Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at The University of Winnipeg invites outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field at the time of appointment.  Candidates should have an outstanding record of research and publication in theoretical high energy physics broadly defined.  All applicants in theoretical high energy physics will be considered, but we are especially interested in candidates whose research complements or augments existing research efforts in the department.

The successful candidate will teach a range of undergraduate courses at all levels, will pursue an independent, innovative, externally-funded research program, and will meaningfully contribute to departmental and university service.  Candidates with a strong publication record and a high potential to attract Tri-Agency (NSERC) or other sources of external research funding are encouraged to apply for this position.  The person will play an active role in the supervision of both graduate and undergraduate student research and should have a strong commitment to teaching physics in general. A strong interest in science outreach and advocacy is also an asset.

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on March 2, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled; full consideration is assured for applications received by February 28, 2020.  Subject to budgetary approval, this position will be effective from July 1, 2020.  Salary levels will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants are requested to submit a complete application that will include (all documents in PDF):

  • a cover letter
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a research statement describing past achievements and future plans
  • a teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching evaluations, if available
  • copies of at most three relevant publications

Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system. Please click on the “Apply” link below to submit your application.

Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference e-mailed directly to:

Dr. Blair Jamieson, Chair
Department of Physics

e-mail: bl.jamieson@uwinnipeg.ca

The University of Winnipeg is primarily an undergraduate institution that values the integration of teaching and research, viewing them as complementary. The Department of Physics currently consists of seven professorial and four instructor members. Theorists in the department are also members of the Winnipeg Institute for Theoretical Physics. Faculty members supervise graduate students through The University of Winnipeg’s Master of Science in Bioscience, Technology and Public Policy Program, Master of Science in Applied Computer Science and Society, and/or adjunct professorial arrangements with the University of Manitoba. High energy theory research in the department includes efforts in string theory, strongly coupled gauge theories, and beyond Standard Model physics. Faculty also conduct research in experimental subatomic physics, medical physics, and computational science.  Further information about the Department of Physics can be found at http://physics.uwinnipeg.ca/.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Additional information on The University of Winnipeg is available at http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/