load.
The Department of Physics counts 16 faculty members and offers strong undergraduate
and graduate programs to the Ph.D. level. Research areas include astrophysics and gravitation,
biophysics and medical physics, condensed matter physics and material nanoscience, physics
education, planetary surface exploration, and subatomic physics. More information is available at Perimeter Institute is a leading global centre for fundamental research
in theoretical physics. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently
staffed with 23 faculty and 14 associate faculty members. It currently has strong research efforts
in condensed matter physics, cosmology, mathematical physics, quantum fields and strings,
quantum foundations, quantum gravity, quantum information and particle physics. More
information about Perimeter Institute is available at
The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics or a closely related field,
postdoctoral experience, and will have demonstrated exceptional strength in independent
research. The candidates will also have a proven ability or demonstrated potential for teaching.
To apply, electronic (PDF) versions of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of
research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, publications list, and at least three letters of
recommendations must be submitted to the website
Further information about the search can be obtained from Paul Garrett, Chair, Department
of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1. Consideration of applications
will begin on December 1, 2015 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada
will be given priority. The University of Guelph and Perimeter Institute are committed to an Employment Equity Program
that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We therefore particularly encourage
applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities and women.
The appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.